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OSU’s ‘Orville Redenbacher’ says he ‘needs to keep mouth closed’

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The haughty arrogance of Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee created quite the little firestorm last week when he proclaimed that the likes of TCU and Boise State did not deserve consideration for a spot in the national title game, based in large part on their schedules being littered with “Little Sisters of the Poor” programs.

While some applauded Gee’s BcS bravado, most others decried the bullying tactics of one of the most powerful BcS haves, especially the have-nots at which the uncalled for shots were directed.

A week later, a contrite Gee said he will now do something he should’ve thought about doing before he opened his bow-tied yap — he’s gonna leave the football talk to the people at his school who, ya know, actually know football.

“I need to keep my mouth closed. … I’m very blessed to have the best athletic director and best football coach in the country,” Gee told the Columbus Dispatch. “They run the athletic program and I run the university, and I should have stayed out of there. What I should do is go over to the surgical suites and get my foot extricated from my mouth.

“What do I know about college football? I look like Orville Redenbacher. I have no business talking about college football.”

And yet the business of college football is being run by people like Gee and his powerful ilk.  Come to think of it, I’d probably prefer Gee et al to be the ones talking publicly instead of the ones behind the scenes pulling the strings and keeping the BcS alive while a viable playoff system is ignored.

But that’s just me.

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28 Responses to “OSU’s ‘Orville Redenbacher’ says he ‘needs to keep mouth closed’”
  1. blitz4848 says: Dec 2, 2010 1:04 PM

    Thought Gee’s statements last week were out of line and somewhat embarrassing to Ohio State.

    On the flip side I Give him a big thumbs up for these recent statements. It’s refreshing to see a man in his position speak candidly about getting involved in something he had no business commenting on. Well Done…….

  2. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 1:36 PM

    ouch john taylor you got d*ck slapped by gee once boise lost.

    please swallow your sadness and just admit Gee was right when Boise lost and TCU will receive the spanking by a far superior wisconsin team.

  3. buckeye044 says: Dec 2, 2010 1:49 PM

    Gee is always right. Then and now.

    He was saying what most people from SEC and Big Ten were thinking.
    It’s just that he is old enough that he doesn’t care if he takes a little heat for it.

  4. pricecube says: Dec 2, 2010 1:56 PM

    I think TCU’s AD Mr. Del Conte said it best… “Anytime. Anyplace. Anywhere, … Buckeyes against the Horned Frogs. Tee it up. Let’s go.” We are still waiting to hear back on that.

  5. blitz4848 says: Dec 2, 2010 2:05 PM

    @buckeye044/edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) I don’t know about anyone else but it’s pretty obvious you are the same person.

    It’s just that he is old enough that he doesn’t care if he takes a little heat for it.
    If that was the case why do we have this thread with him basically apologizing for saying stuff that he shouldn’t have?

  6. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 2:48 PM

    oh no blitz i agree that he is apologizing for saying something.

    what he really needs to do is pull the strings like a marionette from behind the scenes. would that make everyone happier?

  7. pricecube says: Dec 2, 2010 3:00 PM

    What he needs to do is pull the strings to set up a home and away series so this bloviating can end and the discussion can be settled in the only appropriate arena, the football field. Hats off to Blitz, Gee seems like a class act for apologizing IMO. I would still love to see us play though.

  8. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 3:03 PM

    if tcu and boise didnt try to use extortion techniques to get games, maybe people would play them.

    “either you pay us $1,000,000+ to come play you or else you are afraid to play us” (tcu/boise administration)

    there is no fear, just annoyance for people tantamount to high school teams that want to try and steal money from a universtiy

  9. pricecube says: Dec 2, 2010 3:17 PM

    @edgy loves blahblahblah

    TCU has never done that. If you have some evidence to the contrary please present it. Fans like you are an embarrassment to not only their schools but to the sport in general. Every school has their share. Did you even attend college?

  10. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 3:23 PM

    hey pricecube lol the college thing is funny coming from an uneducated southern hick like you lol

    can i ask are you adopted or what?

    there is no possible way that your family could love a worthless, idiotic, asinine, squirrel soup eatin, trailer park livin, 4th grade was hard, walmarts most wanted, day late and a dollar shotin, mountain dew shotgunnin, oxygen wastin, cousin lovin, tcu bitch

  11. pricecube says: Dec 2, 2010 3:36 PM

    You just cannot help but embarrass yourself further can you? I pity you.

  12. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 3:58 PM

    and yet u dont deny…………

    what is pricecube, you may ask?

    “a f*cking useless piece of shit, no good, jobless, jail-bound, money owin’, gas station stealin, oxycontin fiend, pale faced, black eyed, not so graff writer, scared to f*ck a bitch, has to have brass knuckles to fight and still cant get a ko, candy stealin, nasty ass dog havin, like mother-like son lookin ass, theivin, funny tattoo havin, backseataphobic, wannabe travis barker, attention wantin, gay gauge and lip ring havin, ecstasy butt pluggin, late to your first day of work, fake surveillance camera that dont record havin, hidin everything you own cause your mom is a fiend to, wanna be d.j., half emo half punk half bebe kid half hood 3/4 gay 100% bitch ass.
    Isn’t that pricecube? yeah, hes the biggest f*ckin piece of i know.

    pricecube? the one that is gettin 5 to 10 years? of course.

    man f*ck pricecube. he owes me $110.

    didn’t someone steal all of pricecube’s paint? yeah cause hes a f*ckin bitch.”

    oh yeah thats who pricecube is

  13. blitz4848 says: Dec 2, 2010 4:02 PM

    @ edgy loves(insert I am really Buckeyeboy)

    You make your fellow Ohio St fans quite proud!

  14. John Taylor says: Dec 2, 2010 4:10 PM

    Fake edgy, I would strongly urge you to get a grip on yourself.

  15. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 4:16 PM

    ik john lol it was a post from urban dictionary on college humor

    quite comical if you ever get on there, but it shows to what mr. tcu can claim

    he wants tcu to play ohio state. ohio state will not pay money to tcu or degrade themselves to play down in fort worth.

    i will agree with the the price is wrong about how tcu could have a legitimate reason to play osu now that they are in the big east.

    I dont have a problem with tcu lol my problem is with people thinking they are better than they are

    boise got exposed, tcu will next……show me how that thinking is wrong Mr. Taylor

  16. blitz4848 says: Dec 2, 2010 4:27 PM

    JT—let me count the ways—ROFLMAO

  17. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 4:29 PM

    ok blitz lets go, prove it to me, i am waiting. show me that boise and tcu deserve to be considered national contenders

  18. pricecube says: Dec 2, 2010 4:40 PM

    Fake edgy

    I am trying to picture you… Is there a coo-coo clock that occasionally emerges from your forehead? I am teasing… no hard feelings. I have nothing but respect for “The” Ohio Sate University… cheers.

  19. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 4:44 PM

    pricecube, i will admit u do seem like a reasonable man. your points were correct.

    its just that your team and boise st. are not legitimate contenders. everyone says that osu plays a weak schedule, but it still involves tougher teams than what tcu and boise play. I am sorry if the truth offends all the non AQ lovers, but its what is true.

    just waiting for the real edgy to jump in on the ole dog fight!

    big bigots unite!

  20. oregonalum says: Dec 2, 2010 6:33 PM

    The last time I checked, all the BCS AQ football teams that Ohio State has defeated this year have had at least five losses or more. Clearly it is Ohio State who has a schedule featuring teams from the “little sisters of the poor” conference. Take that, President “Gee-Whiz”!!

  21. 8man says: Dec 2, 2010 9:28 PM

    @buckeye044 and edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) You are both d!ck cheese.

    Did either of you even look at all of his comments about how he believe in the BcS and the Bowl system and wouldn’t embrace any sort of a playoff?

    He came off as an elitist, a separatist and an exclusionist. It those words and actions that could eventually lead to a congressional inquiry on the disenfranchisement of worthy institutions being “overlooked” by the cartel that could bring the whole rotten apple cart to an abrupt halt. No doubt, the other members of said cartel d!ck slapped this yokel to remind him what a stupid pr!ck he is.

    The BcS is doomed and so is a system that just turns a blind eye to “outsiders” who excel but fall outside of their silly requirements to be included. And so is a reluctance to have playoffs which would allow these institutions to prove themselves. Ever wonder why Boise St. got matched up with TCU last year? Yeah. Because the BcS didn’t want any of their AQ schools losing to either of them, or God forbid, both of them.

    You BcS bigots can just S. M. D. !

  22. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 9:39 PM

    dont worry 4man, tcu is in the big east so they can compete in a real conference.

    but the overrated high school at the blue field can S.M.D.

  23. 8man says: Dec 3, 2010 8:29 AM

    The bottom line for me is that I don’t want to be told how the games would turn out by a bunch of corrupt suits who are over anxious to protect a system that at best is terribly flawed, unfair and presumptive. I want to see the games for myself.

    If you matchup TCU and Oregon and the Ducks blow ’em out 52-7, then you can say. “I told you so.” But I want to see it happen.

  24. edgy says: Dec 3, 2010 10:51 AM

    edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says:


    Fat, dumb and stupid, is no way to go through life.

    You bitch about Boise playing on a blue field but you’re an Ohio State fan and the Buckeyes play on a FAKE green field. Not only are you a Big Bigot, you’re a hypocrite. 40 years ago, your relatives screamed about team playing on the fake field and now, you embrace it.

    What was the gauntlet that Ohio State ran this year? As one person pointed out, they didn’t exactly win against the elite of world.

    Gee can get on his high horse because he’s one of the haves NOW but the school that he at was before, Vanderbilt, has been the subject of ridicule among SEC fans and there’s been a strong push for years for the Commodores to do the “right” thing and just leave the conference so they can replace them with a better team. What makes Big Bigots so bad is not only do they hate non-BCS but that they’ll eat their own, in the name of elitism.

  25. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 3, 2010 12:40 PM

    i am extremely elitist and am a massive big bigot

    lol real edgy you act like im hiding it.

    smaller schools are not as good as big schools

    (plus its good to see u back on here, hadnt seen u in a few days…cft was left to idiots who have no facts)

  26. edgy says: Dec 3, 2010 1:44 PM

    edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says:

    smaller schools are not as good as big schools


    I guess moron runs in your family, doesn’t it? For example, I would put the EDUCATION at Princeton, which has less than 7,600 students over Ohio State, which has a little more 55,000 (I’d say thee same thing about Duke, which has a little less than 14,000). Oh and when it comes to basketball, I’d say that Duke ranks well above Ohio State. Did you know that Boise State has over 19,000 students? Or that BYU has over 32,000? Or Utah has over 27,000? That as many or more than Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor, 3 Big Bigot schools. That’s what makes Big Bigot’s morons: they don’t research anything because they know what they know and they know that they’re right, even when they’re wrong.

    One last thing, Minnesota and Indiana are far bigger than these schools and there’s no way on Earth that anyone but a moron like you would justify their existence in a Big Bigot conference.

  27. edgy says: Dec 3, 2010 1:54 PM

    I was sure that I added the tag but NO….

  28. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 3, 2010 6:35 PM

    oh wait edgy, your a psycho lol

    I am elitist, if you arent me or you arent ohio state then you are worthless.

    edgy, you are worthless. look at your website HAHAHA i mean are u crazy or what

    edgy sports! 79 people on a fringe website lol


    but im sorry, i guess boise is the greatest thing ever, i missed that

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