Born in Warren, OH Warren Harding High School The Ohio State University University of Dayton Currently resides in Shaker Heights
I'm one of the 20% mentioned in the article (OSU '85) - and I take umbrage at Mr. Swenson's characterization of the "freaks." I am just as much of an OSU freak as those who love Ohio State (but missed the opportunity to go there.) That 40%...? I love them!
Also - ESPN did indeed target Tressel and hyped his miscues (Lying to the NCAA? Oh my!) Why did they target him? The Big 10 Network, that's why. By skipping the middleman (ESPN, CBS, etc.) the Big Ten Network's TV revenue goes straight to the schools, so they get a bigger cut. By focusing 1/2 of every half hour of ESPN Sports Center on Tressel at the height of this trumped-up episode, ESPN committed corporate thuggery. Herbstreit was certainly an accomplice. It's all about the money, and Mr. Swenson's cursory-level insight is just right for someone like Mr. Goldhammer, the most petulant, narcissistic Howard-Cosell-wannabe I've had to endure in quite a while.
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