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Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu May 30, 2013 1:25 pm

Good thing for him he's so fucking smart...

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013 ... ordon.html

Now, before the full weight of every Buckeye sycophant comes thundering down from above, I don't care if you say this about the SEC, ND, catholicism, priests, etc.

But the President of OSU should either be smart enough to not fucking say it or smart enough enough to not get caught saying it.

Jesus, this guy is a joke in terms of public perception.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu May 30, 2013 4:14 pm

If he was mute, he would be the perfect prez. He's a "yes" man that knows how to spread the money around.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby furls » Thu May 30, 2013 5:04 pm

Just another moronic statement. I still prefer him to Karen Holbrook.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby YahooFanChicago » Thu May 30, 2013 9:51 pm

How long can OSU keep him around when he keeps embarassing himself and the university? I think the board of trustees will remove him within the next few months. If this was his first PR disaster maybe they try and let it blow over but given his history I don't know how they can't make a change.

I attend Catholic Mass (though I am not a confirmed Catholic yet) and I did laugh when I read the comments. Not sure what that does or doesn't say about me and potential hypocracy.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby danwismar » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:40 pm

So he's gone...as of July 1.

If he's so good at schmoozing alumni and raising money, there's no reason he couldn't continue to do that now...without all that pesky accountability....part-time, maybe?

Don't think he'll be moving south for retirement. Those boys have long memories down there...
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:22 pm

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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:52 pm

Good read, good piece from Ramzy at 11Warriors.

But I truly believe if Bernie Madoff were a Buckeye alum Ramzy would champion his cause as well.

And NOOOOO!!!! I'm not comparing the two. Just saying if Gee was the Alabama Prez Ramzy wouldn't give a shit about the Alabama improvements and would be leading the pack of people bitching about the callous remarks the Alabama president made.

But My God, dude can write.

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/06/2 ... e-buckeyes

You won't hear much these days about is Ohio State's dramatic and holistic improvement well beyond donations, solvency, research grants and caliber of incoming students - though Time recently named him the best college president in America. Hurr hopefully Jim Tressel won't fire him is so much easier to categorize him.

His second stint as OSU president would be solidifying his towering legacy in academia were it not for the rich stream of harmless verbal gaffes he continues to provide on the record.

And that is the only truly alarming component of Gee's most recent comments: That they were made at an official university function, categorically made accessible to the public through FOIA.

After sustaining Tatgate - enabled by Tressel's use of university email to create easily-discoverable evidence - Gee should have known his comments would inevitably find their way out of the room.

Virtually every move Ohio State officials make is accessible. Ohio's sunshine laws have not been tweaked specifically to shield state university operations from invasive reporting (why hello, ALABAMA). FOIA requests constantly flood its offices. That's the norm, and Gee - and anyone else conducting official Ohio State business - should always be cognizant of that fact.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:05 pm

Agree with you entirely.

And the second Gee apologized for ripping Bielema he was dead to me. Stand by your comments, don't rip a scum sucker like Bielz and then send him an apology email 6 hours later for the fuckwad to Tweet out to the world and then flex about.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby Spin » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Not only is he an idiot, he's an unemployed idiot now too. 19 news is reporting he is "retiring".

Good for tOSU. This should have been done YEARS ago.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:03 pm

Spin wrote:Not only is he an idiot, he's an unemployed idiot now too. 19 news is reporting he is "retiring".

Good for tOSU. This should have been done YEARS ago.


I like Gee. I will be sorry to see him go. Whoever replaces him will be worse. I lived at tOSU through the Holbrook era.

But he should have been gone years ago because he sometimes says silly things that get blow out of proportion?
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:40 pm

motherscratcher wrote:
Spin wrote:Not only is he an idiot, he's an unemployed idiot now too. 19 news is reporting he is "retiring".

Good for tOSU. This should have been done YEARS ago.


I like Gee. I will be sorry to see him go. Whoever replaces him will be worse. I lived at tOSU through the Holbrook era.

But he should have been gone years ago because he sometimes says silly things that get blow out of proportion?


I don't think he necessarily needs to go. I just think he should be smart enough not to say stupid shit all the time. He's not funny and he's not a comedian which is fine because his role at the President of the university doesn't require him to be.

Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and all that...
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:01 pm

Who has less self awareness, Gee in front of a mic or Mother in front of a keyboard?
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:23 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Who has less self awareness, Gee in front of a mic or Mother in front of a keyboard?


Why? You think Gee should be pushed out over this stupid shit?
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Oh I wasn't speaking to your response here, just your general aura.

And meh, you make an ass out of yourself publicly enough times it'll bite you in the ass. Either way, dude's 70 it isn't like he was gonna be around forever.

The real crime is Gene Smith outlasting Gee and Tressel..... fuckin eh.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:50 pm

Can't argue about my general aura.

Agree on Gee. This isn't some sort of tragedy or anything. And you could see it coming. Just too bad he's going out like this. I like the dude so I would have liked to see him go out on his own terms. Oh well.

Can't wait to see what sanctimonious bullshit Forde farts out about the whole thing. That is if he has enough farts left after A-Rod and Braun.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby Spin » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:39 am

I thought his jokes about Notre Dame were funny (partially because they're laced with truth), and its sad that seems to be the one thing that brought him down. Just like a handful of other groups, NEVER EVER say anything negative about Catholics. His digs about Delany had some truth in them as well.

My beef with him is the power he used in the NCAA to maintain staus-quo, to keep the elitist bowl system in place, and prevent any non-legacy schools from it, to keep the system where the universities made money off the likenesses of the athletes, to keep the "amateurism" in college football and basketball. He is everything that is wrong with the NCAA, because he and Graham Spanier pretty much ran it.

I also will never be convinced he had clean hands in the cover-up, and that he didn't "convince" Tress to fall on his sword for him and Geno.

Good guy, funny, could probably get money out of my pocket and I'm not even an alum. But IMO it's better for college sports. It's time for him and Spanier (if he escapes jail time) and the NCAA to just go away. YMMV
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:32 am

:lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao:

You're a fucking gem....

Gee didn't need fired for any of the offensive things he said, nope, not that, he needed fired for his little sisters of the poor remark and not doing everything he could TO MAKE AKRON A SUPERPOWER!$!$!!

Fucking special shit there Akron Troll.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby Spin » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:43 am

e0y2e3 wrote::lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao: :lmfao:

You're a fucking gem....

Gee didn't need fired for any of the offensive things he said, nope, not that, he needed fired for his little sisters of the poor remark and not doing everything he could TO MAKE AKRON A SUPERPOWER!$!$!!

Fucking special shit there Akron Troll.


Yeah he should have been fired for making jokes about thin skinned sacred cow groups of people, this is 2013 afterall. I know all too well the consequences of not kissing their ass with PC bullshit. Ithought the jokes were funny as hell, and thought the man had stones to say them in public, but understand the firing.

I could have sworn I saw you go on a pro-playoff rant at one time or another. Are you twisting to be an asshole? You don't have to go back on your beliefs to do that. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby jb » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:29 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Oh I wasn't speaking to your response here, just your general aura.

And meh, you make an ass out of yourself publicly enough times it'll bite you in the ass. Either way, dude's 70 it isn't like he was gonna be around forever.

The real crime is Gene Smith outlasting Gee and Tressel..... fuckin eh.



How gansta Soze is Gene Smith?

A LDS running smack on the RC is like an Akron sychphant dissing tOSU.

Inquisition, bitches. He's lucky he only resigned.

Recognize: at some level tOSU is, um, you know, actually a university? I'm serious. I realize this concept is lost in money and sports.

He's 70. Damage sustained. baggage outweighs value. Trustees are bored with him.

The OSU is soooo much bigger than Gordon Gee. (And why is the "k" always dropped from his last name? Onto the next one.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:35 pm

jb wrote:(And why is the "k" always dropped from his last name?


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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:17 pm

jb wrote:How gansta Soze is Gene Smith?


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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:24 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
jb wrote:How gansta Soze is Gene Smith?


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11Ws beat guy is bringing up Michael Crow from ASU who OSU went after hard in 2007.

Obviously he worked at ASU with Gene Smith.

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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby jb » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:34 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:
jb wrote:How gansta Soze is Gene Smith?


AD 4 Life


11Ws beat guy is bringing up Michael Crow from ASU who OSU went after hard in 2007.

Obviously he worked at ASU with Gene Smith.

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very visable, very talented college president. A star in his field.

What is interesting about MC is that while everyoen ele is gunning for quality he's down the road of access. His startegic plan was to make ASU an absolute head count monster between in-person, on-line, and hybred courses. he's a very talented executive. ig Gee were the status quo silly old avuncular fund raiser whose act wore thin, Crow is a 21st century university president linking higher ed to public good. He'd get tOSU out of any ivory towers and be great for Ohio. He's the Urban Meyer of presidents.

They ought to buy him away from ASU.

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Furls should like him, he's an old Navy man.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:53 pm

I'll be eagerly awaiting your opinion on the final hire. Two candidates I've heard mentioned are the above and the chick from Case.
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby furls » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:47 pm

jb wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:
jb wrote:How gansta Soze is Gene Smith?


AD 4 Life


11Ws beat guy is bringing up Michael Crow from ASU who OSU went after hard in 2007.

Obviously he worked at ASU with Gene Smith.

AD 4 Life



very visable, very talented college president. A star in his field.

What is interesting about MC is that while everyoen ele is gunning for quality he's down the road of access. His startegic plan was to make ASU an absolute head count monster between in-person, on-line, and hybred courses. he's a very talented executive. ig Gee were the status quo silly old avuncular fund raiser whose act wore thin, Crow is a 21st century university president linking higher ed to public good. He'd get tOSU out of any ivory towers and be great for Ohio. He's the Urban Meyer of presidents.

They ought to buy him away from ASU.

http://vimeo.com/52892797

Furls should like him, he's an old Navy man.


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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby jb » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:52 am

Thought you were, errr, are a marine and rode around on subs like an underwater raymond burr?
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:18 am

jb wrote:Thought you were, errr, are a marine and rode around on subs like an underwater raymond burr?


Why would a jarhead have anything nice to say about the Navy? Poor bastards have to clean up all the Navy messes and all they really get out that is the Navy giving those boys a lift to the next round of fighting ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Gordon Gee is an Idiot

Unread postby furls » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:20 pm

peeker643 wrote:
jb wrote:Thought you were, errr, are a marine and rode around on subs like an underwater raymond burr?


Why would a jarhead have anything nice to say about the Navy? Poor bastards have to clean up all the Navy messes and all they really get out that is the Navy giving those boys a lift to the next round of fighting ;-) ;) :wink:


I started out in the Marines, did my first 11 years in the military there before a horrific ankle injury playing basketball ended my career. You really only have 3 major ligaments stabilizing your ankle (ATFL, Calcaneal, PTFL). I had a complete tear of my PTFL, a near complete tear of my ATFL and my Calcaneal ligament was severely stretched. I had ankle ligament reconstruction (watson-jones procedure) and after a year of rehab my ankle never really improved. I considered ankle replacement, but that would have put me out of the service. I just try to be careful about how I use my ankle. I still log 10-15 miles jogging per week, but I have to rest it at the first indication of barking or it swells up and I limp for a week.

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