Monday, July 21, 2008

Why give two cents, when Carson Palmer has a dollar?

It’s absolutely hilarious that Buckeyes fans are flying off the hinges because of statements made by Carson Palmer. Reading some of their message boards or viewing comments to posted articles, “those people” are ready to run the quarterback out of town. If anything, it feeds into everything Palmer said, regarding the Buckeyes’ feeling of superiority. How can you say he's wrong, when everything you're posting makes him right? I won't generalize and say "all" Buckeyes fans are doing this. But for the few, they really aren't helping their case.

Here is what all the hoopla is about:

"It's amazing to hear what those guys think about that university and what they think about that football program and Tressel and all the crap I gotta put up with being back there.

I just can't wait for two years from now when SC comes to the 'Shoe and hopefully we'll have a home game that weekend and I can go up there and watch us pound on them in their own turf

I'm really getting sick of it and I just can't wait for this game to get here so they can come out to the Coliseum and experience LA and get an old-fashioned Pac-10 butt-whoopin' and go back to the Big Ten."

and following Palmer's statements, here are some responses by some imbeciles from the Buckeyes nation:

Those people! Those people! A hope a Buckeye fan hits him in the head with a horseshoe. If he wants to talk about arrogant fans, he should look to his own house. USC may have some of the most annoying fans in sports. The sense of entitlement and inability to accept that they didn’t “three-peat” or even “two-peat” is disgusting.


You go to hell Carson Palmer, Why don’t you play for the Raiders, you are not that good anyway. Get the hell out of Ohio, Jerk.

Go Bucks…


Thank you, Carson Palmer! You’ve given me yet another reason to hate both USC and the Bengals in one sound byte. If I were you, I wouldn’t be planning that trip to Canton for your induction into the Pro Footbal Hall of Fame just yet. And if you’re planning a trip to the Shoe for next year’s game, if I were you after those statements, I’d plan on wearing a disguise. Of course, it might be tough to find a mask that would fit over your enlarged head and swollen ego. You mught want to do something with your NFL career before you say anything about Buckeye fans and tOSU football in general. You might not like the Buckeye Nation, but we’re not too thrilled about having a Trojab douchebag like you spewing your hate for the state that’s paying your vastly over-inflated salary either. Try winning some games before you mouth off.



Carson, win pretty boy. I don’t believe you are tough enough to play in the state of OHIO! The Browns are going to kick the ever loving SH_T out of you this season. Go cry me a river you Cali fag!


People are that worked up about Palmer's comments? That’s one of the more mild statements I’ve seen about the Buckeyes in the past 2 years. He didn’t call them the Buffalo Bills of college football, as others in the country have tagged them. He didn’t reveal the “O and Nine” logo, as the folks down in the SEC have created. What I see is false praise. And when I say false, you have to understand where Palmer comes from.

Palmer is a Trojan, but he wasn’t a member of any National Championship teams. He played for a Trojan team that finished last in 2000, before finally having a glimpse of greatness in 2002. Glimpse is the key word in the city of Los Angeles. It’s all or nothing, and you get no hero's parade for a second place finish. Just ask UCLA about their recent homecomings, after final four failures. To not live up to the expectations in this City of Angels, is throwing yourself at the mercy of the local press. I can’t say I’d ever spent enough time in Ohio to witness the treatment by the media, but it appears (from Palmer’s stance), greatness is preached, regardless of accomplishments, if the fan base is basking in a sense of superiority after back to back BCS championship game losses.

In 2007, with the Trojans struggling early, and before their loss to Stanford, L.A Times staff writer, Bill Plaschke, declared the Trojans a bad team. He didn’t stop there, because he went on to say they weren’t the best team in the Pac 10, wouldn’t win the conference, and gave a list of opponents they would lose to. In L.A, we didn’t run Plaschke out of town, we laughed and sent him to cover the Trojans at the Rose bowl. If L.A had an NFL franchise, and let’s say Troy Smith was the quarterback and making those same statements, the most he would get is packages of Trojan gear arriving by way of FedEx.

Down in Jacksonville, Jack Del Rio and Maurice Jones Drew can get into some trash talk before the USC/UCLA game, and laugh it off when a winner is declared. Willie McGinest and Brady Quinn smack each other before the Notre Dame/USC games, with no harm and no foul. But it seems that THE Ohio State University, in their highness, can’t handle a single negative word against the program. No need to run the QB out of town. You want to shut him up? Have the Buckeyes win that game on September 13th. Lose that game, and Palmer will give you a whole lot more to be angry about.

And of course, ESPN is deep in the middle of this, nearly instigating. But why wouldn't they be? Ohio State vs. USC on September 13th is an ESPN/ABC production. Carson Palmer just assisted in the selling of the hype for their product.

Fight On!

No comments: