Spare the rod and play the child.

Shorter Jim Tressel:  kids, I’ll let us all scarf down dessert now, if you promise to eat those nasty brussels sprouts afterward.


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16 responses to “Spare the rod and play the child.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Oh, we’ll come back next fall coach. You can trust us!


  2. heyberto

    Because all promises are kept…


  3. Normaltown Mike

    It’s a promise ring coach.

    It means we’re engaged to be engaged.

    I bought it on Ebay.


  4. Russ The Temporary Mascot

    Throw ’em a bone and they’ll poop on your carpet.



  5. Irwin Fletcher

    Here is what I can’t figure out. How isn’t this an inducement? I’ll let you play if you promise to stay one more year? I mean, if any of these kids promised an agent or attorney that they would hire him after the season was over, they would be ineligible. But if they promise they will comeback to school next year if the coach let’s them play, we are all good with this?


  6. Scott W.

    He’ll give them a stern talking to about Mid Western values if they don’t stay.


  7. 69Dawg

    This is just a way to take the media spotlight off this bad OSU PR. He knows that they are going to do what they want to do anyway so why not do this cheap trick to shut up the fans and media. He’ll look good either way and the players will,as usual, take the PR hit.


  8. mike

    I wonder if Herbstreet will get out there and talk about what quality guys these are. Can’t you hear it “I think this is a great move by Pryor. If he can just get 7 more games under his belt, he’ll be a first round pick!”


  9. Ausdawg85

    I am SUCH a Razorback fan come Tuesday. Go Hogs!


  10. Irishdawg

    Are “pinkie swears” binding now? If not, these guys are outta there.


  11. shane#1

    I have always thought Tressel was too good a man to take part in this farce. Has the money and the pressure to win become so great that even someone as secure as Tressel will sell out? The coming year will be a major test for CMR. I hope he would walk away before selling out his values.


    • NK_Knight

      The pledge was about punishment. If the JRs are leaving, then they arfe missing the Sugar Bowl for their part in the whole NCAA issue. If they pledge that they stay…then they get to play the game, and have to deal with the 5 game punishment. Tressel didn’t want them to not be punishment for their transgressions. Of course, the kids could lie and not come back, then they wouldn’t be welcomed back to Ohio State.


  12. Mayor of Dawgtown

    This is just a cheap trick by Tressel to justify playing the players in question in the bowl. Apparently he was getting a lot of heat from alumni to sit them in the bowl game and this gives him a easy out. When some of them leave he can say he was lied to.