I tell ‘ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named Tressel.

Tressel J. Webb’s parents haven’t done their son any favors.

… The Tressel-naming trend began with Pam Schubach of Clyde, who was 6 months pregnant on Jan. 3, 2003, when OSU upset the Miami Hurricanes in Tempe, Ariz., to win the national title.

Still euphoric three months later, father Jason Webb floated some name possibilities.

“He wanted either Eddie (after OSU running back Eddie George) or Tressel,” said Schubach, 34. “I really liked Tressel and was all for it.

“And I still respect the man.”

Her son, now 8 and heading into the third grade, has embraced their decision: For Halloween, he donned a gray sweater vest and let his mom powder his hair.

“People call him ‘Coach’ all the time,” Schubach said.

Trick or treat, dork.

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17 responses to “I tell ‘ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named Tressel.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    His little brother Gordon “Gee” Webb dresses up and follows him around telling how great he is.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    You shouldn’t do crossword puzzles with a pen.

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  3. Kinda wish Johnny Cash was still around to write “A Boy Named Tressel.”

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    • Shel

      Boy Named Sue was actually written by Shel Silverstein. No kidding. I do miss me some Johnny Cash, though.

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  4. Nope. Nothing redeeming in the whole fucking state of Ohio.
    Is there a competition between them and Indiana on who can be the whitest white people on earth?

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    • I always am amused when I hear people from the Midwest dismissing Southerners as nothing but a bunch of rednecks. Ohio’s got its fair share of ’em, too.

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      • Or people from the Northeast dismissing Southerners as nothing but a bunch of racists. As the Dicaprio line from The Departed stated:

        “You’re a black guy in south Boston. You don’t need me to tell you you’re fucked.”

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      • I wonder how many people in Ohio got a big chortle when Alabama fans started naming their kids “Saban” and “Crimson Tide” after Bama’s last national title. Looks like the Bammers only picked up what was already a rich Buckeye tradition.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      In the 1920’s the KKK was more powerful in Indiana than any other state.

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  5. Scott W.

    In other news, Herschel remains a fine name for either gender.

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  6. dean

    I’ve always been fond of Urk Dooley or even Vince Russel. The wife, however, is not.

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  7. This would be really rich if young Tressel Webb goes around proselytizing his classmates about “doing things right”

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  8. Big Shock

    I bet that kid beside him has had 5 or 6 new bikes over the past year and the Tressel kid claims to not have even noticed.

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  9. Dog in Fla

    “People call him ‘Coach’ all the time,” Schubach said.

    At least they don’t call him “Senator.”

    White people in Midwest racist because Ohio parents of the White persuasion name kid after Tressel rather than Eddie George? This guy would find that to be “deeply predictable”

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/06/the-convenient-suspension-of-disbelief/240318/

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  10. Cojones

    I’m going to play it safe. The next little girl we have will be named Uga after our wonderful mascot. May we present” Miss Uga Cojones”. Kinda has a nice ring to it, eh?

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