Silver Bullet Points Uses The Force

Written February 22nd, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Here’s your mid-week morning menudo of links and love

@BuckeyeEmpire Takes Over The Four Letter Network

Buckeye 411

In their past six games, they are nearly 10 percent off that while not relying that much more on the three over the two. No coincidence, probably, that in five of those games, they faced teams that rank among the top five in the Big Ten in field goal percentage defense: Michigan State, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. In the other game, they shot 52 percent and scored 87 points against Purdue, which ranks dead last in the conference in field goal percentage defense.

Jim Davidson – Jim is a professional photographer who is credentialed for the O-Zone, an internet-based fan site. We became aware of Jim selling photos of current athletes in 2009, and met with both him and the O-Zone editor, John Porentus to explain our policies and gain their cooperation. Jim also sold photos to football parents, and we had a follow-up meeting with John about this issue in 2010 when we heard he had continued to sell to parents after our mandate to stop.

  • Yeah, But…- Jim explained on twitter that he had actually never sold photos to the general public, and Brandon Castel also  remarked that giving photos away to parents and/or players would actually be an NCAA violation (providing goods and services not at market value would be an improper benefit). As someone who trusts and values Brandon and Jim’s word and work, you’ve got to wonder if this issue was more about the NCAA or about the “trademark issue”- the University staying out of trouble or the University protecting it’s pocketbook.

Professionalism

  • This Guy Has It-

NCAA News And Notes

O’Brien wants to go to Vanderbilt, to play for former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin. Maryland won’t let him, because of jealousies, insecurities and indisputable hypocrisy. This story encapsulates so much of what is wrong with college sports in 2012. Administrators and coaches look out for themselves, instead of taking care of students and/or athletes.

And Finally

  • I Thought You’d Be Taller- Good thing Coach Meyer and Lane won’t need to reenact any of these great moments in cinematography:

 

3 Comments

  1. bucknut in the southNo Gravatar
    February 22nd, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Nice one, Mali. Too bad P Swayze has passed on to the RoadHouse in the sky – his notable jaw-busting talents could be put to good use at NCAA HQ.

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  2. james pNo Gravatar
    February 22nd, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Jim Davidson is LYING! He’s sold picture to parents and to the general public. For years you could go to the O Zone and click on Davidson Photography and there instructions were given to contact Jim with the file number of the image you wanted. He would not sell images of current student athletes is what is stated. But for him to come out on Twitter and LIE leaves one to question his professionalism and his integrity.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Interesting take… I wonder if what is being perceived as a lie is merely a response limited by 140 characters.

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