Buckeye Bashing

Buckeye Bashing
Carson Palmer

Buckeye Bashing

Carson Palmer, starting Quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, appeared on a Los Angeles radio program yesterday and laid into the Buckeyes and their fans.  Here are Palmer’s comments on KLAC in Los Angeles

By Pete Quint

    “I cannot stand the Buckeyes, and having to live in Ohio and hear those people talk about their team, it drives me absolutely nuts.”

    "It's amazing to hear what those guys think about that university and that football program and (Coach Jim) Tressel and all the crap I've got to put up with being back there.”

    "I just can't wait for two years from now (actually 2009) when SC comes to the 'Shoe. Hopefully, we'll have a home game that weekend and I go up there and watch us pound on them on their own turf and put all the talk to rest, because I'm really getting sick of it.”

    "I just can't wait for this game to get here, so they can come out to the Coliseum and experience L.A. and get an old fashioned Pac-10 butt-whipping and go back to the Big Ten. I can't wait."

Relax Buckeye Faithful

    Palmer has really ruffled the feathers of Buckeye Nation as the Ohio State fan base has voiced their displeasure on local radio and other websites.  I find it laughable that Buckeye fans are allowing themselves to let comments like this get under their skin.

    Relax Buckeye fans; Carson Palmer is a USC homer, just like you and I are Ohio State homers.  He waives his SC flag proudly just like we waive the Scarlet and Grey every chance we get.  He has a right to root for his alma mater and a right to not like another team no matter how misguided it may be.

    As Buckeye fans wouldn’t it break our hearts to hear A.J. Hawk back the Badgers or Nick Mangold give praise to Rutgers?  How about if Chris Spielman would root for Michigan or Archie Griffin cheer for the Bearcats? 

Fuel to the Fire

    Carson’s comments are great and any Buckeye fan or alum in his position would have done the same thing.  The comments add fuel to the fire and give an added storyline to the game.  I’m glad Carson ripped into Ohio State, this kind of fandom is fun but I’m also embarrassed by the way some of the more vocal Buckeye fans have responded.  Get over your loud Buckeye selves and enjoy the game for college football.  There are fans on both sides of the field and getting angry because someone thinks differently than you do is just a waste of energy. 

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