Stay Classy, Ohio State

Lisa Horne@LisaHornePac-12 and Big 12 Lead WriterSeptember 9, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 05:  Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Game against the Texas Longhorns  on January 5, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

"Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever."

You would think whoever said this has a warped view of life and is pretty uneducated, wouldn't you? Maybe it's just a line from a gangsta rap song?

Hold on to your Buck nuts, football fan: Terrelle Pryor said this in response to why he liked Michael Vick.

Are you kidding me?

I would expect that response from Vick—before he was busted for torturing dogs, of course—but not from the Ohio State Buckeyes' sophomore quarterback.

Classy stuff there, Terrelle.

You pay a tribute to him with your eyeblack in the game against Navy. And after the game, when asked about why you like Vick, you come up with this nutty, inane, and utterly classless remark.

You admire a dog torturer. A dog killer.

Indeed, we all deserve a second chance. So why not go with Charles Manson as an idol? Ted Bundy? Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold? Were they not available for your eyeblack? They must be okay dudes in your book, because after all, everyone kills.

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I checked my agenda books from the last decade, and so far I haven't lived up to Pryor's proclamation. Nope, haven't killed anyone. Haven't murdered anyone. And believe it or not, haven't stolen from anyone either. Someone ripped off my favorite pen, would that count? I'll go yell at my kids.

I'm getting warm fuzzies just knowing that the future of America is in the hands of students like these who are allegedly receiving a higher education. It's good to know that people like Terrelle Pryor choose their role models because of what "everybody does." They choose a role model like Vick because he deserves a second chance, even though he's shown in the past he has no compassion for living things.

Here's a thought, Terrelle: How about putting Vick on your "naughty" list, and if he doesn't screw up in the next 10 years, then put his poster above your dorm bed. Until then, Vick deserves no role model status.

Tila Tequila might be more your style.

More importantly, someone needs to keep a microphone away from your mouth. This is embarrassing for Ohio State.

Adding insult to this disaster of a public relations crisis was their coach, Jim Tressel. Yes, the Senator.

Any elite coach in Division I football knows that the University of Southern California does not like being called "Southern Cal." It's in their press guides. It's in Wikipedia. It's a well-known fact.

Except in the Midwest.

Tressel referred to USC no fewer than three different times as "Southern Cal" in a recent press conference. We get that it's USC vs. Ohio State week. We get there is some trash-talking going on. What we don't get is your continued disrespect of the school that has made it clear what its name is.

Perhaps Pete Carroll should start calling Ohio State, "O State"? Or just "Ohio"?

How would that go over in O-H-I-O?

Final thought: USC 37, OSU 17.

Fire up that hot seat in Columbus.

Thanks to the TheworldofIsaac.com for video of this quote: tinyurl.com/ksrjre

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