Tressel Sells Home In Upper Arlington

Tressel Sells Home In Upper Arlington

There are 53 comments on the WBNS story from Jan 31, 2012, titled Tressel Sells Home In Upper Arlington. In it, WBNS reports that:

Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel sold his home in Upper Arlington, 10TV News reported on Tuesday.

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Spooktackular

United States

#1 Jan 31, 2012
Maybe he will stop being on the news.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 31, 2012
Spooktackular wrote:
Maybe he will stop being on the news.
He's moving to Tartan Fields - not to the East Side where the hoodies run amok.

http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/p...
Spooktackular

United States

#3 Jan 31, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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He's moving to Tartan Fields - not to the East Side where the hoodies run amok.
http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/p...
He has a place in Florida I was hoping to have to here about him daily if he moved down there fulltime
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 31, 2012
Spooktackular wrote:
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He has a place in Florida I was hoping to have to here about him daily if he moved down there fulltime
I know the hoodie remark was waaaaay off topic, but the point is still the same. Pickerington is nice, but the likes of Tressel will never move there.
sidekick

Chillicothe, OH

#5 Jan 31, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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He's moving to Tartan Fields - not to the East Side where the hoodies run amok.
http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/p...
I've built many homes in Tartan Fields and Tartan West. That is a nice located spot (if you get to know the back ways.) Why is he getting that house if he is going to be in the pros? I can't remember what he's doing (who signed him), or if that is just one of them homes to fall back on if you fail at the pro's program.
sidekick

Chillicothe, OH

#6 Jan 31, 2012
Spooktackular wrote:
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He has a place in Florida I was hoping to have to here about him daily if he moved down there fulltime
That's probably a "Retreat"
hey now

Powell, OH

#7 Jan 31, 2012
Hope the aasssswipe took a big loss on it. And I hope the new buyers find an omission in the deal that they then sue him thus adding to his losses. Btw, the Arlingtons folks are glad the AD and some of his gangster pals didn't buy the joint...Fred Rickert will go over just a bit better than those holmes.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 31, 2012
sidekick wrote:
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I've built many homes in Tartan Fields and Tartan West. That is a nice located spot (if you get to know the back ways.) Why is he getting that house if he is going to be in the pros? I can't remember what he's doing (who signed him), or if that is just one of them homes to fall back on if you fail at the pro's program.
I have a feeling you're going to see him back at Ohio State in some capacity. Remember, they "fired" Woody Hayes and he remained with the university as a professor.

Of course, like the communists, they had their show trial. And after a token stay in the gulag (I'm guessing one year), he'll be back at OSU.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 31, 2012
hey now wrote:
Hope the aasssswipe took a big loss on it. And I hope the new buyers find an omission in the deal that they then sue him thus adding to his losses. Btw, the Arlingtons folks are glad the AD and some of his gangster pals didn't buy the joint...Fred Rickert will go over just a bit better than those holmes.
Here we go again. You've never made a mistake?
sidekick

Chillicothe, OH

#10 Jan 31, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I have a feeling you're going to see him back at Ohio State in some capacity. Remember, they "fired" Woody Hayes and he remained with the university as a professor.
Of course, like the communists, they had their show trial. And after a token stay in the gulag (I'm guessing one year), he'll be back at OSU.
You might be right. Them Tartan Field homes have at least a 4yr lease agreement. LOL
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 31, 2012
hey now wrote:
Hope the aasssswipe took a big loss on it. And I hope the new buyers find an omission in the deal that they then sue him thus adding to his losses. Btw, the Arlingtons folks are glad the AD and some of his gangster pals didn't buy the joint...Fred Rickert will go over just a bit better than those holmes.
http://www.thelantern.com/opinion/urban-meyer...

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Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#12 Jan 31, 2012
Urban Meyer may be future of OSU football, but many miss Tressel
By Michael Periatt

[email protected]

Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 22:01

Former OSU football coach Jim Tressel smiles on the sidelines during the 2011 Spring Game on April 23. The offense won, 59-27.

I was working on a story about the possibility of former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel becoming the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts last week.
Obviously Tressel didn't end up landing the job, but as I was working on the story, I went out on campus to get some students' opinions on what they thought about the man who was at the center of the biggest scandal in OSU football history.

The typical method for getting these opinions is going up to random people and asking them what they think. As a reporter, I try to make sure I represent all sides of the issue.

So for this article I wanted to get a couple voices saying, "I love Jim Tressel. I'm glad he's trying to get back into coaching," and a couple voices saying, "I hate Jim Tressel.

He ruined OSU's football program and I'll never forgive him."

The first person I talked to hadn't heard about the possibility of him becoming the Colts' new coach, but said he had no ill will toward Tressel and hoped to see him get back into coaching.
The second person I talked to had a similar opinion.

So did the third. And the fourth.

And the fifth.

As much as I tried, the fact was, not one person had anything bad to say about Tressel.

In fact, the general sentiment was that people missed Tressel.

And the more I thought about it, the more I realized I did too.

I miss Jim Tressel.

A lot of Buckeye fans are quite enamored with their new prized possession, OSU coach Urban Meyer.

He's bringing in a stellar recruiting class and seems to be giving the program the momentum it needs to lift OSU out of the hole Tressel helped dig.

Maybe I'm crazy, but it just doesn't feel right.

Meyer is corporate. He's intense and he's very professional. He's the type of coach who will make a player the best football player he can be.

But Tressel was a coach who made a player the best person he could be. He was someone players could talk to about life on and off the field.

He gave the OSU program an image of purity. It had the feel of an old-school family values operation.
It was an image Tressel carried on from Woody Hayes.

When you supported the Buckeyes, you weren't just supporting a program that won a lot of games. You were supporting a program that did things the right way and was successful. It went beyond winning and was part of the reason fans are so passionate about OSU football.

People got the impression that Tressel loved to be a Buckeye. He even wrote a book titled "What it means to be a Buckeye." In it he explained what being a Buckeye meant to him.

"It means we are extraordinarily blessed and we have an awesome responsibility to uphold the higher standards that have been set before us," Tressel said in the book. "It means we have a tradition that is second to none. It means we love Ohio State."

I don't get the same impression with Meyer. I get the impression Meyer loves the opportunity being a Buckeye provides. He knows it's a program built for winning and knows he can be successful if he's in the driver's seat.

Meyer is a ruthless winner. Tressel was a successful saint.

Obviously that image blew up in Tressel's face when all the violations came out. Maybe Tressel is a con man and everything he did was all an act in a grand scheme to win football games. Maybe it isn't possible for a coach to be so successful and so saintly at the same time, but it sure felt like a privilege to support a team with a coach who gave that impression.

I don't think Meyer is a bad man. From everything I've heard and read, he seems like an OK guy.
He just doesn't give the OSU program the same wholesome image Tressel did.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 31, 2012
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Plenty of people think Tressel's image was just that — an image. A façade covering up the corrupt coach in a corrupt industry.

But a man should be judged by the entirety of his actions, not one mistake.

Tressel was the guy who visited hospitals, supported charities and provided support for players needing advice.

I talked to a man named Dennis Singleton in April when all the violations Tressel committed were coming out. The reason I was talking to Singleton was because he has an uncanny resemblance to the former Buckeye coach. He used to dress up like Tressel for fun at OSU events. During a parade on the weekend of July 4, 2010, Singleton was on a float dressed as Tressel.

Singleton said a flurry of people were coming up to him and anxiously shaking his hand thinking he was the real Tressel, but one interaction was different than the rest.

"One man comes up to me very serious, a totally different demeanor," Singleton said. "He looks at me and says,‘Thank you so very much for what you did for Gladys. She was my sister.' Then he walks off and I didn't know what to say, but it just speaks to Jim Tressel. He's done a lot of good. He's a good and decent man."

Singleton said he has tons of stories just like that.

The media never reported on what Tressel did for Gladys. I'm sure nobody ever knew besides the family.

Is a guy who helps an old woman and doesn't tell anybody really a villain?

Is a coach for one of the largest fan bases in the world that took the time to personally answer every email as long as it wasn't too offensive, really a fraud?

Maybe, but I don't think so. And judging from what I heard from the OSU students I talked to, they don't think so either.

Urban Meyer might be the present, but it appears a lot of people miss the past.

They miss Jim Tressel.

And so do I.

Since: Jun 10

Dublin Ohio

#14 Feb 1, 2012
sidekick wrote:
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I've built many homes in Tartan Fields and Tartan West. That is a nice located spot (if you get to know the back ways.) Why is he getting that house if he is going to be in the pros? I can't remember what he's doing (who signed him), or if that is just one of them homes to fall back on if you fail at the pro's program.
Really? What streets are they on? What is the name of main North South Road on the westside of Tartan Fields? What is on the westside of that road?
bosco

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Feb 1, 2012
It was not a mistake it was outright and intentional, he was not the scapegoat, he was not so courqgeous the he took the sword. Take off your blinders.
Jim

Delaware, OH

#16 Feb 1, 2012
Enzyte Bob spoke with him and will rent him his basement in Westerville so he is close to take up a job at the new Walmart when completed.
Spooktackular

United States

#17 Feb 1, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I know the hoodie remark was waaaaay off topic, but the point is still the same. Pickerington is nice, but the likes of Tressel will never move there.
Pickerington? Why would any sane person move to Pickerington from Upper Arlington? I have nothing against Tressel I am just tired of hearing about him on the news. He is gone time for the media to move on.
sidekick

Chillicothe, OH

#18 Feb 1, 2012
Dublin Irish wrote:
<quoted text>Really? What streets are they on? What is the name of main North South Road on the westside of Tartan Fields? What is on the westside of that road?
You think your post name makes you the mayor or something?
You trying to question me? That question makes no sense. Tartan Fields was the first development which is off Muirfield dr. up until dead end at Harriot.(on right). Tartan West is the newer phase (left side Muirfield dr (Corazon)(Tuscany). I haven't been out there in 2yrs, why would it matter if i knew or didn't know where a neighborhood was? Ask your stupid questions to someone else.
hey now

Powell, OH

#19 Feb 1, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Here we go again. You've never made a mistake?
I've made plenty, but mine never brought disgrace to a college and its football program.
Spooktackular

United States

#20 Feb 1, 2012
hey now wrote:
<quoted text>I've made plenty, but mine never brought disgrace to a college and its football program.
How about to High school cheer leaders, oh never mind your not a teacher.

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