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Ohio State AD wants Big Ten title game in Detroit

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07:12 AM ET 05.17 | The Big Ten title game has a home in Indianapolis for the next three years, but, after that, the idea of moving the game intrigues some conference ADs. Many are pushing for indoor venues -- making Chicago's Solider Field a longshot -- and Ohio State's Gene Smith said he thinks Ford Field in Detroit deserves it. "I love Ford Field. I love what Detroit has done with Ford Field and what they're continuing to do with the area contiguous to that facility," he said. ... "I'm one of those guys that believes we have an obligation or a responsibility when we can to have a social consciousness and have an economic impact in a community that suffers."

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May 17, 2013  07:16 AM ET

zzzzzzz

May 17, 2013  07:28 AM ET

Maybe they can get Nissan or Toyota to sponsor the event.

May 17, 2013  07:50 AM ET

What tOSU wants, tOSU gets.

May 17, 2013  07:51 AM ET

There's what, 45 people left in Detroit? And they are all armed with assault rifles. The teams would have to put armor on their bus.


And everyone knows the best part of tsun is under water!!

May 17, 2013  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What tOSU wants, tOSU gets.

So tOSU is the TU of the B1G?

May 17, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So tOSU is the TU of the B1G?

Nah, it's all Texas fault!

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May 17, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Why not play it in Chicago or Cleveland? Since B1G folks always like to brag about how their teams aren't afraid to play in cold weather while everyone else (SEC) is.

May 17, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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Why not play it in Chicago or Cleveland? Since B1G folks always like to brag about how their teams aren't afraid to play in cold weather while everyone else (SEC) is.

Yep....as long as it is outdoors.

:)

May 17, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Nowadays, I take anything Gene Smith says with a grain of salt. He's lost all credibility with me.

And his remark about "social consciousness" drips with irony.

May 17, 2013  09:31 AM ET

It isn't that the teams can't play in cold weather. It's the southern and western fans who feel that cold weather reduces the enjoyment of watching football.

To them I say, "Very few things reach the level of watching a football game in a freezing drizzle while consuming a gallon of hot buttered rum."

BTW, I am one of the "45" Detroiters. Actually, probably #46 since I do not own an assault rifle or any other firearm. There are two Detroits, the one you see on the media with abandoned buildings and littered streets, and the ones with neighborhoods so nice that people actually come in from the 'burbs on Hallowe'en to give their children a safe and secure trick-and-treat experience.

May 17, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Gene deflecting?

May 17, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Smith: Here! Check out this red herring!

May 17, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Gene-S: Pay no attention to the talk of what went on in the past...

May 17, 2013  09:40 AM ET

SmitherGene: The future! The future is in Detroit! Look! Up thataway!

May 17, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What tOSU wants, tOSU gets.

Except for BCS titles.

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May 17, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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Maybe they can get Nissan or Toyota to sponsor the event.

DS will NOT like this post.

 
May 17, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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It isn't that the teams can't play in cold weather. It's the southern and western fans who feel that cold weather reduces the enjoyment of watching football.To them I say, "Very few things reach the level of watching a football game in a freezing drizzle while consuming a gallon of hot buttered rum."BTW, I am one of the "45" Detroiters. Actually, probably #46 since I do not own an assault rifle or any other firearm. There are two Detroits, the one you see on the media with abandoned buildings and littered streets, and the ones with neighborhoods so nice that people actually come in from the 'burbs on Hallowe'en to give their children a safe and secure trick-and-treat experience.

Good post.

I am glad to hear there are Detroiters (is that correct?) that stand up for their city and have a sense of reality about it. Like any other city, there are good and bad parts but the media has just crucified Detroit for years. It's a dam shame.

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