The media, social networks make too much of the actions of Urban Meyer


Brian: It is true that Urban Meyer should never have got into the mess for which he now apologizes. Like he said, he should have gone.

However, what about those idiots having fun taking videos of people in compromising situations and then posting the video on social media? Come on man!

Apparently, these idiots have no compassion or feeling about the effect their actions will have on the well-being, respect and reputation of the individual, as well as the anguish inflicted on the family of the individual.

What is the point of exposing an individual’s weaknesses so that everyone can see them?

Mike Gallois Westerville

Mike: It’s celebrity life today. There are all kinds of people with phones who can’t wait to bring people down. Whether we like it or not, this is the reality. The best advice I can think of is quite simple: Avoid situations for which you will soon apologize. Especially in public and crowded places. Even if you own the restaurant.

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Brian: OMG. Urban Meyer is human. The media that spend so much effort to make him look like an idiot is a sad commentary on humanity.

The media are gaining audiences by reporting “shocking events” of famous people, who have been described earlier as “walking on water”. But they were never saints, just humans who were good at their jobs.

Meyer simply acted on human impulse in a situation he probably faces countless times a day. Every famous person faces similar situations. I hardly like everything about Donald Trump, but the only thing I understood about him was his desire to flirt or have sex with beautiful women. I’m not saying it was the right thing to do, but human nature will encourage this type of behavior in most men.

So even though his family can’t, I forgive Trump for his “rude” behavior. The same with Meyer. He was a wonderful coach for Ohio State. He did his job well. Blaming him for being human is a waste of time and should be left to the privacy of those close to him.

Ted Sinks, Delaware

Ted: One of Meyer’s most important messages to his teams is to focus on the task at hand and not to introduce distractions that could sidetrack things. Thus, being a rider in such a public setting sends a strong message that he does not practice what he preaches. I’m sure his players would prefer him to find a way to finally win a game.

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Ohio State Buckeyes fans listen to the drumlins of the Ohio State University Marching Band as they enter St. John's Arena for Skull Session ahead of an NCAA Division I football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Akron Zips on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

Hello Mr. White: I was happy to read that the issue of loud music remains a “hot topic”. I can assure you that this feeling comes from many others who are not called Dave.

In my 40 years as a Dispatch subscriber, I have only written to a columnist on one other occasion. What effect could my lonely opinion have? But if there is a pool of complaints about this annoying practice, then I want my voice to add to the swell. Would it be too much to hope that the university listens to us?

Going to a basketball or football game in the state of Ohio is a special event, shared very often by friends and family. I got into the habit of offering the experience to old acquaintances or a distant family and enjoyed the time to ‘catch up’ while cheering on the Buckeyes.

It would be nice to be able to hear from the band. I would like to converse with the person next to me without having to shout. It exhausts you to the point of giving up.

An OSU basketball game at the Schott is an overwhelming assault. It’s not just the volume either. It’s a cacophony throughout a game of competing announcements, PA system, screaming cheerleaders, bands, video streaming, loud music, hot dog duels, and more. Why?

I like loud music and go to many concerts. But that’s OSU football / basketball! Great traditions. The fellowship of the faithful is the “experience” we enjoy. Cheap gadgets and thrills add nothing. This is not an arena football team or a minor league franchise. Let’s have fun listening to the band and debating the previous piece between snaps or downtime.

Soaring ticket prices and lower competition aren’t the only reasons attendance is declining. Basketball games have become such an inexpensive and difficult circus experience that I have stopped my season tickets. Football matches are not much better.

Wake up, OSU. It is the consensus of your fans. Please listen.


Kevin: Welcome to the Dave / David discussion! (We’ve received several emails on the subject, but, oddly enough, all were from people named Dave or David.) And thank you for your views. This topic remains hot among our readers. Who knows? Maybe OSU is listening.

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