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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:50 PM

" we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL"

Cardale Jones, the third-string quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes, doesn't understand what the heck he's doing going to classes and having to learn things at college.

"Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS," he tweeted.

The tweet was quickly deleted but not before several blogs and media outlets caught it.

The one shown here came via RantSports.com:

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Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/cardale-jones-ohio-state-twitter_n_1943977.html

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Reply " we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL" (Original post)
ohiosmith Oct 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Oct 2012 #1
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #3
Tuesday Afternoon Oct 2012 #2
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #9
bluesbassman Oct 2012 #4
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #11
LiberalFighter Oct 2012 #22
Dr. Strange Oct 2012 #5
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #12
Ptah Oct 2012 #6
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #13
LiberalFighter Oct 2012 #23
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #7
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #14
pipi_k Oct 2012 #8
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #15
trof Oct 2012 #10
ohiosmith Oct 2012 #17
Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2012 #16
kurtzapril4 Oct 2012 #20
Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2012 #21
Teamster Jeff Oct 2012 #18
pokerfan Oct 2012 #19

Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:00 PM

1. This is why I utterly detest team sports of the type that lead to overpaid careers in same sports.

And the asswipes that go with them.

Bread and circuses.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:23 PM

3. Makes me ill! How many kids would love to have a full ride to a college education.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:11 PM

2. this from a Third String Quarterback ?? LOL

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:04 PM

9. It's the "system" that failed him!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:27 PM

4. Hope you like the smell of frying potatoes Mr. Jones.

Bright future for this one.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:09 PM

11. A management position no doubt!

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:20 PM

22. The only future he deserves.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:02 PM

5. In his defense...

classes probably are pointless for him.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:20 PM

12. You ain't wrong!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:09 PM

6. hmm

Jones signed with the Buckeyes in February 2011, but spent last year at
a military prep school in Virginia to boost his academics, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:47 PM

13. He should've gone back to grade school!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:21 PM

23. I doubt the grade school would want anything to do with him.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:12 PM

7. I think he has a point, actually.

We all know this guy, and probably most of his teammates have no business in college. His shitty grammar and punctuation illustrate that perfectly. He wouldn't be there if it were not for the football team. And, at OSU, like pretty much every other school with a football team, it's football above all. To say that members of the football (and basketball) teams are "student athletes" is a big farce. Yeah, some of them care about getting educated. But, most of them see college as a stepping stone to the pros. As long as people care more about the goddamn sports teams than they do academics, this is what we'll have.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:03 PM

14. Right you are!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:22 PM

8. What the hell

is he thinking?

That he's going to be drafted into the NFL and play until he's 65?

Or maybe he'll just keep going to college without taking classes so he can play football the rest of his life.

duuuuhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:11 PM

15. He's not thinking. He has no idea what he is in for.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:09 PM

10. This is scripture.

In Alabama, football is a religion.

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Response to trof (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:31 PM

17. Sad eh?

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:30 PM

16. I used to complain about required classes outside my major. Guess it's all relative.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 04:55 PM

20. Can you get a degree in football?

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:16 PM

21. I'm just cutting the kid a little slack.

My point is that when I was his age I went to college for the stuff in my major and naively resented having to 'waste' time on general studies stuff. In my case I "came here to play COMMUNICATIONS, (I) ain't come to play BIOLOGY." In retrospect I understand better the value of the classes outside my main focus (I certainly had a better attitude when I did my masters) and hopefully this kid will, too, before it's too late.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:44 PM

18. Colleges make millions upon millions of dollars

off of football and basketball "student athletes". Of course its a scam. So, don't hate the player hate the game

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:43 PM

19. The problem is that the NFL uses universities as their farm system

And so does the NBA to a degree. (They're trying to build a farm system.) If you just want to play baseball, you don't necessarily have to go the college route as you can go directly into the minor leagues.

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