Urban Meyer places gag order on trash-talking moranis
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It appears that Ohio State homer moranis won't be posting for quite a while.
Coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that moranis wouldn't post for "a long, long time" after posting a day earlier that Ohio State would "wipe the field" with Alabama and whoever is No. 2 in the Bowl Championship Series rankings.
"I guess I'm a little biased, but I think we'd, uh, we'd wipe the field with both of them," moranis posted, chuckling to himself. "But that's just my bias speaking."
Currently, Alabama is No. 1 and Florida State No. 2 in the BCS rankings. Ohio State is No. 3.
It was a statement that moranis — Ohio State homer on WifS — concluded with a smiley face. It was clear he was half-joking. But sarcasm, humor and nuance seldom can be sensed between the lines of cold, hard print or on a monitor or screen.
Meyer was asked on the Big Ten coaches call about moranis' words.
"I'm very disappointed. I can't stand that," Meyer said. "I think I know moranis well enough. I even read one of his silly posts once. He was kind of smiling when he posted it. So, no I can't stand it. He's certainly not the spokesman for our team."
moranis, a long-winded and sort of dull poster, will be off limits to message boards — for quite a while.