Ohio State President Gordon Gee Makes Offensive Polish Slurs

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THE Ohio State University? President Gordon Gee has once again made himself look like THE idiot of the Big Ten. The Penn State abomination has greatly overshadowed the scandal surrounding Gee’s Buckeyes program. The Prez really should have been the next one to step down/get fired after Jim Tressel, but here is with a job still; comparing that job to overseeing the “Polish army.”

From Ology

During a question and answer session, Gee expounded on the confusion of coordinating 18 different University divisions:

“When we had these 18 colleges all kind of floating around, they were kind of like PT Boats, they were shooting each other,” Gee said. “It was kind of like the Polish army or something. I have no idea what it was.”

Gee is an idiot, we all know that. But to compare his particular brand of idiocy to the fine Polish people, inventors of the pierogi, is really offensive to Polish.

This isn’t the first time that Gee has said stupid things. Which would be expected of a loafish frat boy from THE Ohio State University. But you’d hope for a little better from the overseer one of the nation’s richest athletic departments largest research Universities.

Gee tripped over his words when he was pressed on the Polish slur, awkwardly backtracking over what he said.

“Now if you’re going to say I was saying something bad about Poland, I’m not,” he explained. “I could have used some other term, I guess, then.” He did not apologize.

This isn’t the first time Gordon Gee has put his foot in his mouth. He insulted Boise State, TCU and other mid-majors in college football by calling them the “little sisters of the poor.”

“I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it’s like murderer’s row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day.” (ESPN)

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  1. William H. Szych says:

    As a member of the Facebook Group “The Way Back — Unknown Stories of WWII Poland” and a Polish American, I am deeply outrages by Mr. Gee’s remarks. I would expect such a slur from an ignorant man, but not from a major university president. And, I didn’t like the reference to “fine Polish people, inventors of the pierogi…” comment either as if the Polish people did not have any better contributions to civilization. How about the fact they literally saved Christian Western Europe from the Ottoman Islamic Empire in 1683 at the Battle of Vienna? How about their having the oldest constitution in Europe, second in age to only the US constitution? How about all the Polish patriots like Generals Pulaski and Kosciuszko during our War of Independence? How about the fact that a Polish American was the leading fighter ace during WWII in Europe (Gabreski) or that Matt Urban is considered the most decorated soldier in WWII (yes, more combat related medals than Audie Murphy). How about Chopin, Copernicus, Madame Curie, the Polish cryptologists during WWII? How about Solidarity and the most popular Pope in modern history? This maginificent country which has been around for 1,000 years rates far better than Polish jokes being told about it. For all you Polish Americans who read this, join our Facebook group and learn some of the more recent history of Poland you’ve never learned in school. Sincerely, William H. Szych, Lt Col, USAF Retired

  2. paulmbanks says:

    I’m honored Lt. Col,

    to have you commenting here. I could not agree more with the sentiments you expressed above. Gordon Gee is a horse’s ass who was just as dismissive and condescending in his “apology” as he was in his initial comment.

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