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After the Ohio State football team won the College Football Playoff Championship, one of the rewards they received was a trip to the White House, where they were congratulated by President Barack Obama.
However, just because it was a reward does not mean the trip itself was free.
Airfare to fly the travel party to Washington, D.C. was $194,895 and two bus trips cost an additional $13,700.
Ohio State estimates they spent another $22,820 on food, although a final invoice had yet to be submitted for those expenses.
The Buckeyes excursion took place April 20.
The Bengals are hoping to sell tickets in Columbus. Hear why they feel it's worth the trip to Paul Brown Stadium.
We're getting you ready for tonight with the thoughts of several ESPN draft experts on former Buckeye D'Angelo Russell, and on the Cleveland Cavaliers!
Recently, I read an article which had a headline proclaiming this tweet to be "Trash Talk."
Been grinding so what happened on Sept. 6, 2014 don't happen again on Sept. 7, 2015. Hope y'all been in the lab bc we COMING! #AintNoHiding— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) June 11, 2015
In case English is your third or fourth language, let me translate that for you: "We're working really hard, so that we don't lose to Virginia Tech again. Hope they're also putting in the work, because we're hoping for a good game September 15th. #ReadyToFindOutWhoWorkedHarder." But it did inspire this response from Virginia Tech's Luther Maddy:
Don't know why Ohio State players think they the only ones that know how to grind. We got the same amount of time to put in work as you!— Luther Maddy (@luthermaddy_) June 12, 2015
And thus the lamest of all Twitter controversies was born. In that spirit, let us examine other instances where Buckeye Tyvis Powell dove headfirst into trash talk! Here he is trash talking grass. #MowedThatBaby
Look at that masterpiece! pic.twitter.com/Q8itLekccf— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) June 7, 2015
Here he is trash talking the 109,001st fan. #StandingRoomOnly
Is it just us, or is this a shot at a certain Christian rock band? #ThirdDay
Been real since day 1 because I ain't promised day 2.....— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) June 2, 2015
And here is Tyvis taking unnecessary pot shots at Cardale Jones!
I pray to God my son @CJ12_ don't throw that first pitch in the dirt. This a tryout bum! Lol— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) June 5, 2015
Umm...Actually, that last tweet may indeed constitute trash talk.
Still, we think Powell can up his trash-talking game. Maybe consult with Ohio State's wide receivers' coach, Tyvis?
And you'll find an archive of Hat Tips here!
Around the same time that Urban Meyer was providing an update on his quarterback, Braxton Miller was busy providing an update of his own...a slightly less newsworthy one.
Anyway, here's what Miller says he is up to.
I am told the device he is riding is called an "airboard," which seems kind of like a lazy skateboarder's dream.
CORRECTION: I'm *now* told Braxton is actually aboard a "PhunkeeDuck." Thanks, Brandon Johnson!
CORRECTION TO THE CORRECTION: Eleven Warriors thinks it's an IO Hawk. Braxton himself wasn't sure. He says the device belongs to a friend. The NERF gun, on the other hand? He says that belongs to his son.