First off, a happy Memorial Day to you all, and a thank you to those in our armed forces past and present.
|A Michigan fan's reaction to Tressel "resigning"|
I'm not going to sit here and say that the violations of the players are that bad (granted there are ties to an alleged drug trafficker though). It's not like they are taking money from bookies or being accused of sexual assault at recruiting parties. Heck, even at OSU what Tressel did pales in comparison to the patriarch of OSU coaching, Woody Hayes, punching another player during a game. And that makes the fact Tressel is now gone even more laughable. If he lies about small time stuff like tattoos and memorabilia money, you have to wonder how large his biggest skeletons in the closet are (perhaps we'll see more with SI's cover story this week).
I'm sick of hearing about how Tressel just made an honest mistake. If you or me are under review at our job, lie and then are caught in it, chances are we get canned. Tressel lied like ten times (yes I'm exaggerating...but probably only a little) and finally just got forced out. Boo frickin hoo.
Who replaces the Vest? Lot of big names flying around. I don't buy Urban Meyer. He spent too much time destroying Big 10 schools at Florida to go to one now. In fact, I don't buy a big name coach getting this job just yet. Any other year OSU is a primetime job, but you get the feeling Tressel is getting out before the other shoe drops. If the NCAA comes down hard on OSU (say a two year bowl ban ala USC and Reggie Bush), then how attractive is the job?
|3.8 million reasons and yet he still won't smile|
|Since writing this Campana stole another base|
I had been off since Friday to attend the wedding of my cousin Ruth in Tulsa. A thanks to the boss man Murphy for reworking my schedule to help me get down there. Sounds simple but I've known a few bosses who weren't as accommodating. I saw virtually my entire family for the first time in ten years since my grandfather passed away. Obviously a much better reason to gather this time around.
|Mazel Tov to my cousin Ruthey|
|Really dad, 7 CAR LENGTHS!?!?!?!?!?|
I can (unfortunately) deny that I didn't have any "Wedding Crashers" moments with any pretty bridesmaids. As for reports that I was seen dancing on the floor, possibly after a few adult refreshments, no comment.