"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
I know there was already a thread about Jeremiah Masoli walking on at Ole Miss after being dismissed from Oregon. This isn't about breaking that news.
What this is about, is the aftermath. We all predicted that Ole Miss would take a hit for accepting him, even if they don't have the highest standards anyway. But that's not what I see. I was just watching College Football Live, and they all took the position that Ole Miss was doing a service to the rest of the players (if Masoli could help them win) and that it wasn't a big deal as long as they have a zero-tolerance policy (unlikely).
I'm not really sure if this reaction is widespread, but my question is: "What?" Didn't we get a ton of bad press over recruiting a guy that had possible run-ins with the law (read: no actual run-ins) and another that had academic issues? Keep in mind, these kids were recruits. What that means is, they didn't even get their chance yet. This guy has had multiple chances, was recruited despite high school expulsion, and was dismissed for 2nd degree burglary AND a later charge of marijuana possession.
Now I don't care that much about Ole Miss and I already know the SEC is a little shady to begin with. But the prediction was that they would take a big PR hit, and it turns out everyone is supporting their move, and predicting Masoli to start! Why is there this huge double standard?
I fear I already know the answer, and I assure you I've prepped my tinfoil hat.
I want the contents this guys medicine cabinet!
Or just his wife...
Yesterday afternoon, I was boredf watching the 1997 M v. ND game (Oh, how I miss a dominating defense) on BTN. The game was being announced by Keith Jackson and Bob Griese.
I found myself being reminded of why Keith Jackson was my favorite announcer of all-time and how much I miss his call on a Saturday afternoon. The way he told the story that was happening on the field, the quirky things he would say, and just the fond memories I have of him announcing Michigan games really stand out for me.
So, I wanted to know from the MgoBlog community, who are your favorite sport announcers/broadcaster of all time?
USC's 13 year-old recruit's school is in hot water. When it rains, it pours.
I don't know about this approach.
I never liked watching other kids get beatup on the playground just because of their ridiculous duds, so for that reason I'll probably be cheering for the Seminoles in this game.
I'm sure that most of us who have been out of college for a little while have some amount of money saved for retirement--or you're blowing it on hard drugs. Seriously though, anyone with stock in Fed Ex may want to reconsider.
I'm all for random super rich dudes blowing their cash, but this article is talking about using 10 million a year from Fed Ex to sponsor Memphis's inclusion in a BCS AQ conference. I'd be beyond livid if I were a shareholder. It's one thing to pay for a company name on the Orange Bowl, but I don't know that any team is worth 10 million a year to a company that doesn't make sporting goods. To contrast, Michigan signed their Adidas contract for about 7.5 million.