Mike Martin is apparently doing a series of webisodes of his senior year at Michigan. This appears to be the first of many:
If the youtube embed doesn't work:
Funny Onion style article about ESPN's coverage on the Ohio State scandal.
Some of the highlights:
ESPN has made steady strides over the years to increase their coverage of the misdeeds at Ohio State. They started with Trev Alberts and Mark May belittling Ohio State and getting the intended ratings spike. Soon, others saw the possibility to advance their careers by jumping on the anti-Buckeye bandwagon. Alberts and May were joined by Jim Rome, Colin Cowherd and former Ohio State player, MVP and Captain, Kirk Herbstreit. “With Kirk joining the chorus, we struck gold”
The channel will begin broadcasting on Thursday, August 11 at noon with a four-hour special called, “Ohio State – Inside the Fourth Reich” which will chronicle the institutionalized corruption at Ohio State that dates back to Francis Schmidt and Paul Brown. This program will be re-aired throughout the day as a lead-up to Ohio State’s August 12th hearing in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions where it is expected that Ohio State will receive a 5 year bowl ban, 3 year television ban and a reduction of 12 scholarships per year for 5 years. Ohio State is not expected to appeal the penalties.
I've been on Bucknuts and Espn a lot in the past day or so, and overwhelmingly, tsio fans pretty much deny any wrongdoing and still stand behind Tressel 100%. I remember back when it was us against the Freep in 2009/2010. I don't recall us being so stalwart in our defense of our program. We thought the response to the actual charges was overblown (practice time? really??), but did we have our heads as deep in the sand as the buckeye fans?
We also felt the Freep was on a witch hunt, just like they think ESPN is out to topple their program. Thoughts on ESPN? Is tsio being persecuted, like they think they are?
No gut feelings or anything definite, but just listened to Sam say (in answer to a question) that he thought there was an excellent chance that we would have one wideout committed before the ND game. Blending that with the news that Darboh wants to take his official for the Western game brings a bit more certainty to the speculation that he may commit on that visit. Payton is coming for ND and no definite word on when Madaris will return to campus so the signs point to Darboh. Has anyone been able to find any highlight videos for him?
I'm out of the country and just checked espn-they're saying the bucknuts received a second letter re: possible violations. There may still be justice in the world.