I did not make this headline up
(Sorry if I missed this somewhere else)
Brian asks and Brian receives. Orson comes through and names the great Fielding H. Yost as the greatest mustache of all time (or of today, but still).
University of Michigan basketball Ohio State Football scandal or Ed Martin Ed Rife scandal was a six-year investigation of the relationship between the University of Michigan, its men's basketball teams and basketball team booster Ed Martin. Ohio State Football and Ed Rife. As a result of the investigation, the Wolverine men's basketball Ohio State football program was punished for numerous National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules violations, principally involving payments booster Martin Rife made to several players to launder money from an illegal gambling drug operation. It is one of the largest incidents involving payments to college athletes in American collegiate history. An initial investigation by the school was joined by the NCAA, Big Ten Conference, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).
The case began when the investigation of
an automobile accident during Mateen Cleaves' 1996 recruiting trip Terrelle Prior's tatoo's revealed a curious relationship between Martin Ed Rife and the Wolverine basketball program Ohio State football program dating back to the 1980s 2000. Several Michigan basketball players Ohio State football players were implicated over the next few years and by 1999 2012 some were called before a federal grand jury. Four eventual professional basketball football players— Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor, Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock—Troy Smith, James Laurinaitis, Quinn Pitcock and Chris Wells were discovered to have borrowed a total of $616,000 from Martin. Reves.
1997, 2012 coach Steve Fisher Jim Tressel was fired for his involvement in violations relating to the scandal. By the fall of 2002 2012 , it was obvious that the four players were in fact guilty of taking money from Martin, and had thus compromised their amateur status. In response, Michigan Ohio State placed the basketball football program on two years' probation. It also withdrew from postseason consideration for the 2002–03 2012-2013 season, vacated all or part of five past seasons and removed the players' names and achievements from its record book
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletics Department announced Wednesday (May 25) the football team's Oct. 29 homecoming game against Purdue University is slated for a noon EDT kickoff and will be broadcast live by ABC, ESPN/ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network.
It marks Michigan's 111th homecoming game in Ann Arbor, and it will be the seventh time U-M has hosted Purdue on homecoming. The Wolverines hold an 83-27 record in their previous 110 homecoming contests, including a 5-1 mark against the Boilermakers. Michigan owns a 42-14 record all-time against Purdue and a 23-5 advantage in Michigan Stadium (27-5 home record in Ann Arbor).
It marks the third confirmed kickoff time on U-M's football schedule. The Wolverines will host Notre Dame at 8 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10 in a contest nationally televised by ESPN in the first night game at Michigan Stadium. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the Michigan-Northwestern game in Evanston, Ill., at 6 p.m. CDT on Oct. 8.
Media Contact: Justin Dickens (734) 763-4423
So in maintaining their non-bias, the NFL adds "the Steeler rule" to the Mel Blount rule, the Hines Ward rule, the Ryan Clark rule, and the James Harrison rule.
Goodell is running amok and is fudging up the lockout situation and seriously needs to be fired. He's the worst thing to happen to the NFL in a long, long time. How many years until defenders can't touch QBs at all, and they have flags around their waists? Or until defenders are only allowed to move at half speed?
Seriously, such a joke. This is the NFL, not the Arena League.
EDIT: You can't hit the QB while he's throwing. Um, what? Combined with the "no hitting the WR until he's in the endzone" rule, how are defenders supposed to do their jobs?
Today marks one day closer to the supposed 5/31 bombshell. Thought it might be a good idea to load up on JPG/GIF/Comical Charts leading up, as well as help people kill a Wednesday. Contribute - it's your Patriotic Duty.
Here's one to start:
Tressel's Compliance Meeting With Gordon Gee, Explaining Reports of Violations:
"To be honest, we already self-imposed penalties by bringing on Mr. Boren these past couple years..."