maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
One more time-props to MGoBlog
prob meant mods found it unnecessary and removed
cuz u live on a bridge & cuz the wolf ate a pig in some ginger's house... kid from penn state
A word on Tressel-gate and the Michigan reaction.
We can gloat on in so far as we have thinking it, hearing it, and smelling it for several years--all the way back to Maurice Clarett--that Tressel's OSU program was corrupt. The fact that the entire state seemed to be complicit in the corruption, particularly the University and its fanbase, which built a wall around it all and heartily defended it from all intruders, makes it all the more satisfying that the castle has been taken and the monarch dethroned. Let's face it, we hate their maniacal, beer-bottle-throwing fans, the "10,000 students and 80,000 truck drivers" as Ufer once described them. And we relish that their illusion that their pure, saintly coach, and his legions of Buckeyes have been stripped of whatever fantasy they enjoyed of being some National Power--which, outside of Ohio, doesn't every basically hate Ohio State? Ohio State football is the biggest thing in Ohio, and the bigger it is to them, the more annoying and tedious it is to everyone else. In this context the whole thing is very hilarious.
What we can't gloat about, nor turn a blind eye to, is the plain fact that OSU has been kicking the shit out of us for a decade. Regardless of how they got the players, and kept them on the field, they did a pretty nice job of coaching them, and they've little golden panties all over town (and on ebay) to prove it. My only regret in Tressel's demise is that Brady Hoke did not have a chance to reinstate the Michigan dominance that would have defeated them straight up on the field, which is all that really counts.
They fucked up, they got caught. Take whatever joy in it that you wish, but it is hollow until Michigan is great on the field again and is winning The Game more times than not. All the rest of this is just proof of a foregone conclusion.
MGoBlog has been very informative and informational today. Good discussions since the news broke.
Some days in the offseason can be unbearable, but you're right, today's been fun. Of course there's been plenty of happenings that would be pleasing to us but still...
It has been great! But, I'd have to say (unfortunately) that the Columbus Dispatch's website is probably the best place to be over the past 24 hours -- you have to hand it to them, they've broken A LOT of Tressel stories this summer (including the resignation).
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Picture from the DetNews article about people still behind Tressel, yeah............ th
Ohio State students Matt Parker, left, and Curt Stine hang a sign on their porch near campus in support of Jim Tressel. (Terry Gilliam / Associated Press.)
Big props to mgoblog. I've been out for a convention and couldn't really get any news but mgoblog kept me updated. I'm addicted to this site. I check here before espn or anything else
This post would make a lot more sense if Brian had actually been at work today. Personally I'd feel a lot more beveled-guilt-ridden if our resident journalist hadn't stuck with his plans to take the day off while what is almost sure to be the biggest event in the biggest story covered on this blog over the summer months broke. Misopogon, better late than never, did a decent-enough job stepping in, but otherwise this site was a message board today and nothing else.
Oh noes! We're a message boardz today! Whatever will we do!?