With all the debate, discussion and basically reliving of the RR years on the board recently it is clear that Bacon's book has struck a MAJOR nerve on the board and with Michigan football fans everywhere. My question is what's next? If you could pick any sports-related topic to have John Bacon turn his investigative journalism skills to reveal/expose the REAL truth on what would it be?
My vote would be a book on the 2009-2010 Cleveland Cavaliers. That team rolled through the regular season, accumulated the best record in the NBA by far thereby securing home court throughout the playoffs and promptly crumbled after game 3 in the second round against Boston. Something clearly happened but what? Did Lebron know he was leaving for Miami and thereby tanked the final games to clear his path for exit? (Dan Gilbert version) Did Delonte West really hook up with Lebron's mom Gloria only to be found out by Lebron late one night in Boston? (Internet gossip version). Did a fight actually break out on the team plane coming home from Boston between Shaq, the head coach Mike Brown and a currently unnamed player (widely speculated to be Lebron)? What really happened because something sure did.
Bill Simmons calls this the "greatest unwritten book" in sports right now and I agree with him. I would love to know the truth of what occurred with that team but there are lots and lots of other unsolved sports mystery's.