Thank goodness Tressel quit. Otherwise, we’d have to talk about the NBA finals, LB James and a seven foot shooting guard. Instead, we can discuss how cheating cheaters cheat.
One article, the SI piece which ended up getting Tressel…um, resigned…printed out this little blurb. It’s disgusting:
According to his fellow assistant, Tressel rigged the raffle so that the elite prospects won — a potential violation of NCAA rules. Says the former colleague… “In the morning he would read the Bible with another coach. Then, in the afternoon, he would go out and cheat kids who had probably saved up money from mowing lawns to buy those raffle tickets. That’s Jim Tressel.”
Cheating cheaters cheat. Jim Tressel deserved…resigning. The fun times thing is, Ohio State homers are so myopic about their team, they still cheerlead for Tressel. Sad but true. I heard where Kirk Herbstreit actually said Tressel’s resignation was inevitable, but (words to the effect) Tressel was still a decent individual. ESPN is the national home of Ohio State homerism, even though they seem to bring the torches to the march later on.
I don’t blame OSU homers for their blatant homerism. There’s nothing good happening in Ohio anyway. It’s ok for cheating cheaters to cheat as long as they win.