Posts Tagged ‘football’

It was Memorial Day around the rest of the country but it likely seemed like Doomsday in central Ohio. The news that beloved, but beleaguered Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was quitting under fire, hit Columbus and the sports world like the worst kind of natural disaster. If in fact any of the allegations against players and the apparent “cover up” by coach Tressel are true, then what this case really exposes is the need for players and dozens, if not hundreds of fans and supporters, to play misguided roles in athletic glory.

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I’m a midwestern guy. A Big Ten guy. But right now I’m feeling a little embarrassed. Something is terribly wrong with Big Ten football.
The Big Ten took an absolute beating on New Year’s Day. The Big Ten lost all five games. Losing bowl games is becoming something of a holiday habit for this once powerful league. It has been years since the Big Ten looked strong in the bowls.

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