The dealing with of the Michigan sign-stealing scandal has been a debacle from the beginning, and it culminated Friday with the Big Ten suspending coach Jim Harbaugh for the final three games. U-M filed a short lived restraining order in opposition to its personal convention that it hopes may be expedited earlier than kickoff at midday EST. Two of these contests Harbaugh is slated to overlook are the Wolverines’ solely in opposition to prime 10 groups within the common season so it’s no shock that one last-second heave was met with one other.
You already know an investigation was botched when it makes Roger Goodell appear like a seasoned choose. The bulletin board materials, for a staff that began the season with out its head coach for 4 video games, was readily acknowledged with members of the Wolverines tweeting “Wager” after the ruling was handed out.
So far as infractions are involved, I’ve by no means seen one meted out midseason. Large Ten commissioner Tony Petitti’s resolution to go forward with a punishment that was so clearly going to be challenged felt like one thing Donald Trump would just do to flex his authority/be a dick.
The tip of this faculty soccer season now revolves round Ann Arbor, or wherever the Wolverines are enjoying, which right this moment is Completely happy Valley. Prayers up for James Franklin and the Nittany Lion offense.
The one factor that may’t be missed is the unintentional comedy the Harbaugh ban has sparked. Nobody is louder than a slighted school soccer fan base, together with Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson. The place you stand on the problem’s morality will depend on how you’re feeling about Michigan (or the NCAA).
Alternative, or everlasting embarrassment, awaits Franklin and Ryan Day. Think about the backlash in the event that they misplaced to a Harbaugh-less Michigan staff? Really, don’t think about that; it’s dangerous karma if that’s the end result you’re rooting for.
That is additional proof that of all of the establishments with out management, the NCAA is 1A. Petitti confirmed as much as the crime scene and large boyed the game’s “governing physique” like brokers Johnson and Johnson did Paul Gleason exterior Nakatomi Tower. There’s a motive B1G colleges went to their commissioner, and never the NCAA.
What I’ve realized from residing in “Large Ten nation” the previous two years is Michigan hates Ohio State, Ohio State hates Michigan, and the remainder of the convention hates them each. Wait, wait, wait … did Petitti galaxy mind this complete scenario?
It’s higher to ingratiate your self to the opposite 35 Large Ten groups, together with one of many energy brokers. So Petitti, realizing that his ruling could be thrown out virtually instantly, levied it anyway in hopes that Michigan followers would forgive him, or a minimum of deem him a innocent buffoon, and transfer on.
Yeah, I don’t consider it both, however studying my stream of consciousness in actual time is enjoyable, proper? The one correct assertion within the final paragraph was Petitti is a innocent buffoon.
We’ll see how Michigan responds — on the sphere. I’m not good sufficient to know the place this goes within the courts.
Cease me in case you’ve heard this earlier than (or proceed in case you wish to chuckle at James Harden)
The Los Angeles Clippers have three Los Angeles natives, and a man from Palmdale. Between them, they’ve two MVPs, two finals MVPs, and two NBA titles. Granted one participant is accountable for two-thirds of these accolades, it doesn’t make the Clippers much less tragic.
After a 22-point loss in opposition to the Dallas Mavericks in a much-ballyhooed in-season event recreation, the Clips at the moment are 0-3 when new addition James Harden performs, and 3-5 general. It’s early, but when we will’t chuckle on the Clippers, what’s the purpose of the Clippers?
Lots of, if not all of, the marquee gamers really feel redundant. The identical goes for the B-squad guards. Not one of the bigs area the ground aside from 38-year-old P.J. Tucker. The upside is that they have 74 extra video games to reprogram all the pieces about the best way they method the sport.