He's A Miserable, Bloodthirsty Jerk, But He's OUR Miserable Bloodthirsty Jerk. TROLL TIDE!
When Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany meets reporters Tuesday at the league's spring meetings in Chicago, he won't be wearing a houndstooth hat and singing "Sweet Home Alabama."
Delany likely will, however, point out that he didn't target the Alabama Crimson Tide with his now infamous "that team" remark in discussing scenarios for college football's future postseason structure. In case you missed it, Delany last week told the Associated Press that the postseason format shouldn't include teams that failed to win their division.
"I don't have a lot of regard for that team. I certainly wouldn’t have as much regard for that team as I would for someone who played nine conference games in a tough conference and played a couple out-of-conference games on the road against really good opponents. If a poll doesn't honor those teams and they're conference champions, I do."
Reached for comment, the SEC replied "PAWWWWWWWWWL."
Words From A Penn State Olympian. Kayla Harrison, a favorite for a judo gold medal in London this summer, has little sympathy for Joe Paterno, considering her own traumatic background:
Kayla Harrison remembers watching on television last fall as Penn State students rioted after the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno, the rage slowly building inside of her.
"Who cares if he loses his job," she thought to herself. "That's not what this is about."
The former world judo champion had revealed last fall that she was subjected to years of sexual abuse by a former coach, not unlike the allegations that have been leveled against former Paterno assistant Jerry Sandusky -- the heart of a scandal that has engulfed Happy Valley.
"I was having discussions, even with some of my friends, and they were like, `It's not JoePa's fault. Why is the media on them?" Harrison said Sunday. "I was looking at them, and I was thinking to myself, `How can you be saying that when there's such a bigger picture?"
"This is about multiple people having their lives changed forever," Harrison said. "I got in arguments about it. I got in fights about it. And seeing kids riot, my age, thinking that's OK -- I just felt they didn't deserve a college education. I just thought, `What is wrong with you?"
Do Work ____. Penn State's coaching staff is taking advantage of the spring evaluation period by hitting the recruiting trail -- and I mean, really hitting it. This is the uphill battle of uphill battles, but PSU desperately needs this guy:
CB Vernon Hargreaves hosted defensive coordinator Ted Hixon last week, as well. It’s difficult to gauge Vernon’s interest in Penn State but Penn State’s interest in the top corner in the country is HIGH. Vernon has around 40 offers right now and expressed his excitement over his latest offer, Oregon, on Twitter. The good news there is that distance obviously isn’t a factor for Hargreaves. The bad news is that he has not showed that kind of excitement in regards to Penn State. If PSU can get Vernon on campus this fall, they may have a shot but right now they appear to be fighting an uphill battle.
YES! YES! YES! The USFL is coming back? Now I just need the return of Voltron, and my 1980's childhood will be fully intact. Is Chuck Fusina still available to quarterback my favorite team?
Also Receiving Votes. With the constant reshuffling of conference, we hear a lot about TV rights. Here's a little explanation about "third tier" rights. Purdue: still exists! Litigious Pitt sadface. BOB's big play potential.