Computer problems kept this blog from being published before now. The good news is a new computer’s on the way. The bad news is that I’m going to have to get used to it, not an easy task for someone who’s not exactly from this century. Your patience is appreciated.
It’s the perfect time to pile on the (or is it “The”) Ohio State football team as more and more information is being discovered that tarnishes one of the NCAA’s heretofore thought model programs. Apparently Jim Tressel isn’t the professorial type guy the media made him out to be. Or else he made a mistake and by not owning up to it, the entire situation snowballed out of control. Either way, his detractors have been having a field day. But when one of the “whistle blowers” turns out to be a former highly recruited player, one has to pause and take into the account of exactly why that player decided to “cleanse his soul.”
Roy Small, who was a wide receiver at OSU between the years 2006-09, entered Ohio State as another potential NFL player from the Buckeye football factory. But he turned into just another disgruntled teenager who admitted to academic laziness and was enabled by his father who, together with his talented, but underachieving son went on a tirade against Tressel, accusing the coach of purposely ruining the youngster’s career.
The biggest issue here ought to be the fact that Small waited until Buckeye Nation was vulnerable to come forth with his accusations (selling Big Ten championship rings and taking advantage of special car deals offered because of his status as a football at OSU), saying every player at Ohio State acted like he did. Our current society, with its any dirt is worthy of print, encourages lowlifes like Small (perfect name) to grab their fifteen minutes of fame.
When all the smoke clears, one factor still remains: Roy Small could have been a big-time talent, known for being a professional wide receiver. Instead, he’s just another stoolie, the timing of his admissions shedding more light on his lack of character than anything that ever went on at Ohio State. In other words, he’s living proof that:
“There are more horses asses in the world than there are horses.”