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The University of Miami football program could be in BIG trouble. The Yahoo! investigative report from Charles Robinson contains allegations that make Ohio State, USC, and even SMU look well-behaved by comparison. It’s got it all: prostitutes, parties, cash payments, player bounties, jewelry, tickets, clothes, even an abortion.
ESPN’s Blueprint for Change or reform or whatever it’s called might be well intended, but give me a break. Nick Saban and Bob Stoops sitting around talking about their grave concerns that others are trying to exploit and profit from student-athletes. This from two guys making $5 million a year coaching amateur athletics with the full knowledge most of the players they’re recruiting are not coming to school for the free education.
Sports Illustrated puts Alabama #1 and Oklahoma #2, reversing the coaches poll. SI makes more sense. The SEC wins the national championship annually these days.
Stat of the day from Coaches By The Numbers: Since 2001, Bob Stoops has more “Major Upset Losses” (defined at 20+ point favorite) than any other active FBS head coach with four. What happened to Big Game Bob?
Jim Thome never seemed like a first ballot hall-of-famer to me, but he is. 600 homers is no joke.
I’m not sure if Mike Hohensee can coach the Barnstormers back to the playoffs, but I do know he’s going to entertain us with his passion. The guy would hold two-a-days tomorrow if he could.
The Iowa Corn Growers will unveil the new Cy-Hawk trophy at the state fair Friday morning. I’m told it’s made of pewter and will honor Iowa farming.
NFL Network’s Paul Burmeister hinted on our radio show Tuesday that Mediacom will soon add the NFL Network. I hope so. It will definitely save Mediacom some cancellations. Satellite providers won’t like the news as much.
Chris from Green Bay demands an apology from Paul because Paul didn’t pick the Packers to win the Super Bowl. Here’s a recent picture of Chris. I’m scared of how he got this ring.