1. Did Jim Tressel make the right decision of stepping down as head coach?
Today, Jim Tressel officially resigned as head coach with the Buckeye nation continuing to draw heat for players receiving improper benefits during his tenure. It was earlier this week when former Ohio State receiver Ray Small told the school newspaper that he (and many of his teammates) sold Big Ten Championship rings and other school memorabilia for cash. Many players also received “special” deals on cars. Jim Tressel knew about this but failed to neither act nor inform NCAA officials. He later lied to the NCAA about his knowledge regarding this matter and that has brought him all sorts of heat. Tressel received an email that disclosed information about his players selling items for cash, but he decided to turn his head.
I believe Tressel made the right decision. He had no choice but to step down. Lying to the NCAA is never excusable as a coach. We saw what happened to Bruce Pearl in Tennessee. I even think Tressel knew this was going on long before Pryor getting caught. Why would he lie to the NCAA if he wasn’t doing anything wrong? It’s good to see some setbacks in the Ohio State football program since Michigan sell off like no other. Perhaps Big Blue might win a game for a chance? As for Tressel, he has a very impressive football resume (106-22 in ten seasons at OSU) and should have no problems finding a job in the new future.
Who will become the new Buckeye head coach to open the 2011 season?
2. Should baseball do more to protect its catchers?
There have been talks and speculations that the MLB needs to think about protecting its catchers and base runners after witnessing Buster Posey’s season-ending injury. Posey ended up fracturing his tibia and tearing ligaments in his ankle in a collision at home plate with Florida’s Scott Cousins. Now the face of the Giants’ franchise is lost for the year.
Changing the rules to protect the catchers? Are you serious? I think this whole idea is a complete JOKE. This injury is nothing more than a freak accident, yet people are looking into more than it should be. The NFL is about to become a flag-football league, so let’s not mess up the MLB too. IMO, none of this talk would have even stirred if it were anyone else instead of Buster Posey. Collisions at the plate are part of the game and shouldn’t be tampered with. Right?
3. Would you consider him ballsy or just a retard?
Who am I talking about? The one and only; Jason Terry. Reports and images have surfaced of Terry’s newest tattoo that he had done back in Oct. Apparently, Terry guaranteed to win the NBA Finals before the season began and proceeded to even get a tattoo of the Larry O’Brien trophy on his right bicep. Don’t believe me? Check it out.
Personally, I think Jason Terry is an idiot. He is nothing more than a poster boy for the Dallas Mavericks, symbolizing their underachievement. I hate all of his little childish, stupid antics on the court. The fact that he got a tattoo of the championship trophy before the season began doesn’t surprise me one bit. I really hope Dwayne Wade makes you his poster-child Jason Terry.
Heat 4-2 Mavs
4. Is there a dynasty brewing in Barcelona?
Barcelona became the kings of Europe for the second time in three years as they outclassed Manchester United to a 3-1 win. With already classified as the champs of Spain and Europe, can we consider this Barcelona squad one of the best clubs of all-time?
After seeing Barca pick-apart my favorite team, I am convinced that Messi and Co. are one of the best starting XII’s to ever see the pitch. The fashion in which Barcelona plays is nearly impossible to beat. Barcelona’s midfield has been simply unstoppable for the past three seasons. Sir Alex Ferguson said it in the simplest of words, “In my time as a manager I would say yes, this is the best team I’ve faced.” This is coming from one of the bests, if not the best, soccer manager in the world.
5. Did Dan Wheldon win the Indy 500? Or did J.R. Hildebrand lose it?
J.R. Hildebrand had the win in his sights, but he crashed on the final turn, making way for Dan Wheldon to steal the victory.
I’ll admit I’m not a huge Indy/Nascar fan. Hell, I’m not a fan at all. But, with this being the 100th anniversary of the running of the first 500, all eyes were on Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With Hildebrand choking the race away, what do you think Wheldon’s response would be if one would ask if Hildebrand lost the race, instead of Wheldon winning it? I have a feeling this dude got lucky and he will never hear his name again.
This could be the biggest choke-job in Indy history. Remarkable finish regardless.