How many hot takes could you come up with surrounding Jarmal Reid’s trip? I chose not to because I ain’t trippin’. Of course no one condones this behavior. Of course it was a regrettable action. Oregon State has taken action, disciplined the kid 4 games and the conference – who didn’t even have to dip Reid into the holy suspensions waters – approved of the action. Kudos. In completely unrelated news, four Pac-12 commits will be included in this year’s McDonald’s All-American game. Burgers.
Anyhow, this week had the feel of normalization. There was a blowout (2 actually) and zero overtimes. It didn’t feel as CrAzY as previous weeks ‘felt’ and especially as the rest of the nation (most notably the top-25) was ravaged. Duke lost its third consecutive game as a ranked team to an unranked opponent for the first time since the ’60s and I love it! USC is ranked which is completely unrelated to Duke’s lack of success.
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- Colorado Now Selling Beer at Folsom Field – And it’s not because t he football team sucks (they kinda do). Rick George (AD) wrote a letter to everyone and announced this change which is unique within NCAA rules. At first glance/thought, it seems like a joke. They’re selling booze at the biggest party school’s bad football games. But read this about West Virginia’s experience with in-stadium booze. To summarize, crime dropped and revenue rose. Those are good things. Bravo Buffs.
- F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on September 11 – This one just speaks for itself.
- Maize Malaise: Michigan Mulls Another Year of Mediocrity Under Brady Hoke – If you hadn’t guessed, I’m a RichRod guy and so – I dunno – maybe a part of me shares in his schadenfreude. You might also know that my mom’s entire side of the family is from Columbus. I have a lot going on in this one.