Yesterday, I saw a tweet by a Buckette who responded to a comment on one of my tweets by saying this:
Tressel became the fall guy. The Board figured that if Tressel resigned, the penalty against OSU w/b lessen from NCAA
Yes, Tressel became the fall guy for - wait for it - Tressel! He has no one to blame for this mess but himself.
But my favorite defense of Tressel was the one I saw over the weekend. I was on Amazon looking up one of The Vest's books for a post idea and stumbled across this review posted after Tressel resigned:
Jim Tressel is a Man of Integrity. People of Integrity expect to be believed and when they are not, they let time prove them right. Even Jesus had players who betrayed Him. (emphasis MZone)
Apparently this insightful reviewer is referring to Judas, who played middle inside linebacker for Jesus's stacked 32 AD team. As most of you know, Judas thought he was good enough to start but he turned out to be the 12th man on the Apostles that season. And unfortunately for Judas, back in those days everybody played both ways (ironically, this also made Judas the first documented case of oversigning).
But I kid. I really do. Because I think it's perfectly legit to compare the situation of a lying college football coach to, you know, THE LORD. And anybody who disagrees with me is acting like Hitler.
So the question isn't 'Why would you compare Tressel's situation to that of Jesus?' but rather 'Why wouldn't you?'
|Sermon on the Porch: Jim Tressel addresses his flock after they show up at his house|
ED. NOTE: Some will say I've crossed a line in the religious sand with this post. And maybe I have. I admit it's pretty risky to use The Almighty in a comedic post about college football. Especially when we all know the only respectful way to bring up the Lord's name is when equating His divine story to that of a disgraced former college football coach in an Amazon review.
|The Life of Tressel: OSU fans always look on the bright side|
To help with the pic above (and have something to hum along to), click here