Monday, May 30, 2011
I wonder what the editorial cartoonist at the Cleveland Plain Dealer will be drawing for tomorrow morning's edition in light of the "VEST'S" forced resignation in Columbus?
So, was it the crime or was it the cover up that led to Jim Tressel's problems at Ohio State? It should be both - the question now is how tough will BANK NCAA be on the folks in Ohio?
Will Notre Dame alum and Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith survive?
It is going to make for great internet fodder these next few months!
LINK: COLUMBUS DISPATCH COVERAGE
Posted by Jim Small at 11:05 AM
You would have thought on Memorial Day Weekend in America that race cars sponsored by the NATIONAL GUARD would have fared better than they did yesterday! Now I know this isn't a Notre Dame story, but on MEMORIAL DAY it's a story I couldn't pass up...
In an eight-hour period Sunday -- at the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 -- cars sponsored by the National Guard were comfortably in the lead at both tracks with less than a 1/4 lap remaining in each race. Big leads turned into BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!
At Indianapolis Motor Speedway, rookie driver JR Hildebrand was leading the race on the last lap, all he had to do was finish the final turn and cross the finish line for victory. HIS NATIONAL GUARD CAR HIT THE WALL! See the link below to the video of the end of this race.
And, at Charlotte Motor Speedway last night Dale Earnhardt JR was leading the race on the last lap, all he had to do was finish the final turn and cross the finish line for victory. HIS NATIONAL GUARD CARE RAN OUT OF GAS! See the link below to the video of the end of this race.
Think about it -- both NATIONAL GUARD cars had big leads going into the final turn at both race tracks -- both drivers had JR in their names -- and both cars didn't win on Memorial Day Weekend. Coincidence?
LINK: LAST LAP OF INDIANAPOLIS 500
LINK: JR HILDEBRAND INTERVIEW
LINK: LAST LAP OF COCA-COLA 600
LINK: DALE EARNHARDT JR INTERVIEW
Posted by Jim Small at 9:10 AM