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Great piece here- “I made the point that anything that could be done to preserve the integrity of this year’s game, we would greatly appreciate it,” Hoolahan said. “That appeal did not fall on deaf ears, and I’m extremely excited about it, that the Buckeyes are coming in at full strength.” Did you catch that? The “integrity” of the game has been upheld by allowing five players who sold their championship rings and other memorabilia in violation of NCAA rules to participate?” [Hooley/FSO]
I’m confused. The Browns are severely lacking in talent…but should have more pro-bowlers?- “Winning teams are always going to have more players, which makes sense, and you’ll always have players like Ed Reed or Ray Lewis making it on reputation, but it seems as if the Browns should have received a little more love on the offensive side.” [Red Right 88]
How the NCAA violations will affect the Sugar Bowl- “There are two ways to view this situation. The scandal can either hurt the Buckeyes in the bowl game by remaining a distraction, or it can serve to unite the team closer together in pursuit of ending 0-9. Nobody knows for sure how this will play out, not even the team, as the Buckeyes take the field for their final practices in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center before heading down to the Big Easy this week. It’s time to take a look at both sides of the situation, and come to a verdict of what will happen on January 4 in regards to “The Tatgate Effect”. [Eleven Warriors]
ESPN anchor steals a piece from a piece from a journalist, gets caught. [Orange County Register]