I’m a Big Ten guy who didn’t go to Ohio State, which means I hate Ohio State. (Transparency, y’know?) But let me come right out and say this: Ohio State is getting robbed.
The Ohio State University is 11-0, ranked No. 4 in the country and would as of this writing be third in the BCS behind Notre Dame and Alabama in the BCS rankings (per a Bleacher Report analysis.) But the Buckeyes are absent from the BCS polls because the NCAA likes to pretend it has integrity.
The NCAA banned Ohio State from postseason play this season because five players admitted to receiving freebies and discounts in exchange for memorabilia, and it turned out the Ohio State coach knew about it.
I grew up in Chicago. When Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was accused of putting a vacant Senate up for sale to the highest bidder, much of his defense could be reduced to, “Um, this is Illinois. Everyone knows that’s how we do things here.”
Rod was right….
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