Yahoo! Sports is now my new favorite source for sports online (whereas ESPN and LA Times, I don't even bother to glance at anymore - look all over BN to see some reasons why).
While the rest of the national media was having frenzied spasms over Southern Cal's 04-06 pseudo-professional team, Yahoo! Sports was the only large news source that saw past all of $$c's hype and maintained accountability on the program. Now the machinations of the Bushgate scandal are becoming exposed to a point where the MSM and the rest of the nation can no longer look the other way.
Yahoo!'s investigation also mentions that the responsibility of Bushgate may not lie solely on Bush, but also with the university. The permittance of known sports agents to mix and mingle with the athletes on the field and in the locker rooms places liability on the "university" itself for lack of institutional control.
I know that BN has been following this story for awhile, and we have been demanding accountability throughout, while being accused of sounding like embittered, irrational whiners who focus more on hating $uc than Bruins athletics. On the contrary, Southern Cal is not the center of the BN universe, and now that the trojan beans are being spilled all over the place, BN's demands for accountability is proving to not just be baseless vitriol after all. There will be some major fallout at USC in the days to come.
Let there be light.
- Sorry admins if I have improperly represented BN's viewpoints in any way- please edit or delete this diary at your discretion.