I am not going to link to Joey's blogpost at the So Cal Sports Hub continuing our policy of not linking to poorly written and researched articles or posts. Yet, I think this is worth noting because we are going to see a lot of nonsense like this nex week. Apparently Joey tried to write a clever blogpost entitled "So Cal Turkeys of the Year" and came up with this (emphasis added):
Before the 2008 college football teed off on August 30th, new UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel printed an add in the Los Angeles Times claiming that “The football monopoly in Los Angeles is now over.” Despite the bold claim, UCLA has struggled mightaly in its first season under Neuheisel, while the Trojans of USC are currently ranked in the top five yet again. The Bruins currently hold a 4-6 record and have yet to defeat a team with a winning record. On the other hand, Pete Carroll’s bunch is 9-1 and are expected to play in a seventh consecutive BCS bowl this January. By all accounts, the monopoly is alive and well in the City of Angels.
Nice try Joey. Here is the problem. CRN didn't print that "add."
If he did some basis research, he would have found out that ad was run by UCLA's marketing department.
CRN had nothing to do with that ad except for the fact that his picture was used that ad without him having knowledge about it after it came out.
I hate to use a word like "smear" but I am not what else to call this. Then again, if he keeps this up ... it will probably get him a gig as a columnist in the Trojan Times.
Anyway, if Joey makes a correction and issues an apology to CRN, I'd be happy to update this post.