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UPDATED: The Silence is Deafening

Bumped. Here we are on a Sunday morning. Still no word/commentary from the Trojan Times on the biggest story in college athletics this week. Too busy concern trolling about Phil Jakcson apparently. Meanwhile, we have heard nothing official from Tim Floyd either. GO BRUINS. -N

Apparently no one at Inheritance Hall looks at the internet or TV.  It appears that everyone missed whatever paragraph the fishwrap devoted to the malicious lies being spread about that wonderful, totally honest guy, Timmeh.  I come to this conclusion because it has been over two days since Yahoo broke the story (again scooping the fishwrap), and there has been nothing but silence from justsc.  There was the obligatory "no comment" from justsc's house counsel.   But so far, there has been nothing at all from Timmeh.  Is he vacationing in the wilderness of Neptune?  I doubt it.

I think its far more likely that he and his consigliore and his capo regimes are running various explanations past focus groups, trying to come up with something that sounds half way plausible and will not cause the listeners to burst into laughter.  Think about that for a second - how tough would it be to be Timmeh's adviser or Garrett's adviser at this point.  Given that you can't advise them to simply tell the truth, what can you possibly tell them?  Other than Deny - Obfuscate - Accuse, the main defense being offered by the trOJies who have made their feelings known.

Come on, Timmeh.  Give us your own answer to all the questions.  The entire sports world wants to hear from you, but so far all we have heard is silence.

And in a related story, the fishwrap is being silent, too.  It appears to me that the one and only story by the Daily trOJan (aka the fishwrap) was not about all the scandals, but that Yahoo had reported on the scandals.  The spin from the 'wrap is plain - its reporters make it clear that they're skeptical of the whole thing.   The absence of follow-up reporting by the fishwrap is not just deafening silence, but damning silence.  They don't just not report.  They actively refuse to report. 

justsc in general and Timmeh in particular should be talking, but they aren't.  The fishwrap should be demanding answers from justsc and Timmeh, but it isn't.  You can hear a pin drop in the corridor between Inheritance Hall and the LAT building.   I can understand why justsc wants to pretend all this isn't happening, but one would think that someone at the fishwrap might think this subject is worth discussing.  But no.  All we get is silence from justsc and from its lapdog.

UPDATE:  (Actually not an update since nothing has happened.) 

According to the Yahoo article, it was published on May 12, 2009, at 8:04 pm EDT.  It's now May 15, 2009, at 10:42 EDT.  The only noise you hear are pins being dropped at Inheritance Hall and at the fishwrap.  It has been 74 hours since the story broke, and not one official word from justsc or an unofficial word from Timmeh or Garrett.  It's unlikely that the parents of any of his players will say anything since it appears that most of them work for justsc in some capacity.

In the 72 hours since Yahoo broke the story, the fishwrap (which I confess I have not read) has mentioned that a story was published on Yahoo, and has given it a little text in some little column.  No one at the fishwrap seems to have had the idea that a reporter or two could actually travel the mile or so from the fishwrap building to justsc and ask a question or two.  There is just no interest at the fishwrap in delving any deeper into the story. 

So we go into the weekend, 74 hours after the story came out, and the silence still reigns.  We need one of those voices from NFL Films (John Facenda or the late Harry Kalas):  "The absolute silence lingered over unfrozen tundra of the cesspool on Figueroa as justsc and its propaganda arm, the fishwrap, conducted business as usual."

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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