Here at the Chutzpah Corner, we like to think of our mission as an expanding one. When we first thought of looking into the audacious acts that taint college sports, we were more than a little daunted. There are so many brazen characters and so few chroniclers to report on their, uh, achievements.
But as we learned more about it, we realized the trick was to concentrate on the big fish. That, of course, gave us more time and new opportunities. And we have now taken on the added responsibility of dispelling false rumors in the world of college sports. Call us Rumor-Control Central.
So when the shit hit the fan - I mean when it appeared that LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron might have a few interests in visiting Los Angeles other than recruiting Adoree Jackson - we decided to look into the whole business a little more closely. We don't want the excitement and vitality that pulse through Baton Rouge - what do you mean there's no excitement or vitality? - to be diminished.
Our job, as we see it, is to ask the right questions; in other words, to separate the speculative from the substantial. A case in point: A recent news story said a man named "Cameron" was seen - actually, he was heard - howling at the moon.
Here's our response: "Cameron" is a relatively common surname, and, besides, the story doesn't even mention a first name. But we would go further and say that, for all we know, he might have been howling at the sky in general. Case NOT proved.
Another example (again appearing in a newspaper): A man named "Cameron" was seen collecting old tires and stacking them in his backyard to beautify the neighborhood.
Our response: Once again, only one name is given, but more importantly, is this reporter an expert on the world of art? We doubt it, and we would argue that tires, properly stacked, would indeed change the appearance of a neighborhood.
We could go on, but you get the idea. The Chutzpah Corner is moving on to new things. We're even thinking of a new marketing slogan: Rumors be gone.