"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
It's official.... McNeal now has his Saturdays off.
The Chancellor of Texas A&M goes off on ESPN and calls them out for a lack of journalistic integrity....
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/i...ing-questionedIt is surprising that the nation's largest sports channel would support publication with this lack of corroboration.
It's what ESPN does Mr Chancellor. And don't expect a retraction if they're proven wrong either.
Chip R (08-23-2013)
It's just how the game is played. I'm not a Rovell fan but I don't doubt for a second that he was told about the payments. I mean, does anyone really believe Manziel went to multiple places to sign hundreds of items for memorabilia dealers and didn't get anything? But no one should be surprised these guys aren't talking to the NCAA, just as they wouldn't let their names be attached to the original story. No athlete will ever come near them again if they rat out Manziel on the record. It's bad for business. Not to mention that Texas has one of those laws about being liable for causing a university or athlete to run afoul of the NCAA; another reason not to talk.
So yeah, A&M's chancellor is doing the smart thing. Even if he knows or suspects Manziel did something wrong, he knows the smoking guns will stay hidden, so he's free to stand up for his guy and blast ESPN and smear the sources and anyone else who might do harm to the Johnny Football brand. The one that's making A&M a whole lot of money, by the way.
Not all who wander are lost
I don't think even the most astute, ardent Auburn fans are fully prepared for what is about to happen on the plains this year.
Ole Miss vs Vandy kick off their seasons Thursday. I think it's a big game for both teams.
Ole Miss has a hellacious schedule and despite the legit buss about the direction of their program, this season has a chance to get away from them very quickly and they could have 6 losses by Oct 19th. They desperately need to beat Vandy.
Vandy likewise has momentum to their program and legit buzz. Their schedule is much more manageable save a 4 week stretch before turkey day. But win in the home opener against a quality opponent could go a long way to return the focus on the field and not on the off field tragedy that is festering in Nashville. A loss, and it's likely they start out 0-2 in the SEC and it just gives the negativity a chance to seap in at a time when Vandy needs to step up and take the results on the field to the next level.
Defenses are practicing how to fake injuries....
Half game for Manziel? Yow.
When all is said and done more is said than done.