The Buckeyes' AD declined to discuss any details of the NCAA situation Wednesday at the Big Ten spring meetings, but he reaffirmed his support for Tressel. "Oh, definitely, no question," Smith said. "I haven't changed, I haven't changed. But I'm not talking about the case beyond that."
While it's one thing to support someone quietly behind the scenes, to tell them that you've got their back and refrain from talking to the media about anything related to the story at hand, it's quite another to come out and say you support a guy that lied to the NCAA, your compliance department, and to you, when all that information is public. But, I supposed, you dance with the date that brung you. The only thing missing is a slightly off key version of Patsy Cline's "Stand By Your Man", with Smith singing a heart felt, tearful ode to Jim Tressel as the headlines and compliance documents opaquely slide in and out of the video frame. You try to hold in the tears when that happens you soul-less bastards, it's from the HEART!
This is the equivalent of the Titanic publicly announcing its support for icebergs, or the government announcing it's faith in mortgage lenders to lead the economic recovery. Mayhaps someone with E-coli expressing support for Jack in the Box, or Caesar nominating Brutus for Emperor with his last breath. It boggles the mind and makes us wonder what else the man "supports" in spite of reason. Well, maybe not so much boggles as gives us the opportunity to have some fun at his expense. We've got a list of things burning a hole in our skull, and naturally, the only thing we can do is announce our support for them and let you be the judge.
Other Inexplicable Things Gene Smith Supports Besides Jim Tressel:
Charlie Sheen's Comedy Stylings
The Blackwater Security Company
Credit Default Swaps
Michael Bay Films
Donald Trump's presidential campaign
More after the jump.....
NCAA Basketball Tournament Expansion
Camping in Waziristan
The Whig Party
Russian Space Agency
Television commercials during NCAA Football games
The Fiesta Bowl Committee
The Daytime Emmys
Legends and Leaders
The Royal wedding
The Toyota Brake and Accelerator Division
The Washington Generals
This was fun, and therapeutic. You can add your own in the comments below.