Gordon Gee draws attention away from Rutgers

Gordon Gee draws attention away from Rutgers
May 30, 2013, 10:30 pm
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At a meeting of the Ohio State athletic council in December, Ohio State president Gordon Gee put his foot in his mouth...again (AP)

Before you condemn Ohio State president Gordon Gee for ripping Notre Dame specifically and Catholics in general at a meeting of the Ohio State athletic council back in December, remember one thing:

Gordon Gee has behaved like an idiot a number of times, and he will do so again. He likes the sounds that issue forth from his own yap, and that is alone a sign of someone who doesn’t mind periodic idiocies.

But since he went to the trouble of telling the audience, “The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they're holy hell on the rest of the week,” and, “You just can't trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that,” we can say that Rutgers likes Gordon Gee a lot just for providing a badly needed smoke screen.

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Oh, and in a continued attempt to amuse his donors, Gee also accused the SEC of being uniformly illiterate, and belittled the University of Louisville on general principle, leading us to think he might better serve TheOSU as Brutus, the gigantic buckeye mascot.

Which, I am reliably informed, does not speak.

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So if the Warriors lose assistant coach Michael Malone to Sacramento, and the Clippers lose Chris Paul because he thinks he is being blamed for Vinny Del Negro’s firing, should the Warriors be happy or sad? Your calls, after this break.

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CougarLife.com, which is exactly what you think it is, just named New York Mets third baseman David Wright Major League Baseball’s “hottest cub.”

That’s opposed to “hottest Cub,” which is first baseman Anthony Rizzo, based on the fact that he’s 23 years old, and we’re guessing that sort of thing matters to people who frequent CougarLife.com.

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Fashion is often stupid, so Klay Thompson modeling something called a “swaggasuit” (http://tinyurl.com/k773gxb) somehow makes perfect sense. The folks making the swaggasuit have been concentrating on schools in the Pacific Northwest, but until it does a bright yellow Idaho Vandal suit, anyone you want to know won’t be interested.

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If San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford means what he says when he denies any interest in the Sacramento Kings GM job, “I’m exactly where I’m going to be. I have no idea what kind of a list anybody has, but I’m exactly where I want to be,” we like him completely.

But if I’m Vivek Ranadive (and each day he hits his knees thanking his deity of choice that is not the case), I think I’d offer him $10 million a year, just to make sure. And to make him spit up his corn flakes.

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And finally, here’s to the as-yet-unnamed women’s golfer at an as-yet-unnamed West Coast Conference school who committed an NCAA violation for washing her car on campus and had to reimburse the school $20 for use of the hose and water. I hope the school takes up a collection for her, that she makes about $20K and then offers it to Gorgon Gee to say something allegedly hilarious about Mark Emmert. And still has enough for a beer.

That would be justice in an unjust world.

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Oh, and finally finally, here’s to the next of you thinking you’re about to get a deal on a Tom Brady game-worn jersey. There is an excellent chance you will end up on the People’s Court and feeling a right charlie about the whole thing. Enjoy, damn it: http://tinyurl.com/mlmh3ya


Ray Ratto is a columnist for CSNBayArea.com