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The Braylon T-Shirt Thing...

I wasn't going to post about this, but it provides the opportunity to bitch about the mainstream media in general, and ESPN in particular.

If you're reading a college football blog now, you've undoubtedly heard about Braylon Edwards's wearing of a Penn State t-shirt for an interview on Monday Night Football a couple days ago. There has also been rampant speculation about why he did such a thing, and even joking photoshops (mspaints?) about the "actual shirt" he was wearing.

Whatever, I don't really care what T-shirt Braylon is wearing, and I doubt it has anything to do with the Rodriguez misunderstanding earlier this summer. Dude's still donating scholarship money to the school, something tells me he suddenly hates it. Whatever, he wore a t-shirt, who cares, right?

Well, on ESPN yesterday and today, the analysts have discussed what they think Braylon's motives might have been in the whole thing. College Football Live today discussed the possibility that it is residual bitterness from the aforementioned #1 jersey flap. Speculation, whatever. Most people on the Michigan side of things cite a previously-unheard of (at least to Google) tradition #1 has of wearing the shirt of the school Michigan plays that weekend. You know who has the opportunity to go right to the source and find out?

YOU DO, JESSE PALMER. YOU'RE ES-fucking-PN! Has one reporter from that network even tried to ask Braylon about it? You can bet not, otherwise they'd be citing his "no comment" as further evidence that it is RR-grudge related. Sure, it's great to have a monopoly on all the national sports coverage power, but for the love of god USE IT!

In conclusion, ESPN kinda sucks.

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“The Braylon T-Shirt Thing...”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    Mvictors shows the shirt, which is clearly not a pro-PSU shirt.

    http://mvictors.com/?p=1313

    Funny how a blog "broke" a "story" that ESPN, as you say, should easily have snuffed out.

  2. Blogger Tim Says:

    The mvictors picture was a joke, and it was linked in this post

  3. Blogger UofMSnowboarder Says:

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  4. Anonymous Ross Says:

    interesting tidbit:
    my family ran into Desmond Howard (almost literally), coming out of the UM Ticket office the friday before the "Hello Heisman" OSU game, and he had on an OSU sweatshirt and hat...
    not sure if it was a mental thing, or just to ward off potential autograph hounds