If there’s a contest to see who can write the most over-the-top response to Todd Grantham’s
Crime of the Century stupid choking gesture, it’s officially over. John Clay has managed to make Tony Barnhart look reasonable by comparison. It’s not simply that he’s called for Grantham to be fired, or even that he’s tossed out this O tempora! O mores! plea:
… Have college athletics become so mercenary, so dollar-oriented it would let something so egregious — a coach of one team making insulting gestures and screaming obscenities at a player on the other team — slide? Will we excuse anything and everything in the name of winning?
No, what closes the deal is that he actually attempts to find some equivalence (“On a related note…”) between the incident and the tragic death at Notre Dame of Declan Sullivan.
Unless someone tries to compare Grantham to Osama bin Laden, I think we’re done here.