Trump and the Big Ten: respecting the grift

You know, I was going to keep my post simple on the POTUS’ conversation yesterday with Commissioner Warren, something like the hopes, the reality and the mockery, but my plans changed when I came across what is the greatest header on a 2020 sports story I’ll ever read:

Clay Travis Plays Role Setting Up Trump, Warren

Words truly fail me.  It’s a perfect confluence of events, and the details, which are lovingly laid out in the post, are as cringeworthy as you might expect, topped by this nugget:

It was last week that Joe Biden started running commercials in Big Ten markets that blamed Trump’s federal response to the pandemic as the main reason why the conference was not playing. That prompted frustrated White House aides to start talking about how Trump could play a role in getting the Big Ten’s teams back on the field to salvage a season and mute Biden’s attack. Travis, a vocal critic of the Big Ten’s decision, was part of those meetings.

The best thing is, it really doesn’t matter to those two what the Big Ten does.  If the conference does move up the start date at all, it’s a win for Trump, but if it doesn’t, he can just bitch about it, something he does well.  As for Travis, well, he’s got more credit with the rubes than ever, just from being able to say he influenced the President.

You can’t make this shit up.  You really can’t.


Filed under Big Ten Football, Political Wankery

9 responses to “Trump and the Big Ten: respecting the grift

  1. J.R. Clark

    Next thing you know Rolo and Johnny Bee Dawg will be mediating between the Big Ten and the Trump administration. Special guest star: Corch!

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  2. Spell Dawg

    The header made me remember the Crime Dog, always respected that dude

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Either way the Big 10 looks foolish.


  4. ASEF

    Oh, it gets better. The local radio guys here in WNC were citing Jeff Snook – yeah, the same guy who said Urban was going to be due a huge apology from the media over the Zach Smith stuff and tried to smear Zach’s wife, betting she didn’t have receipts (narrator: she did, in fact, have receipts) – who was citing unnamed sources that Grretchen Whitmer was behind the B1G decision to cancel because she hates football. Clay figured into all that somehow.

    Clay looks at that Q stuff and thinks, “Gotta get me some of that action!”

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  5. Don in Mar-a-Lago


  6. Tony BarnFart

    The B1G should be playing football. It’s pretty ridiculous at this point.


    • Spell Dawg

      ***It’s pretty ridiculous at this point.****
      You mean at the point where we haven’t played a single game yet? Who knows how this will turnout, but late October/early November would be a better time for reflection than “this point.”


      • Tony BarnFart

        Maybe. But if you decide in advance to not “play a single game,” by not trying yourself (meaning the B1G), you’re basically left with what as your control experiment ? Rooting for the failure of a league in an entirely different region (virus wise) in order to validate your position ? Sounds ridiculous to me.


  7. ciddawg

    Jaime Newmans out…soooo