Yeah, I deserve to be hit by Ryan Kerrigan and Bruce Gaston at the same time. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Earlier this morning I had a brain fart. It was one that had been building up since I received an "anonymous" e-mail on Saturday afternoon. I had debated publishing it since then. Since this is the first time I had ever received anything like this, I finally decided that simply reporting it was the right thing to do and any judgments would be made based on the e-mail rather than the site itself.
Obviously, I don't know the limits of my own stupidity. As you can see, the article is now gone and to quote the great Dylan McKay, "May the bridges I burn light the way." The comments received both on the article itself in the short time it was up and on GBI are absolutely 100% correct. That kind of crap does not belong here.
It is one thing to start a blogwar with the likes of Syracuse by calling them overrated. Shoot, I even came clean and backed off in my stance on that. It is another to post unsubstantiated rumors and name names. I am better that, and I need to freaking act like it.
I therefore apologize to any readers I have turned off to the site with that post. It was irresponsible and wrong. This site is nothing without you readers. That has been my stance from the very beginning. You readers have made this site, and I can only destroy both the site and my readership by continuing to post crap like what was posted this morning.
Thank you for calling me on my own mistake for everyone that called me on it. Consider this a one-time screw up and I will now return to cogent analysis, general jackassery in terms of power rankings based on pop culture, and viciously defending all things Purdue.