Good Morning everybody, and welcome to your case of the Mondays Skull Session. I hope your Holiday break (regardless of faith, creed, background, or amount of familial interaction) was fruitful and relaxing. If you worked these last several days? Big ups to you; being away from family isn't easy, but in the long run, sometimes it can pay off.
From an Ohio State standpoint, this weekend was full of some painful, painful stupid. We'll address all that in due time, but let's quickly touch on a few of the things you missed this weekend while you were busy shooting your eye out:
While you were playing with that new Kinnect... Episode two of Eleven Warriors' longest running solo produced and operated podcast, the Eleven Dubcast, reached episode two. Guests include 11W's own Alex, former Deadspin contributor Chris Driver, and editor of Arkansas' best sports news hub The Slophouse, Mr. Matt Jones, got on the horn with Johnny and yours truly to dish on The Sugar Bowl. Tastes just as fresh now as it did when it launched Friday. Plus with the suspensions for a few notable Buckeyes not taking effect until next season, no harm no foul on essentially 100% of the topics discussed. Go listen (or re-listen), because work let's not kid ourselves, doing work without at least a soundtrack of some type is pretty much the worst.
Our very own Kyle also had a few hundred words worth digesting on Ryan Mallett finally having his shot at the Buckeyes. While he never had a shot of his very own under center for the Maize and Blue, his window of opportunity will likely be closing with his NFL stock likely never being higher than it is right now. Here's hoping he winds up more on the 'never' than 'now' side of the ledger when everything's said and done.
Tab. Your sources. Woof. Now onto the DERP'dom: Something called Tab Bamford (potentially either a mild mannered alter ego of a "Kick Ass" style super hero without any actual powers or maybe the human incarnate cancer causing diet drink popular in the 70's/80's) ran with a completely unqualified "report" that per his "sources" Jim Tressel would be out as Ohio State coach following the Sugar Bowl. We won't link the original report both out of respect to your intelligence but also to deprive an attention starved turd mongerer the page views he so sorely craves to validate himself. While the story's roots were completely devoid of logic and being in touch with reality, John Taylor over at CFTalk none the less did a fine job of debunking the poop chute: