DJ, you never cease to amaze me! I couldn't agree more with your observations about hypocrisy and mega money and their corrosive effects on college sports.
And I'm curious to see if the release of the video of Barrett's OVI arrest doesn't, in the long run, backfire against those who would be hypercritical of a 20 year old. It's a dull video because he handles his awful situation so well, at least better than I would have at his age. And it humanizes him; JT Barrett has to put up with the same crap as the rest of us-at least some of the time. I was upset that this young man, whose intelligence on and off the field I so respected, could do something so dumb. But his "handling of adversity" in this instance,-self-inflicted I admit-still has the potential to burnish his reputation. I wish it hadn't happened, naturally, but this video may help to neutralize some of the negative talk about him.
Again, this Skully is a great way to start my Friday.