Ohio State (and former WVU) president Gordon Gee was at it again this week. You remember Gee, the man whom, in the midst of the Buckeye cash, tattoo and piercing scandal, said he hoped ex-coach Jim Tressell "doesn't dismiss me."
This week, while addressing an athletic club, he reportedly went on about how the scandal shouldn't overshadow the university's accomplishments this year. Then, in a question-and-answer session, Gee spoke of the problem of coordinating 18 divisions such as independent schools and colleges.
"When we had these 18 colleges all kind of floating around, they were kind of like PT boats; they were shooting each other," Gee said. "It was kind of like the Polish army or something. I have no idea what it was."
Uh, bro. From a man whose great-grandfather came to America as a Wegrzyn before a coal- mining paymaster forced a change to Vingle, let me dish some advice. We all enjoy a good joke. But the Polish army? PT boats?
Get a clue, oh bow-tied Gordo.
Get an ink-ling. Your words can be piercing. And sometimes indelible.
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