In this world of constant need for immediate analysis, as well as putting things in historical perspective…immediately (just think about how many talking heads on ESPN or some other network talk about a just completed NFL game for example), there is this rush to declare what just happened to be “the greatest ever.” When I saw a current magazine cover, my initial reaction was WOW. But, let’s get real, without any doubt the greatest magazine cover in regards to athletics is this:
But after I thought about it some, now we have one that ranks second.
This is from the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. One of their writers, Paul Barrett, has been investigating the scandal since January 2. The article that is in the current issue of the magazine discusses the problems at UNC for both the student-athletes and whistle blower. He has put the scandal in a wider net than the N&O ever could, not that we are denigrating any of Dan Kane’s great work.
This started out in July 2010. But please remember, this will all be over by Friday.