If you’re over on Yahoo! Sports today, you’ll probably run into their “Reggie Bush Exclusive” roadblock. In it, you’ll hear all sorts of supposedly accurate (they must be true if they spelled out values down to the cent) figures about how much Reggie Bush and his family took from various shady agent-type figures during his tenure at USC. And if your luck is real bad, you’ll even stumble onto Dan Wetzel’s enthusiastic cries for USC’s 2004 title to be stripped, to make an example (b/c that’s worked so well in the past, just ask Michigan and UMass and all the teams that “learned their lessons” after they were retroactively punished) of the Trojans.
We’ve got a game tomorrow, and thus don’t want to spend a ton of time today enumerating all of our problems with the latest salvo from Yahoo’s team of crack investigative journalists. But Trojan fans everywhere, we encourage you to take these words from Will Leitch over at Deadspin to heart:
We know Michigan lost one of its Final Fours, or something similar, but only in some book somewhere; we don’t know who took their spot, and since we were watching, they won it in our memory, which is the only thing that really matters in the sports world. USC fans can scare themselves, but it’s not real: Even if Reggie Bush received money and they take away hardware and fictional titles, it still all happened, and you still all enjoyed it. Honest.
And just for the record, even if it meant USC getting another trophy in its case, you’ll never catch us calling for Texas to forfeit a title; even if Vince received a million bucks in agent money or they did something crazy like start a drug dealer in the National Championship game.