As I have been saying...
The incalculable mess at the University of Akron has now painfully gone national. The Huffington Post, a leading national online site, has published a column referring to the video produced by an anonymous group that mockingly titled the piece "Graduates over Greed". Many on-liners have seen it.
The story is told by puppets with bags over their heads, which in my view precisely describes Team Scarborough and his imported cronies as well as the Board of Trustees.
And yes, in ridiculing the free spenders on President Scarborough's newly renovated house, the video specifically notes the $556 olive jar and a $838 makeup chair. It even posted a photo, shown here, of the school's "Fear the Roo" whimper.
Folks, it is 2015 and the internet, which has crowded the wilting mainstream media for readers, has little mercy for screw-ups on the scale of the widely, widely, widely reported saga at UA. There was a time when these unsightly events could have been contained to the home turf by a friendly hometown paper, but no more.
So for the foreseeable future, UA's attempt to rebrand itself into - what? - must settle for being a magnet for ridicule. And we're not limiting that to the football team. It is usually hard for an institution to gain respect, but ever so easy to lose it. Not much that Scarborough, said to be a religious man enjoying the prosperity Gospel, can do about damage control now.