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Some Students Take Crip Classes--Stop The Presses!

If you ever needed proof that summer is indeed the silly season for college sports, watching the newspapers in Alabama and a few points north over the last few would have settled your mind. After weeks of rumor and speculation, and shortly following a post of mine right here at VP, Pete Thamel of the New York Times rushed in his story on...

... well, on not much. But it's July, and there's nothing else for sportswriters to talk about, so Thamel's overheated article has been causing quite a stir in print and one the air since late Thursday. As for the realities of the piece, without further ado, a Fisking. My comments are in bold.

For Some Athletes, Courses With No Classes

By PETE THAMEL

The New York Times

Published: July 13, 2006

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