So this guy ... you know what, just read:
After waking up at the break of dawn, I thought I was going to enjoy another informative edition of Mike & Mike in the Morning. Unbeknown to me, today was the day Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic helped raise money for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Don't get me wrong, cancer is a horrible disease that causes great agony to people and their families. However, I feel the name of a charitable organization should not be linked to an individual of questionable character.
Jim Valvano became a legend as a college basketball coach when his North Carolina State defeated the Houston Cougars to a win the national championship in 1983. Valvano was named NC State's athletic director in 1986.
In 1989, the first edition of Personal Fouls: The Broken Promises and Shattered Dreams of Big Money Basketball at Jim Valvano's North Carolina State by Peter Golenbock was published. The book focused on the 1986-87 season and claims that there was corruption in NC State's program.
A 1989 NCAA investigation found that players sold shoes and game tickets illegally. Subsequently, the program was put on probation for two years and was ineligible for the 1990 NCAA basketball tournament.
During that time, stories of players' drug use and game fixing by members of the team ran rapid.
Ran rapid. Right. Anyway, from there he segues to a story about a more obscure basketball coach who also died of cancer.
To the big finish!
It is just unfortunate that the controversial or flamboyant tend to be remembered more vividly than those that were selfless and inspirational.
I bring your attention to the Bleacher Report just to say that you should pay no attention to the Bleacher Report. The only difference between that site and a run-of-the-mill, idiot-laden message board is packaging.