Thursday, April 19, 2012

Smokin' Hot Journalism

ESPN the Magazine's big story in the new issue is an expose on - wait for it - the fact that a lot of college football players smoke weed. This is, apparently, shocking. And a crisis. And a revelation. And all sorts of bad, m'kay?

In other words, ESPN is shocked that college kids are smoking weed.  The only thing that should be shocking about this is the number of players who might get way too into Pink Floyd as a result, and become Astronomy majors so they can spend more time blessing out in local planetariums.

Seriously. College kids smoke marijuana. Those of us young enough to remember going to college either did it ourselves, had friends who did it, or knew people who did, and that's the case whether you went to Miami, Oregon, Wesleyan, or BYU. (Note: One of my classmates at Wesleyan swore up and down that the finest weed in the world was grown just outside Athens, OH, home of this year's NCAA basketball cinderella Ohio University. I'm just saying.)

Now, I'm not saying that everyone should be toking up constantly, or before every game, or that it's a good thing or a bad thing or whatever. I'm just saying that absolutely no one who didn't spend their entire college experience curled up inside the return box at Inter-Library Loan should be surprised to hear that college students are smoking. 

Except, apparently, ESPN.

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