As the last few hours of May 31 tick away, my assessment is it was a rough month for a lot of folks.
Rough for Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel. He was forced to quit under a cloud of scandal and lies. Shed no tears for him as this is a mess he put himself in trying to clean up after star quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The NCAA is now turning their investigation toward Pryor as they look into whether he got the hook-up from a local car dealer.
The NFL announced they will hold a supplemental draft in July before the first training camp opens (IF any training camps open) giving Pryor a potential escape route provided he can find a team willing to take a chance on a college QB with a rough skill set, tremendous potential and character issues.
Rough for the folks of Joplin, Missouri where tornadoes ripped through the city killing 139 and leaving hundreds more injured.
Rough for President Obama who had an uncomfortable meeting with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the president’s call for Israel to return to the 1967 borders, a request Netanyahu flatly rejected.
Rough for the ex-Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger as it was revealed he had fathered a “love child” with a housekeeper some 14 years ago and the child was born less than a week after Schwarzenegger’s son Christopher was born to his wife, Maria Shirver. Shriver and Schwarzengger have separated ending their 25-year marriage.
Rough for the GOP who lost a special election in New York in a district which had been drawn to be a stronghold rejected the Republican candidate and sent a Democrat to Washington instead. The key issue was Medicare where Kathy Hochul pounded Jane Corwin for her support of House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan’s plan to privatize the program.
Rough for Cornel West who gave an interview where he ripped President Obama as having a problem with “free Black men” and a “mascot for Wall Street.” West also came off as a clueless and entitled elitist when he whined how his “dear brother Barack” hadn’t thanked him personally for working for his election and how he hadn’t been invited to the inauguration but a hotel bellhop had.
Rough for my family as my wife Vanessa lost her dear mother Delores who passed away at the age of 81.
But Osama bin Laden had it roughest. He finally lost his world champion Hide and Seek title. His hiding place was besieged by a Navy SEALs team who shot him in the head, dragged his corpse away and dumped his corpse in the ocean. That was both rough and well-deserved.
Wonder what June will be like? Guess we’ll know in 30 days.