6.11.2010

Dang it, Jeremiah...


I've enjoyed watching Jeremiah Masoli play quarterback and lead this team over the last two years. The transfer from San Francisco City College arrived in Eugene with a roster spot, a chip on his shoulder and a fifth-string billing. Injuries paved the way for the little tank to shine in Oregon's offense, and shine he did.
Jeremiah left a lot of defenders in his wake, staring up at the lightning yellow cleats of his bad-ass Oregon uniform.
Man, we look good...
But he was just as likely to lower the shoulder and put a hurt on you. Just ask the Oregon State Beavers about that after last year's Civil War.
But the man is tragically flawed. Have you ever had one of those friends that just can't seem to get of their own way? One of those people you like and admire, but they always seem to make the wrong choice?
I think that's Jeremiah. He went from Heisman hopeful to laptop thief to suspended football player to off the team.
Now, the Lane County D.A. is considering what to do about his probation violation. I think Jeremiah might be in for a bit of a correction in the near future...
It amounts to a sad situation for an athlete that used to be such an integral part of the University. I hope he can get this thing back on track. I never had high hopes for him making the NFL, but there are other places where he can earn a living playing football.
That is, if he can get out of his own damn way...
Go Mexico! Get your futbol on, boys...

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