Well, we’ve now officially passed the point of ridiculousness. Now former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is being accused of oversigning. OVERSIGNING. Even though the Big Ten has policies to prevent that from happening. Even though Tressel usually undersigned and thus was able to reward his senior walk-ons.
And that’s not even the craziest Tressel-related development today. Believe it or not, there is now an alcoholic beverage named for Tressel. (Insert joke about being driven to drink by all the Tressel stories this offseason here.)
Brewed in the heart of SEC territory (naturally), this is how SweetWater Brewery describes the inspiration for their drink, Browneyed Buckeye:
Our sweet, innocent and moral El Dressel lost his way as Brutus led him down a dark alley to recruit tattoos and car loans for the Columbus hops in an effort to stack his on-field Double IPA recipe with the most aggressive hops O-round. Unfortunately El Dressel was discovered, humiliated and banished, leaving a permanent wrinkle in his sweater vest and instantly creating the Browneyed Buckeye!!!
Get it while you can, because just like last year’s Sugar Bowl win, this one will be gone before you know it!
I imagine there’s going to be more than one keg of Browneyed Buckeye shipped to Ann Arbor.
And a hat tip to the Georgia Bulldogs fan who runs “Get The Picture” for first covering this story. Never forget, Georgia fans are our brothers and sisters in the battle against the scourge of oversigning.