Hey Media, Where Were You on This One?

Jim FolsomContributorNovember 9, 2009

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Jahvid Best #4 of the California Golden Bears jumps into the endzone for a touchdown against the Oregon State Beavers at California Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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We were all horrified on Saturday watching Cal's Jahvid Best hurdle through the air and land squarely on his back with such force his helmet popped off like a cork out of a champagne bottle. We all feared he may be paralyzed, possibly permanently.

Then came the good news. He has movement in all extremities, although he sustained a concussion. Then we hear that he had a concussion the previous week.

Wait, what? He had a concussion, when? The previous week?

When Tim Tebow had a concussion against Kentucky, what did we hear for TWO WEEKS?? "Will Urban Meyer do the right thing?" "Will he put Tim's health first?" "Will he sit Tebow even if doctors clear him?"

When Meyer played Tebow it was, "Well I guess Meyer is more concerned with winning than he is his player's health."

Tebow had an off-week in between the Kentucky and LSU games. And still, all you heard on ESPN and the drive-by media was "Urban could make a statement here by sitting Tebow. He can tell all the high school players and their parents that he truly has the player's best interest above his own."

Now we come to find out that Best had a concussion just last week?

Funny how we didn't hear about it all during the week. Obviously there was a coach considering playing him ONE WEEK after a concussion. Because HE PLAYED HIM! Did this coach have a National Title in the balance? No. How about a conference title in the balance? Nope.

So why is he playing one week later? Couldn't tell you. Unless it's because maybe his doctors said he could. So where were you, Desmond Howard? How about you, Lee Corso? Lou Holtz? Mark May? Greg Doyel? Pat Forde?

Where is the ourage at Jeff Tedford?

Could it be that possibly the drive-by, "I didn't actually watch the game" media just loves to take shots at teams that win too much? Could it be the reason the talking heads didn't want Tebow playing against LSU is because they REALLY wanted LSU to win?

Could this explain why a one game suspension for Brandon Spikes is just not enough for what he did? This even though there was no injury to his "victim" and apparently no hard feelings either?

Where were they on the cheap shots Georgia players took in the game? Oh that's right, they didn't watch the game. Obviously they didn't watch the Michigan-Illinois game either. If they had, I'm sure they would have been outraged at the Michigan player who punched an Illinois player in the "family jewels," right?

So where were you guys? Did you even know Best had a concussion last week? If you did, then did you care?

Does it only matter if it means you can take shots at teams that win too much?

Will we see some apologies this week for the way you ripped Meyer and then said absolutely nothing about this? I'm sure you will do the right thing. Yeah. Right.