Heat Is On in Miami and Ohio: Erik Spoelstra Drops a Bomb, Jim Tressel Knew

Michael CampanellaContributor IMarch 9, 2011

Don't worry guys, I didn't tell!
Don't worry guys, I didn't tell!Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Is this Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's first time in a locker room?

Well, almost—he's in his third season as a head coach and has two of the top five talents in the league and a third overpaid, high-profiled diva. This guy is in way over his head! 

He looks more like a PR agent, and what is he going to teach LeBron James and Dwyane Wade?  Then, after yet another collapsing loss against the Bulls and another missed game-winning shot by LeBron, he comes out on an interview and says there are guys "crying in the locker room."

First off, crying for a regular season game by a pro is ridiculous; second, how dare he make such an idiotic comment and out his team? Now he’s backpedaling and saying the press is blowing it out of proportion, calling it “Crygate.” 

Are you serious, dude? Were you never a player yourself? Sorry, but you are not a Phil Jackson type with the experience and knowledge of how to handle these players in a higher mental capacity. This was and is by far one of the dumbest things a coach can say, and I believe he has completely lost any respect he might have had left. 

I feel he is so underqualified to coach this team that he should not continue in his role even through the end of this month. By the way, Wade carried this team to a championship and carried the Olympic Team to win the gold. Give him the ball!


In an unrelated controversy, now Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Jim “the Vest” Tressel knew eight months before the recent scandal that Terrelle Pryor and gang were selling off memorabilia for services.  Yes, the same Buckeyes that did not have to serve their punishment for the BCS game but got a reprieve until next season. 

Of course he knew! And, as expected, he lied. Lied to his team, school, NCAA, media—the WHOLE WORLD.

Coaches lie all the time. So what’s new about that? Urban Meyer said many coaches cheat and do unethical things in getting recruits and coaching their teams. Well guess what? Mr. Clean got caught and hammered with a two-game suspension as well as a $250,000 fine. Welcome to the pen.