Tuesday's must-read story contains so many delectable elements and features so many varied, amusing takes from the around the Internet that I'm a little sad it took this long to surface this summer.
In other words, many thanks to Anthony DiLoreto and Rick Majerus. You've provided me with hours several minutes of amusement on an otherwise irritating Tuesday. (The blame lies with ol' No. 4, who finally made up his NFL mind…)
Of course, maybe I'm just going a little crazy from the Seattle heat and my sense of humor is skewed. After all, Gary Parrish's story on a high school prospect who's facing two felony charges for his role in a bank robbery but says he has been offered a scholarship by Majerus' St. Louis program could be seen as a sign of the college hoops apocalypse.
Or not. Maybe it's because the whole thing is just so ridiculous.
Follow the link to Parrish's story, which details DiLoreto's saga since last August attempted bank robbery, for which he allegedly drove the getaway car. Various unnamed coaches weigh in on the situation ("I'll take him right now," one college coach joked. "Or in three-to-five years.").
The details are great, but even better is the art that accompanies the resulting blog posts. Rush the Court has "inspirational" art, while Chris Littman's Sporting News link has the best bit of improvised story art I've ever seen. Seriously, click on this link. Priceless.