It's not like I'm sitting here shedding tears over John Marinatto's resignation, but I just became so sick of all the armchair commissioners out there that never addressed the notion of context, that I feel the need to pump this piece from CBS Sports that provides that in support of the embattled, former, Big East commish.
Like I wrote in the past, this situation will be studied by egghead "Game Theorists" for years (though my knowledge comes solely from "A Beautiful Mind"). There was really nothing to be done once some individual institutions (cough Pitt, Syracuse cough) stopped caring about the group and moved in their own perceived self-interest.
Of course, I'm cognizant that Louisville is now in that same position, with one foot in, one ready for the door, but I don't think this athletic department can be faulted now that it's gotten to this stage (I don't blame WVU either).
There were a few moments when, if solidarity held, if people were held to their word, that the Big East could have marched forward in fine shape. But once that first card wobbled, the whole house came tumbling down.
It's a study of human nature, not a study of John Marinatto incompetence.
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