Funny how today's sports world works. Somebody loses half the time, but nobody is ever to blame. Everybody has an excuse for everything, even when they're caught cheating or embarrassing the alums enough to make them wish they had gone to a trade school.
Which, of course, brings us to Sammy Sosa and Rick Neuheisel, each of whom could bring an Enron spin doctor to shame. If there were an Excuse Makers' Hall of Fame, they'd be first-ballot locks.