Posted by Jerry Hinnen
As soon as the Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Doug Lesmirises tweeted yesterday that his local suburban Columbus Fourth of July parade featured a "Tribute to Tressel" float, one flanked by some 20 parade marchers in Jim Tressel sweatervests, we knew that photos would surface eventually. And that they'd be, well, remarkable.
Sure enough, via Twitter user Michael Calo, here's our picture. And yes, I think this qualifies as "remarkable":
We'd question the wisdom of dressing children up to honor a man now synonymous with lying and deception just because he won some football games, but those children do look gosh-darned cute, don't they?
And this being Ohio, that wasn't the only Buckeye-themed parade entry on view this holiday. From Upper Arlington, also outside of Columbus, here's a photo (from @Bucknik of the OZone) showing a car advertising "Pryor's Tattoo and Gold X-Change." But the "Cash 4" gold pants poster is, really, the perfect touch here:
Now if we can find an audio recoding of whatever happened to be coming out of that megaphone, we'll be totally set.