Reading Playboy For The Articles

So in our inbox this afternoon we get a friendly tip from a helpful junior publicist that Playboy's December issue, which is just hitting newsstands, contains their college preview. And that in that college preview, they've named Purdue their #1 team and national champion for 2011.

Wow. Fantastic. Finally, a big media outlet that gets it! Giving Purdue their due!

So I open the PDF of the article he provided and scan it, eagerly anticipating their analysis. And I find this:

Who will win it all? The Boilermakers from Purdue. The team's nucleus -- Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson -- have seemingly played together since the Truman administration. And 2011 is the year the trio will finally stay injury free, perhaps blessed with good health from above by the recently departed John Wooden, a Purdue alum, which should propel them to the national championship. 


Oh, I see. You haven't yet heard.

I do like that Playboy thinks Purdue will win the national championship because John Wooden recently died. Hell, I guess that's as good an analysis as any you'll get on ESPN, with buffoons wearing mascot heads or yelling "DOINK!"

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