Urban-mania hit in March. The Internet blew up with "confirmed" reports that former Florida coach Urban Meyer had purchased a home in the affluent Upper Arlington area. That story of sub-Urban development was wrong -- another Urban myth. When former Buckeyes' coach Jim Tressel slinked off the scene late in May and left the program in a state of Urban decay, the Urban area chatter resumed. Luke Fickell had hardly found his way to his new office but the Urban outfitters were ready to name his replacement.
Once the Buckeyes struggled and lost at Purdue, demands were heard for an Urban renewal. Three-yards-and-a-cloud of dust was as fun to view as Urban blight. With all of that talent and all of those athletes, the Ohio State fans wanted to see some imagination in the play-calling, some Urban sprawl in the offense.
The flood of Urban myths has grown silly over the past week or so with unsubstantiated claims that the Urbanization is already in place, funded for seven years at $40 million. The denials from OSU and Meyer about a deal being signed have been direct but not urbane.
If Penn State also covets Meyer to direct its tattered ship, Urban warfare ensues. The latest blog report from Columbus is that High Street has been rocked by distUrbances as a fleet of black SubUrbans rolled into campus. Guys wearing tUrbans jumped out and announced the Big Ten would now be called the Urban League. It all has to be true ... I read it on the Internet.