They say you can’t keep a good man down. Well the same is also likely true of a troll, as tonight we witness the return of Pete Thamel on his “All Cal, All the Time” pursuit. The latest story is, by Thamel standards, rather tame. Thamel writes that Nerlens Noel has two NCAA investigators looking into his eligibility. Apparently two people with the NCAA went to Noel’s high school and asked questions about his background and those around him. The school’s principal describe the visit by saying, “It was a conversation, very collegial. That was really it. They didn’t ask me any investigative-type questions.” Thamel notes that a “person briefed on the inquiry” says that the NCAA will also be looking into Noel’s personal finances.
All in all, the story seems at this point to be much ado about nothing. Breaking news…the NCAA is investigating the #1 player in America to see if he is eligible after Thamel himself wrote a story (that included no concrete facts or allegations) saying that Noel might need to be looked into. Thank you Pete, it is great to have you and your smug grin back in our lives.