After the ignominy of “The Decision,” you wouldn’t have been surprised to hear that professing love for the Miami Heat was a crime in the state of Ohio. (Dan Gilbert probably tried to get such a law passed.)
Unofficially, it probably is a crime. But one of the Buckeye State’s most prominent figures isn’t against breaking the law in this particular instance.
Speaking with Ethan J. Skolnick of The Palm Beach Post, new Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said that he has become an admirer of the Heat and their coach, Eric Spoelstra.
“I love that coach,” Meyer said. “He reached out to me, we’ve become friends. What him and that team did, I mean, against the haters, I was really proud of those guys.”
In Meyer’s defense, he did spend six years in the state of Florida. And he has a connection with LeBron James to boot, having offered him a football scholarship to Notre Dame when James was a high school sophomore and Meyer was the Irish’s receivers coach.
While Meyer might want to keep his love of the Heat to himself from now on, at least it’s not nearly as bad as John Kerry professing his love for Buckeye football in the state of Michigan.