Dec 21, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish center Garrick Sherman (11) puts up a shot amidst Ohio State Buckeyes defenders during the first half of the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Garrick Sherman Responds to Gottlieb's Awful Joke

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If you were doing something sacrilegious last night like watching a college bowl game, you might not have caught what happened in the fantastic Notre Dame-Ohio State game.  Ohio State led by seven at halftime, but let Notre Dame slowly pick apart that lead, putting the Irish up by eight with fifty-eight seconds left on the clock.  It looked as if the Fighting Irish were going to pull off the upset against the Buckeyes, just ten days after the Irish themselves were upset by North Dakota State.  Then, after a series of fouls, Irish turnovers, and the nine points that Lenzelle Smith scored in those waning moments, the Buckeyes had been able to walk out of Madison Square Garden with a win, keeping their 1.000 winning percentage intact.

After the game, many analysts gave their thoughts on exactly what occurred.  As usual, Doug Gottlieb took to twitter to make a terribly unfunny joke…one which didn’t go over well with the person it was directed toward.

Yes, Gottlieb made a joke about the beard of Notre Dame Center Garrick Sherman, who didn’t take the attempt at humor very lightly.  Sherman went on to say the following:

In case you didn’t already know, Gottlieb played for Notre Dame for one season in the mid-1990’s, but was caught stealing credit cards from students and making $900 charges to the cards.  This act led to his expulsion from the school¹.  Sherman may have fought fire with fire tonight, and twitter seems to really be on the side of the Fighting Irish player-the current one, that is.

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