I read a great article this morning by George Diaz sharing his opinion on Reggie Bush giving up the Heisman Trophy. For what it’s worth, I agree with George, Bush only did this as a way to save what little face he has left and avoid the inevitable. What a shame. Bush will forever be cited and remembered as the first person to give up the Heisman. Not how you want to become a historical figure.
Anyway, of course the whole Bush/Heisman/lying-cheating-payoff thing made me think of paid links and how the two issues almost mirror one another. Just for fun I decided to compare the two situations and draw similarities…
Reggie Bush Scandal
Equivalent Link Building Drama
|Reggie Bush||Lazy webmaster looking for easy path to online riches|
|USC||The website buying links|
|Pete Carroll||SEO hired by webmaster who buys links then slinks off to next customer|
|Football Agents||Text link brokers|
|Heisman Trophy||Coveted first place ranking|
There’s drama, stupidity and risk in link building AND football!