When Not to Judge a Book by Its Cover

Published on 10-Apr-2013 by Bridgett Davis

Basketball - NCAA Mens    NCAA Basketball Daily Opinion

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When Not to Judge a Book by Its Cover
The Michigan Wolverines almost pulled it off.
They were oh-so-close to a national championship that its fans, players, and coaches could see it.
Apparently, it was so close that the Detroit Free Press released a book about Michigan's win. Obviously pre-written and ready to go before the game even started. Given the reality, it would seem logical for both Amazon and the Detroit Free Press to remove this book from circulation, but money seems to be more important than accuracy.
Blue Heaven: The A-Maize-Ing Story of the Michigan Wolverines’ Return to Glory–and Their Second NCAA Title! was described as a commemorative book about Michigan's 2013 championship and a visual account of their road to glory.
And these days, why let facts get in the way of a good story?
You'd think no one would buy the book even now, since neither Michigan players nor school will benefit from the profits. Realistically, though, that's not going to happen. Although the cover is incorrect, collectors and fans seem to be seizing them at an exponential rate, skyrocketing this journalistic charade up Amazon's best-selling list.
We have always been taught moral platitudes such as "Don't count your chickens before they hatch" or "always tell the truth," but obviously, none of these life lessons seem to apply anymore.