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Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Posted on: December 23, 2010 4:44 pm
Bowl games are for fans. That's all they are -- they're games for fans. That's why bowl invitations are awarded in conjunction with tickets, tens of thousands of tickets in the case of a bowl game as big as the Sugar Bowl.

This is why the NCAA made the right call, the Solomon-esque call, on Terrelle Pryor and four of his teammates. More than 10,000 OSU fans already have bought tickets to that game, which includes for many airfare, rental car (or other ground transportation) and hotel. Plus food for the duration of the trip.

Imagine being those fans, showing up in New Orleans, and watching the Buckeyes' backup quarterback. Whoever he is. And watching the Buckeyes' backups at receiver and running back. And watching the Buckeyes score three points.

T-shirt idea: I spent a week, and $3,500, in New Orleans -- and all I got was this lousy 21-3 loss .

Nonsense. The NCAA wasn't protecting the Buckeyes. The NCAA was protecting fans -- it was protecting you, if you want to know the truth. If you're not an OSU fan, embrace this anyway because the precedent is set. This could be your team in a year or two.

Pryor could turn pro after this season and therefore evade the punishment. That would be a shame, but what do you want the NCAA to do -- predict the future? More nonsense.

Stop complaining, just because you can. Stop complaining, and be pleased that the NCAA did something with us in mind.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Ohio State

Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:18 am

Very lame argument

I would accept the argument if it was applicable in more than one scenario. If the NCAA is truly concerned about the fans' experience, why have restrictions in the first place? It's pure hypocrisy that they aren't suspended for the bowl game. Either what they did wasn't that bad (in which case no suspensions are needed) or it is a serious violation of NCAA rules (which would warrant immediate suspensions). Don't feed me this line about the NCAA needing to predict the future, all we want is for them to be consistent. 

Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:14 am

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

After observing the entire fiasco of hypocrisy and cheating known as "Cam Newton," I don't know why this latest BS decision by the NCAA could be surprising to anyone.  Another great job, NCAA!

Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:10 am

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Whoever controls the money, controls the game. The NCAA is code for ESPN.
ESPN's record in bowls this year....... 33-2. Cool

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:03 am

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Got to love it.  OSU gets to let its players play in the bowl while Ga. Tech and LSU's players have to sit. 

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:53 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

College football has always been a dirty business and it will continue to be as long as there is so much money involved.Players are bought, coaches go to the highest bidder ( contracts only binding for the school and broken anytime by the coaches), and rules interpretted and enforced by the flow of cash. The integrity of the game is in question and if it stays dirty, eventually the fans will express their displeasure. A shame how greed corrupts.

Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:37 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

The NCAA rule that allows the suspended players to play in the bowl game is as obscure as the one is that they suspended them on in the first place. Guaranteed that no other D-I school emphasizes them in their mind numbing classes on NCAA rules. And my guess is that very few other posters, if any, on this thread including Doyle knew about them either. Including me. Had to do some checking to see if the rule had ever been enforced before and sure enough it was against AJ Green from Georgia for selling his game jersey in 2006.

But anyway these suspensions won't hurt the Buckeyes next year in the least. Pryor will declare and possibly Posey and Herron also.
The Bucks have the best QB in the nation coming in next year, Braxton Miller and the best backup QB in Guiton who would have been starting at most schools this past season. They have a stable full of running backs that most would have started at most schools last season also. Two four star wide receivers in Spencer and Smith coming in along with four offensive lineman to go with Brewster, Browning, Shugarts, Norwell, Mewhort and Linsley.

So as I sit here in complete disconcert of these suspensions and complete disdain for the NCAA and their total hypocrisy in how they handle suspensions of players that break obscure rules and how they handle players that break major rules I wonder why the NCAA even exists?

Since: May 1, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:34 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

The NCAA should change the rule.  Until they do that, a rule is a rule. 
I would have thought they could have simply waited until the day or two days before the game, and then announce it.
Am I the only one who gives a sh*t about the rules?  Mark it zero!

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:25 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

You're so wrong on this one Doyel.  Since when does the NCAA care about the fans money?  They're only concerned with their own money and their sponsors money.  Your blindness to their hypocrisy astounds me. 

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:20 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Your profile says you're from Michigan.  Enough said.

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:01 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State & Auburn

Thanks for protecting the "fans", NCAA.  Who cares about ethics and amateur status when its really all about the Benjamin’s.  Cam Newton gets pimped by his dad... "But I didn't know anything!"  OK, son.... we believe it’s for our god, um we mean your own good to keep playing.  Pryor and other OSU players get caught selling memorabilia.... "But we didn't know that was against the rules!"  OK, boys... we'll smack you on the wrist... but next season.  Don't want to keep you out of a money-making game, er we mean a lifetime opportunity this year.

NCAA you have been exposed.  Your hypocrisy has been laid bare.  I'm ashamed to be a college football fan right now.

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