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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: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:48 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

...and Miami(Fl), Colorado, and Michigan State.

Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:42 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Did you say it is for the fans. GHere is a line from the movie Outlaw Josie Wales that fits this comment well. " Senator don't pee down my back and tell me it's raining" This move by the NCAA is solely for the purpose of protecting the money. Or are you saying this handful of OSU players are the only reason the fans come. Given their record against the SEC I say unless one of these guys is SUPERMAN OSU is not going to win with or wiithout these players.What ever happened to ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law?

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:40 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

You my friend, are an idiot.

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:39 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

The punishment needs to come now, when it has some punch to it and it hurts.
Not in 9 months when Ohio State plays Akron and Toledo.

Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:31 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

I'm a die hard buckeye fan...screw the fans...they should all sit.  I hope everyone loses money on this...millions.  Then maybe the NCAA would realize how stupid some of their rules are.  From what's been reported...they sold some of THEIR stuff for money, such as the rings they received for winning the Big Ten...they're THEIR rings...who cares?  What's the difference from them selling any other property THEY OWN?  What's the difference if they sell them now or after they graduate?  Ridiculous.  Not the same as having daddy ask for $200,000 for his son to play football.  The most anyone made was something like $2,600...gimme a break.  It's the same thing with players going out to eat and having dinner paid dare they...oh, the humanity.

Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:31 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Gregg, you're a moron. Terrelle Pryor needs to pay the piper NOW. And if the Buckeyes get owned by the Razorbacks, well, that's just too bad. That'll send a message to the rest of the OSU players not to screw around, and to play by the rules.

Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:30 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

I cant believe how out of touch Doyle is.  It is comical how he thinks this has ANYTHING to do with the fans.  This is 100% about the protection of the BCS and the TV revenue generated from this game.  If this were not a BCS game, these guys would be gone for the bowl.  
How do you get a job for CBS Sports?  Evidently, you don't have to have a clue to work there.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:10 pm
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Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:04 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Terelle Pryor. Reggie Bush. Enes Kanter. Cam Newton. Now line those names up in terms of severity of violation, and then in terms of the penalty they recieved. What's wrong with this picture? Cool

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:03 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

I am not normally in the "Doyle, you're an idiot" crowd, but I need a temporary membership card after reading this drivel.

I am a UGa fan. I spent money traveling to UGa games earlier this year - food, gas, hotel, etc. They go and lose a bunch of games they probably win with A.J. in the line-up. I wish the UGa admins had thought of this brilliant defense of Green ... then the NCAA would have looked the other way so they could protect me.  I can hear Adams imploring the NCAA - "but LawDawg really wants to win and see AJ play ... think of all the money he spent to get to the games. For the life of you, pleeeease don't do this to him and the other fans."

Really? That's the best you can do?

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