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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 17, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2010 7:33 am

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

You Better Bench these Bozo's for the Sugar Bowl Tressel or else it will tarnish all you have achieved as a Head Coach, and People will begin to Question what's more important to you. Education youth and teaching them value's and morals? or Lie About what you did in hoping you don't get caught, so you can keep booster's and fan's from saying they want you fired!

The Decision is your Tressel, Do the RIGHT thing!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 25, 2010 1:22 am

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:50 pm

Hating the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

I know HATE is a strong word, and I try not to use it too often.  However, I find myself using that word ALOT when it comes to anything and everything about the NCAA.  And now I have another reason to abhor Ohio St.  This whole thing is so plain and clear, it simply screams of hypocrisy.  But then, that's what the NCAA stands for.

Does anyone really think that if this was 5 "student"-athletes from Eastern Carolina that they would receive the same treatment??  Good gawd, what would the "fans" think of that had already bought their tickets for the Eagle Bank Bowl???

And one more thing -- where's that OSU president Gee who popped off a few weeks back about how great his school is and how inferrior other schools like Boise and TCU are??  Hey Gee, what do you have to say about all this???

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:56 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Doyel: Irony is beyond most of the idiots that follow Big Time college sports, the most corrupt cesspool of contradiction and hypcrisy going in America.

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:33 pm

It ain't the fans, Doyel, it's the SPONSOR

I guarantee you that Allstate would have had a complete meltdown if those players had been suspended. These BCS sponsorships cost millions and millions of dollars. I promise you that Allstate was in the middle of this thing. They have been a sponsor of the Sugar Bowl since the 2007 game. In ADDITION, their contract as sponsor expires after this year's game.

Don't be a putz, Doyel. This didn't happend for the fans that spent a couple of thou on the travel and tix, it was for Allstate, whose sponsorhip is the reason the payout for this game is $17 million.

Since: Mar 22, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:22 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State


Could not have said it better myself. oops I did.

Since: Mar 22, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:16 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

How stupid can you be. even if O.S. sits out those 5 players ( which is just what Tressel did until the NCAA told him that they need to play) O.S. could start your sister at QB and still recieve there 17 million dollars for playing in the BCS bowl. Also all TV commercial spots have already been sold so the NCAA will not make another penny because people have payed from just over $500.00 for the worst seat in the house and up to over $36,000 for the best seats. So the only loser is the fans if the 5 players would have been benched. How would you like it if you paid $36,000 to see the 2 best boxers in the world  fight each other and when you got to the match you found out that the water boy would replace one of the fighters. Would that be fair I don't think so. These tickets have all ready been bought before the NCAA suspended these players so again the only losers if the players were suspened would be the people who have paid thousands of dollars to see there team.  

Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 4:50 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

This is the dumbest argument ever...for the fans?  What NCAA are you talking about?  Its ALL about money...Why not spot OSU some extra points so the people that bet on the game don't get hurt, too?  I say suspend them for the bowl game and the entire next year!

Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 4:21 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Too many people are overreacting about this. The players sold some of thier memorabilia to get some money to get some tatoos. That is a violation, and they are getting an appropriat punishment. 5 games in what was going to be an important year for them to position themselves for the draft. Lighten up, they are being punished. I don't know why the NCAA even released this if they weren't planning on suspending the players from the bowl game. Wouldn't it have made more sense to keep it under their hat at least until after the bowl games were played? I understand why they can't suspend them from the game. It would be like selling tickets, advertising and television rights to an Eagles Concert and then at the last minute decide to fire Don Hennley and Joe Walsh. It would screw the ticket holders, the network airing the game, the city holding the bowl and the advertisers. They must have been afraid it would be leaked, because it sure seems it would have made more sense to keep it to themselves another week.

Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 3:41 pm

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

The NCAA didn't do this fir the fans, they did it because they are a bunch and sissies that crack down and punish players.  They are letting Auburn get away with buying Cam Newton, and now they are letting Tyrel Pryor have his final game before he skips out on his punishment.  Take away the players for a bowl game.  Who cares about it lopsiding one game?  It will get the message across to all other players, and prevent them from doing the same in the future.

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