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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
 
Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:53 pm
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

And again...the NCAA did NOT do this for the fans...they did it for their wallets as well as those who sponsor them



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:53 pm
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

BUCKEYEZANE....Yes, kids make mistakes. But guess what, kids learn from mistakes through some form of punishment. In this case, the punishment is being "delayed" in order to make sure the NCAA and the corporations who sponsor the bowls get the ratings they need for payday. Grow up fella...do you still think Santa is coming over tonight?



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:42 pm
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Hey Hammerhead; the next time the NCAA does anything with the fan in mind will be the 1st. With your logic, you must be the guy who thinks the 1 year and done rule is great for college basketball. How would Kentucky groupie go to any March tourney matchups if their star freshmen might actually attend spring classes? Who cares if these wonderful "student-athletes" don't step foot on campus(except the gym) after December 15 because we need them to perform come March in some regional in Boise? If the fans need the NCAA to protect us, then we are all in bad shape when it comes to college sports. Oh I forgot; the fan IS in sad shape with the lack of a playoff.



Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:39 pm
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Lexington, these were not recruiting violations. It amazes me how many people make such opinionated comments but don't even have thier facts straight or understand the topic. Cam Newton's Dad was selling his son's services for in the neighborhood of $200K. That is a recruiting violation...a big one. The OSU players sold items that belonged to them, in amounts that topped out in total of $2500. That is also a violation but not a recruiting violation. Being suspended for five games in a year when many of these players are entering into their final audition for the NFL is no small slap on the wrist considering the violations that were made. Read the article, understand it, and THEN post if you have an opinion. Otherwise all your doing is showing your ignorance.



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Since: Mar 31, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:26 pm
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Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

amen,  but the Tech students would have passed the class if they were attending OSU



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:49 am
 

Horrible decission

Suspend these five wonderful men starting next year? Of course let them play in the bowl game where they can get some more treasures to sell! Just think of all the wonderful stuff they will get for the first games next year to sell! The NCAA should be ashamed of this ruling !



Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:37 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Looks like Georgia Tech is taking the more ethical approach with it's program and playes.  They are being suspended for their bowl game.

Good for them!

Truth! 



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:28 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Bottom Line: the did something they werent supposed to do! Suspend them now. NOT, well lets wait because this is OSU and they make mistakes, and blah blah blah...

better then losing eligibility, RIGHT?



Since: Jun 1, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:22 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Wow stupid post! on your part!
Did you know a coach is with their players 24/7?
However, if he does find out about stuff like this he unlike most coaches will put the hammer down! Even if it is his quarterback.


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