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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: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:18 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Hey everyone there was NO CRIME COMMITtED HERE,do all the Buckeye Bashers want to tear the school down and burn these guys at the stake for selling items they thought they OWNED,may be they should give all awards and old jerseys  and whatever else to the players when they leave school because they really aren't truly theirs until they leave or graduate are they.?   If something is mine I can sell it at anytime....so get over it,the team,school and the players were all penalized.



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:04 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

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Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 11:03 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Who's ass do you have you nose up, your a joke of a writer!!!!



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:52 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

The punishment fits the crime...all they did was sell a few personal items for a measly grand or two...it's not like they made a fortune,....if your an athlete 5 games is a big punishment in football....remember these items were theirs,they didn't receive money from a a booster or stolen property as another  big time player has done recently and nothing came of it.get over it,I would hate to miss 5 games,I belive some of these guys will go to the NFL and then their pocketbook will take a hit as their stock is lower than if they would have played next season...



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:46 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

this blogger is a complete idiot.  notice his buckeye ring as he picks his nose'

Dude went to Florida. I'm an idiot for even addressing your moronic drivel. 




Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:42 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Kids make mistakes...it was no big deal,they sold a few items that they thought they "owned" but evidently they are on lease until they leave school...?People can say what they want but to me it shows that the program is clean or at least their stars aren't receiving  money having to sell some of their awards and personal items.....from what I hear they sold items from the 08 team which none of these players played full time and their championship rings,etc. didn't mean quite as much as the last couple of seasons when they played a much larger role in the buckeyes championships....they made a mistake,the NCAA made their decision, you don't have to agree with it but accept because all the bitchin and complaining won't change anything  and lets move on.....I was a kid once and I made many mistakes....Go Bucks !!!!Cool



Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:41 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

I never thought I would say this, but Im beginning to believe the NCAA is either racist or biased. I am a huge UK fan, but Ill be the first to say Enes Kanter should not be allowed to play. I mean he took money as a 15 y/o while playing in Turkey. BUT,,,then I see Renardo Sidney be cleared by the NCAA for this season while knowingly taking $12K and having attachment to an agent, then Josh Selby takes nearly $6000 and is only dealt a 9-game suspension, Cam Newton's dad admits to soliciting $180K, but Cam "didnt know" and is allowed to play (even though Auburn found him in violation and was going to suspend him), and now Pryor is busted with recruiting violations and it takes a whopping 18 hours to decide to let him play.

Pryor is likely going to enter the draft and will never face a NCAA penelty, Cam Newton will be gone so it doesnt matter if the NCAA changes its mind and takes away Auburn's NC.

So then it makes me wonder. What is the difference between Sidney taking $12K, Selby taking 6K, Cam's dad asking for 180K (a major recruiting violation, ask USC), and finally Kanter taking $33k? The NCAA ruled cam "didnt know" and Pryor "wasnt given proper understanding of the rules", while Kanter is a non-English speaking 15y/o in Turkey that was given money for school expenses, but is being held to the letter of the law and was found PERMANENTLY ineligible.

At this point the ONLY difference I see between Kanter, Selby, Sidney, Newton, and Pryor is their skin color



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:39 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State


The NCAA has just proven again that it is unable to govern, however now Doyle has jumped on the Wagon.

Was not part of the problem with some of these guys selling some of their previous Bowl Gifts? So the NCAA lets them play in the Bowl?

I understand the NCAA has different departments making rulings on some of these issues, but the level of punishment seems to be all over the wall. I mean I think 5 games is a little much, but in no way shape or form should these kids be playing in the Bowl Game.

Did Georgia get to pick what games he could be suspended for?
What about all the North Carolina players? (Although I do think UNC was the only program that seems to have more concern with getting the facts straight and leveling punishment, then trying to protect the program).

The defense is the players were not educated they could not break the rules defense!!! Does this not constitute the Ohio State then has Lack of Institutional Control? Should the program be docked x scholarships per year for x years?
To me the defense coming from Ohio State is admitting to a level of Lack of Institutional Control.



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:30 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Hey "sweater vest", nice discipline.



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:28 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

this blogger is a complete idiot.  notice his buckeye ring as he picks his nose'


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