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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: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:27 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

OSU grad here...JT asked for the bowl game and a few others....the MONEY HUNGRY NCAA/ESPN changed that...they want RATINGS AND DOLLARS more than justice....I HOPE we sit our players even if we get killed...I WANT my Alma Mater to send a message BACK to the NCAA and ESPN.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:26 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Doyel...to be honest, the fact that you are still employed by CBS is a Christmas gift in itself.  Either that or they don't pay you for these garbage articles.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:24 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

I have to agree with so many of you who commented on here....WHAT A DUMB COLUMN THAT MAKES NO SOLID POINT!!!  Honestly, The NCAA is worried about me?  Really, me the fan?  Me, the guy who has wanted a playoff system in college football for 25 years?  This guy?  You sure?

This guy is an abolute idiot.  Terrible article with a total lack of logic and solid reasoning.  The NCAA did what they did to protect ratings and finances for Corporate America, not for the fans.  The fact that you think otherwise goes to show how truly brainwashed you are.



Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:21 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Bowl games are for the fans. The fans are on vacation. The players are on vacation. More often than not (except in the champioship game) you never know which team is even going to show up. Look how many dogs win outright, because the favorites feel they didn't get a good enough bowl or that they have nothing to prove. The players know bowl games are nothing more than a reward for winning 6 games and they are going on vacation. For the NCAA a lot more is at stake.If the fans don't go on vacation or watch at home, a lot of money will be lost and the sponsors will bail.It's all about the money and the NCAA will enforce the "rules" accordingly.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:16 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

WHAT A DUMB COLUMN? I guess if you're a senior then, go and and break any NCAA violation and you can still play in the bowl game. DUMB DUMB DUMB DOYEL. Wow! Fans don't want thugs, they want football players... there should be a difference. Oh well, Arkansas will handle Ohio State anyway. It's the SEC vs. Big Ten, remember, SEC DOMINATES the Big Ten. SUGGESTION FOR YOUR CONFERENCE DIVISIONS: Parolees and Thugs.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 10:10 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Hey Coach Tressel, how do tatoos help a hungry family ?



Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 9:56 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Ohio State intended to suspend these players from the Sugar Bowl.  The NCAA said NO.  Maybe these 5 players will be benched anyway.    NCAA is really struggling to find their bearings on discipline issues (along with other subjects).  Fairness and consistency are critical if you want to have credibility.  The NCAA decision is lame.  Let's see if Coach Tressel can show some character.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 9:24 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

I think you have to give it to your father and have him sell it and then it is okay.



Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 9:22 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Sounds to me like someone's got money on the Sugar Bowl game.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 9:14 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Doyle you are a complete idiot and you are completely wrong.  How can you say this is fair?  How many players have been suspended for bowl games in the past for breaking NCAA rules.  Too many to count.  Here is why they don't want to suspended them.  They are in a BCS bowl on ESPN for the first time.  It's about money and money only.  If what they did was bad enough to be suspended for FIVE count FIVE games (almost half a season) then why do they get the reward of playing in the BOWL game.  All five of these guys can leave and go to the draft and avoid the punishment and get paid to play.  Nope this punishment needs to happen now.


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