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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 4, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 9:12 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Excuse me "dick4", you wrote "the country treats criminals better than law abiding citizens"? They didn't break a law, they sold items that belonged to them. They broke NCAA rules. You also said they are "protecting the big brothers of the rich, the Ohio State and Auburns". If that were the case, they never would have dug into this and brought the charges against OSU in the first place. Not to mention, they could have waited until after the bowls to anounce this if they had OSU's welfare in mind. The NCAA needs to stop cherry picking and scapegoating one university over others. They remind me of a dictator that cannot keep the poor from stealing food so they make an example out of someone a couple times a year to put a scare into the general population. No matter what team you root for, you know you don't want the NCAA snooping around your program because you know they are very likely to find something. There are probably violations at 90% of the programs in the NCAA. They just need to look hard enough and they will find them. Heck, if a player sells a beanie baby on Ebay they are probably in violation. I guess it was OSU's turn to take the fall and I should be glad that at least they weren't recruiting violations.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 8:32 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

here is what I funny about this whole thing. The NCAA said they will have to pay back the money, HELLO! wasn't they selling these things to gey money they didn't have, so exactly where does the NCAA expect them to get the money from to pay it back.



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 8:14 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Doyle I would like some of what you are smokin if you think the NCAA gives a rats @$$ about me and how much I spent on airfare, tickets, lodging etc...

No what it cares about is that corperate sponsor that has spent millions on that game losing its money...

protect the game by protecting the players in it....

Just another way of the NCAA making $ off of kids while they have to trade or sell things just to have some $ in pocket



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 8:07 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

I really dont think you sill see him do that, take a look at the man who pays him, He knows its all about the money and they are above the little sisters of the poor and don't have to abide by the rules. About the only time I have ever seen a school or schools do the right think was when South Carolina and Clemson both agreed not to go to a bowl game after thier big brawl after a game with each other a few year ago.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 7:57 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Who cares, they play and Arkansas beats them anyway and OSU will be 0-10 against the SEC. The NCAA slave camp will always get what it wants. But the media is really showing its bias on this matter by claiming they did this to protect the fans, really? Kind of like not having a play-off system to protect the players, aw come on really? The only ones being protected are the big brothers of the rich. The Ohio States, the Auburns. Its funny how this country treats criminals better than law abiding people. Were going to punish you, but only at a time that it only hurts you little guys. I do agree it's not fair to the fans who are paying out the money to see the game and being an SEC fan I would rather Arkansas beat them at full strenth than for them to have the excuse of missing their top players. But the media should stop their hypocracy too, and quit saying it was to protect the fans. This is to protect the BCS, the sponsers, the NCAA and the schools. These people could care less about the fans or the  players.




Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 7:54 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Let's face it, if these five players didn't include (Pryor) the biggest star on the team (TV draw+ and a starting RB and WR they would have probably been out of the bowl game. However, NCAA is thinking my cut off my nose to sprite my face, we need these players for the TV rating the sponspors are paying big BUCKS for these bowl games.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 7:41 am
 

Incorrect

The bowl games are as much for the sponsors as the fans - if not more. The money the NCAA generates from those sponsors for the bowls is the reason we don't have a playoff. The NCAA doesn't want to bite the hand that feeds them - Allstate, in this case - by forcing Ohio State to sit those guys. They realize a watered0-down Buckeye team would drastically decrease TV ratings for the game and have an impact on sponsorship costs next time around. They (the NCAA) couldn't care less if Pryor and the others miss an early-season matchup with Youngstown State next year. It's all about the money - don't kid yourself into believing otherwise.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2010 7:35 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Bench Pryor and His Idiot Colleague's for the Sugar bowl.......... So what? who cares about the fans? Pryor Didn't, Herron Didn't. Why do they get the "Get of Jail" Free Card?

Tressel Needs to Bench them and go Against the NCAA, to Prove a Point that it's not Accepted at Ohio State to accept Benefit's because that's not the kind of program Tressel is running.

The Ball is in your Court Tressel what are you going to do?

Sell out and let them Play?

Or Stand in what you believe in and make them sit out of this game?

Choose Wisely the Clock is Ticking




Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 7:33 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Maybe it's time these kids need to make an example of the NCAA, that is a star like Pryor should say screw you NCAA i'm not playing in a bowl just so you can make money. He should say I will take my chances with the NFL, you can take your BOWL GAME AND GO TO H**L.


evturner1
Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 7:23 am
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