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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 12, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 3:17 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

No, the bowl games are to reward the student athletes.  Terrelle and tatoo crews are ineligible players.  The current USC team does not contain one inelgible player, yet they are banned from bowls for two years.  Cam Newton, now there is an ineligible player, yet he gets to play in the national championship game.  How much for that Heisman?
Did Ohio State also assist the players in selling gold pants or rings to boosters?  The NCAA sold its integrity for dollars, just like Terrelle the Tatoo.




Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:52 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

   NCAA stands for National Committee for Alcoholics Anonymous?  or something like that....Does any college fan not see this as dirty pool? It's so obvious that it's all about the money....The elephant in the room has brought in other elephant relatives, and they are all laughing---at the NCAA, at us fans, and the so called 'rules' that are being used so inconsistently....
   Comparing what Cam Newton did to Pryor and his tattoos, is like comparing Tiger Woods to a virgin and his victoria secret magazines...You always like to think these organizations understand how important sending the right or wrong message can be down the road...You like to think they are upstanding orgnizations, with a deep sense of integrity....After these debacles, I think ALOT of fans have taken a double-take at these situations, and they almost can't believe what they have seen...This changes forever, how I look at the NCAA and its leadership....   &nb
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Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:40 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

cheating is what cam newton does on tests, selling your OWn stuff is not cheating. an infraction yes, but cheating hardly.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:37 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

The NCAA has just announced loud and clear to the world: Bowl games mean less than NFL preseason football.


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Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:36 am
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Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:29 am
 

The Average CFB Fan is evidently stupid

If this article is to be believed.  Evidently, we need to be saved from kids who cheat in order to receive our money's worth on the football field.  Um...no.  What we want is fairness.  This isn't fair - the "haves" get slapped on the wrist, the rest get pummeled.  Doyel, you're a sycophant for a corrupt organization.  Credibility Card revoked...you're now part of the joke.



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:02 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

It is not protecting fans.... It is protecting sponsors and television networks. This is a lame excuse. College football fans follow their team no matter who is starting for their team and no matter the odds against their team (my college team has not gone to a bowl for 2 seasons yet I still have season tickets and attend every game I can). The NCAA has now made its second poor decision in a year. They are making short term money decisions that undermine their credibility in the long term. I will not watch the bowl game Ohio State plays in this year because I will not reward wrong doing. I also will not watch the "national championship" game with the NCAA's other poor decision even though it has a PAC10 team in it. NCAA needs to be consistent no matter how arcane or costly the rules are.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 1:01 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

For the fans, lol, that's a good one!

This is about TV ratings, just like everything else in college football.



Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:50 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

Am I the only one who gives a sh*t about the rules?  Mark it zero!
...It's a league game, Smokey.



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2010 12:39 am
 

Loving the NCAA's decision on Ohio State

the 5 OSU players should have used the cam newton excuse said they knew nothing and let their fathers take the fall..either way the NCAA has become a joke ..i guarantee if TCU,BOISE UTAH or any othe rnon BCS school had done this there would have been no issues with suspending those players for their bowl..lol..the NCAA is a joke


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