Except in the NCAA’s world, of course. There, a lot of ‘em seem to do just fine.
I’ve got to tell you, as a Georgia fan, I feel like a complete sap right now.
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Ohio State would comment, but they’re too busy polishing the Sugar Bowl trophy and etching a “1″ into their won-loss record against the SEC in bowl games and not really giving a damn about the five game suspension.
A Florida fan told me recently that it doesn’t matter if you’re caught, as long as you’re not caught the same year that you win the title. He was implying that Florida dod some unsavory things under Meyer.
I can’t help but think that honor and integrity will always trump champions that cheated a bit, although today’s environment makes it difficult at times to stay the course. But with that said, I’m very pleased that our program is viewed as clean and is led by an honest gentleman. Having a title or two wouldn’t be too bad either.
I could never be accused of being a UGA apologist, but Green got royally screwed last year, relative to how the NCAA is handling other, similar cases.
To expand Tony B’s point yesterday, this kind of thing might indeed be the death knell of the NCAA, if member programs decide enforcement become too capricious and arbitrary.
I agree with you 100% about the NCAA, an organization that rapidly is making itself not only irrelevant, but actually detrimental to the welfare of intercollegiate athletics.
Ever since I was a kid I always though NCAA as a commie party. Irrelevant.
If it keeps up like it is going the non-cheaters will be in a minority. Too much money and job security involved to not cheat.
CMR is already in the SEC non-cheating minority.
I reiterate what I have been saying. I do not understand why the presidents of the universities in the SEC that run honest programs don’t just get together and kick out the cheats. the SEC will be just fine without them.
“In fact, Georgia brings in the most in terms of profits in SEC football because of their lower expenses relative to their revenues. Their profit was over $8 million more than the next highest school, Florida:
1 Univ. of Georgia $52,529,885.00
2 Univ. of Florida $44,258,193.00
3 Louisiana State Univ. $43,253,286.00
4 Univ. of Alabama $40,766,391.00
5 Univ. of Tennessee $39,236,601.00
6 Auburn Univ. $38,251,007.00
7 Univ. of South Carolina $35,471,948.00
8 Univ. of Arkansas $26,519,140.00
9 Univ. of Kentucky $17,984,848.00
10 Univ. of Mississippi $16,489,264
11 Mississippi State Univ. $4,600,178.00
12 Vanderbilt Univ. $0.00
Georgia isn’t just #1 in the SEC in terms of profits, they’re #2 in the entire country behind Texas.
If you do the math, Georgia is only putting 25.8% of their football revenue back into the program.”
The irony of a coach on probation being handed a championship trophy from an athletic director whose football program is facing serious sanctions was just lovely. This whole “not-cheating” thing doesn’t seem to be working out for us.
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