Gregg Doyel may be a card-carrying member of the doucheoisie, but he sure nails this.
College football abides. Which is one big reason I love it so.
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“…card carrying member of the doucheoisie..”. Well played, Senator. Well played, indeed.
Yeah, that turn of phrase earns a lifetime “envy and jealousy” tag from me.
As the Lexicon indicates, I can’t take all the credit for that, but gracias.
Whoever first came up with that term deserves to be in the hall of fame IMO. I hope it was you, Senator.
Doyel’s off on another rant again.
Sure, Doyel’s rant about his band is understandable. That’s music. What’s not understandable is Doyel’s rant about ‘Bad Teacher”
I do find it amusing that he throws off on the commish for putting ridiculous celebration penalties into play when the no-fun NCAA has decided to make celebration a freaking (i)live ball penalty this season.
I liked the comment that the game is bigger than any personality in the college game. That’s exactly why the value of the scholarship is sufficient because the game keeps going even after the player leaves. We don’t attend Georgia games just to see Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, A.J. Green, etc. We attend to support our university and the men wearing the silver britches and the “G” on the helmet.
Sure. And the stands are gonna be full with season tickets sold out after four straight 3-8 seasons.
It was nearly full while Goff was going .500 his last three years.
The line for season tickets was a hell of a lot shorter, too. And the stadium was a good bit smaller.
By his logic, the Pittsburgh Steelers could just tell all of their players that they’re getting $30,000 and they can take it or leave it. The fans will be there either way, no matter who they put on the field.
It was 6,000 seats smaller in ’95. I can’t find the average attendance figures, but I will guess they were in the 82,000 range, while the tickets were technically sold out. I’m not saying interest didn’t wane a bit, but it didn’t wane substantially.
UGA fans are loyal even if sometimes vocal to a fault.
I see where you’re going, but when has Georgia had four straight 3-8 seasons? My point is that fan loyalty in the college game is much more about the team than the individual athletes.
Agree…and a little off topic, but that does point-out that the universities should only be merchandizing the school and not the players, or else let the players have some sharing of those revenues. Increased sales of #8 jerseys in the campus bookstore had a lot to do with AJ, yet he’s penalized for selling a personal memento? CFB won’t survive forever if these inquities persist.
I agree with his overall point, but holy hell is he terrible. I mean, this opening is terrible: “College football has its scoundrels and its cheats. You think I’m saying it doesn’t? I’m not.” Who the hell is he arguing with?
sounds like he’s doing his best Nathan Thurm impression.
Not really saying NFL is better than college, but there are some points I disagree with doyel here: 1) Who’s to say that college football isn’t also about making money? Just replace “NFL owner” with “college president” or “conference commissioner.” Or how about the BCS bowls? 2) The NFL does, objectively, have much better athletes and sophistication in scheme – this is probably a factor as to why some people favor the NFL.
Now, these don’t outweigh the charms of college football imho. I just find it amazing how Doyel can write from a position I generally agree on, yet still make me disagree with some of his reasons why.
How does one properly pronounce doucheoisie?
It’s sorta like this: “Booze- wah- zie” except that you replace the “booze” with “douche.”
Thanks NRBQ–now no one can blog after that. We’re laughing too hard.
I pronounced it “doosh wah sea ay” , but my comment was positive of Doyel. Thought he said it well concerning college ball. The shot was subdued in the article, but felt it carried the day for not paying college athletes. Most of his posters were negative of him and didn’t seem to get the thrust of his words. He said also that money corrupts the beauty of the sport and what we have left is a love for college ball, warts and all. Good article.
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