Actually, make that hells, no.
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Two interesting things on the NCAA site, it ALLOWS commentors to articles and, there were NO comments on that article. You have to login to comment but, I’d still expect to see at least a few comments. I bet they diligently police comments (how ironic), only letting total fluff comments get published.
Did you notice the equally dubious idea, in that column, for additional punishment: make cheaters cough up revenues earned with ineligible players. To me, that would cause rich donors to line up to pay to preserve Ole Wassamalla’s championship season.
So, does this mean tOSU still hasn’t beaten an SEC team in a bowl?
The threat of wiping a win off the record books doesn’t take away the memory of the win or the enjoyment of it for a fan (hi WarD Eagle!). The actual wiping away of the wins won’t either.
No, the University of Georgia had to suffer through losing three straight games without our best offensive player because the NCAA decided to enforce a rule. The memory of being in the stands down in Starkville while a Bama-banged frat boy waved a cowbell in my face still makes me angry. Ohio State fans have no such memory, because the NCAA decided not to enforce a rule, even after the initial findings came out before the Sugar Bowl. So, the NCAA needs to correct that inequity and hammer tOSU in such a way that their fans will suffer the losses that they should have suffered without Pryor and company in 2010 (and all of the other years of this decade, as we’ve learned that this sort of behavior was SOP at tOSU).
Yep…as unfair as it seems for the current team, sanctions, probations, etc. are some of the limited tools available for enforcement of rules. Sure, the offending athlete, coach, etc. may be long gone, but the program suffers and should think twice about compliance going forward.
I mean, look at Auburn….oh, wait……
What’s next …. a do over?
The only way to really change behavior is to make ‘em forfeit money. I particularly like the idea of making offenders pay money to their conference competitors.
Yeah!! to all of you. I think that an apology goes to the team that should have faced Ark in their place. And all monies from that game should be divided in the conference that was to meet Ark. Their ill-gotten rings should be returned.
Their lies were a laugher in the face of college sports and they DESERVE the death penalty,Period. Worried about the innocents on the team? Point’em out to me and I’ll explain how they ALL knew the crap going on and that many more were involved. Just backtrack to the SI article to get other names, look at the connecting thread of all named players to their roommates , and their friends, etc., etc., etc. and tell me that there was an innocent player.
Send their sorry asses packin’ from D-1 CFB.
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