I swear, every time I read George Will pontificate about college football, I feel like I need to check to make sure my fly isn’t open.
Filed under College Football, Media Punditry/Foibles
Yeah, but still….gotta beat Aubie.
And we never hear many complaints about college basketball-which imposes many more scheduling difficulties on student athletes and involves much dirtier recruiting practices. But it has a tournament and is popular in the Northeast, so it gets a pass from the media.
You know, you have a point there, at least the part that not as many people complain about basketball.
George Will used to be a guy with ideas — ideas I usually disagreed with, yeah, but at least he had them. Now he just complains. And complains. And complains . . .
Before Rooney left the void, old George is ahead of his time.
Teapot, meet tempest.
Is this fly open thing a recurring problem? Or do you only feel this way for George Will? (many are getting fly open, thrill up my leg feelings these days!)
Either way you may want to take a closer look at that with your therapist?
AND Stay away from my ten year old Please!!!
“ESPN is what the feckless NCAA pretends to be, the real regulator of college football.” -plainly said.
As long as it doesn’t involve Craig James, anyway.
“ESPN is what the feckless NCAA pretends to be, the real regulator of college football. ”
Can’t argue with that.
Mr. Will should stick to writing about baseball
What did he say that was incorrect?
My observation was about style, not content so much.
Is there anything there which couldn’t have been said in half the length, and with simpler language?
I’ve said it before, but Will isn’t a guy I could imagine sharing fried chicken and a beer with fans at a tailgate.
He’s written a column, full of those convoluted sentences, about beer.
I don’t get what you mean, when you get right down to it, what one can point out in a column about football and beer that constitutes labeling a writer ( or a blogger for that matter) who is pulling together historical material as writing what you call convoluted sentences. I just don’t get it (fly open, dick yanked).
George Will….still going strong after subjecting the American reading public to a half-century of windbaggery. Some writers age like wine, he ages like milk.
It’s not so much that he was way off base in his opinions — it’s that he basically rehashed the same outrage that’s been spouted for two or three years now without adding anything new. When it comes to sports, Will has basically turned into Mitch Albom with less personality and a bigger thesaurus.
Doug, I might warn you that some of us on here don’t like comparing body parts. How do you know he has a bigger thesaurus?
Thesaurus? Isn’t that what Fred Flintstone ordered at the drive in?
Think that was mo lizard.
What ticks Will off most, apparently, is that Alabama’s and LSU’s head coaches get paid far more than Alabama’s president and LSU’s chancellor.
Arguably, though, Les Miles and Nick Saban are the two most successful college football coaches in the world, as demonstrated by last week’s Number One v. Number Two rankings held by their teams.
It is doubtful whether Alabama’s president and LSU’s chancellor would rank by any metric anywhere near Number One or Number Two among university presidents and chancellors of the world.
In addition, Miles’s value to LSU and Saban’s value to Alabama are easily assessed. Just look at their win-loss records. Assessing the value of a university president? Not so clear-cut.
Compensation in college football is a result of a clear meritocracy within the context of institutions whose other compensation systems are based on tenure. That is, survivors of the “publish or perish” ordeal expect to receive continuous and generous compensation and pay-hikes for the rest of their careers based on years’ service regardless of whether they contribute a thin dime to the institution’s bottom line,
Will once advocated free market economics, which recognizes the propriety of relations between compensation and value. Now, though, it seems Mr. Will doubts such a free market concept is appropriate for the college campus.
Oh, I don’t know…..I’d say Graham Spanier added a good bit of value to Penn State’s current situation.
You know what the true and loathesome irony is behind all of that? Spanier was a family sociologist and therapist who was an administrator at PSUs Dept. of Health and Human Development! He also won acclaim as the author of a study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior describing habits/practices involved in swinging. I shit you not.
I’ll bet if those beautiful and vivacious coeds decided to partake in the world’s oldest profession, that would put some yen and yang in the yaw of college economics. Now, that’s something you can get your mind and your hands around.
Surprised that Adams wasn’t mentioned for comparative purposes. Oh? It’s the amount you can see they are getting? And accountants aren’t going to fly to Costa Rica to add up the rest? Ok, but I would bet he would even things up.
Well said quest, the reason Saban and Miles make more than their schools president’s is exactly what Bath Ruth said about making more money than President Woodrow Wilson…..”I’m having a better Year”
No Joe, it’s actually what the Bear said about the whole situation.
“They ain’t getting 80,000 people to come to Tuscaloosa to watch a kid take a chemistry test.”
George Will is correct. And you know who I blame for this? Wait for it………..Mike Bobo.
yes but aren’t you suppose to ask for him to be fired?
And what about oatmeal?! What is with all these flavors these days? In my day, there was ONE flavor of oatmeal, and it was called “OATMEAL.” If you wanted it to taste like strawberries, why, you just put strawberries in there. SOFT. The younger generation’s gone soft with their flavored hot breakfast cereals, and I can’t find oatmeal-flavored oatmeal to save my life.
I have some oatmeal-flavored oatmeal for you, but you have to fly to Arizona Navajo country to get it. Dog in Fla is my travel agent. Look out for the dark seeds in the oatmeal. They ain’t raisins.
He can get you a reservation into an assram in Ca also.
Agreed, Senator. Brevity is the soul of wit.. and the handmaiden of the truth. I doubt Will is our kind of guy at the tailgate party. If he showed up we could get him in a healock and give him “noogies”..
The cardinal virtue of all beauty is restraint.
Makes the bunch of us ugly aholes, doesn’t it?
Thanks. Now I have to only look up “noogie”. and “handmaiden”. Don’t have time for “brevity”.
The irony is that he used the title of an Andy Griffith skit as the title of his piece. Then when you read it, you have to have another link open to Dictionary.com just to understand the “big” words.
I think I like Andy Griffeth’s take on it better.
What a buzz-kill.
My favorite part was where he proved his multiculturalism by mentioning that the future archaeologists digging up the remains of CFB stadiums would be Turkish or Brazilian or whatever. Actually, they will be aliens from Deneb, and they love them some college football out there. Dang Denebians can’t play man coverage thanks to their non-articulated neck joints, though…they just gotta sit back in a soft zone all the time. It’s like the Big 12 except with sucker feet.
Note: Mack Brown may be playing some Denebian DBs this year. Look into this. May be eligibility issues.
Awesome. Thank you for those laughs this early on my Friday.
Hear, Hear … + 1 kiliton of Kryptonite.
we are really letting our geek flags fly ain’t we
This sounds better than “The Chronicles of the Fing Chinese”.
Think some of them sucker-footed Denebians snuck into Willy’s D.
Fly’s open! Let’s Go Peay!!
Man…that guy’s the life of any party! Right?
Senator, when first reading your title, hope everybody didn’t duck as hard as I did.
If you see a Veteran, please say “Hi” for me Tell’em I was in during the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” period.
If you see a Combat Veteran, kneel. Many will be wearing Infantry badges and many ribbons. They will be at the VFW.
“They will be at the VFW.”
Will there be drinking?
And dancin’ , and fightin’ just before sex because there ain’t gonna be any women there and a lot of’em don’t go for that kinda sex.
“Talk about agitating a bag of wind”, here comes the ‘Nesian. Since she ruined my knees yesterday, she’s been callin’ her friends and braggin’ about me crawling while beggin’ for sex.
George Will should stick to commenting on the game he loves best; baseball, or the sport he loves best; politics.
His opinions about football are less than interesting
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