The last refuge

Arizona State just lost its athletic director to the deeper pocketed University of Texas and its president is wondering where he goes from here.

“I am looking for people committed to the model that we’re trying to advance,” he said. “Obviously there are other models. There are models of $6 million football coaches. Maybe that’ll soon be $10 million. For me, I don’t think that’s the way for college sports to go, but at the same time I’ve got to keep the team on track, and have to keep the positions filled in a very, very rough and tumble market.

“If the only path to athletic success is the same path as professional teams — more and more money like the Yankees model — then where does that leave us in college sports?”

Judging from what the NFL has pulled off, it should leave you making plans to go lobby Congress.  An antitrust exemption would come in mighty handy about now.  Added bonus:  even the losers reformers think that’s the way to go.  Socialism, for the win!

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9 responses to “The last refuge

  1. Dog in Fla

    “Patterson, 55, had been the A.D. at Arizona State since March 28, 2012, when he assumed the role in place of Lisa Love. He is credited for the hire of football coach Todd Graham, the baseball team’s move to Phoenix Municipal Stadium and the upgrades that are set for Sun Devil Stadium.”

    http://arizonasports.com/44/1674719/ASU-loses-AD-Steve-Patterson-to-Texas

    Which can only mean Patterson is a traversable wormhole time-traveler because fellow-traveler Todd was hired by Arizona State on December 14, 2011 (Todd’s Wiki amirite because it always is)

  2. Mark

    Seems our whole country is interested in the wealth transfer model, not just college football.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      If by “wealth transfer model” you mean “greed” I completely agree.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Yep, that’s what wealth transfer model means…

        Mayor, I gotta tell you, as a little guy sitting huddled around the radio in the gas station, wearing a damaged hat, we got some bad shit going on…it’s that armies of darkness thing…I fear for my game.

      • Mark

        Sure. Complaining about someone making more money and wishing they would transfer it to you… that’s greed for sure and envy as well. Unfortunately, the whole country is moving in that direction. Many people today, including those in college athletics are wanting that which they don’t have to pay for, which is of course, greed/coveting/etc. Sad for our freedom, our country and our future.

        • Cosmic Dawg

          Pursuit of self-interest is only greed when white males on a particular side of the political spectrum do it.

          Everybody else is just “chasing a dream”…

          • Dog in Fla

            That is so true. What the poors don’t realize is that chasing a dream means burning down the house

  3. Greg McGarity, your athletic director

    Can everyone please get their Hartman Fund donations in ASAP? We need to get that money in the reserve fund.

    • Bright Idea

      Raise your hand if you think insurance cost increases will cut into low level Hartman donors discretionary $$$ on Feb. 15, 2014.