Roll over Joe Barton, and tell Orrin Hatch the news.

Jay Jacobs announces the death of socialism.

Northeastern athletic director Peter Roby said this would widen the gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots” in Division I. What would your rebuttal to that be?

My response to that would be that we’re in a competitive environment, so if one business is doing exceedingly well in what they do, should we subsidize the businesses that aren’t as efficient and effective as we are? Should that hold us back? That doesn’t sound like the capitalism that this country was built on. I think that he’s correct that it will widen it. But I think that also there’s a need for that to be widened. It will put people that are actually competing for the same thing in the same pool or pod together and let them make decisions based on what they can do and what they think is important. Whether it’s us or a league or division that the (Northeastern) AD is in. Give him more stability, so when he’s competing (against) schools in his league, they’re all on the same level playing field (in) recruiting, competition, support services and academically.

Now I don’t have a problem with that… except government giving enterprises making millions and millions non-profit tax exemptions doesn’t sound like the capitalism that this country was built on, either.  On the other hand, it does sound like today’s capitalism.

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6 responses to “Roll over Joe Barton, and tell Orrin Hatch the news.

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Yeah, but I don’t remember the scores of the old U.S.S.R vs. North Korea football games

  2. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Free labor, no taxes. The new American Dream?

  3. diving duck

    The capitalism he is referring to is based on the ability to own property. For example, one’s own likeness. I don’t think there is such an extreme discrepency in value vs. compensation that exists in America than in college football.

  4. Dog in Fla

    Jay Jacobs quotes Mitt to Athletic Directors at non-NFL Feeder Programs [The Poors]:

    “[M]y job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    Dadgummit. Now I’ve got Chuck Berry on the brain all day.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      “Mabelline…..why can’t you be true?….You done started back doin’ the thangs you used to do.”