I could easily devote a thousand words to Andy Staples’ latest bout of silliness, but suffice it to say that in the wake of the tsunamis that have crashed against the business shore of college athletics in the last 12-18 months – the rapid increase in television moneys, the accompanying increase in coaching salaries, the expansion of March Madness and, of course, the recent bout of conference realignment – anyone complaining that power is an end and not a means for the suits running college sports while simultaneously extolling the virtues of Joe Barton, Orrin Hatch and Obama’s Justice Department (for each of whom political power is an end) has some serious issues with impartiality.
And the irony of this quote
Barton was trying to make a Constitutional point — that the executive branch didn’t have the power to coerce a private business to make such a payment…
shouldn’t be lost on anyone. I hope Jim Delany gets to toss that back in Barton’s face at a hearing one day.