Between the news that 125 member institutions have voted to override the NCAA on its $2,000 stipend rule and now this proposal by its Resource Allocation working group being submitted to the Board of Directors –The group will recommend scholarship reductions, including 85 to 80 in Football Bowl Subdivision football, 63 to 60 in Football Championship Subdivision football (with a limit of 80 total counters) – it’s hard for me to see how Division I football continues on as it is, say, ten years from now.
There’s a passage from one of my favorite authors that seems àpropos:
“Is democracy impractical? Is that what you are saying?”
Glawen said, “As I recall, Baron Bodissey had something to say on the subject.”
“Oh? Was he pro or con?”
“Neither. He pointed out that democracy could only function in a relatively homogeneous society of equivalent individuals. He described a district dedicated to democracy where the citizenry consisted of two hundred wolves and nine hundred squirrels. When zoning ordinances and public health laws were put into effect, the wolves were obliged to live in trees and eat nuts.”
Mike Slive and Jim Delany aren’t moving into any damned trees.