Only at the NCAA

Jesus, if this don’t cut it:

At some point NCAA membership will have to address the overwhelming ogre in the room: Why does embattled president Mark Emmert still have a job?

The reason could be this simple: Firing Emmert could do more harm than good.

“If you force him out, you’re essentially telling everyone he has failed,” one NCAA president told Sporting News. “When you’re dealing with (litigation), it’s not prudent to admit failure at the highest office.”

If this is how school presidents think, college sports are doomed.  By the way, it’s not as if Emmert is fooling anybody else.

“He is incapable of looking in the mirror and figuring out that he could be the problem,” one administrator of a BCS school told Sporting News. “A leader with a personality like that, it affects everyone he manages and it affects the way the organization is run.”

Which is how you get to this rather astounding piece of news.

So by all means, Donna Lopiano, let’s make Emmert’s organization less accountable.  It’s done so much to earn our trust and respect.


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3 responses to “Only at the NCAA

  1. 69Dawg

    The NCAA is fast becoming the poster child for bloated bureaucracy. They know he is incompetent but they can’t get rid of him because they see it as admitting that they were wrong. These guys are suppose to be the best and brightest but they really are just the “Peter Principle” of the Ivory Tower.


  2. Cojones

    Sounds to me like Emmert will only go kicking and screaming. Didn’t matter when we brought slaves here. Why should it matter now?

    This glue-footed inability to act works because decisiveness is missing in the rest of the organization. What kind of contract guarantees did they give him anyway?


  3. Mayor of Dawgtown

    NCAA: “We are sued weekly.” Well, YOU SHOULD BE!!