Rub a little dirt on it and get back in there.

Shorter Matt Hayes:  Football players need to get back to what’s really important about the college experience – taking shit and never complaining about it.


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12 responses to “Rub a little dirt on it and get back in there.

  1. Krautdawg

    Those grubby kids! The only thing missing in this article is a congressman complaining about lawlessness and a Wall Streeter complaining about greed.

  2. Lrgk9

    Hold a few coaches personally liable & it’ll stop.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      George O’Leary got nailed in court for killing a player just like this but the case got thrown out on appeal–governmental immunity (UCF is a state school). Now that was fair and part of the “college experience,” wasn’t it?

  3. 69Dawg

    As I predicted early on the torts attorneys will be ready, willing and able to expand their practices to college. The article doesn’t begin to address the iceberg that is headed for the NCAA Titanic. Head injuries to non-professional former football players. Colleges had better destroy any evidence that any of their former players had any sort of head injury. The time is coming when the mothers will take the kids out of youth league and the school boards will take football out of high school. I won’t live long enough but 30 – 40 years from now we might just have professional flag football and it will be 7 on 7.

  4. Spike

    Hayes is right.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      About what? That it’s all the fault of the lawyers? Sheeesh! What a chickenshit cop-out!

      • Dog in Fla

        “Instead of complaining about it, take advantage of it — before your only alternative is the next ambulance chaser.”

        Fixed it for Matt:

        “Instead of complaining about it, take advantage of it — before your only alternative is the next ambulance.”

        a/k/a Think of me while the Plantation screws you while honoring your memory (as a bothersome risk management concern):

        UCF spokesman Grant J. Heston issued a statement:
        “Ereck remains in our thoughts, and we honor his memory as part of our football program. The ruling about sovereign immunity confirms our long-held position about this important issue, and we are pleased with the decision.”

        • 69Dawg

          That case speaks volumes about the state of college football. We’ll remember you but we won’t pay you a damn cent dead or alive.

          • Dog in Fla

            “we won’t pay you a damn cent dead or alive.” Perfect!

            From thence the feeder programs and the NCAA shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

  5. Spike

    Wow, Mayor. What a persuasive and thoughtful comment. Kudos.

  6. Keese

    Why isn’t there a bulletproof indemnity/release hold harmless contract by the NCAA?

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Supposedly it is against public policy to absolve someone of their negligence in advance of the event occurring because that would effectively immunize wrongdoers from the consequences of their misconduct and lead to a watering-down of safety.