Seriously, how does Mark Emmert have a job?

The NCAA is here for you, student-athletes.

And is sensitive to your concerns.

(By the way, the median salary in the CFL is $83,000, Mark.)

When he’s not denigrating them, Emmert writes checks with his mouth that his ass can’t cash.

And that’s just from this morning.  Jeebus, what a putz.


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35 responses to “Seriously, how does Mark Emmert have a job?

  1. Russ

    Its the big lie. Say it loud enough and long enough and someone will believe it.

  2. DawgPhan

    He does know that as far as the school is concerned, SAs do pay for their seat and that many of the SAs under his watch pay their own way, at least in part, right?

    • I’ve always wondered that. Is there any extra cost for the University in student athletes? Do they have more professors than they would have otherwise, or larger classes/buildings? Just how much of an expense is having one more body in a sea of 1000s to the University?

      • South FL Dawg

        If you are North Carolina, you have to provide separate classes for athletes, but no actual professors.

      • South FL Dawg

        Seriously I think most of the extra personnel like tutors are thru the athletic association, and to the university itself it is just one more occupued seat.

  3. Pinhead, idiot, complete jerk – and those are the complementary words I can use to describe him

  4. Cousin Eddie

    So the guy in charge of the NCAA has a distain for student-athletes, wonder if he feels that way on pay day? Does he realize he is “taking a seat” from someone that knows when to shut up and go to work?

  5. Chadwick

    Why he is still around is an interesting question. He’s clearly incompetent, but yet the President’s keep him in place. What behind the scenes machinations are going on at the NCAA? Is he just being allowed to be the “fall guy” before the Presidents step in, say he’s not doing the job, and then plead to Congress to help fix the mess that Emmert made? Seriously, he was the wrong person for the job from the get-go and it was evident the first time he opened his trap in candor. What is going on in Oz?

    • By Georgia We Did It

      The presidents are waiting for him to lose the trial over the summer then can him and start fresh (or however the court ruling will let them start).

    • Bulldog Joe

      As long as the athletic money keeps rolling in, the university presidents are happy.

      But there’s trouble on the horizon.

    • DawgPhan

      mostly because old rich guys are pretty lenient when it comes to disciplining old rich guys.

      boys will be boys and all.

  6. sniffer

    Can’t help but wonder if the pressure of the job is taking its toll on Emmert or are we seeing some form of meltdown. Those are some damaging statements, IMO.

  7. All I can say is “Wow”, especially to that first tweet.

  8. Joe Schmoe

    Where is his freaking PR person? Or his lawyer? The guy is totally killing himself in public and in the court room with statements like these.

  9. I Wanna Red Cup

    Does he have pictures of all of the Presidents in compromising positions with goats?

  10. 202dawg

    For his next trick, boys and girls, Mark is going to bend over and kiss his own hind end… Tune in next time! Seriously, can he just be gone already?

  11. AusDawg85

    Direct from the NCAA webiste: “Student-athlete success on the field, in the classroom and in life is at the heart of our mission. To support that charge, we and our member schools award more than $2.4 billion in athletic scholarships each year while also providing access to medical care, academic support services and first-class training opportunities.”

    How the trustees are not demanding Emmert’s resignation in light of these statements is beyond me. Instead, I hope they add these comments to his “On the Mark” section of their website.

    • Dog in Fla

      “How the trustees are not demanding Emmert’s resignation in light of these statements is beyond me.”

      Because the way in which he is presenting is exactly the way in which the trustees and profit-takers want him to present?

  12. Dog in Fla

    Release the Kracken!

    “Power cannot be talked into giving itself up.”

    “Privilege is a relationship to inferiors, wherein superiority and inferiority are created and maintained by force, dispersion of culture, punishment and the distribution of wealth in order to confer advantage. Privilege depends upon all parties in the relationship inhabiting their places, believing them, and acting out their roles, however unwillingly – often because, for those at disadvantage, survival is at stake. ….

    It is unrealistic to expect those who have advantage to surrender it. They cannot be shamed. They will not be persuaded. No volume of study will present a factual enough case to change the thinking of those who use power and feel its many desirable effects. The more facts are presented, the more likely they will be suppressed. No amount of inspiring narrative or good will or forgiveness will cause hierarchies to dismantle themselves.”

    Mr. Emmert, it’s Mr. Remy on Red Phone Line 666 for you

  13. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Mark Emmert….worst President in NCAA history.

    • Cousin Eddie

      Worst President. No qualifiers needed

      • Macallanlover

        You are incorrect about that Cuz, NCAA isn’t the only entity headed for a crash landing because of leadership issues. But he is mega bad, no doubt, no one could argue that.

  14. DawgPhan

    Deadspin collected the best twitter questions from #AskEmmert which I am sure the Mike & Mike social media folks are regretting at this point.

  15. Macallanlover

    The question you ask in the title of your post, Senator, is the one I have been asking since his first month on the job. Hard to imagine a person being so weak for so long. Only when you work for academic-types could you tolerate such performance. makes me wonder: “is NCAA President a union job”?

    • Dog in Fla

      Yes Ramzy, US Airways does have a little different pre-takeoff presentation and Holly, you should go to your nearest Insta-Med and let them run some tests