Letting Steve Patterson have his cake and eat it, too.

Honestly, I don’t have a problem at all with someone defending the Texas AD’s management strategy on the basis of “hey, we all know it’s a business”.

It just seems to me if that’s the road you choose to go down, you’ve got to call Patterson out on the hypocrisy of his rationale for not allowing student-athlete compensation.  Because either it’s a business you’re running, or it’s not.  Unless your definition of business includes maintaining an artificial construct – sorry, an illegal artificial construct –  to justify not having to deal with the same labor costs other businesses face.  In which case, Walmart is jealous.

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5 responses to “Letting Steve Patterson have his cake and eat it, too.

  1. Monday Night Froetteur

    Absolutely. This class of hyper-short sighted ADs has forced the inherent inconsistency embedded in the sport to the front page.

    N.B. Christine Plonsky is the atrocious rent-seeker who testified at O’Bannon that revenue athletes seeking market compensation have an “entitlement attitude.” I am baffled by her continued employment….

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  2. Soybean Wind

    Let them eat cake!

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  3. Rusty

    “Walmart is jealous”…Love that line.😃

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  4. 69Dawg

    Hey that’s why the congress is going to treat the NCAA like lepers as far as anti-trust help is concerned.

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  5. Trbodawg

    I gotta say, this was my first thought on reading this headline.http://pics.imcdb.org/0is259/animalhousecakezh4.6469.jpg

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