Baylor fan boy invokes Gandhi in demanding that 2016 recruits not be allowed out of their signed NLIs.
Filed under Baylor Is Sensitive To Women's Issues, General Idiocy
Stay classy, Baylor.
Fuck these people.
Just a small change like a head coach being fired and the school being embarrassed on a national scale. I honestly didn’t expect this guy to make the argument that people already knew that the culture at Baylor was dogshit when these kids signed, but he did. I guess he probably doesn’t realize that the coaching staff most assuredly was downplaying that to every recruit and parent who asked.
The Baylor curriculum could use the addition of a self-awareness course.
Yeah, but an academic would teach it, and the irony of someone without self-awareness teaching a course on self-awareness would just be too weird.
What a douche.
Because I’m ignorant on the topic; How binding is an NLI? I mean, the I does stand for “Intent” correct?
It’s the worst contract in sports. Both parties are completely bound to each other, but only gets penalized for breaking the contract. Hint: It ain’t the school.
“As Ghandi famously said…..”
More tone-deafness, considering Ghandi’s history of sleeping with underage females and verbally and emotionally abusing women.
Mahatma would be a perfect fit in Waco
“His views on rape were very similar to those of rape apologists today. He believed that men could not control their sexual impulses, which women were responsible for.”
My favorite part is where he pretends to care about the SA and then claim the only reason everyone wants them to be allowed to change their NLI is they can get the recruits. Isn’t that why he want s them to stay?
Tone deaf, thy name is Pete Bundy.
It’s like they were just paying Briles $4.2 million out of the goodness of their hearts, and it had nothing to do with him turning a perennial Big 12 bottom feeder into a national contender.
“The only thing that has changed is the head coach, with the rest of the coaching staff in tact.”
“Nothing else has changed.”
Really? So Baylor isn’t akin to a dirty word in common parlance now? Being a male Baylor athlete doesn’t automatically make you a social pariah in the eyes of the public?
Well, if circumstances surrounding being a Baylor football player haven’t changed then what is this idiot writing about?
Have we officially reached Defcon Penn State?
Also, is this guy really putting it to the incoming freshmen college recruits to be the ones to change the culture at Baylor?
Someone should introduce him to one Gale Galloway, 86 year old Baylor mega-booster and Art Briles fanboy. I think they’d become fast friends…
“You never pick a University based on a coach, be it head coach, assistant coach, or water boy who is a cousin of your friend’s uncle’s half-brother. Wake up!”
Says who — the non-athlete millennial pom-pom waver for said school? How convenient that his opinions are actually narcissistic statements of fact. And if that indeed is (or should be) the case, then top athletes aren’t picking Bama because of Saban, OSU for Meyer, Baylor for Briles, etc. Oh, such sentiments also are at odds with TPTB at Baylor, as they are actively trying to get Briles reinstated. Huh — I didn’t think head coaches were all that important. Weird.
By the way, IMO he’s a borderline bad writer; my 14 year old nephew honestly writes better than him. Take this gem:
“Don’t get me wrong, if the NCAA came down with massive sanctions, a la Penn State, then every recruit and player should have a right to transfer. But, that could not be further from the truth. So, therefore, the young men should have to honor their commitments.”
WTF is he even saying here? This makes absolutely no sense, and his ‘argument’ (sic) is incoherent at best. Its akin to me saying I don’t like spaghetti, therefore I don’t know why I have a stomach virus.
Didn’t you know? Laremy Tunsil left Florida and Robert and Denzel Nkemdiche left Gwinnett and Treadwell left Chicago because they fell head over heels in love with Oxford, Mississippi and the traditions and pageantry of Ole Miss. They loved it so much, in fact, that they endeavored to leave school after only 3 years so that they could spread the word to rest of the world just how great Ole Miss is.
Right, and one of the great mysteries of all-time (right up there with JFK) is why Ole Miss/Oxford failed to attract such recruits for 50+ years….yet suddenly they started pouring in with the snap of a finger. My guess is it was that new Chick-Fil-a on the edge of town or the improved menu at Ajax Diner on the square that made all the difference. And the renovated campus bookstore.
Like Waco, Oxford has just been under the radar and only now are people starting to realize how magical it is. I mean if I love it then other people have to love it, too, or they’re just being weird and stupid.
There will be milkshakes
“The only people who believe all the Baylor recruits should be released from their National Letters of Intent are those who are fans of the Longhorns, Sooners, Red Raiders, Horned Frogs, LSU, Texas A&M … you get the point.”
The only people who believe all the Baylor recruits should NOT be released from their National Letters of Intent are those who are fans of Baylor Bears, donors of the Bayor Bears, alumni of the Baylor Bears, enablers of the Baylor Bears, abettors of the Baylor Bears … you get the point.
It would have been a lot cooler if he had used a quote from John the Baptist or even this “[a]s Gandhi famously said” one –
“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
I really don’t understand his arbitrary decision to allow recruits to leave for ncaa sanctions, but not for dismissal of scandalous coach.
If it’s because the sanctions hurt the program’s future competitiveness, then the coach dismissal does same thing.
At least he’d be consistent if he said kids shouldn’t be able to leave ever, under any circumstances. Moronic, but consistent.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” He is, he doesn’t want to play for a school where sexual assault was covered up.
I know many here support the “chaos theory” but this is consistent with other changes that happen every single season, at several schools. Since the NCAA has not suspended the Baylor program (death penalty) and has not issued significant sanctions (ala State Penn) why would you expect anyone to be released? Put the emptions on the side, what is different? Now, why the outrage in this post/comments? Nothing to see here, move along.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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