Priorities, priorities



Well, nobody said amateurs have to earn real degrees, amirite?


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22 responses to “Priorities, priorities

  1. Romantics, please defend this. Ridiculous. #FreeAJ

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  2. ASEF

    The shoes issue is a joke.

    The hot takes on the classes are a joke. UNC got hammered for that, but not formally by the NCAA, so I guess for some people it doesn’t count.


  3. mwo

    So out of a 25+ game season you lose 1 game for selling shoes. But A.J. Green gets 4 games out of 12 or 13 for selling a jersey?


  4. Bright Idea

    I can’t help but wonder if UNC had a system for “laundering” these shoes so players could get the money. I do agree that what’s yours is yours and if you want to sell it, fine.


  5. Normaltown Mike

    You can learn a lot about somebody by looking at their shoes…

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    No sure how effective those players would’ve been playing barefoot anyway.
    But it would be interesting to see.


  7. HiAltDawg

    Is it time to ask the question: Is auburn the n carolina of the SEC?


  8. DawgPhan

    All I can think of is that UGA basically invented this area of compliance. Or at least the enforcement of it.

    I think that the Ebay Sugar Bowl rings set the precedent.


    • Macallanlover

      That was embarrassing. Hope that is behind us, but afraid it isn’t. Not just UGA, all programs are susceptible to acts like this.


  9. Macallanlover

    I get the argument about the pettiness of selling shoes but why doesn’t anyone question why they are given so many pairs of shoes? (Disclaimer: I bought a pair of Nikes from UGA players who brought several pair to our poker game in the 90s.) In this day and age where they already get loaded with benefits, including a subjective “COA” allowance, why would anyone need several pairs of shoes from a clothing company? Except to tempt them from selling them, ban this as free goods which aren’t given to other students. I think everyone is blaming the wrong folks here. (I supported a spending allowance before the COA was adopted, but feel it should be level across all universities.) Free, in-demand products that are convertible to cash is a silly risk to take.