Masters of marketing

Jeebus.  The cognitive dissonance of promoting the isolation of college athletes from the general student body while in the next breath swearing on a stack of bibles that amateurism is there to ensure that college athletes are wholly part of the general student body is stunning.

But the NCAA ain’t missing another sweet TV check in 2021.  They’ll deal with the fallout once the bank account gets refilled.

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  1. Got Cowdog

    When a pandemic hands you lemons? Why not try to make an extra buck or two?

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  2. Down Island Way

    Once they get marketing on a roll…endless possibilities, for instance…trouble in the bubble…or we don’t battle, we bubble…how’s your bubble doing…get off my bubble…who’s on the bubble this year…

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  3. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    ” They’ll deal with the fallout once the bank account gets refilled.”

    No shit. Remy and his cohorts don’t work for free. I would be okay with them making a little if I thought it was going to be used for the ‘student athletes”‘ instead of against them.

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  4. Well, I got nothing. I’ve said for months if they went down this path I’d say its bs. So, it’s bs

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  5. “promoting the isolation of college athletes from the general student body while in the next breath swearing on a stack of bibles that amateurism is there to ensure that college athletes are wholly part of the general student body” So help me understand where you are coming from…the other day when I said I thought it was best for the student athletes for them if they were protected in a “bubble” and you said you agree that it was. So how can you criticize them for doing what you think is best? It’s like even when they do what you and most think is best for the student athletes you still complain that it doesn’t fit their narrative. I would suggest that the health of the students is more important than a narrative. Also, that narratives in a once in a centennial pandemic don’t really apply.

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    • I am very much in favor of bubbling players.

      I’m not criticizing the NCAA for considering doing that. I’m criticizing the NCAA for its hypocritical stance of protecting the players because they’re necessary to protect the revenue stream.

      If this was strictly a decision about protecting kids’ health, they’d bubble the entire student population, but of course they’re not doing that because there’s no financial incentive to do so.

      You can’t argue in one breath that college athletes are simply college students and then insist on treating them differently because of their value in generating March Madness revenue – at least not and keep a straight face. The schools and the NCAA are going to get hammered over this, both in Congress and in the courts. Don’t think they aren’t aware of it, either. That’s just an indication of how desperate they are for the TV money.

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      • “If this was strictly a decision about protecting kids’ health, they’d bubble the entire student population, but of course they’re not doing that because there’s no financial incentive to do so” Don’t you think it is a much simpler problem to bubble a few hundred athletes than the entire student body? How could you possible bubble the entire UGA student body short of strictly online only? I have a child that is a student at KSU and they are grappling with what to do at their size much less much larger institutions. They have already told them they are not returning to class after Thanksgiving break.
        Like I said before I would think you and others would agree that narratives in a once in a centennial pandemic don’t really apply, and cut them a break and just be thankful they are doing the correct thing on this.

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  6. 79dawg

    Don’t be so cynical, maybe its just the new slogan for the water polo tournament!

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    • Down Island Way

      During the season coaches encourage student athletes to man up on defense…during march madness they will “bubble up”….

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  7. Shorter NCAA “We can offer little in the way of guidelines, leadership or innovation, but when ya’ll figure it out, BOY do we have a hell of a catchy Marketing slogan!”

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  8. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    “The NCAA intends to sell BATTLE IN THE BUBBLE branded clothing” and related difficult games that are still fun to play

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Well, “Battle in the Bubble” has more cache than their first choice; “Struggle Between the Sequestered Student-athletes in a Vacant Arena”.

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