Sticking to sports

Good to see our political class has time to sweat the small stuff.

Care to guess the political affiliation of every signer of the letter?

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30 responses to “Sticking to sports

  1. Morris Day

    Always Be ‘Cruitin’ voters?

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  2. PTC DAWG

    Care to guess the political leanings of the Big 10 Commissioner?

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    • Since it’s the presidents and chancellors who actually voted to shut down football, why should we GAS?

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      • PTC DAWG

        Care to guess the political leanings of that group? They thought folks would be all in the cancelling…turns out they are not so much.

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        • Mitch Daniels is the president of Purdue. This Mitch Daniels.

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          • So, does Ohio State president Kristina Johnson (Obama appointee at the Dept of Energy) cancel Daniels? Or does your anecdote override the fact that university administrators tend to be leftist?

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            • Gee, he asked a question and I thought I was answering it.

              You citing Johnson is interesting, though, since she is supposedly one of the presidents who is unhappy with the decision.

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              • PTC DAWG

                I would guess they are around 75% total liberals…you probably feel the same.

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                • I’m not sure I understand your point (and I am genuinely interested in understanding it)…

                  I’m curious whether you assume that most college and university presidents/chancellors who have voted to cancel fall sports (BIG10 or otherwise) have done so primarily because they lean liberal? As in, they didn’t have any “good reason” to cancel, but they did so because they thought it would hurt conservatives and/or burnish their liberal credentials? And THAT was their primary motivation?

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                • I just looked them up. Only three have any background in politics. The rest either have purely academic ones or private sector/academic ones, so your guess about their political affiliation is as good as anyone’s. (Interestingly, two of them have degrees from UGA.)

                  The bigger leap you have to take logically is that their decision to shut down the football season was purely driven by politics. More power to you on that, of course, but I haven’t seen any commentary that indicates such was the case.

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                • I doubt the presidents who voted to cancel sports did it primarily because they are leftist, or for purely political reasons. There are many reasons to cancel sports or not to.

                  Similarly, I doubt that the Republicans who asked the Big10 to play football only did so for political gain. Some of them may well be college football fans who would like to see the games played.

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  3. Wow. Typo in sig line for “Seante” leader Jack Whitver. Oi. LOLZ

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  4. It’s high time Republicans stop going on the record as supporting popular things like college football! Why not devote some time to peaceful protests or mandatory mask policies to save the rubes from themselves?
    #Leadership

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  5. argondawg

    Honestly Senator it’s just weird to me that you poke folks and then sigh at having to close comment threads. Call it down and then complain when it goes predictably sideways. Just an observation.

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    • I have no problem with people discussing politics in response to a post about politics.

      I have a problem with people sidetracking a comment thread with topics unrelated to the post subject.

      That shouldn’t be too hard to understand.

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      • PTC DAWG

        You pointed out the folks who voted against the shutdown….and found one apparently 1 non Dem in that group. I’d say they may be more than just that one.

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      • mg4life0331

        I read that as you jab the right wing and so should everyone else because that’s the subject at hand. Personally I don’t care because I usually don’t engage in it here, and its your blog so IDGAS. But when the other side has to point out your sides offenders to you, it comes off as disingenuous.

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        • C’mon, man. The readership skews right here. If I introduce a political post, I know where the discussion is likely headed and that’s fine. Everyone is entitled to make their point.

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          • mg4life0331

            You think this blogs commenters lean right? You would know better than me I tend to skim a lot, perhaps you read more throughly.

            Again, it’s your blog run it how you want to run it. Everyone is guilty of a bias, even me I’m not blind. That’s why I don’t really engage. I can’t convince you of my opinion no more than you can yours. FWIW it don’t matter I can’t quit you. I love you man. (No hugs, bro grabs)

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      • mddawg

        It’s not hard to understand, but I’ve honestly wondered where the boundaries are at times so I appreciate the clarification you’ve provided.

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  6. theorginaldawgabides

    It would be absolutely fitting of these crazy times if a presidential election hinged on the decision to cancel college football in a handful of key battleground states.

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    • 123fakest

      Someone was listening to Childers on espnU today.

      College football is not just a game. It’s a billion dollar enterprise that supports small business owners and their employees in college towns across America.

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  7. 123fakest

    Maybe those Political Leaders are thinking of the devastating short and long term economic impact the cancellation will cause to the universities, cities, and states in the Midwest.

    Nah, they’re just mouth breathing, right wing football fans, right?

    Anyone care to guess how many other sports programs will be shut down for good because of Kevin Warren’s leadership or lack there of?

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  8. whybotherdude

    So what if all the people for College Football are republican or democrat? They follow the lead of their party and one party takes one side and one takes the other based on the polls of the people that vote for them. Most on either side probably have no real conviction either way as long as they keep their soft, well paying under the table, public service job.
    They want everyone one of us picking sides against each other to much to notice all the self serving crap they do and we fall for the bait every time.

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  9. unionjackgin

    I thought sports was supposed to be apolitical? 😉

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  10. rigger92

    Gah, just positioning and pandering. More of the same…..

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  11. joedashdawg

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