The fine line between arrogance and cluelessness


“We’re asking [Congress] for a framework within which we can do what we want to do,” Emmert said Thursday.


“What I’ve heard about the conversation with Mark Emmert is a clear sign of lack of leadership,” Sen. Richard Blumenthall (D-Conn.) said earlier Thursday during a media call with a player-led group. “He says he wants Congress to help him—well, we’re going to give him hell.”

Whatever they’re paying Mark Emmert almost three million dollars a year to do, reading the room clearly isn’t part of that.


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13 responses to “The fine line between arrogance and cluelessness

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Can I ask Congress for a framework within which I can do what I want to do? Fair’s fair. I pay more taxes than the NCAA.

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    • Derek

      Of course you can. But it’ll cost ya. Think tanks, advertising, lobbyists, PACs, etc…. don’t come cheap. You’ll need commitment, money and a lot of similarly situated friends but, of course, you can do it. After all, this is America. Anything is possible.

      With enough money you could get nuclear waste approved as a children’s cereal preservative/flavor enhancer.

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  2. atticus34

    Congress and the NCAA. Both are the definition of clueless. At least with the NCAA I can turn it off and it doesn’t affect my life. The clowns in Congress on the other hand….

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  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    If the choice is between Emmert and Richard Stolen Valor Blumenthall, I know who I’m picking.

    I really wish you’d stop using this asshole’s quotes, Senator. He doesn’t deserve anything but constant derision and scorn.

    He’s a far worse human being than Mark Emmert. Far worse.

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    • One more warning: Playpen.

      Next time, thread will be shut down.

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      • dawg100

        As the Judge might say counselor, you opened that can of worms!

        If a thread has a Blumenthall quote that is not allowed to be responded to, is it a thread? 🙂


        • I don’t have a problem responding to the quote. I have a problem using the post to make a comment about Blumenthal’s politics or personal history.

          But I suspect you knew that. 😉


        • BTW, by your reasoning, am I opening a can of worms about Herschel Walker’s politics if I discuss his playing days at Georgia? 😉

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

            I can tell you my issue:

            You’re talking about Mark Emmertt who you believe has no integrity and using a Richard Blumenthall quote, who we KNOW has no integrity, as some kind of commentary on Emmertt.

            I don’t care what color tie Blumenthall wears, but as a “character witness” against Emmertt, well, Dicky makes Emmertt look amazing by comparison.


            • You have mistaken me for someone who GAS about your issue.

              The quote isn’t mentioned in the context of providing a character witness re: Emmert. It’s there to show that Emmert either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care that he’s alienated the people who control his organization’s political fate.

              You appear to be too stubborn to accept this, so I will now shut comments down.