Heading for the exits

First, rumors that Mark Emmert is a possibility as LSU’s head honcho and now this…

I don’t know about you, but for me, a certain metaphor about sinking ships and desertion comes to mind.

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31 responses to “Heading for the exits

  1. sniffer

    LSU deserves Emmert. And vice versa. Can you imagine an SEC Presidents conference and Emmert is a peer, not an enforcement tool.

    Or, they may thank him for the money he has brought them. Hard to know.

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  2. Illini84

    Juts keep the VA on track.

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  3. mwodieseldawg

    Any chance the NCAA goes away?

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  4. Got Cowdog

    Great. I’ve heard horror stories about the VA as it is, so now we’re going have an ex-NCAA wheel running it?
    What could possibly go wrong?

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    • That was my first thought as well, GC, especially the lawyer who continues to lose in court.

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      • Faltering Memory

        Another second here.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        Maybe Remy has been the problem, but it might be his client that has been the problem. The attorney is client-driven most of the time and just plays the cards dealt the best that can be done. Most of the time this works fine with business clients. They want to win, of course, but more than anything they don’t want to get involved in a years long crusade. Or, as one client told me early on when he declined to pursue further action in a case: “This has been a pebble, and it irritates me, but I do NOT want to make it a boulder.” In other words he wanted to ‘be water’ and go make money doing something more productive.

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        • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

          I’m just saying that maybe it’s Emmert and University Presidents that don’t give a shit if it is a crusade; they’re making money either way for the time being. And they may actually it’s noble to do that.

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        • The problem is he has fought everything and lost in court every time. The NCAA had a chance to make the EA Sports case a pebble, but it has eventually turned into a boulder that now endangers the existence and influence of the NCAA.

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    • RangerRuss

      What could possibly go wrong, you ask? I have a general idea. I figure gross incompetence leading to more Veterans suck starting firearms in VA parking lots is a subject best left for the Playpen or maybe not at all on GTP.
      You’re good people, Uncle Got. ‘Preciate your genuine concern.

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    • Munsoning

      I visited the VA once, in Augusta. Nurse at the front desk told me I hadn’t served long enough to see a doctor. I showed her my DD-214, which listed the duration of my service as 4 years and change. She said the system said I’d served 4 months. I said it must be a typo. She said it probably was, but she couldn’t do anything about it. Another W for The System.

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      • RangerRuss

        Munsoning, I have very few regrets in my miserable but fun existence. One of them is not taking the time to document injuries incurred during my eight + years service. Another is not completing a thorough review of my DD-214 when I ETSed. But the most egregious mistake was walking out of my exit physical as it was being conducted by Charlie Waters’ brother. The man had hands like a mountain gorilla and the proctology portion of the exam was mandatory. No. Hell no. FUCK NO.
        Upon further reflection I only have two regrets.

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        • spur21

          I was going to make a comment on the VA then realized there wasn’t enough bandwidth to hold it all.

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          • Illini84

            As usual my experiences are different than others. I don’t rely on the VA system for primary care but every interaction I’ve had with them has been positive. If you served in country you are eligible for hearing aids and glasses and, while it takes time to follow the proper procedure, when I did I was successful. When my dog ate mine they even replaced them! it’s easy to find fault with an organization that large and I know there are horror stories but that’s not my experience. YMMV

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            • originaluglydawg

              It used to be horrible dealing with the VA. Most of us just gave up and quit trying to get any help from them.
              In the early 70’s, Jimmy Carter got after their asses and it got a little better for a little while. They were scared to death of Trump. You got your ass kissed from the time you entered the building until you left (he made provisions to fire them. (This isn’t “political” it’s true history).
              Vets will look back at the DJT years as the golden age.
              Still waiting to see what happens next. Not optimistic, though.

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        • Got Cowdog

          “Take that Superbowl ring off and we’ll talk”…(Thanks, Rodney)

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    • Down Island Way

      You know what Dogs do to wheels don’t ya…..

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    • Illini84

      Ever hear “horror stories” about any other aspect of the medical system? Insurance or mistakes in the operating room?

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      • Got Cowdog

        Of course, and this is anecdotal: The only experience I’ve had with the VA was with my wife’s Grandfather. She handled his paperwork and some of his care. The paperwork was a nightmare, in the end he ended up at the VA hospital in Augusta. The conditions they kept for those older men were abhorrent IMO. The place was crowded, dirty, foul smelling, understaffed, and I found it just “sad” (for want of a better word). I hope I never end up in a place like it. Add to that what RR pointed out above? Yeah, I’m concerned that a new Deputy Director coming from an organization that values $$ above all else doesn’t bode well for those under that care umbrella.
        I’ll be glad to discuss it further next Wednesday, if you like.

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        • Illini84

          “THE FACTS: Trump is ignoring accomplishments at the Department of Veterans Affairs that began during the Obama-Biden administration, which included McCain’s singular successes on behalf of fellow veterans.

          McCain was a leading force in the Senate behind the law that gave veterans an option to go outside the VA’s health care system and get private care at public expense under certain conditions. President Barack Obama signed the VA Choice legislation into law. Ignoring that reality, Trump persistently claims that he brought Choice into law when no one else could.

          Trump signed a law in 2018 that expanded the options for using the Choice program established by Obama and McCain and other lawmakers.

          The 2018 law is named after three lawmakers who were veterans of war. All now are dead. They are Rep. Samuel R. Johnson, R-Texas; Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, D-Hawaii; and McCain, R-Ariz.

          Trump frequently points to VA accomplishments such as improved wait times and the offering of same-day mental health services. But those same-day services at VA were started during the Obama administration. Major veterans’ organizations in fact urged Trump when he became president to reappoint Obama’s VA secretary, Bob McDonald, so he could continue the VA gains. Trump ultimately settled on one of McDonald’s deputies, David Shulkin, to be VA secretary.

          A 2019 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association later found improved wait times at VA from 2014 to 2017, a period largely covering the Obama administration, with VA patient satisfaction also on the rise.

          While the VA has shown good ratings during the Trump administration, Trump’s claim of deserving all credit for turning the VA from a “horror show” to “HIGH APPROVAL” is sorely misplaced.”

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          • Got Cowdog

            I was pretty clear about anecdotal. I had a bad experience with the VA. I DNGAS which POTUS/ Political group makes it better as long as it gets better for the vets. What exactly you are trying to convince me of I’m not sure other than send me a picture of the second floor ward where someone I cared about spent some miserable time and show it improved.
            Again, The NCAA and it’s lawyers are mercenary in protecting their business model. I would not like to see that same model projected on VA patients.

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          • Honestly, I fucking give up.

            Thread is closed. And maybe I’ll take a few days off while I’m at it.

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  5. PTC DAWG

    Biden doesn’t do shit.

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  6. Imagine how terrible morale must be at your job if you look at everyone going on at LSU and think that’s an improvement.

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