Our newest founding fathers

Whoever did the PR for this announcement…

… needs a refresher course in their field of expertise.  A “constitutional convention”?  Really, could pipsqueaks sound more pompous if they tried?

Besides that, are we seriously supposed to believe that a group of clowns that’s had years to reform their amateurism protocols is going to “dramatically overhaul its governance model” in a matter of a few months?  Sure they will.

One day, historians will look back at this era of college athletics and wonder what the people who put Mark Emmert in charge were thinking.

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14 responses to “Our newest founding fathers

  1. NotMyCrossToBear

    Are George Washington and Alexander Hamilton in charge?

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  2. Will it be held in Philadelphia? Cause Indy doesn’t have the same historic vibe…don’t tread on me (any more), Emmert

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  3. Mark Emmert … the most useless executive in sports. That’s saying something because there are a lot of candidates for that honor.

    I’m guessing this is to try to keep the Power 4+ schools under the tent for March Madness while telling them they can do whatever they want.

    Joe Tessitore was saying yesterday this was the first step toward the power schools sponsoring club teams loosely affiliated with the universities. That may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for me.

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    • Oh, and by the way, Tessitore was totally fine with it. Laura Rutledge in her blonde Handbag way was like that sounds great as she was sitting in her minivan.

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    • junkyardawg41

      Agree — the question isn’t when will it happen, but how fast. SB put it out there yesterday about the slow death of a sport we love to follow. His reasons on how we got here may differ from mine, but we all end up in the same place. In a Moore’s Law sort of comparison, I think the speed of conference realignments, playoff growth and player compensation will lead to breaking the camel’s back sooner rather than later.

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  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    I look forward to the press releases, so I can learn all the brand new meaningless committeespeak jargon. Mine’s getting dated.

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  5. akascuba

    Greg Sankey says he’s looking forward to the meeting.

    Agent Emmert had to be a plant. It’s hard to imagine any one could be so incompetent and maintain his multi million dollar salary.

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  6. RangerRuss

    Petty tyrants and useless officials. Constitutional convention? Their use of that phrase explains much about their arrogance and obstinance in dealing with change and financial matters with student athletes and member schools. They truly consider themselves the ruling class.
    Sic semper tyrannis.

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  7. 69Dawg

    I would love to see them gut the NCAA. Make them the official rule making body for only the play of the sports. Get them the hell out of enforcement or limit them to cases that are brought by other members. This crap that happened to AJ should have never happened. They expanded the scope of their investigation and went on a fishing expedition, after nothing was found in Miami. Screw them all and the horses they ride in on.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Out of curiosity, which group would enforce the rules? Without a rule enforcing body we have Tech playing us with soldiers instead of Tech students as in 1892.

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  8. Did he really say “erase the blackboard”? How…modern of them.

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  9. Faltering Memory

    There are some countries where Mark Emmert would be executed just cause.

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