Alex, I’ll take no effing way for $200.

Matt Hayes:  “Can Charlie Baker save college sports?

Dude, are you serious?

So how does Charlie Baker make sense of it all, and more important, make it work and fit?

It begins with involving the players in every step, every decision, along the way. You’ve gone 150-plus years without getting input from players.

Maybe it’s time to roll with player input over the next 150.

If Baker can succeed in getting 2 diametrically different political parties to work together, he certainly can get the NCAA and players to make nice.

Apparently not.  Because nobody in their right mind thinks the schools hired a guy to represent the players’ interests, even if just to facilitate a deal that would bring some needed structure to college athletics.  Because if that was the goal, they could have done that already.

Thanks for asking, Matt.


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10 responses to “Alex, I’ll take no effing way for $200.

  1. whb209

    You’ve gone 150-plus years without getting input from players…..

    How are you going to do that? There must be 20,000 kids playing at some school after high school. How do you get input?


  2. Today’s first order of business…how do we keep the money?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Down Island Way

      “You’ve gone 150-plus years without getting input from players.”, Hey dick wad, do some homework here,..the ncaa has been getting input from student athletes for quite some time now…lawsuits in 2010, 2012, 2015, 2020, 2021 and so on…when you sue my pile on cash a couple of times, I’m either gonna’ protect my pile and help the situation or lawyer up and pray…


  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Matt Hayes is just… you know, FU ‘turds constantly brag about how their school is a “Public Ivy” and how their college of journalism is amazing, and yet, both Hayes and Bianchi, two of the dumbest people on the planet, graduated from the Floriduh College of Journalism.



  4. uga97

    Note to Matt. NIL is already saving college sports.

    The 12 team checkbook expansion is saveing college sports.

    The ever expanding pool of TV money is saving college sports.

    The free agency portal is saving college sports.

    This money train has left the station, its started a trickle down effect which will continue to positively impact the ridiculous growth in strength, conditioning & Healthcare nutrition & academic support staff and facilities at all levels of colleges and sports. But yea mo money mo problems, so the question is whether Charlie will wreck this train or not?

    Casey Jones you better watch your speed.


  5. akascuba

    Not a chance gator. Thanks for asking.

    He must be tired of all the negativity coming out of Gainesville. Time to find a worse train wreck.


  6. jcdawg83

    Yeah, bringing in a group of academically marginal 18-22 yr olds to get their input is exactly what is needed to make college football better.


  7. thenewandimprovedtronan

    Charlie Baker owes his success to an emolient personality. He tells people what they want to hear and they seem to take him at his word. That’s an important skill for a politician. However, as far as I can tell after living in MA during his governorship, he punted all the hard decisions and left them for his successors. That can be the mark of a tactically shrewd politician but his administration didn’t even attempt to fix any of the things that need fixing here, most notably god-awful infrastructure.

    I suppose this makes him perfect for the NCAA. He’ll at least sound better than Mark Emmert (a low bar there) but remain a do nothing for a do nothing organization.


  8. jim1886

    It does not need saving. Chicken Little is running around screaming “The Sky Is Falling ” because kids can move around and participate in the money windfall and bureaucracies are losing control.
    The market will work itself out in time.
    The NCAA has proven itself incompetent and wasteful.

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    This article made Charlie Baker laugh.


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