Category Archives: General Idiocy

If Ole Miss ain’t cheatin’, it ain’t tryin’.

From the Oxford Citizen (h/t):

… Hot flash to the NCAA, the fans don’t care or understand your laws. What the fans that pack Vaught-Hemingway Stadium want to see on a Saturday afternoon is a good game. And preferably a win.

You think people who pay $1,600 for four season tickets care if a player’s family got an extra $800 at the airport or not? You think the vast majority of those same ticket holders care if Laremy Tunsil or CJ Hampton are driving around with a loaner Nissan Titan or Dodge Challenger? Most people would say “It’s not my car. It’s not my issue. I just want to see a win over Alabama for the first time in my life.”

Hot flash to the Oxford Citizen, Ole Miss is a member of the NCAA.  The NCAA is the schools’ creation.  When you’re bitching at the NCAA, you’re bitching at Ole Miss.  Which, of course, is kind of detail the fans that pack Vaught-Hemingway Stadium don’t really want to think about.

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Another PR win

Georgia doesn’t need Open Records help.  It needs a censor for Greg McGarity.

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“You’re heading towards Johnny Manziel.”

Evidently Jim Mora thinks that this

F&%k Trump

A photo posted by Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) on

is as bad as… well, you decide.

Mora continued talking about Rosen and about what Rosen wants for the future. He said:

Unless he continues to work hard…unless he makes good decisions…unless he dedicates himself the way that guys like Tom Brady and Drew Brees and Peyton Manning have then it’s a pipe dream. And, I’ve asked him “Who do you want to be Johnny Manziel or Tom Brady? And, you need to make that decision right now and you need to start working in the direction that you want to work in. So, if you’re going to go out on Donald Trump’s golf course and wear a hat that says ‘F– Trump‘, I said, ‘You’re heading towards Johnny Manziel.’ So, let’s head toward Peyton Manning. Let’s head towards Tom Brady. Let’s head towards Troy Aikman,” who spent an hour with him on Sunday, which was fantastic…talking to him about the responsibilities of being a quarterback.

Amazing how simply wearing a hat can ruin a guy’s career.

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When mascots go bad

And it only cost $76,342.

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No jorts were harmed in the making of this arrest.

Florida man, bitchez.

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My, aren’t we sensitive.

Maybe I’m missing something here, but I’m having a hard time seeing how this is a shot against the Southeast.

The NCAA’s decision to ban satellite camps was faced with harsh criticism throughout the coaching community, but Stanford coach David Shaw didn’t seem upset about the new rule.

He actually used that rule to insult the intelligence of SEC country.

Shaw said via SB Nation:

“I’m great with whatever college football says, because it doesn’t affect us. It doesn’t make sense for us to go hold a camp some place where there might be one person in the entire state that’s eligible to get into Stanford.”

Stanford’s prestigious academics obviously impact its recruiting. But Stanford also recruits nationally, and the Southeast is a major part of the Cardinal’s recruiting footprint.

As the article itself goes on to note, Shaw has twenty kids on his roster from our neck of the woods.  I know he’s a college football coach, but I assume he can count the difference between one and twenty.  Then again, I’m from the Southeast, so what do I know?

I guess we should count on USA Today trying to hammer him at the next press conference about why he’s insulted an entire region of the country.  I just wonder how many of the journalists who’ll question him on that could meet Stanford’s admission standards.

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There’s no time like the present.

Dysfunctional, thy name is Illinois football.

In his first official day on the job, Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman made a stunning move Saturday by announcing the firing of football coach Bill Cubit…

Cubit was named the interim head coach on Aug. 28 after former athletic director Mike Thomas fired Tim Beckman following an investigation into claims of player mistreatment. Cubit led Illinois to a 5-7 overall record and 2-6 mark in the Big Ten.

He was awarded with a two-year contract extension.

Amusingly, Whitman did this in the name of “providing stability”.  I’m sure that will provide a good deal of solace to whatever recruits signed NLIs with the program a month ago.  As for the rest of the team, they’ll have to wait a while to get started, as Whitman went on to say that spring football practice, originally scheduled to start on March 11, would be delayed until a new coach is named.  Awkward timing on both ends, to say the least, but the man is obviously ready to plow ahead.

Unfortunately, Whitman left one thing off his to-do list.  He neglected to schedule a meeting with the players about the firing.

That’s one helluva first day, if you ask me.

Is it really that hard to find reasonably competent human beings to run athletic departments these days?  You’d think with the money they’re paying…

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UPDATE:  More player appreciation.

“I’m refreshing my Twitter feed for updates on my own football team,” quarterback Chayce Crouch tweeted Saturday morning. “This is crazy.”

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