Category Archives: General Idiocy

That summer feeling

Meanwhile, from Clemson:

What’s pathetic is that the Manning family doesn’t have the money to pay for Arch’s vacation.

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When lawyers aren’t amateurs, amateurism ain’t cheap.

Turns out you can put a price tag on freedom.

Spending over 300 million dollars to wind up getting your ass handed to you by the Supreme Court of the United States sounds like it could be the basis for one of those Mastercard “Priceless” ads.  I kid, but it’s appalling to think what that money could have been used for if the NCAA didn’t have its head inserted so far up its ass.

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Check out the big brain on Gary.

Tell me you haven’t paid attention to the Alston decision without telling me you haven’t paid attention to the Alston decision.

“NIL … is a good thing. And actually, that part of it is going well on our campus,” Barta told broadcaster Gary Dolphin on the university’s “Fight for Iowa” podcast that was released Thursday. “But what has happened is it is now being used for recruiting inducements. That was never intended. It still is against the rules, but it’s blatantly being abused.”

Barta met with other NCAA powerbrokers recently in Scottsdale, Arizona, to work on charting the course for college athletics.

Repealing the one-time transfer permit wouldn’t affect incoming freshmen’s ability to score a big NIL deal. But, in Barta’s opinion, doing so would help stabilize the wild roster movement that is taking place on a lot of major-college campuses.

“You don’t have to lose your scholarship. But you must sit out a year. Because we can control that,” Barta said. “And that I think would slow down the (NIL) deals, because a booster isn’t going to offer a student-athlete a big sum of money if they know they have to sit out a year.”

Congratulations, genius.  You’re taking notes on a criminal conspiracy describing a textbook antitrust violation.  Lawyers across the country are shaking their heads.

This guy is the AD at a P5 university and once served as the front man for the CFP selection committee.  Jesus, where do they find these people?

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Art, they hardly knew ye.

Ah, well.  The dream is over.

Four days after announcing Art Briles as Grambling State’s new offensive coordinator, the embattled former football coach at Baylor resigned.

A Grambling State spokesperson told the News-Star on Monday that Briles had resigned but offered no details.

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your coaching staff at Grambling State University,” Briles said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I feel that my continued presence will be a distraction to you and your team, which is the last thing that I want. I have the utmost respect the university, and the players.”

At least he respects somebody.

Grambling athletic director Trayvean Scott told ESPN Thursday that it took him 10 days of researching before supporting the decision to hire Briles.

“I think the guy just wants to coach and lead men,” Scott told ESPN when asked specifically about what made him comfortable about hiring Briles when many other schools and organizations weren’t. “We’re not talking about a perfect situation or devaluing things done in the past and how it has has affected people. He’s sympathetic and empathetic about what went on.”

He probably spent the entire ten days looking for a single statement from Briles expressing remorse for what happened under his watch at Baylor.

We can only hope that this whole experience hasn’t re-traumatized the victims.  Well, except for Briles, who can go screw himself.  Now, on to getting Scott and Jackson to explain coherently what they were thinking in the first place besides just win, baby.

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Thanks a lot, Art.

It’s still early, but this is starting to sound like the “not so fast, my friends” decision of 2022.

Art Briles was announced as the offensive coordinator at Grambling State on Thursday, but there still are hurdles to clear before the embattled former Baylor football coach can be approved for the position.

Grambling had yet to notify the University of Louisiana System that it intends to hire Briles as of late Friday. Once that happens, Briles will still need a majority vote from the 16-member board to formalize his hiring and join first-year Tigers coach Hue Jackson’s staff. The board’s next meeting is set for April 28.

“It’s up to the board and our board takes things very seriously,” said Cami Geisman, vice president of external affairs and chief of staff for the UL System. “They’re not a rubber-stamp board by any means.”

How would you like to be one of those board members, thrown into a situation that you didn’t invite and likely don’t approve of?  And now you’ll be facing all sorts of attention and pressure you didn’t ask for over the next two months.

There’s no way I’d expect Briles to save face and walk away, even if he were informed his contract didn’t have the votes.  In fact, I’d halfways expect him to threaten to sue if the board dared to turn down his deal.

May have to go to the store to buy more popcorn…

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Today in the annals of derpitude

Tell us you’re not a college football fan without saying you’re not a college football fan.

Imagine being a Southern male, publicly offering that as a devastating insult.  I’m not a ‘Bama fan and I’m still insulted by the stupidity.  What a dope.

[Ed. note:  This is not — repeat NOT — a political post about voting rights and shouldn’t be interpreted or responded to as if it were.  Anyone who assumes otherwise does so at their own posting risk.]

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Dumb and dumber

Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle

Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux did an interview with FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt during the 2022 College Football Playoff national championship game Monday. Thibodeaux discussed attending Oregon over Alabama, and he had some things to say about the supposed quality of education at both institutions and why he chose the Ducks.

“I already hate the stigmatism of football players being dumb jocks,” Thibodeaux said. “So now, do you know the stigmatism of Alabama education? It ain’t the West Coast. It ain’t Harvard.”

Later in the interview, Thibodeaux continued to talk about an Alabama education.

“If I would have went to Alabama … I don’t know if my degree would mean anything,” Thibodeaux said.

Dude, you’re leaving school early to make millions in the NFL.  Who cares what your college degree means?

Welp, I guess this guy does.

ESPN college football analyst and former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy took offense to Thibodeaux’s statements. He discussed it for quite a while on his radio show with Cole Cubelic — “McElroy and Cubelic In the Morning.”

“I just take real personal offense, man,” McElroy said Thursday. “I genuinely do. I don’t care. Don’t come. If you think so little of us, don’t come. Fine by me, because I know the people that live in this state. I chose Alabama, because I love Alabama. … If you don’t want to see Alabama for the greatness it can potentially provide you, it’s on you. You’re missing out.”

Cubelic and McElroy both chastised Thibodeaux for saying “stigmatism” when he meant “stigma.”

“He says he doesn’t like the stigma that athletes are dumb jocks, and yet, he sounds like a dumb jock,” McElroy said.

McElroy played quarterback at Alabama from 2007-10. The New York Jets took him in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

“What I don’t understand is why he felt the need to cut down Alabama,” McElroy said. “And as someone who has always taken his academic situation very seriously, I’ll just come at him with this — if he’d like to take an IQ test, I’m available. If he’d like to take the Wonderlic test, I’m available. As a proud graduate with multiple degrees from Alabama, I will put my degree up against his any day of the week.”

I repeat:  Jesus H. Christ on a bicycle.  Dueling IQ tests?  Seriously?  If I were Kayvon, I’d offer to match bank accounts with McElroy after the NFL draft.

I don’t know about those two, but I feel dumber after taking all that in.

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The king of dumb takes

I mean, you attempt to make a living covering college football and offer this as keen insight on your part:

Yes, our nation is united on one thing.  There’s too much college football to watch.  Thanks for sharing that, Danny.

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Invitation to the opposite

I’m sure that will work.  Idiots.

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All I want for Christmas

… is for dumbass Gator fans to get their most cherished wish.

It could never happen, I know.  But if Clay Travis worked miracles at Tennessee, maybe somebody could motivate him to get involved in Gainesville.

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