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Did The Sweater Vest Fool You?? Yes Jim Tressel Plays The Game Too.


Let’s begin…

    First off, I think Jim Tressel knew that his players broke the rules, and I think he lied hoping that the issue would go away. Once the issue came to light he owned up to what he did, because he had nowhere else to turn. With that being said, is anyone surprised? This is college sports. It’s a system based off the exploitation of individuals that are denied the opportunity to profit off of their skills (If I read that too you and asked you to guess the profession. You would probably say black market prostitution or AAU basketball). Big time college sports are dirty, and when you’re in a dirty industry it’s hard to be clean while being successful. Just ask Randy Shannon of the University of Miami what a clean program gets you (Gets you fired in case you’re wondering).

Ohio State publicly reprimanded Jim Tressel yesterday in a press conference. They suspended him for 2 games and docked him $250,000. Now I think this is hypocritical. Look no further than the players that he covered up for. They got a five game suspension, and Tressel only got two? At the same time isn’t it also hypocritical that Terrell Pryor and the tattoo five got to play? Was it hypocritical that Cam Newton got to play last season? And while we’re at it lets sprinkle a little Reggie Bush scandal in here? The entire scope of college sports is hypocritical. So, can we please stop the farce that is, “College Student Athletes” and start paying the players.

There is too much money involved college sports to call it amateur athletics. Even Don King thinks college sports are immoral. There needs to be a union to represent the players. I propose the idea of giving players the option of a scholarship or cash (I’m talking straight cash homie). The amount of money would be collectively bargained through the union. If players opt for the cash, then they would forfeit the right to all amenities normally supplied by the university including tuition, books, and housing (I’m talking about being an adult homie).

Until changes are made these are the rules. Jim Tressel violated the rules, and should be punished. You can suspend him and his sweater vest for the entire season, but it’s not going to fix the problem. You have to end this idea of amateur athletics, and start compensating players. Now excuse me I have to wire some money to Thad Matta.

 

-Kortney Shane Williams

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Kortney Shane’s College Football Preview: Week 10


Why Isn't This Game On National T.V.?

Let’s begin…

    There is plenty to talk about this week in college football. The BCS picture is taking shape, Cam Newton gets closer to Heisman, and Oregon has staked their claim as the Alpha Dog of the Pac-10. I’m going start with Boise State, because they’re crawled up in the fetal position, asking why everyone is picking on them. I have changed my stance on the Boise State issue. In previous weeks, I thought they were being jumped in the polls because of their competition. However, they’ve been jumped in the BCS poll this week by TCU. Armed with that information, I’ve come to the conclusion that Boise State is preserved as being not good. I DO NOT AGREE. Let me refresh everyone’s memory. There’s one team that beat both TCU and Oregon last year. That’s Boise State. If you think a miracle happened in the offseason, and somehow there now better than Boise State. You are wrong. For a team to be good, you must win all the games you’re expected to win and some of the games you’re not supposed to win. Neither Oregon nor TCU has done that…The Boise State Broncos do it every year. Everyone is falling in love with Oregon and their offense, but that defense is putrid at best. Sooner or later that offense will stall and a team will hang 40 on them. If you think Oregon is unbeatable, I have some 2010 Rose Bowl tapes I want you to check out.

I heard a question on ESPN Radio this week. They asked if you had to pick a college football program, would you want to be Miami, Notre Dame, or Michigan. If you forced me to pick I would take Miami because of their location, but I don’t want any of those teams. The fan bases of those teams don’t understand that their identity has changed in college football. They now need to change their approach in order to be successful. Notre Dame has to run an offense that will work for the personal they can recruit (which they are), Michigan has to commit to an identity (by the way Wolverines fans, how would you like to have Lloyd Carr?), and Miami, “If you want to be big time, act like you’re big time. Upgrade that dump of a facility, and quit trying to sell that 1980’s we’re “The U” facade. This may be a news flash, but Jimmy Johnson ain’t coming through that door.”

Cameron Newton is a great college football player, and he could end up being a very good NFL player. I am thoroughly impressed with his play, and I think he has the inside track on winning the Heisman Trophy (now allow me to dismiss the rest of his season). Auburn is not going to the National Championship. In 2 weeks they will lose to Alabama by double digits.

The game of the week is TCU v. Utah

Breakdown

    I really like this game. You match two undefeated teams against each other that get no national respect. However, whichever team wins this game will at least be the 3rd ranked team in the Nation. I actually think the BCS polls will have them ranked at number 2. TCU has a defense that will be up to the challenge of stopping Jordan Wynn and the Utah Utes. Along with their defense TCU has a senior quarterback in Andy Dalton that can get the job done. Utah has home field advantage (which is probably the only advantage they have). TCU has never beat Utah in Salt Lake City. With that being said, I have TCU winning this game. They’re just better than Utah this year. I can’t wait to watch the game. Too bad I won’t be able to watch the game. This game is not on national TV, despite both of these teams being undefeated and ranked in the top 5 (please see the first three sentence of this paragraph if you need to know why this is). However, that’s not going to stop me from predicting a score.

    TCU wins, 35 – 21

-Kortney Shane

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No One is an Amateur in Athletics…That’s How it Should Be


Sports can't get rid of what makes the ball bounce

Let’s begin…

    Amateur competition does not exist. As soon as you insert the word “competition” everyone involved becomes a professional. If you want it to be an amateur sport, don’t keep score. That would fix the problem. Treat it like a YMCA 10 and under league. I’m sure at some time there were Amateur Athletics. Back when Rick Barry shot underhand free throws, Pele was on the pitch, and people thought only Rock and Roll singers did blow. That time is long gone. Now athletes do blow, and they have the opportunity to be paid if they’re good enough. From American idol to the Jersey shore, if you have a product worth watching there’s money to be made.

    The integrity of College Athletics has taken center stage once again this summer. The on going investigation into USC athletics and Reggie Bush came to a conclusion. USC was found at fault by the NCAA, and levied a heavy punishment. Why…because they got caught. Just like the University of Miami before them. Note to all college Athletic Directors. Don’t invite Snoop Dogg or Uncle Luke to sit on your side line. A rapper on the downside of their career will cause problems. Just ask Eminem. At the same time no matter what an A.D. does college athletes will continue to get paid, thanks to boosters and agents. Rich boosters and Slimy Agents, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks to them the newest member to the club of recent violators will be the University of Florida, if they are found at fault in the Maurkice Pouncey situation (Pouncey allegedly received $100,000 before the Sugar Bowl. Straight Cash Homie).

    Take a look at the schools that have recently been found in violation of NCAA rules. Alabama, Florida State, University of Miami, Ohio State, Michigan, and any team coached by John Calipari. What do they all have in common? They all win. That’s why Boise State and Utah can’t compete consistently, because you can’t get Reggie Bush to run the Hook and Ladder for minimum wage.

    Even though it’s a violation of the rules, I think players should be compensated financially. They enable the University to make millions of dollars. It’s only right that they get some kick back. However, it is against the rules so let’s fix it, and make it Amateur Athletics. First start paying coaches like you pay the head of the College of Business. Stop allowing conferences or schools to have television deals. And stop agents from having any contact with players. Then I think you can try and sell your product as an amateur sport. However that won’t happen. Amateur competition doesn’t exist. Players and coaches will continue to get paid. Conferences will merge to make more money. “So rich boosters and slimy agents come on in, and don’t forget Uncle Luke.”

-Kortney Shane

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Posted by on July 21, 2010 in Basketball, Sports

 

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