Really? Crushing, sure. Demoralizing, perhaps. But 9/11? Uh, didn’t people DIE during that?
Now we know where the problem at Penn State is. Watch the video below.
The NCAA dropped the hammer on Penn State and former head football coach Joe Paterno this week. Fans were absolutely devastated by the unprecedented sanctions. But Penn State alumnus Tom Price of Factoryville, Penn., took it to the extreme. He told WNEP-TV in Scranton that he and his wife Sally equated the NCAA’s punishment to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died in those attacks.
“I just can’t put my arms around it,” said Price. “It was our 9/11 today. I just saw planes crashing into towers.”
Our friend Brooks, over at SportsByBrooks.com goes into much more detail on this situation, but basically the NCAA is being sued by the State of North Carolina for failing to turn over documents related to the recent investigation into shenanigans that when on in the Wolfpack football program. Why? NC is trying to enforce something called the Uniform Athletes Agent Act which it passed in 2000 AT THE URGING OF THE NCAA.
So, as happens most of the time, the NCAA says one thing, but then does another. Is it any surprise that college sports is as screwed up as it is? Forget auditing the Federal Reserve: we’d like a government audit of what goes on within the NCAA.
What? The NCAA actually created a rule that makes sense? Somebody write this date down on the calendar for future reference.
This rule would keep a university-related sports network from broadcasting high school games, most specifically the Texas University cable network.