Monday, July 23, 2012

If I were president....

..... I'd have told the NCAA that I'll see them in court-- after I told them to bite me. They have NO purview in this matter. They did not follow their own procedures and practices. This was not, either a football or an athletic matter. That this coach had extraordinary power was no secret to anyone. Especially to the NCAA and the media who propped up that pedestal on a regular basis. (To much internal "eye-rolling".) So if this "culture" [of personality] was such an issue, why wasn't it noted before - instead it was celebrated. Now you, CEO Emmert and company, decide that it was such a problem that it needs to be punished? Frankly fella, I think God handled that already and more thoroughly.

Without exception, I'm sick of the gasbags, windbags, and demagogues who think that piling on this community is appropriate. President Erickson  made a deal and signed off to move the University past this. I think he attempted to minimize the collateral damage.  There are still sports that will not be supported, employees who will have their hours cut and contracts contracted, or perhaps lose their positions entirely. These are people who are completely and totally innocent of ANY wrongdoing. All they want to do is take care of their families. So to all you gasbags who are demagoguing this issue, next time your local food bank asks for a donation, please do think about the facilities support staff who has probably had his or her hours cut because of you.

1 comment:

Chrisknits said...

My husband's comment about the fines was, "just where do they think the money is going to come from?". That's the hard part.