Thursday, June 11, 2009

'Bama on NCAA

This was supposed to be critical essay about Farai Chideya first novel Kiss the Sky, but this mess caught my eye the first half of the Lakers-Magic game. See what Kobe missed by not going to college? that what it is? This is the corollary to my post on the UDC-Coppin State ranking. This is counterpoint to America being the land of robust ,intelligent debate. Of MIT and CalTech, and the Ivies and sprawling land grant colleges pumping the creme of our youth into the workforce, researching the secrets of the universe. Of the real HU: Howard or Hampton. Of us, campus to the world.
This is the kind of stuff we value--stuff like SEC Football. So why bother penalizing folk for shortcuts, skullduggery, being a farm system to the NFL and NBA. Giving generations of ghetto boys and farm crackers hope for building mansions for their mamas. What hypocrisy. Worse than steroids and baseball. WE wanted the long ball, the cartoonish heroes. Worse than hating George W. Bush. WE dumbed ourselves done, ignored the truth and voted for him. Worse than Fox News and the Holocaust Museum murder, even. Let these universities alone. Let them do what they want. We all know it's bullshit. Watch the video report below, and roll Tide, roll!


craig said...

There's something wrong with the video but I saw it before anyway. Hypocrisy is on ESPN, too: reporting shame on Crimson Tide, yet an integral player in the business of "college" sports and it's marketing, "human highlight film" mentalities.

It didn't seem to be much a punishment, and the infractions were stupid.

Anonymous said...

Can you be ANY MORE cynical?

Anonymous said...

SoCal 82Tiger Says:
Professor Nat - I could not view the video but if the story is about the recent coach firing at Bama - We really are thick and thives living in a Bizzarro World.

A coach gets fired for being seen drinking at a local bar and going to gentlemen's clubs while traveling in Florida - People need to get a life.

Even if he made an ill advised attempt to expense his Florida fun through his coaching expense account - OMFG DENY THE EXPENSE and tell him he needs to pay for his personal fun ouot of his own pocket!

Forrest was right "Stupid Is As Stupid Does"

Lisa said...

What would happen if we just did away with big time college hoops and football, and just started a farm system? The schools would loose cash cows, that's what. lol

Oh and by the way--GO LAKERS!!

Knute Rife said...

Come clean, Chris. How much of your time at Princeton was high-minded Lyceum, and how much was perma-boot at Tiger Inn?

Anonymous said...

SoCal 82Tiger Says:

Re Knute Rife - If good ol Professor Nat tells you anything less than z 50-50 split he is selling you a line...