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Alabama vacating football wins?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HejiraHenry, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Oddly muted reaction to this story:

    http://www.tidesports.com/article/20090610/NEWS/906109987/1011?Title=Vacated-wins-part-of-NCAA-penalties--sources-say

    Published at lunchtime Wednesday, AP never picked it up – and thus, neither has the WWL.

    Called the AP to inquire tonight ... said the state bureau never pointed them to it. Sourced, yes, but Cecil Hurt's stuff is usually solid gold.

    Big(ger) story on Thursday, I suppose. Hell of a big deal hereabouts.
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The Bham News had that this morning too...
    All the cumguzzling callers on talk radio are saying that Mal Moore shouldn't lose his job for this... well, fuck. Under whose watch are all these problems appearing? Malfeasance Moore....
     
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Yep, Mal's got to go. I'm tired of all this shit.
     
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    1. Michigan: 872-297-38
    2. Texas: 832-320-34
    3. Notre Dame: 831-285-42
    4. Nebraska: 827-337-41
    5. Ohio State: 808-306-53
    6. Penn State 801-349-43
    7. Alabama: 799-316-43
    8. Oklahoma: 788-300-53
    9. Tennessee: 776-327-55
    10. USC: 765-303-54


    So OU is in danger of passing them now? The SEC weeps.
     
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Perilously close to that magical "loss of institutional control."
     
  6. As in, if he backed up a bit he'd trip over it?
     
  7. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Why does the NCAA always say wins are "vacated" instead of "forfeited"?
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They use "vacate" because they don't credit the opposing team with a win, which would be the case in a forfeit.
     
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I understand that, but why should it be that way if they cheated? If you lose to a team that cheated, you probably should be credited with a victory.
     
  10. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Cheaters!

    I prefer the term evicted. Carries a nastier connotation. Oh, and nobody in the SEC is weeping for Alabama.
     
  11. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    I'll never be able to listen to Alabama talk radio without thinking about that passage again ... you the man, Slap.
     
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yes, getting extra copies of "The Catcher in the Rye" for American lit class constitutes a competitive advantage ...
     
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