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John Oliver brilliantly takes down the NCAA

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mpcincal, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Agree or disagree, I thought this was a great presentation:

    Inky_Wretch and HC like this.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I don't know when I will have time to watch it, but I always find it funny when the NCAA talks about how the kids are student-athletes, and then players on Final Four teams miss the equivalent of several weeks worth of classes.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    He's the second coming of Jon Stewart. Just TAKING DOWN and SKEWERING everything in sight! GO GET EM, KID!!!!!
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  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    He's so biting, and funny.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    John Turturro plays him in the movie.
  6. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Glad he called out the creative accounting schools use to claim athletic budget losses. Few things more galling than claims of poverty by schools handing out multi-million dollar salaries like gumdrops and building facilities so obscenely lavish they'd make an Arabian sheik blush.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It's a good thing he is around to call out the NCAA. Otherwise, who would know it's a racket?

  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yeah, not really.
  9. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for next week's brilliant double-feature takes of 1) Pedophiles suck and 2) Cancer is bad.
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but finding out that Dabo Swinney is an anagram for Soybean Wind was worth that 20 minutes.
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  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    For all of us, yeah. But I bet a large chunk of his audience and tons of people who don't pay attention other than to fill out a bracket and toss in a fiver this week have never given it any thought.
    EddieM likes this.
  12. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I applaud them; the more someone exposes the fraud that is the NCAA, the better. You see Napier talking about being hungry, Sherman pointing out how he's got to take a full course load while simultaneously fulfilling the team requirements, then contrast that to Emmert polishing his "student-athlete" crap. Beautiful.
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