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ND - becoming control freaks?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Interesting story by Greg Couch today:

  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    A very interesting column. A misleading headline on your part. And leave it to the NCAA to bless a Notre Dame tight end becoming a pro boxer while putting the screws to Jeremy Bloom.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Notre Dame has been built on promotion and hype, since the days of Rockne.

    Most of it, who cares? Like we're all Capt. Renaults who are shocked, shocked to find there's media hype and pandering going on here.

    But associating an NCAA football team with professional boxing, as corrupt an activity as there is in the world of sports, is definitely pushing the envelope.
  4. Just for the record - he's a safety not a tight end and the Bloom thing had more to do with sponsors than anything else. Zibkowski (sp) does not have any sponsors.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    My mistake on the position. Good catch. But the NCAA trying to make a distinction on the sponsorship thing is patently ridiculous. It wasn't Bloom's fault that the financial structure of the two sports are is different (damn World Cup announcers). Is taking cash from a boxing promoter really more pure than taking cash from, say, Atomic Skis?

  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    About 97% of the shit the NCAA does is patently ridiculous.

    The prohibition of agents, for instance. The entire reason for this prohibition is to attempt to ensure that college athletes do not have access to informed or competent representation. For a variety of reasons, the NCAA does not, not, not, not want that.

    The attorney-client relationship is one of the most sacrosanct in our legal/social system. If I, Quentin Quarterback of Humungous State University, as a U.S. citizen, decide to hire an attorney, it is none of the NCAA's God Damn Mother Fucking Business, what he/she and I talk about -- whether it's to get me out of a parking ticket, defend me on a rape charge, negotiate with a professional franchise, sue the university and the NCAA for illegally restricing my right to earn a living -- None Of Their Business. In fact, they can't even ask, and the attorney can't tell them, under threat of being disbarred.
  7. The NCAA originally was not going to sanction the fight because Zibikowski was going to bill himself as "the Fighting Polack" and they had issue with the nickname.
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Two thoughts on another well-written Greg Couch piece:

    1) Notre Dame football is the single biggest money-maker for the NCAA, so Myles Brand was going to let The Little Catholic School In Indiana (TM) do whatever it damn well pleases.

    2) The reason Notre Dame is whoring its legacy out:
    What's a legacy when there's a National Championship to be won?
  9. Mutah

    Mutah Member

    A couple of points: ND had nothing to do with the Clausen presser. If they did, it was an NCAA violation. That's the reason why you don't see kids at college press conferences signing their letters. It runs afoul of NCAA rules. Also: The invitation for national writers to speak with Quinn. What's the big deal? Couch reaching a bunch.
  10. Jeff Samardzija also making headlines

  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    ND BECOMING control freaks? They're a long way past control freaks.

    Fuck Charlie Weis, who would still be coaching HS football somewhere in Joisey if not for Parcells, whom he threw under the bus when Belichick bolted to the Pats in '00. Asshole.
  12. ChicoTheMan

    ChicoTheMan Member

    A couple of weeks back, a player at Iowa took part in some charity golf outing at the university course, sank a hole in one on a aponsored hole and was in line to collect $25,000 toward the purchase of a new car. He couldn't collect, because the NCAA said the only reason he was playing in the golf event was because of his status as a football player. He even offered to collect the prize and then donate it to charity. Denied.

    How is this different than the football player/boxer at Notre Dame?
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