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24 May 2013
I've made fun of university marketing departments for a long time because I think they don't have any original ideas and copy what everyone else is doing. I may have to take that back.
Yesterday, I was at UNCAsheville for a pre-bid meeting and we had to walk through the basketball arena to get where we needed to go. I saw a poster on the wall that had one of the most creative and inspiring sayings on it I have ever seen a university put together.
So, you may or may not know this, but they are the UNCA Bulldogs. On the walls, almost every poster said, "Fear the Dog". A great and creative idea.... What?... It is a copy of what?... Half the universities in the US have done what?....... Never mind......
7 Apr 2013
Too bad articles like this weren't published 20 years ago. But then again, the evils of the "building process" were not possible to measure then because everyone had not lost their minds yet.
Enjoy paying for BGSU's sports programs Zips fans (who live in Ohio and pay taxes in Ohio).
2 Apr 2013
Sports Illustrated Article
Very good summary. My favorite point is if the NCAA loses, universities might be thrown into a state of sanity and stop with all of the spending on coaches salaries and stadium additions. At that point, the people who are making the money for the stadiums and coaches salaries might actually get some of that money.
If the NCAA loses this, will college athletics be harmed? Depends on who you think is being harmed. The people in most danger are overpaid coaches and ADs so I'm not getting to upset about that. If they don't like it, they can get a job like everyone else or try to make it in the NFL where there are no pretenses about what is happening. If Urban Meyer had his salary cut in half, there would be enough to pay all 85 scholarship players on that team $24,705 per year. Not a ton of money, but who deserves the money more? I don't want to make it seem like I'm picking on Meyer, but if his salary was cut in half or if the ncaa capped coaches salaries at $1.0 million per year, what else would most of these guys do? Get a job at an accounting firm? Would Meyer go back to being a bad commentator or ESPN? No, he would hate that job and he would keep doing exactly what he is doing only for less money. Nick Saban, The Mad Hatter, etc.? What else would these guys do? The same exact thing they are doing now.
Will the players who make the money be harmed? No, because they will start to get back some of the money they have made.
Will MAClike schools be harmed? Maybe. Maybe some sanity will be introduced into their daily athletics operations. Who am I trying to kid? No, they won't be harmed because they will just find a way to get the taxpayers to pay for the maintenance of the monuments ADs have built in honor of themselves.
If you capped ADs salaries at $400K per year, what else would half of these clowns be able to do for a living? There aren't too many high paying jobs for half-wits that allow somebody to con taxpayers out of money, so they have nowhere else to go.
I know how much some of you fret about a world without the NCAA and the building process that goes along with it. In reality, losing this case could be the best thing ever to happen to college athletics and taxpayers around the country.
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