Cam Newton, Auburn and the NCAA
The day that stands out to us in the entire Cam Newton saga which the NCAA put a nice bow on for Auburn on Wednesday with….
The NCAA rests, but can there ever be Cam Newton without the ‘$cam’?, Matt Hinton, Rivals.com
….was December 1, 2010 when the NCAA found….
NCAA finds pay-for-play, but Cam Newton is in the clear (for now), Matt Hinton, Rivals.com
“Cam Newton was declared ineligible for a few hours Tuesday while Auburn’s compliance staff finished off some paperwork, then was immediately reinstated. He is going to play in Saturday’s SEC Championship Game, accept the Heisman Trophy a week later and play in a BCS bowl game with the NCAA’s official seal of approval.
Now the bizarre part: The NCAA did determine that the pay-for-play allegations against Newton’s father, Cecil, are accurate and amount to a violation of Association bylaws. Its investigation found that “the student-athlete’s father and an owner of a scouting service worked together to actively market the student-athlete as a part of a pay-for-play scenario in return for Newton’s commitment to attend college and play football.” This is exactly the story that emerged in the press last month.”
Which when one boils everything down in this entire Cam Newton saga Cecil Newton was out selling his one like a piece of merchandise to at least one school (Mississippi State) and the Keystone Cops in Indianapolis that make Barney Fife look like a 30-year FBI man cannot prove that Cam Newton was sold like a piece of merchandise to other schools which if you believe that you are either an Idiot or a Fool. Your choice.
As we have said in this blog if Auburn or more importantly someone working behind the scenes to help out Auburn football didn’t do anything wrong in the recruitment of Cam Newton, and please don’t take anything that the NCAA says as the gospel since the NCAA couldn’t find their rear-ends in a Hall of Mirrors on the very best day of their lives, then their undefeated 2011 season and national title were tainted for no reason, but then EVERY Bogus BCS national title is tainted because the BCS exists for one reason and one reason only which is to make a bunch of really Sorry People rich…
(Like that piece of Crapola Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan who stuck his nose into another case the NCAA has completely blown against Ohio State also because the NCAA can’t find its’ rear-end in Hall of Mirrors ,when the Piece of Crapola Paul Hoolahan did this….
Sugar Bowl CEO lobbied to have Ohio State players eligible, USA Today
…which of course predictably led to this, except of course predictably for everyone except the folks at the NCAA….
Ohio State will vacate all its victories from the 2010 season including Sugar Bowl, USA Today
…and in the end that Piece of Crapola Paul Hoolahan that the college presidents are in bed with and especially with really that Sorry Excuse for an American in Columbus, Ohio and president of Ohio State E. Gordon Gee was in bed with last December really sums up everything that is wrong with the Bogus and Un-American BCS which not only is making a very small amount of people very wealthy it is also NOT….
Crowning a Legitimate National Champion
…because the last time we checked TCU was undefeated last season and as the BCS Controversies page at Wikipedia.com points out there have been serious problems with the BCS EVERY season since its inception.
Oh, yea, the Bogus and Un-American BCS run by Piece of Crapola like Paul Hoolahan has already cost intercollegiate athletics over $1 Billion Dollars but then what is a few dollars when the vast majority of college athletic departments lose money….right?
Getting back to Cam Newton saga we will never believe that Cecil Newton only shopped his son like a piece of merchandise to only one school because it is our opinion Cecil Newton sees his son(s) as his own personal gravy-train and it was the stories that were broken by the news media about what went on between Cecil Newton and Mississippi State, i.e. not found out by the NCAA which to this day cannot find its’ rear-end in a Hall of Mirrors, only proves our belief that Cecil Newton saw his son as something that could be sold out to the highest bidder and the really sad part is that there are in our opinion dozens of players on SEC teams right now that were also sold out by their parents or close associates to the highest bidder and where exactly is in the NCAA?
Still in the Hall of Mirrors unable to find its’ rear-end.
Beyond the entire Cam Newton pay-for-play scheme is that what Cecil Newton was doing is just another day of the week at many schools playing I-A football and it is not until a story is broken in the news media about just a tiny fraction of what is going on that the NCAA decides to open an investigation into something and right there is the real weakness of the NCAA because if these Morons at the NCAA cannot find out anything until someone else puts them on the trail then what the Hell is the point of the NCAA enforcement division?
Answer: There is no point.
Meanwhile in Indianapolis while the NCAA is asleep at the switch there have been hundreds of Major NCAA violations committed during the writing of this blog and the NCAA is still asleep at the switch or as someone very high up in intercollegiate athletics pointed out to us this spring….
“You should give some thought to the idea that the NCAA really doesn’t want to know about what is really going behind the scenes because if NCAA really started investigating things and the public found out what is really going on…..it would only hurt the NCAA and might interrupt the money flowing to the organization.”
Hell that person may be right and this may be what the NCAA is really all about…
No matter what really happened with Cam Newton we still congratulate Gene Chizik, the Auburn coaching staff and the Auburn players and football program for a GREAT 2010 football season that included many gutsy performances and some terrific play by Cam Newton and many other Auburn players that ended with an undefeated season and we only wish that Auburn could have played some other teams like TCU in the postseason that would have provided for an incredible December of college football instead of what is now 30 plus days of playing no football and then playing in the Bogus and Un-American BCS games which exist for no other reason but to make a few people very rich as the expense of intercollegiate athletics and ultimately the student-athletes.
Meanwhile back in the REAL world…
Coaches Hot Seat had its’ mid-week conference call on Wednesday night which we started long before Coaches Hot Seat was ever conceived and the conference calls were originally put together to talk about business and politics and to see how we could work together to help out each others’ companies and to discuss how to influence the political system, but in the last few years we have discussed college football more and more and one story was told last night that has a lot of relevance to the Nebraska football coaches being worried that a story in the Omaha newspaper might have had a negative impact on the Husker QB Taylor Martinez.
One Coaches Hot Seat member told the story of playing with a QB in college that also had a negative story written about his play by a local newspaper columnist (this was long before the Internet ever existed so newspapers were still the dominant media force in most communities) and this QB of course had read the column in the morning and when he got to his locker for practice that day what do you think he found posted in his locker?
The negative story by the local columnist about himself!
Yes, the coaches of his team thought that by making Damn sure the QB saw the negative story about his play that it would MOTIVATE him to practice and play better and as our CHS Member related to us that QB went out and had one of his best games of the year and played great the rest of the season and he credited the newspaper columnist for lighting a fire under his ass.
What was the attitude by that QB towards that columnist? From the CHS member last night:
“He was going to prove that sorry SOB wrong….and he did.”
Meanwhile in Lincoln, Nebraska the Nebraska coaches were frightened to death that their QB Taylor Martinez and his precious ego might see a negative column and then go out and play bad in a game which turns on its head what America has always been about which is something along the lines of…
“I will show you what I can do.”
…and now has been turned the world upside down where head football coaches at major school like Nebraska are afraid of what a newspaper columnist might write about one of their players?
One can only wonder what those 18 – 22 year old brave Americans in Afghanistan and Iraq right now would think about a newspaper columnist criticizing a QB playing football in America and the world coming to an end last Friday in the Nebraska football offices because they were worried their precious QB might be “hurt” by what was written in the newspaper when they are laying their lives on the line everyday on the other side of the planet?
Yes, one can only wonder, but just to prove that the news media is filling up with way too many Candy Asses the columnist that gave his opinion on Taylor Martinez last week, Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World-Herald, has gotten back down on his knees to kiss Bo Pelini, Taylor Martinez’s and everyone else’s ass in Lincoln with his latest:
Revisiting critiques of QB Martinez, World-Herald
“But occasionally, a columnist writes a few things he shouldn’t. Occasionally, a columnist wishes that he would’ve worded a few things differently.
That is true with some of my recent commentary of Martinez.
The opinions appeared as I intended. The themes and details appeared as I intended.
Last week I believed that the Ohio State game was a critical juncture for the quarterback and his head coach. If Martinez had played poorly against the Buckeyes, I believed coach Bo Pelini should have considered a change.
Those issues are fair game for columns. But the tone wasn’t as I intended. Some of my words were too personal for a college athlete. Too harsh for a 21-year old.
For example, in last Friday’s column, I referenced Martinez “pouting” during a press conference. I suggested that he “stop with the ‘Woe is me.’” I wrote that negativity in the fan base threatens to “sap his confidence.”
For those comments and others like them, I apologize to Martinez.
I had meant to summarize a wild week in Husker football. I meant to reflect fans’ thoughts and comments, not to demean the quarterback.
The column became a lightning rod after Pelini angrily referenced it at Saturday’s postgame press conference.”
Oh, man the above might as well be an ode to the end of free speech in America because Dirk Chatelain just proved why real journalism in America is dying with real journalism involving reporters writing the facts and the truth and columnists giving their hard-edged opinions about things and the reality is that everyone on Planet Earth that has watched Nebraska play this year has seen that Taylor Martinez hasn’t played very well up to and including the first 2.5 quarters of the Ohio State game and if Braxton Miller does not fumble the ball in the third quarter and go out of the game the Buckeyes more than likely go on to beat Nebraska and guess what…
Dirk Chatelain would have never written the above retraction because he would have been proved right and he was still right in what he wrote about Taylor Martinez last week before the Ohio State game.
Taylor Martinez has not played that well at a QB this season for Nebraska and if not for an Ohio State football team that laid down and quit once Braxton Miller got hurt last Saturday the Cornhuskers would be sitting at 0 – 2 in Big Ten play right now…and no doubt Bo Pelini and the Nebraska coaches would be blaming the newspaper columnist for their failing when it is they that are responsible for coaching the Nebraska football team!
Geez, could some one in the American news media stand up and act like REAL American Man or Woman and that goes double for any football coach that is worried one of his precious “kids” (We are guessing those are “kids” fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq right now and it was “kids” that made up the majority of the US military that beat the Germans and Japanese in World War II right?)
Speaking of the REAL World how about this story that Tim Dahlberg of the Associated Press moved yesterday?
Stoops firing should make coaches nervous, Tim Dahlberg, AP
“There wasn’t any real need for it, no matter how much Arizona was embarrassed by losing to woeful Oregon State.
The Wildcats weren’t going to be in the Rose Bowl, or any other bowl. The season was already lost when university officials decided that head coach Mike Stoops had to go.
Besides, who fires college coaches in the middle of the season, before first quarter grades are even in?
But fire him Arizona did, declaring the Stoops era over in Tucson after 10 straight losses to FBS schools.
It was all done in a very civilized manner, of course. Statements issued by both sides, platitudes flying everywhere. Just to keep everyone happy, there was even a special parting gift of $1.4 million.”
What the Hell?
Mike Stoops firing should make coaches nervous?
We have some news for football coaches and for Tim Dahlberg…
In the REAL WORLD we are ALL nervous ALL the Damn time and if we are not doing our job and/or our organization is not succeeding then we will be out on the street in an American-nanosecond forget about New York minute!
Hell, college head coaches shouldn’t be any less nervous than the average American that could lose his or her job at any given moment with the CEO’s and top executives especially having their jobs on the line these days in a world that ever more connected and ever more competitive…unless of course college football coaches are in some kind of special “protected” class that need to have their asses kissed on a regular basis to make sure their precious egos are not bruised…much like the starting QB at Nebraska that reportedly called his Daddy from the locker room while the Texas A&M game was being played to tell Daddy he was A-OK…which Bo Pelini got rightfully mad about and now Pelini is worried that a columnist from Omaha might lead to his precious QB failing?
Geez, someone Stop the Damn Madness
Nervous Coaches….Scared Quarterback…..Candy Ass Columnists…
Please, someone turn on Mister Roger’s Neighborhood and beam it into ever I-A athletic department so the coaches and players can all gather around to watch Mister Roger’s calm their troubled souls!
One cannot help but wonder….What the Hell is next?
Coaches cowering in their offices because they heard the AD is coming down the hall?
College starting QBs covering their eyes when passing newspaper boxes because their precious rear-ends might read something that could upset them?
Newspaper columnists getting down on their knees and begging for the coach to accept their apology and allow them to put their lips firmly back on the backsides of the coach?
Are will still living in America or is…
The United States of Entitlement and the Land of the Candy Asses?
Meanwhile in Beijing this morning a high-ranking Chinese official got a briefing this morning that included a story out of Nebraska about a starting QB on a football team that might lose his confidence because of a newspaper story, another story about a former starting QB in South Carolina that was given 57 “second” chances and still couldn’t get things right and meanwhile on Republican campaign trail they are debating the finer points of something called the “9 – 9 – 9 plan” which caused the high-ranking Chinese official to respond once hearing all of this:
Is this America you are talking about or the…
The United States of Entitlement and the Land of the Candy Asses?