Comments on college football scandals and silly Olympic uniform brouhahaJuly 13th, 2012 by cstark
The people running our universities and athletic departments need to change. If anything, that’s what we should learn from the Penn State scandal, one that puts all other college scandals to shame. You’d like to think the culture where football holds an intoxicating hold on our universities doesn’t exist anymore, but it does. The Penn State scandal, the University of Montana scandal, another sad story that largely flew under the radar, are prime examples. Stewart Mandel makes those points in an excellent column in SI.com.
The University of Washington hasn’t been immune from scandal either. If you don’t believe it , then I urge you to read this book: “Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity”. It’s a shocking and disgusting tale — you’d like to think it’s fiction, but it’s not — about some of the ugly behind the scene crimes and other things that went on during Washington’s 2000 Rose Bowl run.
Hopefully our universities and those who run college football will learn from all of this, but will they?
Will the NCAA stretch its rules and punish Penn State?
What do you think?
I don’t often comment on politics … but while we’re on the soapbox, what ‘d you think about the U.S. Olympic team wearing uniforms made in China?
Our elected officials in Washington are appalled, outraged that the Ralph Lauren-designed red, white and blue uniforms worn by Nathan Adrian and our other Olympians wasn’t made in America.
Really? Doesn’t Congress have more important things to do?
Have you checked the labels in your clothing lately?
Most of big business buys from China all year long, and it never warranted such an outcry before. Why now?
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said simply of the United States Olympic Committee, “You’d think they’d know better.”
No, John, you’d think you would know better. And you too, Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and anybody else who who felt it important enough to spout off about this silly debate. Get to back to work. There’s more important things to do with your time.