Thursday, September 15, 2005

Asshole of the Week

This week it wasn't quite as easy for me to decide who I wanted to give the prestigious Asshole of the Week award to. It's certainly not for lack of nominees. I think Bush could be nominated every week and his shitty attempt at an apology for the response to Katrina almost made me puke in my own mouth. But he's too easy. This week I'm going to go with the NCAA.

Why you ask? What could the good people of college athletics have possibly done? Nothing, that's the fucking problem. Given the chance to help out a lot of the people of Katrina, the NCAA denied college basketball's request for an extra preseason game to raise money for the relief efforts. Given an opportunity, just this one time, to allow athletes to transfer schools without sitting out the mandatory year under the current rules, the NCAA said no. They reasoned that they didn't want colleges "looting" the affected schools leaving them with little if any talent. That's completely preposterous. I personally do not think most athletes would leave their college because of the current tragedy affecting the Gulf Coast, but I know some would like to go somewhere else where this kind of thing perhaps doesn't happen. Perhaps some of them want to go to a school where they are actually playing "home" games. Regardless the reason, the NCAA needs to back off from it's heartless stance that allows coaches to jump ship but not the athletes that makes it billions of dollars every year. Congratulations NCAA for being the Rican's Asshole of the Week!


Blogger Gold Nugget said...

I didn't know that about the basketball game. That's shitty.
I have to argue a bit about the Transfer. I think the assholes there aren't the people of the NCAA, i think it's the coaches that will attempt to steal players from LSU or other schools. They're the ones that have the reputation of luering (sp) players away just to get the wins so they can get the big contracts with colleges. NCAA is somewhat protecting the schools from the "looting." Blame those greedy ass coaches that would like to have some players and get them going now.

7:53 AM  
Blogger shoes said...

good call

6:28 AM  

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