- Created on Monday, 09 September 2013 14:48
- Written by Scott Diehl
The time has come for the fans of college football to voice our opinions. The time has come for the NCAA to recognize the seriousness of its inconsistencies and unfair rulings. Decisions have been made that have angered most, pleased some, and flat out confused all due to the timing and ultimate penalties that they have handed down. And at the end of the day, the NCAA has successfully penalized a large group of fans, players, families, and alums for the mistakes of a few. They banned the University of Southern California from postseason play years after infractions occurred; only hurting the college careers of young men that weren’t even enrolled yet. They banned The Ohio State University from postseason play for an upcoming year when there was plenty of time to penalize them much sooner, effectively ruining 2 seasons. They wiped Penn State University off the college football map for issues that occurred when most current players were in elementary school. But these rulings merely brush the surface. They found no evidence of wrongdoing, or at least not enough to apply a postseason ban, at Auburn, Oregon, and most recently, Texas A&M. Somehow, these cases were completed with lightning speed and precision so teams didn't miss a beat. And to make matters worse, they handed down a 2 quarter wrist slap, joke of a suspension to Johnny Manziel, which is shameful when it comes to punishment for breaking a rule. The NCAA has also not even come to a ruling at the University of Miami, months after they appeared in front of the infractions committee. This is only because of the NCAA's own internal corruptness and it has kept players and fans on edge for too long.
This all has to stop, immediately. From now on, we as fans want complete transparency. Not just for us, but for the players that are working towards a goal that the NCAA can choose to take away at any time. This is an amateur sport and they are the governing body in place to oversee and educate, not rule by the abuse and threat of power.
The NCAA and their mass media partners/puppets, CBS, ESPN, etc, need to realize that they need the fans more than they know. And to show them, I'm proposing that we as fans boycott the Alabama at Texas A&M game this Saturday at 3:30 on CBS. Watch another game, watch a movie, play with your kids, do something else. But we need to show them that we will not be influenced by their massive TV contracts with specific conferences. So join us in signing this petition and start this movement of taking back the sport that we all love.
- Created on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 15:03
- Written by Scott Diehl
If anyone watched eSECpn's College Football Live episode yesterday, I'm sure you wanted to throw as many objects at the television screen as I did. For those of you that didn't, let me recap what they discussed the entire episode...Johnny Cry Baby. That's it, 22 minutes of coverage on this idiot only interrupted by commercials for SEC media day. The talk focused on how he was booted from the Manning's quarterback camp to how he was upset when his mom was driving him home to how he's one of the top 5 home run hitters in college football. Couple of questions though. Why isn't anyone saying how disrespectful he acted towards the Mannings by being hungover (and don't tell me he wasn't, a 20 year old D1 qb dehydrated?) at their camp and how disrespectful that is to the kids at the camp! And why is his mom driving him home? What happened to that Benz he was driving around campus in the spring?
That brings me to the 3rd topic of the show, his big play ability. The episode named 5 players across the nation with the most big play ability. 3 running backs were mentioned, followed by 2 qb's, Braxton Miller and Johnny Fake ID. The segment ended with Johnny Hangover and showed his stats from 2012. One stat they focused on was his 5 touchdown runs of over 25 yards, which tied him for 5th in the FBS. Pretty impressive stat isn't it. On the surface, anyone watching the show would have walked away and thought that Johnny Stub Hub is the biggest big play qb with his feet.
I didn't take that stat as law and did some quick research to find out that, holy schnikes, look who else had 5 touchdown runs over 25 yards...Braxton Miller!! Wow, amazing how that little fact was completely bypassed while talking about Miller but was a focus of the conversation on why Johnny 2 Loss is such a threat. Please eSECpn, just state the facts like they are, stop manipulating to push your agenda.