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Isn't it ironic ... don't you think?

Posted on: September 20, 2011 6:33 am
Edited on: September 20, 2011 9:34 am
 
You have to admire the timing, the gall, the pumpkin-sized testicles required to do what Oklahoma did on Monday.

On the same day Oklahoma's Board of Regents gave the school president the authority to move the Sooners to the Pac-12, the Regents also gave football coach Bob Stoops a raise that will move his annual salary past the $5 million mark.

As if the two aren't related.

They're completely related, since conference realignment is nothing but a money grab by schools (engineered by ESPN ... and other networks that include my own, sigh) meant to pay the whopping cost of running a football program. Why does it cost so much to run a football program? The facilities, for one.

And the coach's salary, for two.

A coach's salary is roughly 10 times higher today than it was 15 years ago, and think about that for a minute. That's inflation on steroids on HGH with a horse urine cocktail for good measure. That's insane, as is the arms war between schools to build the biggest, gaudiest, most ridiculous football palace -- stadium or weight room -- in the country.

But how does a school pay for that? For one, it raises the cost of tuition for you or for your kids. For another, it jumps from the Southwest Conference Big 8 to the Big 12 to the Pac-48, chasing ESPN like a junkie chases a dealer.

And then it has the oafishness to announce that it has done both on the same day.

Well done, Oklahoma Board of Regents. Just another reminder that the people running our universities are the dumbest smart people on the planet.







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Comments

Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:41 am
 

Isn't it ironic ... don't you think?

HornsNbr1   wrote:   "...Isn't it ironic that the sportswriters that have been promoting the super-conference idea and a possible playoff system because of it suddenly become the protectors of "tradition" once the changes they have pushed for start to happen...."

 

I have noticed the same irony regarding many sportswriters and how they seem to be flip-flopping on the issue of conference-realignment.
 Nearly all of them thought it was simply marvelous when the Big-10 poached Nebraska away from the Big-12.   And they believed it was a stroke of genius when Larry Scott of the PAC tried to finish killing the Big-12 by stealing from it another half-dozen teams.  T
he sportswriters whole-heartedly approved 
 of the PAC going ahead and poaching Colorado from the Big-12 and Utah from the MWC.     The sportswriters were still approving even earlier this year when the semi-pro SEC conference decided to get in on the looting and stealing with their 'secret' promises luring Texas A&M to join them.  

Now that conference-poaching and team-stealing  has become ludricrous and never-ending, the sportswriters finally are starting to say it isn't so wonderful after all.       



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Isn't it ironic ... don't you think?

Waiting for a response.  Sorry for the typo.



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Pac 12 NOT Expanding!

There goes your theory Doyle!  Time to make up another non-story.  Waiting from a response......



Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Isn't it ironic ... don't you think?

the last sentence is the pivotal one.  the simple FACT is that all of the education in the world can't prevent abject stupidity when a fool is determined to be stupid.  regent and stupid are synonyms



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Isn't it ironic ... don't you think?

I love how he calls out ESPN, but conveintly forgets to mention that CBS has handed out over a billion dollars to the SEC and would probably fall all over themselves to get a contract with the Pac-12/16.



Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 8:22 pm
 

talk about dumb people

Do you not realize that OU is standing up to espn and the deal they have with ut and the longhorn network.  Sometimes I wonder if you media people even think about what you are writing.  Do you just, on a whim, think about one angle and are so narrow minded that that's all you see?  It's irresponsible and uneducated dribble.  You don't like whats happening so you single out a university and blame them for a situation that is blowing up across the country. OU didn't create the situation but they are proactive and are doing what's best for the University.  Please if you can't write anything more educated and responsible than this then don't write anything at all.  Run down to the closest fast food place and put in an application asap and feel free to give commentary to your co-workers and patrons about things of which you have no idea what you are talking about, but at least you will be making a salary thats indicative of your skills. 



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Isn't it ironic ... don't you think?

Isn't it ironic that the sportswriters that have been promoting the super-conference idea and a possible playoff system because of it suddenly become the protectors of "tradition" once the changes they have pushed for start to happen.....



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Doyle Does Not Rule

Jump to conclusions much Doyle?



Since: Mar 2, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Isn't it ironic ... don't you think?

Actually, Oklahoma's football program is so profitable that the athletic department is pumping millions of dollars into the academic side of the university, and has been doing so for years.  Before you go around calling anyone the dumbest smart people on the planet, you might want to do some research to see if the basis of your argument is grounded in reality.



Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Isn't it ironic ... don't you think?

If you're trying to replace Dodd as the biggest goof in the building you have a ways to go, but keep trying, there's more than one village bereft an idiot


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