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  •  The current FSU scandal is even funnier (4+ / 0-)
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    Miss Blue, sherlyle, Neon Mama, theal8r

    The Seminole football team and nine other programs at the school were put on NCAA probation because of a cheating scandal.

    It really says something when football players need improper help to pass "gut courses"--which, believe it or not, they got to take online.

    "Some people meditate. I go watch baseball."--Keith Olbermann

    by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 08:40:01 AM PDT

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    •  Follow the money (5+ / 0-)

      How's about we stop doling out tax dollars for athletic scholarships, and terminate any "education" funds going to supporting the NFL farm leagues, aka college football.

      I say this as a long-time Gators addict.  I think it's idiotic to be throwing so much tax money toward something that is about as related to education, as a squid is to an antelope.  If alumni want to throw their money that way, fine, but I have no interest in subsidizing sports.

      I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

      by tle on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 08:55:38 AM PDT

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      •  Notre Dame and Michigan alum here (1+ / 0-)
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        Neon Mama

        The U-M just shelled upwards of $100 million to renovate and expand Michigan Stadium. The renovation includes luxury boxes. With statewide unemployment at 15 percent and two of the Big Three automakers emerging from bankruptcy, I have no idea who can afford those boxes.

        "Some people meditate. I go watch baseball."--Keith Olbermann

        by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 09:07:54 AM PDT

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