Silliness. That's the word that comes to mind when I think of USC sports. They are silly because time after time this college powerhouse in football and the recent success of its basketball program have all been tainted in the last couple of years. Not only does the school have to deal with the Reggie Bush scandal, now the they have to handle the OJ Mayo case.
Outside The Lines (ESPN) reported yesterday that OJ Mayo was teaming with a sports management organization, which is illegal. The agency, BDA, was providing him with lavish meals (Red Lobster, yuck), vehicle, flat-panel TV's, and other commodities during his high school and one-year lay over at USC. All of this under the nose of USC's athletic department and Tim Floyd, the heralded basketball coach who will be entering only his third season there.
Of course, on Mike & Mike In The Morning, Greenburg was talking as if this was okay. It is the rules that are messed up. The rules should be changed because these student-athletes are making all of this cha-ching for the schools.
Well, rules are rules now matter what you think of them "GREENIE". So in that you are wrong sir. These punk kids who are on their way to the pro's after spending a year or so at their school due to regulations tend to lean towards the illegal side of things. Meaning this, USC's image will now suffer due to the actions of two unethical students, not even alumnus'. Perhaps now, schools will be more careful when it comes to recruiting one-year hoppers who will have a brief stay at their school. Yes you will get that one year of fame and be in the spotlight, but what happens afterwords....when they leave you? They aren't even graduates of your school, but they may still have an effect on your institution due to their actions while on campus. Think carefully, perhaps this is why Bo Ryan and Wisconsin tend to stay away from the one-year hoppers in fear of this. Although no school is immune to NCAA violations (UW included), it is acts like this that can be prevented.
Hey Crean....you still liking Indiana? You PRICK!. I look forward to Indiana coming to Madison and Bo Ryan putting the hurt on you.
You honor your contract. Great example you taught your players in Milwaukee!
Hanley Ramirez, the rising star for the Florida Marlins (23-14), is closing in on a long-term deal of 6 years & 70MM dollars.
What is it with this team? They dump all of their star players year after year, especially after winning the two World Series in a decade. Yet they continue to have the lowest pay in baseball and are now 8 games above .500 and tearing through Milwaukee's arse. I believe the season series is at 5-1. Sad for us, good for them. Oddly enough they have the lowest turn-out in the attendance I believe.