Thursday, July 19, 2012

Will the Era End Here?

As if my personal life doesn't get hairy enough -and all by itself too, it often seems -since last November there's been an ongoing thing all over the country but especially in this area that has had millions of people, far and wide, very upset.

And yes, I've been one of those who was confused by a lot of the information coming out of State College/University Park. I've been angry, hurt, depressed and probably had just about any and/or every other emotion you can think of enter my train of thoughts on most any given day too.

Of course, the issue has been none other than the things that led up to the trial and conviction of one of the former defensive coaches at my Alma Mater and if you don't know what university that might be, what trial I'm referencing here, you have to have been living under a rock.

But one thing I think that is for sure is this -that there won't be much need for the university to worry about purchasing football gifts from this year!

There's been talk that it is entirely possible that the NCAA may totally cancel the football program at the university here because of ramifications involving four men who were without a doubt, the four most powerful men on campus.

I'm not going to go into any major details about all of that happened. It's not that I don't have my own opinions about this mess, because I do, but the thought that the football program on campus might very well get closed down for at least a year as punishment aimed -theoretically -at one of these four powerful men, at the very least, well I'm not going to be quiet about my thoughts on that topic.

Frankly, should that be what is decided upon, I don't feel that would be fair at all to the student athletes who chose to attend this university, were good enough academically and had the physical prowess too needed to play college football to have them cheated out of their potential to secure a position after graduation with a pro football team. All over something someone else did -not them!

Do I have any ideas what type of punishment the NCAA could impose here? No, I don't -at least not at this point in time.

But whatever decision is made, let's hope it isn't something that causes the players to lose their potential to jockey for a good slot in one of the professional football teams once they finish college.

1 comment:

Travis Cody said...

It sure is a tough situation.