Pretty solid quote this week from one of our favorite quote masters, Stan “I’m about to be fired in Orlando, man” Van Gundy, on the state, or system rather, that is the NCAA. He’s not so subtle, and that’s why we like him.
“The system is set up for everybody but the kids while pretending to be about the kids,” he says.
“Athletics and education should be separate. Colleges shouldn’t be farm systems. It doesn’t make any logical sense. But the schools don’t want to be blatantly in the situation of being professional sports even though they already are professional sports. They just want to disguise it, so they hide behind education. But, really, all you want is enough of your athletes to graduate so it looks like that’s what you care about. Anyone around sports knows it is all a bunch of bull shit.
Quick Analysis: These are the types of people who should be running not just organizations like the NCAA, but the country. No games, no parties, no personal interests, just an objective approach to a bad situation from a dude who’s sharp. At any rate, since football season is upon us, we thought Stan Van Gundy mashing a few chunky fingers into the NCAA’s business would be good for our readers.