Georgia Football: Here’s Why You Can’t Send the NCAA to Hell over this Todd Gurley Mess
I came to two realizations last night as I was roughly two-thirds into the creation of a Kickstarter campaign that would sell signatures reading “Not Todd Gurley” in an effort to raise enough money to send the NCAA to hell:
- This project might not get approved by the crowd-sourcing higher-ups.
- I’m not entirely convinced that the NCAA isn’t hell itself.
Understand: I’m not saying the NCAA is the devil or that it is in hell in this analogy. I’m saying the NCAA is hell.
The Book of Revelation describes the netherworld thusly:
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The NCAA: Where dreams are burned up in sulfuric flames and torment lasts forever. Sounds pretty damn accurate, does it not?
Yes, Todd Gurley is currently suspended by the University of Georgia, not the NCAA. But any fool understands that this is a preemptive political move not a self-inflicted torching by the Bulldog administration. And this alone speaks more to the NCAA’s hell-ish qualities.
Consider the wide reach of this burning sulfuric suspension. Todd Gurley, the most exciting player in college football is robbed of an opportunity to play. The odds of victory for his equally hard-working teammates are greatly reduced. The job security of one of the best men in college football lessens ever so slightly with each passing Gurley-less game. Fans who bleed red and black (and even fans who don’t!) miss an opportunity to see the best player in the country play—either in person or on television. The most competitive conference in college football loses its best star.
That’s a hell of a punishment for $400 worth of autographs. And as sick and twisted as this may sound, based on the rules as they currently stand, Todd Gurley is the only one who is being “fairly” (and I use that term as loosely as possible) punished. To our knowledge, his teammates, Mark Richt, the fans and the SEC have done nothing wrong. But those parties also pay the price. How is that fair?
And yet the NCAA continues to torment day and night forever and ever. Courts have spoken; the NCAA has been struck down. But the torment persists. Public opinion opines such bogus attempts at regulation. But torment remains intact. Todd Gurley made money for writing his name. Torment must go on.
So sadly, we can’t send the NCAA to hell. The NCAA is hell.
That’s all I got/