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Mark Emmert does it again


The “Mark Emmert Mockery Tour” rolled into The Dan Patrick Show this morning, and the NCAA President made the most of yet another opportunity to embarrass himself. Emmert said that if he were a college football player, he would not want to be paid beyond his scholarship.

Really??  At some point, he’s going to realize that these media appearances are a bad idea, right?

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51 Comments for Mark Emmert does it again

  1. Marky mark emmert
    11:34 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Ya guys seriously, I would hate to get paid for doing something I’m good at. Thats why I do such an awful job at running the NCAA

  2. memphis wildcat
    11:35 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Clue meet Mark. Mark meet Clue. You have obviously never met before….

  3. Ron Newcomer
    11:36 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Mark Emmert may have been a college president, hold several degrees to include a PhD but to put it in terms most everyone understands “he ain’t got no walking round sense.” If its raining outside someone has to give him a umbrella and open it up for him before he goes outside.

    He is not connected to reality.

    • GordonM
      5:33 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      My mother would say that Mark Emmert is an educated fool.

  4. Buddy Love
    11:38 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Unbelievable!!! This guy doesn’t know when to quit.

  5. Mark Emmert
    11:41 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Hello BBN…I’m clueless, ignorant, and basically a horse’s a$$. Other than that, I offer great insight, have a keen eye for society’s current trends, and truly believe the NCAA is about student athletes first and making money a distant 9th. After all, we’re just a clearinghouse and really want to impact as many student athletes as possible. BTW, Title IX is great too. Off to my next appearance…

  6. FlashOfBlue
    11:43 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    More Emmertiae…..

  7. Westkycatfan
    11:45 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I’m so sick of having to look at this clown’s square head. Seriously….who else do you know that has a sqaure head like this? He makes Dwight Schrute look like GQ model.

  8. James
    11:46 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    At some point the NCAA has to remove him from his post, right? This guy’s tenure has been one big cluster after another. He’s clueless and has no clue what it is to be a student athlete in todays society.

  9. Mack
    11:49 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    The face of the NCAA!

  10. Westkycatfan
    11:53 am April 21, 2014 Permalink

    It just hit me…square head = blockhead. The face of the NCAA is literally a blockhead.

  11. Rixter
    12:01 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Doesn’t Emmert have People? Handlers? Confidantes? Anybody who could say, STFU!?!

  12. 9-asty
    12:02 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    The guy is an incompetent idiot, but if this answer was a response to a question then what else could he say? If he just offered this out there, then I underestimated his incompetence.

  13. Mark Liptak
    12:02 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    What a buffoon.

  14. Teachable Mo'
    12:04 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Every time you turn on the TV there’s someone saying something pious, vicious, and crazy and acting as ifs an outrage if people don’t believe you. Emmert is not the only jackass in the barn.

  15. maddman
    12:09 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    The NCAA makes so much money off of student athletes, specifically basketball. So the president tries to play stupid. Just like politics, they think that most of us will buy into their BS! Its time for him to step down and let another clown take his place!

  16. Mike
    12:20 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    In other news…Emmert decides to remove chunky peanut butter from the new snack plan. In the NCAA release Emmert shared “The peanuts in the chunky peanut butter may provide an opportunity for boosters to destroy our collegiate programs. It’s only a matter of time before one program provides chunky peanut butter, only to be outdone by another program that offers extra chunky peanut butter. It’s like the 7-minute ab…then there was the 6-minute ab….As the steward of collegiate athletics, I feel we should eliminate all peanut shards and regulate the product. Moving forward, sanctions will be levied if programs administer chunky peanut butter…and yes, this directly impact UK because of the school’s affiliation with JIF PB.”

    • TWilMO
      1:03 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      That’s some funny stuff!

  17. stuckinohio
    12:21 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong. But if college athletes collect money to play their given sport, they would have to pay taxes right? Well if they’re paying taxes on the salary given to them by the university, couldnt there scholarship be considered taxable as well?

    • schwing
      12:33 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      exactly. and having to pay taxes is not a deterrent to these kids – there’s still more left over than they had before. it’s a terrible argument.

    • UKfan
      2:35 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Which athletes do you pay money to, all of them or just a select few?

    • John Smith
      2:50 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Yeah I really wasn’t sure. I mean a 4 year scholarship is what 250k? So that’s 62,250 a year. If you were gonna pay the athlete idk 20k on top of that. So the athlete puts 20k in their pocket and potentially has to pay taxes on 82,250? I’m just tryin to figure out how it would work.

    12:21 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    What would happen if Northwestern’s football team unionized?
    Would they be responsible for their own tuition, housing, food,
    Equipment and all other things they get with scholarships?

  19. SaratogaCatsFan
    12:30 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    As a former college athlete, i wouldve loved to have been paid.

    That being said, how many of you will be ok with it when the first group of players strike once they become a union? You buy tix to a game, they have a beef and refuse to play. I am sure you will be ok with them being paid then.

    • schwing
      12:35 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      i too love making up situations that may never happen in the future in order to make a statement. i use it as a last resort or when i have no good argument to begin with.

    • Al/in/Indy
      12:42 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Not really, first it would have to be addressed as a strikeable offense. Like too many hours practicing or something of that nature….NFL, MLB, NBA, all have players unions with at least one/or more persons that acts as an union official. really not sure if NWU people have thought this out very well.
      That being said if Emmert has all those degrees, my guess he may have gotten all them at University of North Carolina, where reading could be just a hobby.

    • Shhh Don't Tell
      1:29 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      As a current Louisville FB player…I am getting paid!

    • UKfan
      2:40 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Unionizing college athletics is a horrible idea. It implies that they are employees, which they are not. Your argument is based on the two revenue producing sports in college, basketball and football, but fails to address the other sports programs who never make enough to pay their own scholarships. Is your argument to do away with the other “non-popular” sports?

  20. Profits
    12:33 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Maddman, football generates nearly double the revenue that major college basketball does for their respective institutions and the NCAA.

    • schwing
      12:35 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      revenue does not equal profit.

    • Bigger Blue
      2:53 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      But check the books… the NCAA makes a bigger profit on basketball because the conference get most all of the football money… which is why the mega conference movement means we can all look forward to an NCAA funeral dirge soon… please oh please soon!

  21. RealUKFan
    12:37 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    I would call Mr. Emmert an idiot but I would prefer to avoid insulting the idiots of the world.

  22. LA
    12:50 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Emmert gets paid well beyond what he does, why not a college athlete

    • UKfan
      2:52 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      which college athletes? All or just a select few?

  23. Bluecat
    1:02 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Emmert should take some advice from another inept “president” I know of and work off a teleprompter more often. Every time he goes off script and opens his mouth, something stupid comes out. He can’t talk and think at the same time.

    • Jodie Cheeks
      2:34 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Bush has been out of office since 2008 lay off the guy already

    • Bigger Blue
      2:48 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Fantastic analogy Bluecat!

    • UKfan
      2:48 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      He was replaced by a “president” who promised free lunches for everyone at the expense of our children. The symbolism is in story of the Pied Piper.

    • Bigger Blue
      3:23 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      UKfan, the comment was about going off message not free lunches

    • UKfan
      3:49 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      Emmert has a no confidence vote from me. He has a difficult time trying to convey the NCAA’s position on the issue.

  24. Common sense
    1:21 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    How about this for a thought – instead of universities paying athletes directly, you could allow them to make money off their own images. It’s completely absurd to say that you own a person’s name and face, popular players should be able to get paid for their time/autograph as long as the school isn’t mentioned directly.

    For example – everyone in Lexington knows who John Wall is, so you could advertise that “John Wall will be at the Nicholasville Road McDonald’s on Saturday from 2-5” and let him get paid. UK didn’t endorse anything (the school isn’t even mentioned), so they didn’t license anything. You could let fans bring whatever they want for him to sign or have a stack of pictures of him (not in uniform or wearing any UK logos) available for purchase. Wall puts some spending money in his pocket, the McDonald’s gets some desirable foot traffic, and the fans get to interact with one of their favorite players. Everyone wins.

    Oh wait… the NCAA didn’t make any profit from this plan, it’ll never fly.

  25. OldUKFan
    1:40 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    That in a nutshell is what is wrong with this country. We have allowed idiot bureacrats to gain the top positions because intelligent people can make millions in the private sector. If we gave Emmert a scholarship would he work for free?

  26. Calitucky
    1:47 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    It’s like Michael Scott (from “The Office”) is running the NCAA. Go Dunder Mifflin ! ! !

  27. gottodoit
    1:47 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Mr. Emmert is educated above his intelligence.

    • Murphy's Hall
      1:57 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

      The Peter Principle for all to see.

  28. matt
    2:41 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Fool… what a fool.

  29. Bigger Blue
    2:46 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink


    It’s like I told my mon=m when she said someone needed to tell Jerry Falwell to shut up… I said, no give him a microphone and crank up the volume.

    Like Falwell, every time this guy opens his mouth he loses credibility and so does the NCAA… The mega conferences are already doing away with the need for the NCAA…

    Let Emmert and that ship of fools twist the knife after the big boy conferences stick it… just sit back, pop some corn and enjoy the show!

  30. ribin
    4:26 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    “Walking Idiot”

  31. GordonM
    5:37 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Emmert is someone fox news would hire.

  32. UKNation
    8:51 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    Wasn’t Emmert president of IU?

  33. markp
    9:19 pm April 21, 2014 Permalink

    IU grad right?