Originally Posted by Todd Gack
jojo, you're missing my entire point. The NCAA will find fault with whomever they want to find fault with. I guarantee you Auburn has violated many NCAA rules. I guarantee you Alabama has violated many NCAA rules. I guarantee you Duke has violated many NCAA rules. I guarantee you Stanford has violated many NCAA rules. The NCAA just chooses to punish whom they want to punish. I'm not as naive as you. (Of course, I'm assuming you're not trolling.)
I could care less if Auburn has violated many NCAA rules. I could care less that Newton's family or Newton himself was paid in some way at both Auburn and Florida as I'm sure both happened. Again, do I care if he was paid? Not at all. That's the way college athletics works.
But to sit here and act as if the NCAA is some kind of independent entity that treats everyone the same is nonsense. No one outside of Auburn actually believes what the NCAA has to say about the Newton case. Frankly, the only folks who believe the NCAA are the opponents of teams whom they make a case against. Even then, it's not like they believe them, they're just happy they ruled against an enemy of theirs. The NCAA is one of the most corrupt organizations in this country and you treat them as if they're the standard-bearer of honesty.
I think you're missing the point.
The NCAA looked into Oregon and found actual evidence.
The NCAA looked into OSU and found actual evidence.
The NCAA looked into Auburn and had to conclude they couldn't continue in good faith because there was a lack of any evidence.
To somehow continue to act as if there is an equivalency there is simply silly. To posture like Auburn is one of the dirtiest programs in college and the 2010 championship is tainted as some in the national media and many on fanboards do, is to simple admit that facts don't matter and no amount of convincing will cause one to change their mind.
As to the argument that the NCAA just didn't want to find something at Auburn, horsepucky. Bama is supposedly the golden child of the NCAA and they've vacated 29 wins and have been on probation for so many years that it's actually unique that their last two seasons have been probation free. And USC wonders why the NCAA would strip their title but not Auburn's...... You have some proving to do if you want to convincingly argue that the NCAA protects Auburn for some reason.
I get it's an easy narrative and it stirs people up. But so does the narrative of the existence of Bigfoot.