quite a bit holier than thou
- Posted by The GodfatherYeah, thats why NCSU has such a disproportionately high number of Minority Athletes that don't graduate vs. non-minority, because they can't cut it? So then why in the world is TOBy recruiting all of these lazy kids that don't want to work and get a degree? You may be the biggest hypocrite in the blogosphere. So tell me why can NCSU football graduate 89% of it's non-minority players, but only 45% of it's minority players? Oh, that's right, they can't "cut it". So it was ok to make money off their backs while they were playing and making the Pack money, but then once they finish playing NCSU kicks them to the curb if they are minority? Why in the world is TOB recruiting so many minority players who don't graduate? Is it that NCSU is not giving them every opportunity to succeed? And guess what, you got plenty of parks and rec. majors on the team but I don't think there are many studying Nuclear Engineering, so save the holier than thou drivel about your classes. I know of plenty of "EASY" NCSU classes from friends who went there.- Posted by pskunk119The reason NCSU doesn't graduate all of its players is because our player actually HAVE to go to REAL classes with REAL syllabuses with REAL professors. They have availability to tutors yet are accountable for their own success. Some don't cut it. White, black, red or yellow. It's just amazing that UNC hasn't had an academic casualty in Football or basketball in 30+ years. Not one. Give me a break.- Posted by The GodfatherIf your wife works in public education why are you condemning programs that do work to get 100% of them through. You and I both know it can be done if you have enough resources. Show me a kid that wants it, and you can overcome all the past issues IF you put the resources to it. The reason these kids get a greater proportion of resources is because they can make money for the university playing footballl, flat out. If one of them drops out it really can hurt the money making capacity of the athletics program, no so with a run of the mill Godfather or Skunk. My suggestion is to demand WHY NCSU does not do more to graduate it's players. I'd say lack of funding as highlighted by Debbie Yow is critical as if you don't have money, you can't hire accademic resources. I'm very proud UNC takes such an interest in graduating it's players, maybe NCSU should follow our lead if you can get yourself, Mr. Truth, and Mr. V4 to help Mr. Murphy out.Very commendable of you Godfather. My wife works in public education & trust me, I know all about the problems out there. Absent parents, phone numbers that don't work when a teacher tries to make contact, drug issues among students & parents, parents that can't hold a job or in many cases WON'T hold a job.- Posted by pskunk119
But the fact that UNC has admitted all the academic exceptions but has yet to have an actual academic casualty in 30+ years is rather ridiculous. The corruption & cover up in Chapel Hill is the problem. Not the students. Grade inflation, fake courses & shoddy professors lead to suspect degrees.
Don't worry, help is on the way. With all the AA graduates that UNC is producing, there will be a long line of 'community organizers' to take up your mantle.
NCSU doesn't have tutors on the payroll of the head coach doing the players school work for them. Your players take fake classes with non-existent professors or with professors so ignorant that they don't recognize (or WON'T recognize) the most important document on Swahili that has ever been written. Your boys made Baddour, Thorp & Bob Orr look like complete idgits in a court of law. And I didn't think Prince Tassle Loafers, Sr & Prince Tassle Loafers, Jr could look like biggers idgits. But McAdidn't & Nyang'oro pulled it off.
And my wife has a very good friend that taught at Dwight Jones' high school in Alamance County. She said there is no way in **** that he ever should have graduated high school much less got admitted into UNC. And she's a UNC fan. If not for some magical correspondence course conjured up by Butch & his minions, he would have never graduated HS. Clemson wouldn't even touch him. They said "Thanks, but no thanks."
And I don't want NC State to pass along every player just to make the APR numbers look good. I don't want to tarnish the value of my diploma in the name of graduating illiterates in 4 years. I want to be proud of our player graduates like Russell Wilson, Philip Rivers, & Adrian Wilson when I hear them speak on TV. I would much rather be represented by the likes of them vs. Quinton Coples, Donte Paige-Moss (of 10 people rob a bank fame), Dwight Jones, & Marvin Austin.
BTW, I've given an excellent answer to this before, defending TOB and the Pack, but figured I'd break something off since you went all "syllabusmaniac" on me. Go clean up that massive cow pie over at the quad Sparky before you start talking about someone elses compost smell there Skunkypoo.
Oh, here is our link. Riddle me this there Skunkypoo, why can VT and Miami graduate so many of it's football players? Top rated Schools like NCSU, how do they do it and NCSU struggles. How about Penn State, another great Engineering School? I'll hang up and wait while you dangle between air and water getting ready for your journey to visit the fishes.
Don't forget the link...(and the Godfather makes him an offer he can't refuse)
One more thing, that "Bowling" class should come in handy in your future career pursuits.
Sorry to have to break this down but a legitimate Parks and Recreation course, WITH SYLLABUS, with real course work, with real tests and real grades and without grades that can be changed without the knowledge of the professor, is a WHOLE LOT HOLIER than a non-existent Swahili course.