NCAA president Mark Emmert made an appearance on ESPN’s Mike & Mike Friday morning and was asked about some of the big issues facing the NCAA and the landscape of college athletics. He touched upon the new rules which allow student-athletes to have unlimited meals and snacks and weighed in on Northwestern’s upcoming unionization vote.
Before his appearance, the Mike & Mike Twitter account encouraged listeners to send questions to Emmert via Twitter using the #AskEmmert hashtag. Predictably, things did not go as planned.
In fact, the hashtag was still trending hours after the show ended.
At first, people hit Emmert with some serious inquiries about his stances and track record to date.
#AskEmmert how much money did you make off did you make off of NCAA athletes last year?— Lauren (@mslauren2930) April 18, 2014
When asked about #AskEmmert, will you say "I was unaware of it," like you did of the scandals at MSU, UCONN, and LSU under your tenures?— Matt Robida (@MattRobida8) April 18, 2014
#AskEmmert how do u justify giving athletes less rights than non-athletes. If I buy my sister dinner is that a violation— Joe Delich (@JoeDelich1) April 18, 2014
How do you manage to suppress your conscience on a daily basis? Asking for a friend #AskEmmert— Matthew Smith (@cfn_ms) April 18, 2014
But then the rest of the internet took over and had some fun with the whole thing.
wait what the NCAA is non-profit what's your salary again? #AskEmmert— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) April 18, 2014
#AskEmmert 100 duck sized horses? or 1 horse sized duck?— Gavin Vanstone (@GVanstoner) April 18, 2014
#askemmert how many scholarships would your toupee pay for— Chad Markulics (@Chad_BSD) April 18, 2014
#AskEmmert Who was your favorite player to play as in NCAA Football '14? Mine was WR #7.— SerJayo Aguero (@Jay_Sanin) April 18, 2014
Did it hurt when your soul was removed? Asking for a friend. #AskEmmert— Vic Vicario (@Vic_Vicario) April 18, 2014
#AskEmmert Do you get your coif trimmed with the same platinum shears that Donald Trump's barber uses?— UTAH MAN AM I ! (@UtahPigBus) April 18, 2014
Why is your right nostril so much bigger than your left? #AskEmmert— Jon Krueger (@NotFamousJon) April 18, 2014
There are literally thousands of these tweets -- the ones above are just a small sample. Search the #AskEmmert hashtag and find your own favorites!
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