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Happy Friday everybody. Before we head to the weekend, let’s get this off our chest: the NCAA does stupid things, in this case slamming Cal Poly — Go Mustangs! — for … accidentally giving student athletes too much money for books.
This isn’t a story that’s going to garner big headlines, but it is indicative of the NCAA’s ridiculousness. The quick backstory: The school inadvertently gave an average of $61 too much to 265 student athletes over four years. For this, Cal Poly is vacating wins, received a public reprimand and fined $5,000.
Seems a bit harsh, right?
Well, yes, until you consider this wasn’t Cal Poly’s first violation. Apparently, the school was caught doing something else wrong … in 1987 and 1995. In the NCAA’s world, that constitutes as a “history” of violations.
Also in the NCAA’s world, this is more egregious than North Carolina offering fake classes, but slightly less than scoring too high on your ACT.
To those who say even a broken clock is right twice a day, the NCAA has this to say: challenge accepted.
— Jay Hart
The Warriors took a 31-point lead into halftime against the Clippers aaaaand … didn’t blow it this time thanks to KD.
Another day, another umpire incident, this time with the Giants’ Brandon Belt sounding off on a bad called third strike: “Everybody makes mistakes, but when you do it time and time again, something has to be done.” Tension between players/coaches and umpires has been simmering all season. The question is, will it boil over?
Michael Jordan left basketball to play baseball for two seasons, then returned to the NBA and won three NBA titles. But Tiger Woods’ win at the Masters is, in his mind, “the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still repping Budweiser!
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