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Can't expect part of the problem to be part of the solution.
Almost have to wonder at this point if Scott is going to bat for Rush because of something Rush may know about how officiating is conducted as a whole in that league.. At the very best, this was an extremely unprofessional thing to say off the cuff by Rush and given his position, it should result in him getting fired. At the very worst, he was trying to screw Miller because he didn't like him and it should result in him getting fired. It's really a joke that this guy gets to keep his job, but there's absolutely zero accountability in college officiating so this is the kind of crap you get. There are conference commissioners out there who are a lot more crooked and power hungry than Larry Scott as well. It's happening in other conferences, guaranteed.
What would be the result if someone in an office went around telling employees "I'll give you my next three paychecks if you fudge the quarterly reports to make Johnson look terrible" and then said "Oh it was a joke!" when they were called on it? They'd either be fired or it'd be blatant cronyism from the top.
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This is really stupid. TV money, tickets, and concessions pay for those salaries. Some teams actually lose money; but regardless if money is made or not, owners can use them as huge tax write offs.
a couple quotes from Larry Scott:
"I do not find anything that rises to a fireable offense or a breach of ethics or a breach of the integrity of officiating or the program,"
"There was nothing individual about Sean Miller in all of this,"
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
I heard Larry Scott on the SVP show about an hour ago, he did not defend his stance very well.
SVP told him that if he were a Zona fan, he could never trust the whistle again as long as Rush was the head of officials. Scott said that he understood that point of view, but that he has not plans to fire Rush.
After SVP beat him up pretty good, Scott left himself one out, saying that if they uncover new information, they'll review the matter again. I suspect that they'll "find" something new, because the backlash is getting worse, not better.
Scott's an idiot. Even joking about ringing up a coach when you're the head of officiating is a no-no (especially if one of your refs then rings him up). Nothing individual about Miller is a load of bull. Miller was the one who got named specifically by Rush and "coincidentally" got rung in a situation where he didn't use a lick of profanity and then got fined 25K for wondering what the hell happened. Either Rush has dirt on Scott or Scott's way in over his head. I'm sure there are a few bookmakers who might be willing to shed some light on last minute gambling activity in that game since it was in Vegas.
Oh I have no doubt that this might be happening in other leagues. I just can't imagine how Scott sees any benefit to standing by Rush right unless Rush has dirt on Scott. You're right that in any normal work environment, Rush gets fired within seconds of that info coming out.
I really want a reporter to interview Scott and say "I'd tell you that you're an idiot if you don't fire Rush and consider resigning yourself, but I'd be fired for that kind of talk."
This is why when people on this board say things like "there's no such thing as a B1G official" it is a half-truth.
Sure, in basketball, the officials aren't conference specific. However, there are a pool of guys the Big Ten chooses to hire for their games consistently. As an official, if you don't officiate games in a manner the conference deems acceptable, there's a good chance you won't be coming back, especially over time. The officials know what style gets them more assignments. You do as the conference expects, or the Big Ten stops calling and you're hoping for MVC or MAC assingments. What would you do? Presumably, the B1G pays better than other conferences.
My contention has always been that the officials know what the company line is. They don't necessarily decide the game in all circumstances, but there are certainly games that are called in a manner that makes it prohibitively difficult for one team to win, whether it be because the officiating forces a style of play that's less conducive to one team's success or just plain one-sidedness.
I get your point, but a more realistic example would be if someone said "I will give anyone in this office money to sabatoge Sallys work!"
Sally would simply go to HR and say "He created an intimidating work enviroment and that is harassment!"
Let alone, if he was in a position of power, any one of the employees could say that they felt threatened that there would be reprecussions if they didn't react to the comments. (which one off the record official DID say).
In both of these situations, the person who made the comment obvious joke or not (depends on the perception of the receipient) is cetainly disciplined and more likely canned on the spot.
Who could fire Scott? The NCAA President? The PAC-12 Presidents?
I'd take that a step further. It'd be like if a manager said "I will give anyone in this office money to sabatoge Sallys work!", and then the next morning someone had deleted everything on her computer. And the Sally was reprimanded for complaining that someone messed with her stuff.
Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.
The Pac 12 Presidents and I gotta believe Arizona's President would be leading the charge.
Vote of no confidence among school ADs and presidents = Scott out of a job by the end of a business day
At the end of the day he needs to be canned because regardless of whether or not it was a joke, the fact that he directed it at a particular individual says he's got this guy in his sights for some reason and no way can he explain that. As was said in the CBS article, people will scream that the league has it in for Miller when calls go against him, and it will scream they're afraid of Miller so they give him calls when they go his way. It's bad, and he has to go.
Exactly! However, even if the T had not been issued (Sallys work being sabatoged), Rush should still be fired.
The fact that someone acted on it should leave no doubt...
As Wilbon said on PTI today, that ref that called the T better make Rush actually pay up on what he offered
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So he's responsible for this?
In a way, yes. Based on his comments regarding Miller, it wouldn't be remotely surprising if he picked Bavetta for that game on the understanding that a certain outcome would happen.
Dont mean to derail this discussion, but this was posted on Reddit yesterday. Pretty interesting.
NBA Is Rigged? Fan Shows Some Suspect Proof The NBA Needs Lakers In The Playoffs
Question - did the coach deserve a technical?
Based on most of the evidence, no.
The one at around the 3:15 mark reminded me of Kyrie Irving the entire MSU Duke game a few years back.
That video is absurd, just confirms NBA is a sham.
I was joking, more or less. I do find it remarkable that the NBA is profitable, however I do not believe it is being supported by a vast gambling ring. Can't you tell by the abolutes I use in my language?
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