I’m sure most of you have heard that the NCAA has decided to impose another postseason ban for Michigan’s basketball program, and I for one am absolutely appalled by this. Why has it become commonplace to punish current players and staff for something which they were not involved? It seems that the NCAA has always been hellbent on making rules that somehow always punishes players. For instance, if a coach leaves to coach at another school, he gets to coach immediately. But if a player transfers, he’s required to sit out a season. Michigan’s self-imposed postseason ban was irrelavent enough. Why must the NCAA continue this egregious error. The players now didn’t do anything wrong. Yet somehow, the NCAA must feel that someone must be punished, and to that end, that’s why they’ve taken this action. They can’t go after the people who were actually involved, since they’ve all moved on more or less and are no longer under what I would call the NCAA’s abusive power. I hope that the decision is vacated on appeal, but realistically I won’t be surprised if it’s upheld. If you want to punish the program, than punish the program. But don’t punish those who had no hand in the dirty deeds.
On a much lighter note, I’m glad the weekend is upon us. It’s time for me to have a good time, and I plan to do just that.