Fighting Amish wrote:8)
ok..that was half hearted..but still..I believe certainly that it's more prevalent in the South. More pressure and tempatation for success at all costs. Boosters down South take the game..on avg..much more life and death and again..overall, i believe leads to more involvement by them. Just an impression.
No, you just really, really, REALLY want to believe there's an excuse for the consistent losing.
Get real. There are people everywhere that want to be involved in programs. Winning gets more people involved and the last decade has been good for the SEC. It also brings in the best players as they want to go where they can win championships and get to the next level. Elite players don't worry about the competition on the rosters and go to where their opportunities look to be the best.
I've been around a pretty solid number of D1 players the last 3 years. I haven't seen or heard of anyone getting much of anything. And kids today suck at keeping anything private and quiet.But hey, the crowds are louder and more involved
so that means our programs are cheating?
Hold on bucco..are you inferring your fanbase is louder, prouder, and more involved, thus a better and more intelligent group of fans?
ok..ok..it's on now gamecock
There are people everywhere that want to be involved in programs.
I know this first hand..in a million examples. Through coaching..both summer youth travel programs on an elite athlete basis, and HS and college programs i've worked with. Yes, that is a truism that has been around since the advent of modern day sports. That does perpetuate momentum and programs success.
The Cam Newton story of his father demanding more money or taking his son elsewhere..they couldn't find the smoking gun of payment receipts..because they don't exist. Having THAT much evidence that they did, which rarely ever occurs, still they couldn't prove it. That says it all in a nutshell. Im saying it happens everywhere. IMO..it happens more often down South. Things like taking jobs for $10.00 an hr and not really showing up..selling your own property for cash or trading it for tattoos? Happens everywhere as well.
And why do I feel it happens more often down South? Can't say..because there is no proof. Let's just say, of the known cases of payola..most have been down south.
just an example..http://content.usatoday.com/communities ... -history/1