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(Fox Sports)   So you are one of the Oklahoma players who got caught eating too much pasta, what do you do? Let Olive Garden help you that is what you do   (msn.foxsports.com) divider line 29
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2014-02-20 11:49:31 PM
Whatever your opinion of Olive Garden's food, you gotta admit that some savvy marketing. National coverage for the cost of a couple discounted T-shirts.
 
2014-02-20 11:54:10 PM
Their faux Italian will be just perfect.

/hole in the wall restaurants for the win!
 
2014-02-21 12:08:57 AM
The NCAA is a joke, just pay the players and admit you're a farm system.
 
2014-02-21 12:25:00 AM
Will that be an NCAA infraction........even if he has no eligibility left?
 
2014-02-21 12:51:39 AM

DanZero: Their faux Italian will be just perfect.

/hole in the wall restaurants for the win!


Seconded.
 
2014-02-21 03:14:27 AM
Seriously? When I did rowing in college we used to throw motherfarking pasta parties before major heats. Of course, we were careful to also drink enough to offset all that pasta . . .
 
2014-02-21 04:31:46 AM

HotWingAgenda: Seriously? When I did rowing in college we used to throw motherfarking pasta parties before major heats. Of course, we were careful to also drink enough to offset all that pasta . . .


Yeah, I don't get it we always ate pasta before games/meets. When did this become a bad thing?
 
2014-02-21 06:42:23 AM
The NCAA is seriously pants on the head retarded. Are they actually paying someone to watch and measure how much food they eat? It also doesn't seem fair. Are you going to make a 300Lb lineman make due with the same amount of food as a180Lb place kicker?
 
2014-02-21 07:16:00 AM

borg: HotWingAgenda: Seriously? When I did rowing in college we used to throw motherfarking pasta parties before major heats. Of course, we were careful to also drink enough to offset all that pasta . . .

Yeah, I don't get it we always ate pasta before games/meets. When did this become a bad thing?


You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

It's nto "eating too much pasta" that was the "issue". It's that they had a second helping at a dinner, and that second helping of dinner was considered a violation by the compliance department. So, the 3 players had to pay for their second plate of pasta.
 
2014-02-21 07:24:38 AM
Solution: buy bigger plates.
 
2014-02-21 07:37:22 AM

kidgenius: You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

It's nto "eating too much pasta" that was the "issue". It's that they had a second helping at a dinner, and that second helping of dinner was considered a violation by the compliance department.


Please cite and explain the rule that makes having a second plate of pasta at a graduation event an NCAA athletics rule violation, and, further, explain why that is not the most pants-on-head retarded thing this side of Ted Cruz.
 
2014-02-21 07:41:51 AM
If he's still playing, getting a discount on that shirt is almost certainly an ncaa violation
 
2014-02-21 07:42:44 AM
Also, they should be thankful that it wasn't too much tuna.

comedycentral.mtvnimages.com
 
2014-02-21 07:44:25 AM
I'm tempted to put "Overzealous Compliance Officer" on the short list of fantasy football names.
 
2014-02-21 07:52:45 AM

kronicfeld: kidgenius: You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

It's nto "eating too much pasta" that was the "issue". It's that they had a second helping at a dinner, and that second helping of dinner was considered a violation by the compliance department.

Please cite and explain the rule that makes having a second plate of pasta at a graduation event an NCAA athletics rule violation, and, further, explain why that is not the most pants-on-head retarded thing this side of Ted Cruz.


Id also like to see someone do this. I wouldn't be shocked if some such rule existed, I just don't know And would like to figure out who is being dumb here.
 
2014-02-21 08:19:29 AM
TOG thread in the Sports tab.

TOG is now in a position to achieve total world domination.
 
2014-02-21 08:21:23 AM

NickelP: kronicfeld: kidgenius: You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

It's nto "eating too much pasta" that was the "issue". It's that they had a second helping at a dinner, and that second helping of dinner was considered a violation by the compliance department.

Please cite and explain the rule that makes having a second plate of pasta at a graduation event an NCAA athletics rule violation, and, further, explain why that is not the most pants-on-head retarded thing this side of Ted Cruz.

Id also like to see someone do this. I wouldn't be shocked if some such rule existed, I just don't know And would like to figure out who is being dumb here.


An explination
http://newsok.com/a-look-at-the-ncaa-rule-that-led-to-pastagate/arti cl e/3935294
 
2014-02-21 08:24:23 AM

kronicfeld: kidgenius: You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

It's nto "eating too much pasta" that was the "issue". It's that they had a second helping at a dinner, and that second helping of dinner was considered a violation by the compliance department.

Please cite and explain the rule that makes having a second plate of pasta at a graduation event an NCAA athletics rule violation, and, further, explain why that is not the most pants-on-head retarded thing this side of Ted Cruz.


I don't have an NCAA rulebook, but it could be something like:

University received permission to provide a meal to the student athletes, with an expected value of less than $25. Since these 3 had 2 helping, and assuming the meal was figured to be $15, then they consumed $30 worth of food, and thus went over what the university sought permission for by $5. So, these guys need to pay for the delta.

Stupid....absolutely. But when has the NCAA ever made sense?
 
2014-02-21 08:45:14 AM

kidgenius: University received permission to provide a meal to the student athletes, with an expected value of less than $25. Since these 3 had 2 helping, and assuming the meal was figured to be $15, then they consumed $30 worth of food, and thus went over what the university sought permission for by $5. So, these guys need to pay for the delta.

Stupid....absolutely. But when has the NCAA ever made sense?


According to the article linked above, they received an "excess of the permissible refreshments that may be provided by an institution." So the NCAA literally regulates portion sizes at University events.

It seems pretty clear that the NCAA exists at this point solely to insure that no athlete under its thumb benefit in any way that the NCAA or its advertisers cannot extract value from.

abhorrent1: An explination
http://newsok.com/a-look-at-the-ncaa-rule-that-led-to-pastagate/arti cl e/3935294


Paraphrasing the top commenter in that article, and to quote Hermes Conrad, "That just raises further questions!"
 
2014-02-21 09:05:22 AM

abhorrent1: The NCAA is seriously pants on the head retarded. Are they actually paying someone to watch and measure how much food they eat? It also doesn't seem fair. Are you going to make a 300Lb lineman make due with the same amount of food as a180Lb place kicker?


The NCAA has nothing to do with this. It was their own school that hived up for some odd reason.
 
2014-02-21 09:13:35 AM
 
2014-02-21 09:18:13 AM

twistedmetal: Will that be an NCAA infraction........even if he has no eligibility left?


It is, unless Olive Garden makes everyone eligible for the same offer. You can't single out athletes and give them special deals that nobody else can get.
 
2014-02-21 09:43:03 AM

abhorrent1: NickelP: kronicfeld: kidgenius: You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

It's nto "eating too much pasta" that was the "issue". It's that they had a second helping at a dinner, and that second helping of dinner was considered a violation by the compliance department.

Please cite and explain the rule that makes having a second plate of pasta at a graduation event an NCAA athletics rule violation, and, further, explain why that is not the most pants-on-head retarded thing this side of Ted Cruz.

Id also like to see someone do this. I wouldn't be shocked if some such rule existed, I just don't know And would like to figure out who is being dumb here.

An explination
http://newsok.com/a-look-at-the-ncaa-rule-that-led-to-pastagate/arti cl e/3935294


That should be pastaghazi.

Add me in with the this is stupid crowd.
 
2014-02-21 10:51:45 AM

ChrisDe: twistedmetal: Will that be an NCAA infraction........even if he has no eligibility left?

It is, unless Olive Garden makes everyone eligible for the same offer. You can't single out athletes and give them special deals that nobody else can get.


There really should be a law like that for politicians.
 
2014-02-21 12:38:54 PM

Marmilman: abhorrent1: The NCAA is seriously pants on the head retarded. Are they actually paying someone to watch and measure how much food they eat? It also doesn't seem fair. Are you going to make a 300Lb lineman make due with the same amount of food as a180Lb place kicker?

The NCAA has nothing to do with this. It was their own school that hived up for some odd reason.


Because the rules are stupid and hard to interpret so they did the safe thing by self reporting.
 
2014-02-21 03:20:29 PM
PASTA-GATE
 
2014-02-21 03:47:17 PM

kidgenius: borg: HotWingAgenda: Seriously? When I did rowing in college we used to throw motherfarking pasta parties before major heats. Of course, we were careful to also drink enough to offset all that pasta . . .

Yeah, I don't get it we always ate pasta before games/meets. When did this become a bad thing?

You know how I know you didn't RTFA?

It's nto "eating too much pasta" that was the "issue". It's that they had a second helping at a dinner, and that second helping of dinner was considered a violation by the compliance department. So, the 3 players had to pay for their second plate of pasta.


You know, I hate the farking Sooners more than just about anyone, but this has got to be the stupidest farking thing I've ever seen associated with the NCAA.

No-show job? Banhammer.

Brand new cars gifted to players by boosters? Banhammer.

Eat too much pasta? Work it off in the gym.
 
2014-02-21 08:39:59 PM

kronicfeld: It seems pretty clear that the NCAA exists at this point solely to insure that no athlete under its thumb benefit in any way that the NCAA or its advertisers cannot extract value from.


Version 2: It seems pretty clear that the NCAA exists at this point solely to insure that no NCAA employee need ever worry about running out of things to do, thus ensuring their job security in perpetuity.

Both work well.
 
2014-02-22 12:55:33 AM
Solution: skin an NCAA official a week for 2 years for each infraction until they learn to make sense.
 
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