Shame On The NCAA For Starting The National Championship At 9:20 On A School Night

Wow, NCAA. You really care about your student-athletes, don’t ya? Never mind it took you like 150 years or whatever to start paying them, but now you’re still doing something way worse. Starting games late on a school night. What are you a recently-divorced irresponsible parent? Do you not expect the student-athletes from Kansas to wake up and make it to class on time tomorrow morning? And I only say Kansas, because we know all of North Carolina’s classes are fake. But still, it’s time something needs to be said. You’re keeping them out late on a school night and you’re not a greek organization? Shame on you. Shame on you Mark Emmert for giving less care to these student-athletes than you do your eyebrows.

And yes, I’m writing this blog solely on behalf of the players because their well-being and health is all I care about and you should too. I’m definitely not writing this blog because I’m getting older and need to get to bed at a reasonable hour. No, this is ALL for the student-athletes. And notice how I didn’t say athlete-students. Because student comes first. Always. And it should here too. Let’s compromise and say 3:30pm tipoff? That way we’ll make it home from work in time for the end. I mean, the student-athletes will have time to study after the game.

Please change your communist ways, NCAA.


Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter (which he apparently thought was important enough to share here). He also wears pants everyday.