Big money coming for NCAA "amateur" athletes.Okay, maybe Magic Thinking isn’t the right term for it. It’s more like Amnesic Rationalization, a term we just made up. It describes a condition in which the victims don’t question anything and accept everything they’re told.

Haiti is fine, citizen, thanks for asking, move along.Dispatches From Orbit logo.

It’s how you can accept the official explanation of what killed Epstein. It’s also how you don’t know and don’t care what happened with the billions the Clinton Foundation collected for Haitian relief. Didn’t they have some sort of disaster down there? Hurricane or something? Did any of that money end up in Haiti? Haiti is fine, citizen, thanks for asking, move along.

The organization pretty much exists to keep athletes in amateur status.

OJ Simpson with Heisman trophy.
Born too soon?

The NCAA constantly polices for violations of recruiting and play-for-pay. The organization pretty much exists to keep athletes in amateur status. Up until now a college athlete was not allowed to get paid for endorsing commercial horseshit like sneakers or energy drinks.

HAHA. Now that is some funny shit.

Check out this adorable quote: “The NCAA said the temporary policy addresses “play for pay” and the continued ban on improper inducements tied to choosing a school.” HAHA. Now that is some funny shit.

The new policy “also reinforces key principles of fairness and integrity across the NCAA and maintains rules prohibiting improper recruiting inducements,” some PR flack for the NCAA said with a straight face.

NCAA executives could not even define the word “collusion.”

Amnesic rationalization allows everyone at the NCAA to forget what might happen if a sports agent, What an NCAA player ad might look like.a school recruiter, and a company that pays athletes for endorsements get friendly. In fact, nine out of ten NCAA executives could not even define the word “collusion.”

Women prosecuted in college scolarship bribery scandal.The NCAA has also conveniently forgotten all about that business with various parties at top schools selling sports scholarships for unqualified children of rich people. Hey, didn’t a couple Division III actresses go to jail for five minutes over that? But no, we don’t know what you’re talking about…

Nothing to be concerned about here. All this means is business as usual with less oversight and meddling. And that’s gotta be a win-win for everybody involved.

M. Nick

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In case you don’t know what’s going on with this, here’s the AP story in the Altoona Mirror: “NCAA clears way for paying athletes