As I'm reading through the allegations of all the different school in football and basketball, I realized Blue Chips was on in the background. I hadn't seen that movie in quite a long time, but find it interesting how relevant that movie is to today's sports. Also, a thin Shaq was pretty badass!!!
OT: The movie Blue Chips and the current state of the NCAA
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This did not deserve its own thread.
You don't deserve to click and comment then!
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Things are no worse than they ever were, but probably no better either. Notice that the NCAA isn't launching most of these investigations. The press is. I'm pretty sure that as the investigative media is forced to evolve from what it once was to the modern, they're noting trends on which they can hit. The tip of the iceberg was the USC-Bushgate fiasco. That was gangbusters for the media, so now they're pressing as hard as they can to find these things for their next pay check.
As things were in Blue Chips, it's probably not as dissimilar as we would hope now.
So does Ed O' Neill character remind you of Rosenberg?
The NCAA doesn't have staff to initiate investigations and pry for info. They can only act on information provided by others. Schools aren't going to allow the NCAA to dig without a specific cause.
This isn't about education. It ain't much about winning, and it sure as hell isn't about basketball. It's about money. Goddam money. And I bought into it. I bought into it big time. I'm a big part of the problem.
Everytime I watch Blue Chips, I always wonder how great Anfernee Hardaway could have been.
This is culturally biased. (I think)
I remember it was a terrible name that he obviously chose for himself.
Deon Bodo, I think?
What I learned from Blue Chips is that corruption in NCAA basketball does not make for good cinema.
The Program was an excellent movie.