I don't want OSU to burn to the ground. I like it when they're good, but we're just better. I like beating them when they're at their best. Thats what fuels the rivalry. I do hope they have a few down years though so we can become dominant to them for a little bit as payback, but all in all I would like a competitive rivalry. The death penalty would destroy the greatest rivalry in sports.
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You obviously have never lived in Columbus. OSU fans are the worst in the NCAA.
it would not be good for the game/product to actually lose a major player
a major player and college footbal survived.
It survived the 80's when half the SEC was on probation, it survived Oklahoma being on probation and nearly a dead program for a decade. It survived USC's 1990's sanctions and almost being dead for a decade.
the death penalty, cheating is wrong and the NCAA is the law enforcement Auburn shouldn't be able to pay twenty players and get away with it, players need to be held accountable, but coaches need to monitor their players and educate them about receiving gifts.
I thought Oklahoma deserved the death penalty back in the 80's. That program was way out of control. I don't even think OSU's allegations come close to that scenario......however if they were to dig into what most probably think is going on and it comes to light and is proven true then OSU could be in deep, deep $hit. To me they have looked, acted and smelled like a rogue program for some time now. To many incidents that are brushed off as 'minor' add up to one big problem.
Don't even get me started on steroids and college football.
I wish Miami would get the death penalty, but for no other reason than I just can't stand them.
NCAA needs to resurrect death penalty for Auburn, Ohio State, Tennessee, other rule-breakers
Threat of shutdown would stop rampant rule-breaking in college football, basketball, other sports
4:06 PM EDT, March 31, 2011
Death to Auburn.
Death to Ohio State.
Death to Tennessee.
Or, at the very least, the risk of death.
The death penalty.
Bring it back, NCAA, and threaten to use the death penalty against Auburn, Ohio State, Tennessee and any other school or coach that puts winning games over playing by the rules.
It is the only way.
Remember what Socrates once said: "Death may be the greatest of all human blessings."
If the NCAA is truly serious about cleaning up the rancid cesspool it governs, it needs to resurrect the death penalty and start handing it out to the brazen lawbreakers. You want to know why there is so much corruption in college sports? Because of the sissification of the NCAA investigative staff that used to wield the power of the death penalty but now threatens schools with namby-pamby scholarship sanctions. The NCAA has replaced the electric chair with the easy chair.
Is it really any surprise both teams – Auburn and Oregon – that played for the national title in college football are currently being investigated by the NCAA? And why do you think Auburn allowed star quarterback Cam Newton to continue playing last season even though the NCAA found that his father tried to sell his services to Mississippi State? Could it be the Tigers figured out that the school's first national championship in more than a half-century is worth the price of a few scholarship sanctions from the toothless NCAA?
Does anybody really think Newton did not get paid at Auburn, especially in the wake of the HBO report earlier this week in which several former players revealed receiving cash from Auburn boosters?
Leave it to HBO to uncover these potential violations. The NCAA cannot even conduct a decent investigation anymore. After all, it wasn't NCAA investigators but a couple of reporters from Yahoo.com who unearthed recent revelations that Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel failed to report NCAA violations among his players. Tressel not only covered up the violations; he apparently alerted the "advisor" of one of the players -- star quarterback Terrelle Pryor – presumably so the advisor would aid in the cover up.
Yet Tressel has somehow managed to keep his job at O-Lie-O State. Why? Because Tressel is a winner and the Buckeyes have absolutely no fear of the NCAA and its milquetoast penalties. If the Buckeyes were facing the possibility of a death penalty for keeping a proven liar and cheater on staff, Tressel would be out quicker than a Woody Hayes right hook.
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No one in college football has deserved the death penalty except for SMU. Until we see a program run rampant like SMU did (and I don't think we ever will again), we won't, and shouldn't, see the death penalty.