Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mockery..?? Really, He Went There??

Dave Braine's lovechild had his wittle feelings hurt after a spade was called a spade by a congressman from Tennessee. Now, try to set aside your shock that we still allow the state of Tennessee representation in our federal gov't...and let's get to the task at hand.
Thad-Yo, aka Thaddeus Young, averaged over 14 points and nearly 5 boards for Paul Hewitt during the 06-07 season. In June of 07 he was drafted 12th by the 76ers. During his brief yet productive stay on North Avenue, Young was a management major.

Seems to me (at least thus far) Thad-YO!! has managed his life rather well. Enter Rep. Steve Cohen (D- Tenn), who says:

"(Young) could have gone straight to the
pros. I don't think he's going to be an engineer. It's just kind of a mockery."

After unwadding his panties, Coach (and I use the term loosely) Hewitt retorted:

"Saying a young man choosing to go to school at Georgia Tech, whether it's one year or four years, is a mockery, I just didn't think that was an accurate statement and I thought it was somewhat damaging."

Ok, damaging...I'll give him that. Although the statement in and of itself is much less damaging to the program than the contract Braine bestowed upon the "coach". But a mockery is what it is.

Personally, I see this as more of an NBA vs NCAA issue than a Hewitt v Cohen. That crappy excuse for a professional sports organization is devaluing college basketball by allowing stud athletes to use college programs as a farm system. On the other hand, maybe it's a good thing Lebron didn't go to college.

At any rate, get over it Hewitt...don't you have bigger worries? Like how to get the most mileage out of Derrick Favors...for just one season??

1 comment:

MikeInValdosta said...

The only thing worse than what the NBA has done to NCAA basketball is what the NBA has done to the NBA.

I understand we have freedoms in our beloved country. That does not require us to do stupid things, like drafting 18 year kids to play MEN's basketball (or ride the pine for 4 years).

As with most things, I blame the government, not because the courts upheld freedoms, but because the department of education exists. Many, if not most, of these KIDS are so thouroughly unprepared for seondary education, let alone a life of free time and excess cash...

Which leads me back to lexington and how the hell we let them into the SEC aqnd what are we gonna do when you have to travel through some sort of DMZ to watch the dawgs play up there?