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SmashMouth 10-18-2013 06:15 PM

Grambling Forfeits This Weekend's Game Due To Protest
 
Jackson State announced Friday that Saturday's game against Grambling State has been canceled, shortly after Grambling State players refused to board team buses with less than 24 hours before the game was scheduled to kick off.

The players -- upset with travel policies, poor facility conditions and a tumultuous coaching situation -- made a decision not to play at a team meeting Friday afternoon, a player told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

"We aren't playing," the player said.

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Grambling State Tigers' game against Jackson State Tigers canceled after players refuse to board buses - ESPN

Danno 10-18-2013 06:22 PM

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Wow, I thought this was satire at first. What a bunch of whiners. I hope that program crashes and burns forever in obscurity.

Halo 10-18-2013 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 539384)
Wow, I thought this was satire at first. What a bunch of whiners. I hope that program crashes and burns forever in obscurity.

We may not know exactly how bad the athletic department is managed or how bad the facilities for sports are up there. I heard a rumor once that some high schools have better facilities. Again, just talking from a rumor I heard.

Danno 10-18-2013 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Halo (Post 539390)
We may not know exactly how bad the athletic department is managed or how bad the facilities for sports are up there. I heard a rumor once that some high schools have better facilities. Again, just talking from a rumor I heard.

There are fans of both schools that paid money to see that game. There are numerous people who's job depends on that game being played.

Cowards, every damn one of them. There are better ways to make a statement than to screw the people who are likely on your side.

I hope they crash and burn. I'd fire everyone involved and rescind every scholarship to every player on that team and offer it to players who want to be there and who won't screw their fans and supporters.

In my eyes, that program needs an enema.

QBREES9 10-18-2013 10:29 PM

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They took a stand. Maybe if more people did, this world would be a better place.

Rudy, Rudy Rudy !

SloMotion 10-19-2013 07:53 AM

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I don't blame 'em, but if they can't understand that the University has had it's state funding cut by over 40%, then maybe they need to just turn in their pads and call it a season.

Football programs are meant to be an asset to a university, not a liability ... just sayin'.

SmashMouth 10-19-2013 08:40 AM

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No boosters can help them? WTF happened to Grambling?

Halo 10-19-2013 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 539393)
There are fans of both schools that paid money to see that game. There are numerous people who's job depends on that game being played.

Cowards, every damn one of them. There are better ways to make a statement than to screw the people who are likely on your side.

I hope they crash and burn. I'd fire everyone involved and rescind every scholarship to every player on that team and offer it to players who want to be there and who won't screw their fans and supporters.

In my eyes, that program needs an enema.

Agree they need an enema.
Cowards? I think it took a lot of ballz to not get on that bus.
Shame on the administrators for allowing that to happen, but where there is smoke there is fire.
You can't just give a kid a scholarship and treat them like garbage. Those kids give up their lives, free-time, everything to play for the school.

Here are the charges I read so far -
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Grambling State football players complained of mold and mildew on equipment and in facilities, having to pay for Gatorade out of their own pockets
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The athletic complex "is in horrible condition, and has many hazards that may contribute to our overall health," the letter says. "First, the complex is filled with mildew and mold. Mildew and mold can be seen on the ceiling, walls and floor, and are contributing to water leaks because of faltering walls and ceilings."
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"The uniforms are poorly cleaned and contribute to the multiple cases (of) staph infection," the letter reads. "Several players have been infected with staph multiple times."
Grambling State Tigers' players send letter of complaint to administration - ESPN

Would you practice and play in a moldy cesspool having to buy a Gatorade from a sideline panhandler so you can get a drink? Would you work in these conditions?

Again the kids are far from cowards. A coward would say nothing. The cowards are the shyster administrators driving around in their Cadillac Escalade while students live in a crap hole.

But Danno, I agree with you, the department and the university need an enema. They need to clean house on the entire school administration, but don't blame the kids.
How can this even happen in modern times? I have my opinions but will refrain here.

It's just sad.

Danno 10-19-2013 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Halo (Post 539600)
Agree they need an enema.
Cowards? I think it took a lot of ballz to not get on that bus.
Shame on the administrators for allowing that to happen, but where there is smoke there is fire.
You can't just give a kid a scholarship and treat them like garbage. Those kids give up their lives, free-time, everything to play for the school.

Here are the charges I read so far -



Grambling State Tigers' players send letter of complaint to administration - ESPN

Would you practice and play in a moldy cesspool having to buy a Gatorade from a sideline panhandler so you can get a drink? Would you work in these conditions?

Again the kids are far from cowards. A coward would say nothing. The cowards are the shyster administrators driving around in their Cadillac Escalade while students live in a crap hole.

But Danno, I agree with you, the department and the university need an enema. They need to clean house on the entire school administration, but don't blame the kids.
How can this even happen in modern times? I have my opinions but will refrain here.

It's just sad.

All of what you said is disgusting indeed, but actually playing the game has nothing to do with any of that.

They let their fans and supporters down.

If Brees was unhappy with how the Saints treat him, you'd be OK with him and the rest of the players forfeiting one of their games a week before they're scheduled to play?

Spoiled f'ing brats in my opinion. There are plenty of other people to screw not named your fans.

Danno 10-19-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 539426)
They took a stand. Maybe if more people did, this world would be a better place.

Rudy, Rudy Rudy !

What does Rudy have to do with taking a stand against a college? He busted his ass just to get on the field and play for the team he loved.


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