Found April 10, 2013 on Blatant Homerism:
PLAYERS: Bob Stoops
TEAMS: Oklahoma Sooners
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So, apparently, Bob Stoops has an opinion about the pay-for-play proposals for college athletes. OK, a strong opinion. In an interview with Matt Hayes of SportingNews.com, Stoops dismissed the suggestion of stipends for athletes. He did it in his typically blunt fashion, which naturally caught the attention of the national media. A guy who makes $5 million a year comes out against paying players what looks like peanuts? “You’re not the first one to spend a hungry Sunday without any money.” That’s chum in the water for righteously indignant opinionators like me who believe Stoops couldn’t be more wrong on this issue. Just because I’m an OU fan doesn’t mean I’m going to ride with the Sooners’ head coach on this. I’m also not going to get into yet another debate about the pay-for-play issue. But here’s the thing about the message... Stoops didn’t do himself any favors by making these statements. Yeah, he might have the public’s opinion on his side. Even so, y
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