Sunday, December 20, 2009

Think what the team GPA would be if they didn't sell their books!

Here's a little compensatory information concerning the University of Alabama's decision to cancel three days of classes so students can attend the BCS Championship in Pasadena next month.


Turns out the Tide's academic performance rates almost as highly as its gridiron's. Mash here.

MG

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most of us reading this are college grads. There are exceptions, but the football players tended to be dragged to class, coddled by tudors, majored in the easiest fields, and made it clear they were there to play football. Alabama cares only about football.

Anonymous said...

Take the time and read the embedded article. Alabama (the state) ranks down there with most other deep south states when it comes to their RESIDENTS for having a college degree. But when you read the article, you will see that Alabama (the university) actually ranked number one this year in terms of the number of players having a degree and still playing this season. In fact, Boston College and Va Tech were tied for second.

There's nothing wrong with a college or university giving their students time off to attend a national championship. Florida did it last year and numerous other schools have done this in the past. And get off your high horse because if Duke or UNC did this for basketball, everyone here would be singing their praises.

And before you jump, I am not a 'Bama fan and it actually pains me to write anything nice about them. I'm just someone that thinks that there is no harm with the school's decision.

Anonymous said...

To begin with, the word is tutor not "tudor", unless you're in England.

Secondly, the Univeristy did that to benefit the players. If classes are not scheduled then the players may receive a stipend to cover expenses. Otherwise, the players are on their own.

I am an Alabama alum and, frankly, don't find that many people considerably better educated than I. But then, maybe I just need a good tudoring.

Anonymous said...

"don't find many people considerably better educated than I."

It's "better educated than me," not "I." Perhaps you're not looking hard enough?

Anonymous said...

"I" is correct in the poster's sentence. It is the subject, implicitly followed by "am". Although in conversation "than me" is commonly used and, in fact, will probably become accepted formally in the next few years, "than I" is in no way incorrect.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Alabama would ever cancel 3 football games so students could attend a debate tournament?

Anonymous said...

FU critics.. Do you think white lacrosse players at Alabama would be found guilty even before charges were brought against them aside from oh say Duke and UNC?

Did Alabama hire Mary Sleasley.

I think there might be bigger things to worry about, dopes.

Bigdawg said...

The anonymice chattering away. Very entertaining. I think I even learned something.

Anonymous said...

"Most of us reading this are college grads. There are exceptions, but the football players tended to be dragged to class, coddled by tudors, majored in the easiest fields, and made it clear they were there to play football. Alabama cares only about football."

Do you mean tutors?

Anonymous said...

Ya'll are funny talkin about Tudors and Tutors...ya need to learn about Bad Grammercause it's the way I are.

John said...

Reality is... if this were the alma mater of the author of the article, or those writing negative posts, it's highly unlikely you'd be bashing them.

This is simple envy! The classes will be made up. Big deal over nothing.

Michael said...

John:

It is my alma mater, a fact of which I'm quite proud. The academic performance for the school's basketball and football teams has been quite good, particularly since Saban arrived. Given the merriment the cancelation of classes drew, I thought the football team's actual academic record might surprise some folks.

Tudor and Stewart and out . .

MG

Observer Sports said...

I am pretty sure this is the first-ever post on a college football blog that evolved into a debate about the proper uses of grammar. We clearly have a higher class of commenter.

-- Tommy T.

Michael said...

Yeah, I was a bit worried about the Auburn and Tennessee fans . . .