The NCAA released a statement this morning about 72 hours (3 days) after the announcement that the federal ban on sports betting had been lifted. I would love to have been a fly on the wall in the rooms of the NCAA Board of Governors and their lawyers over the last three days.
Board of Governors: “So what are the chances that this thing spreads across the country?”
Lawyer: “100% and it’s going to spread fast.”
BOG: “Do you think we need to make an immediate change to our championship host policy?”
Lawyer: “If you don’t make a change to that policy immediately, you’re going to be in deep shit by the time the football playoff rolls around (7 months) and completely fucked by the time March Madness rolls around (9 months).”
BOG: “All of them at the same time “FUCK.”
Lawyer: “Yup, so do you guys want to join my bracket pool er naw?”
The NCAA only made this statement because they realized (after 3 days) that they have/had no other option than to make this change. That is great news for all of you sports bettors across the country because that’s a sign that their legal team knows how fast this legalization is going to spread. Faster than herpes in a college basketball house. Kidding, but you get the picture.
They did say that the rules about student athletes or members of school athletic programs still can’t partake in sports wagering. RIIIIIIIIIOOOOOGHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! LOL. Good one. They better start looking into a way to enforce that one. What’s that commercial they always play?
“360,000 NCAA Student Athletes and just about all of us will be going pro in something other than sports.” Good luck stopping the 12th man for Seton Hall from putting his life savings on the over. Oh the sports world is turning into a frenzy and I fucking love it.