Monday, May 01, 2006

Get It Write

Why can't the Editors at the Daily Illini get it right?

In their latest editorial, the editors attack the NCAA for selective enforcement and bullying UIUC into submission. However, the NCAA is a voluntary association. We don't have to belong. If we don't like their rules and procedures, we should withdraw. If we can't afford to do so, we should deal with the rules and work to meet the standards the NCAA sets.

At any rate, the editors at the Daily Illini seem unable to articulate their point of view without fouling up the English language...again..

NCAA's high-handed tactics to strong-arm this institution into submission is simply unacceptable.

Perhaps these folks should take an English composition course. Subject-verb agreement issues abound in this rag!

12 Comments:

Anonymous reed said...

Get it...write? I don't get it.

In any case, your post is not a correct interpretation of anti-trust law. Many "voluntary" companies have been sanctioned.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Of course you don't get it. You're not that bright, Reed. But, thank you for sharing your ignorance.

Thank you, too, for finding another way to say "Hey everyone, I'm a law student, so I am an expert here." Only problem is, you're no expert. Your comment lacks the depth and clarity required to be of any substance, and quite frankly, if the BoT had a legal leg to stand on, they'd be in court, winning right now.

However, since you obviously possess the correct interpretation of the laws of our land, I look forward to seeing you on the Supreme Court someday.

4:57 AM  
Anonymous reed said...

Don, the onus is not on me to educate your ignorance (which, by the way, is not substantiated through a failure to appreciate lousy puns). I never put myself out to be an expert - thankfully, one does not need to be one in order to appreciate your commentary was incorrect. A simple Google search of "antitrust suits" would settle that easily enough. Apparently, such a task is beyond your capability.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Don said...

So, genius, when will the BoT seek your legal input, file an anti-trust suit, and save the Chief?

3:09 PM  
Anonymous reed said...

I hardly speak on behalf of the BoT. But you should also note that having a claim with merit and a claim worth pursuing are two distinct circumstances.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Quite frankly, you haven't established either. I can just see you as a litigator. "Yeah...I'm right...you can just Google it and see for yourself."

Quite convincing!

6:26 PM  
Anonymous reed said...

374 U.S. 321. Have fun.

Stick to what you know best - moral judgment of others - and leave the big boy stuff to those who have a clue what they're talking about.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Again, Reed, you have made no point here. If you're going to comment, say something. If you're going to persuade, have some substance. If not, no one has required you to comment.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous reed said...

I gave you a Supreme Court case citation. Read the case. And have fun doing it.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I know what you gave me. You can give me citation after citation, that doesn't mean you've successfully made an argument. Frankly, I'm not interested. You raised the issue of court rulings and anti-trust issues. You haven't elaborated. One can only assume it's because you don't have the time, or the interest, or the ability. Whatever the case may be, I could care less. I never set out to interpret anti-trust law, so I could give a rat's rear. My point was simply that U of I doesn't have to play by NCAA rules if it chooses not to. It can flaunt the rule and take the consequences, or it can withdraw from the NCAA altogether in protest. My thinking is that the U of I is smart enough to know that both actions would be cutting of its nose to spite its face.

You can continue to engage in this game of intellectual masturbation if you want. I've got papers to grade. Clean up when you're done please.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous reed said...

You lose an argument, and suddenly you don't have time. Well, I won't embarass you further - you probably are busy trying to decide which sticker to apply to that cursive test.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I can't lose an argument you never took the time to make.

Cursive test? Classy. Thanks for the respect you show to the teaching profession, Jack Ass.

8:20 PM  

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