NCAA's Photo Shop is Bush League

Jeff Gross

Bumped...Italian Trojan beat me to this. P


For all of the Trojans who have obediently forgotten who this USC all-time playmaking running back is, fear not: his name fell clean off the back of his jersey and remains in the clear to trip the opposing Oklahoma defender. The moment and victory were priceless, yet costly for the program and it's off-field businesses.

Surely there are the members of Arrogant Nation that shall never cease to remember Reggie Bush and the ramifications of his NCAA-imposed verdict. A select few maintain shrines of him in their closets, but for malicious bayou voodoo rather than as self-deprecating Helga Pataki tokens of gratitude. Of course, these students and alumni risk warranting further sanctions for the school for failing to discontinue their memories and thereby association with Bush.

College football wig-wearers stripped away the Heisman Trophy, vacated this 55-19 Orange Bowl triumph along with others, set back USC's efforts fifty years (incidentally to the exact date when they themselves opened the Chamber of Secrets)...and now proceed to rub pollution in the wound by selling our legally imaginary memorabilia for $179.95.

If the player and his achievements and the cahoots we allegedly are with him in have all been eradicated from societal recognition...then shouldn't the photograph be blank? It's about time The Sixth Sense spawned a money-hoarding sequel, although the luster is gone since everybody can see ghosts now.

Inconsistency, double standards, and abuse of power emphatically peeve the Italian Trojan nowadays, whether it be at home, work, or in his illustriously tainted safe haven that is the sports world. I will not be surprised in the slightest if Texas A&M receives merely a slap on the wrist (which would be followed by Johnny Manziel drunkenly tweeting "I have a boo-boo") compared to the "example" they made out of the United States of Criminals, considering the fragmented sentences awarded to Ohio State, Miami, etc.

The NCAA would personally ask Marqise Lee to autograph puppies and auction them off for charity, only to declare him ineligible for the upcoming season due to his actions. Heads are lodged so far into bushes that we have turned in Shabazz Muhammad's retainer to Lost and Found. This is nonsense.

So long as the NCAA is now literally profiting off of our mistakes, can they at least pitch in for a School of Dramatic Arts building or a new vending machine? Let the bidding begin.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Conquest Chronicles' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Conquest Chronicles' writers or editors.

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