There are few organizations with a better hustle than the NCAA.
The NCAA earns billions off the back of a free labor force while posing as non-profit under the guise of amateurism.
I’d keep that going if I were them.
NCAA President Mark Emmert was on the Mike & Mike radio show this morning conducting a legitimate interview when things turn funny.
For whatever reason, someone thought it was a good idea to open the floor to Twitter for questions.
Ask the NCAA President anything! Anybody?
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) April 18, 2014
More than a few people had a question for Mark Emmert.
Bad idea whoever made that decision. The mini-blogosphere is home to a snarky bunch. We should know that by now.
Here were the best questions posed to the always honorable NCAA President:
This person wonders how Emmert can lay his head down at night with all the bad he brings to the world.
— Rob Woodside ® (@Rwoodside1) April 18, 2014
This is honestly a good question.
— Landon Becker (@LBecker404) April 18, 2014
@Flyers_Jam cut right to the chase.
— Flyers Jam (@Flyers_Jam) April 18, 2014
The days of the NCAA may be numbered. We can only hope.
— Daniel Mormak (@DevilDan09) April 18, 2014
The #AskEmmert disaster generated plenty of traction on social media today.
It's more than 3 hours since Emmert was interviewed and #AskEmmert is still trending. That one backfired on NCAA.
— Jon Solomon (@jonsol) April 18, 2014
….back to the questions. Jayme, this is hilarious.
#askemmert I run a non-profit, where can we apply to get free labor like you do?
— Jayme (@jaymelee1) April 18, 2014
Tongue twister for ya Mr. Emmert.
#askemmert how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck profited off of the work of unpaid labor under the guide of amateurism?
— Red Cup Rebellion (@RedCupRebellion) April 18, 2014
Your’re like a viper sir.
— irreverent (@damonwillwin) April 18, 2014
If this were read on air my radio would have shorted out.
#AskEmmert remember that time you mismanaged a $150 million building project at UConn so badly the governor ordered an investigation?
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) April 18, 2014
And finally, the most basic of question, do you even buy your own B.S.?
#askemmert hey, do you think we’re stupid, or do you really believe this stuff you say?
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) April 18, 2014
Grab yourself a laugh on Friday afternoon and enjoy the #AskEmmert hashtag.
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