NCAA shows it is unprofessional in attacking Paul Finebaum via twitter

The NCAA’s managing director of digital communications hurled a twitter grenade at Paul Finebaum for a column Finebaum wrote at SI.com. Finebaum accused the NCAA of losing credibility under the leadership of Mark Emmert. (See Finebaum’s column at SI.com).

How could you argue with that? Over the last year the NCAA looks like it is helpless. Renegade programs have run amok.

The organization’s clueless statement against Danny Sheridan did nothing but confirm it continues to investigate Auburn.

And now the organization’s director of digital communications decides to attack the messenger via twitter.

How very professional!

Ronnie Ramos tweeted, “@finebaum uses sheridan as example of NCAA losing credibility. Pot, stop calling the kettle black.” This was followed up with an even more professional, “grab some jr. mints, too. This one is easy: col was a personal attack buttressed by incorrect facts.” (Source) (Source)

And then this gem, “@Finebaum only hypocrosy is that Sheridan has no facts to report, and no credibility. Using him as an example is truly laughable.” (Source)

When I participated in the al.com blogger roundtable this week, I pointed out the stupidity of the NCAA’s recent rash of comments. I wrote, “Pro tip for the NCAA: Try saying ‘no comment.’ You might like it, and it might keep you from looking stupid.” (See my commentary at al.com.)

Today offered more proof the NCAA has no grasp of public relations. The organization mangled the Cam Newton eligibility situation—ask anyone (outside of an Auburn fan) and they will express anger at how Newton was allowed to play even after his father admitted shopping him. Now is the organization going to mangle the Cam Newton and all the other ongoing Auburn investigations?

The NCAA is a joke. Fans anxiously await any sign that adults are running things in Indianapolis. Today’s twitter exploits do not inspire confidence.

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  1. 1
    Brink

    NCAA is a joke. Recent comments by director of digital communications should result in a quick replacement at that position if any sane person is in charge. Mr Emmert, action or comment by you?

    • 3
      BamaBrando

      The facts are what they are Mandyke. And I read ‘between the lines’ that you Auburn fans wouldn’t care at all if you cheated and got away with it, as long as you win. But, you won’t be having that luxury this season. Plenty of ass-whoopins are coming your way this year.

      • 4
        gr82banautiger

        Certainly Auburn fans would care IF we cheated, but no one has presented ANY EVIDENCE OR ALLEGATION WHATSOEVER that Auburn cheated in 2010, and those, my friend, are the FACTS.

      • 5
        Mike Reaves

        Now you’re attacking the Governing body of college football because they won’t put Auburn on probation like The elephants. What a dumb- ass , I f you had a brain you would be dangerous!

      • 6
        jr

        pretty much the stance you losers have adopted…”they cheated” is the losers mantra…if the “ncaa can’t prove it, it’s because they’re incompetent or don’t care, but by God Auburn cheated, and that’s cold hard fact.”

        Exactly right oh “we lost so they cheated” idiot.” Nothing, not one shred of evidence exist beyond bammers screaming “they cheated” in the wake of a humiliating loss, yet it’s someone elses fault for not taking away the W. Loser, idiot, crybaby.

  2. 7
    Chuck

    Spot on. The NCAA has lost their way. Finebaum, Sheridan, even Cam and Cecil should at least get credit with exposing the NCAA for the sham that it is. And yes, Mr. Ramos should seriously look into getting his resume updated.

  3. 8
    Hoopie

    Gosh …lookie at the “Capstone Report” ….feining disdain at the NCAA just so you can find as many ways as possible to invent multiple investigations against Auburn ….and to mention them repeatedly.

    The “CR” is in so much of a hurry to throw stuff at Auburn that you completely went off the subject in the middle of your article.

    If you weren’t biased, then you would have mentioned those problems with the NCAA …WHERE THERE IS ACTUAL EVIDENCE (OSU, U, USC, etc) …but no …you immediately go to a poor example just so you can mention Auburn in a negative light.

    You are ..once again ..a joke.

    • 9
      BamaBrando

      Auburn put themselves in a negative light. Be happy, IF you got away with cheating by playing an ineligible player. Last season is over, and a new one is beginning. You better hope your boys bring it, because everyone is wanting a piece of Auburn this season. Enjoy that target, for the small amount of time that it will last this year.

      • 10
        gr82banautiger

        Wow you’re an idiot. What exactly did Auburn have to do with Kenny Rogers at MSU offering Cecil money for Cam? Because that’s what happened. Cecil agreed to let Kenny try to get the money, but Cecil never ASKED for a dime.

        Believe what you want to believe, but that’s what happened.

  4. 12
    Lime

    Of course you would say the NCAA is the one with no credibility, and the bama grad odds maker is credible. Face it, you guys are mad at the NCAA because you feel auburn has no business winning the championship and the NCAA should step in to comfort the saban nation. Auburn’s success has caused a melt down of epic proportion from the tide fans. Danny Sheridan is credible and the NCAA isn’t…haha. Delusion is the mark of the bammer

  5. 13
    Chuck

    @ lime, steveFC, hoopie – yep.. thanks for reading. obviously it moved you enough to spend time replying. weegle weegle… lmmfao

  6. 14
    Chuch

    barn is just like Casey Anthony. Except for a few delusional people everyone in the entire country knows their guilt.

    • 16
      gr82banautiger

      I agree, if there was, SOMEONE would be looking into how Alabama players are driving around in 30-40k late model cars and wearing 16 different custom made suits while their single parent works at KFC (direct quote from Julio Jones).

  7. 18
    Your Mom

    Paul Finebaum is a friggin joke. Danny Sheridan is a friggin joke. Your fanbase is the biggest joke of them all. Where were you all during the Mike Shula days, dreaming of Mike Price. Get a life and stop thinking that Finebaum has any credibility you bunch of ignorant, insufferable idiots. Have fun when Saban hightails it for something more sustainable and in the now. Go kill some trees, karma is a …….

  8. 19
    Dave

    That Russo guy is a hothead and an idiot. He doesn’t know when to STFU and walk away. You don’t start a war of words with men who buy ink by the barrel or bandwidth by the terabyte.

    But he’s managed to tick off Jay Bilas, Rand Getlin, Charles Robinson, Bryan Fischer and now Paul Finebaum.

    That’s ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, CBSSports and Sports Illustrated.

    Not exactly people you want to have writing about your incompetence.

    • 20
      jr

      That Sheridan guy is a hothead and an idiot. He doesn’t know when to STFU and walk away. You don’t start a war of words with men who buy ink by the barrel or bandwidth by the terabyte.

      But he’s managed to tick off the NCAA, .

      That’s the NC fuggin’ AA

      Not exactly people you want to have writing about your incompetence

  9. 21
    Voice of Reason

    This is hysterical…. As an Auburn grad, living outside AL, it is cracking me up to see the Bammers joy of winning in ’09-’10 dwarfed by their fixation on the Tigers winning the next one.

    Sheridan is in the twilight of his career and has only been relevant as an odds-monkey. He’s willing to leverage his waining public persona to sling mud at his alma mater’s arch rival. Bias aside, Sheridan currently looks like sports’ version of Nancy Grace. If you are a Bammer, you can’t get enough of his baseless, desperate journalistic (?) antics. You share the same unfounded, unbridled desire to yank Auburn’s title.

    Good luck with that.

    It’s hard to listen to Finebaum when you have spent the past 20 years telling people that state of Alabama isn’t entirely comprised of braindead rubes. The show would suggest otherwise.

  10. 22
    gr82banautiger

    I suppose you bammer fans would have preferred the NCAA to sit back and continue to let your fanbase, Finebaum and Sheridan go on and slander Auburn with absolutely 100% false information?

    Well, too bad, you don’t get to play internet/talk radio bully anymore. You fools have been called out as liars and rumor mongers you are, and your radio heroes credibility is sinking like the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.

    Keep hitching your own credibility to these bufoons if you wish to your own folly. The NCAA has the ACTUAL information, including all the personal and church bank records and telephone records. Sheridan himself has said he doesn’t know if the information he received is even accurate.

    This was a publicity stunt by Finebaum, because his ratings weren’t what his contract stated they should be, and you stupid bammers fell for it hook line and sinker.

  11. 23
    RC

    If Auburn rednecks aren’t concerned, why are idiots like gr82b, Hoopie, and the gutless FBJ lives posting 10 posts in a row on every story? Don’t give me that crap it’s bcause you love Auburn shit. You guys don’t love Auburn, you just want the last word….on a rival website!!! LMFAO…BTW, that white trash filfth you know as Auburn University is not worth defending. Bunch of cheating, sloppy lazy ass, Old South students, alumni and fans

  12. 25
    Philip

    I love you brother, but I can’t defend Paul Finebaum. He attracts the worst of the so-called fans, both camps. Anyone with any sense is at work that time of day. He’s a shit-stirrer. He has a Springer-type freak-show and we should be better than our mouth-breathing, farmer opposites.

  13. 26
    The joke is on you....

    Does anyone know who the reigning national champs are…. I haven’t heard of LOI there yet…

    The UA fanbase is made up of delusional rednecks that couldn’t get into either school in Alabama. Its unfortunate that the updykers bleed through on the few intellectuals that attend UA (mainly Auburn grads in law school there, but a few select others included)

  14. 27
    RC

    The Joke is on You,

    what’s hilarious is that you Auburn fans are actually deluded enough to believe that brainwashed BS. I actually went to UA, but MOST ALL AU FANS DID NOT GO TO AU!!! FACT. That BS was conjured up years ago by that Selma white trash Shug Jordan when Bear was destroying him on the field on an annual basis. He needed something desperately to help him and the deluded Auburn fanbase to hang their hats on. Bunch of crybaby OLD SOUTH hypocrites. I thought you Auburn people were Christians?

  15. 28
    Fat_Die

    Defending national champs, enjoy it for a few more mths. Your reign on top is over already. Damn shame you guys made it( barely) in the top 25. Damn it feels good to be in the Bama family. RTR!!!!!!!!

  16. 29
    Burgess

    You say the NCAA is a joke….I say Sheridan and Finebaum are jokes. I don’t have a dog in this fight, other than I am so tired of the Cam Newton story. I believe Sheridan and Finebaum have lost any shred of credibiltiy they may have had.
    A couple of has beens or never will be’s.

  17. 30
    RC

    Auburn lost credibility when they deluded themselves into believing Cam would turn down $180,000 to play at Auburn for free. Yeah, it’s an “MSU problem.” and “Cam didn’t know.” RRRIIIIIGHT

  18. 32
    FYI

    RC,

    What ever happened to your prediction that Auburn would be nailed at the end of August???? You guaranteed that we would all see the error of our ways. Well, August has come and gone… But,… But,… You have a source… LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 33
      RC

      FYI,

      I TOLD YOUR DUMB ASS THAT I WAS TOLD TO COOL IT FOR AWHILE WHILE THE CASE AGAINST AUBURN IS BEING BUILT UP! I KNOW I SAID THIS AT LEAST TWICE BEFORE WHEN YOU ASKED ME. YOU’RE GOING DOWN, AND I’M GOING TO BE HERE TO LAUGH AT YOU

      RIDDLE ME THIS ASSHOLE, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN YOU FIND OUT I’M RIGHT. I GUESS YOU’LL HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER TEAM TO CHEER FOR. ALL SO CALLED AUBURN FANS WILL TAKE THEIR STICKERS OFF THEIR CAR WHEN THIS CASE BREAKS AND AUBURN GOES 4-8 THIS YEAR.

  19. 34
    jr

    Let me ask you idiot mullets one thing…

    Is this not the same NCAA you were lauding a few weeks back for telling Chizik to “sit down and shut up, we’ll tell you when the investigation is over?”

    Now they’re unprofessional and moronic because they’ve told some douchebag oddsmaker that he’s full of crap when he claimed to have the Holy Grail of bammer football that would remove Auburn’s championship?

    You mouth breathing morons are fuuuuuuuu nee!

  20. 35
    Chuch

    I challenge you barners to poll the fanbase at any other scool inside or outside the SEC and see what they believe about auburn s guilt,

  21. 36
    Fat_Die

    What’s really humiliating is the reigning national champs rank already this season. And what is even more humiliating ( for the reigning national champs ) is the guys they came back to win the Iron Bowl over is ranked #2. I feel better about our loss already. And it is only the start .

  22. 38
    RC

    Ha! I was being kind with my prediction…why are so many Auburn fans on a rival website? Don’t tell me some bullshit that you’re defending Auburn either. That gutter trash University is not worth defending

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