Thursday, August 3, 2006

Bomar out at Oklahoma

Frances McDormand in Fargo"And for what? For a little bit of money." (Working Title Pictures via Movie-board.org)

There's a scene in Fargo towards the end where Marge (Frances McDormand) and Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) are in the cop car driving back to Brainerd, where Marge gives Gaear (the silent one) "the speech."

So that was Mrs. Lundegaarde in there, I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper, and those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There's more to life than money, you know. Don't you know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day.
Rhett Bomar could use some talking to right now.

He basically threw away his college career, any chance at a future professional career, and a chance at a national title

And for what? For a little bit of money.

Specifically, the extra money he and teammate J.D. Quinn earned at a no-show job at Big Red Sports/Imports, a Norman-area car dealer.

(No-show job? Tony Soprano is an OU booster?)

Now, this will probably engender the age-old debate on whether or not collegiate athletes should be given more than their scholarship, but until they change the rules, you can't take money. Every one knows that, boosters, athletic directors, coaches, and players.

OU will probably take a huge hit for this, especially given the penalties handed down at the end of Kelvin Sampson's tenure.

Bob Stoops will probably take a hit by association, even though he's been very forthcoming with information.

The national championship picture has taken a hit as an already murky national picture just got murkier.

But this will basically ruin Rhett Bomar's career.

So there he is. Out of a scholarship and out of a future. And it's a beautiful day...

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