For whatever reason, NCAA president Mark Emmert today appeared on ESPN's Mike and Mike radio show. (Where, in typical Emmert fashion, he said a bunch of crass things.)
Even more baffling, however: The show requested people to ask Emmert questions through a Twitter hashtag of #AskEmmert.
It did not go well.
#askemmert Have you ever had the feeling where you know you should stop talking but simply can't?— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) April 18, 2014
#askemmert is living without shame fun— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) April 18, 2014
UCONN's graduation rate is 8%. Are these really STUDENT athletes? #AskEmmert— Marie DC (@mariedc1) April 18, 2014
#askemmert Did you see House of Cards? I'm worried you're the bumbling Peter Russo character & Frank Underwood tricked you into doing this.— Kevin Van Valkenburg (@KVanValkenburg) April 18, 2014
#askemmert I run a non-profit, where can we apply to get free labor like you do?— Jayme (@jaymelee1) April 18, 2014
#askemmert hey, if its about education, and the presidents threaten to go to d3like, whats the big deal? oh yeah, YOUR money.— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) April 18, 2014
#AskEmmert have you ever considered the possibility that Bing might be as good as google, but it's hard to tell someone to "bing" it?— Homer Bandwagon (@Bwesen) April 18, 2014
#AskEmmert Who was your favorite player to play as in NCAA Football '14? Mine was WR #7.— SerJayo Aguero (@Jay_Sanin) April 18, 2014
After the "unpleasantness" of Penn St scandal, how refreshing is it to be back fighting the real scourge, the athletes? #AskEmmert— brian andriliunas (@briandriliunas) April 18, 2014
#askemmert shouldn't the president of the non-profit NCAA be an unpaid volunteer position? The job is it's own reward!— Matthew Wasco (@Gleason4plus5) April 18, 2014
#askemmert Defend the non-profit stance of the NCAA when exec salaries and profits are at an all-time high.— Matt Sayler (@mjsayler) April 18, 2014
#AskEmmert Was trying to shield a morally bankrupt institution from a rising tide of public disgust the reason you got into higher education— Glenn Davis (@glennrd) April 18, 2014
I was wondering where I'd seen a scene like this before, and then it hit me: