#AskEmmert Hashtag Blows Up in Mark Emmert's Face

By DJ Byrnes on April 18, 2014 at 9:30a

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.

I was wondering where I'd seen a scene like this before, and then it hit me:



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Knarcisi's picture

On top of showing how not to part your hair. 

Buckeye in Illini country's picture


Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

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TheBadOwl's picture

As someone who's studying PR right now, this whole thing is kind of hilarious to me. Who in their right mind would think that this is a good idea?

Also, Bomani Jones is awesome, and he's been going off on Emmert all morning on Twitter.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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bedheadjc's picture

I fully expected Ramzy to eat his face with a zinger of a question.

Where is 11W's Champion?

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JYBUCKEYE's picture
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bedheadjc's picture

Not quite a face eating but good. I was thinking full on "OOOOO BURRNNN" quality...with the attendant Emma Stone .gif

MassiveAttack's picture

Man these Tweets are funny!

The Ohio State University - "Haters love us!"

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Borrowed Time's picture

what a great start of the day

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

As bedhead mentioned, Ramzy, the stage is yours. The world needs you.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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BoFuquel's picture

This is abuse of a corpse. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

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Mizzillion's picture
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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

To protect them from the Hamburglar. Duh.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Well played. But you know, he's never served time since he has friends in such HIGH places...

Doesn't get much HIGHER!


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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northwest_buckeye's picture

Dear Mark,

Do you at least take student-athletes out to dinner before their freshman year? It's only polite to buy dinner for someone if you know you'll be f*cking them later.


Miss Manners

I've never said I 'hate' anyone because that would imply I had any emotion for them whatsoever.

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TUNBUCK89's picture

Yep...A lot of the current NCAA rules are simply ridiculous!!! If the NCAA survives, a complete overhaul ot its rulebook should a priority.

bucked up's picture

He has lego man hair. What a clown

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AngryWoody's picture

I've thought for a long time that Mark Emmert needs to go. Year by year it seems like there is more and more discontent in the world of college sports and he has done nothing to deal with any of the major issues. Players are pissed about the system, the coaches have a hard time doing their job because the rule book is so big and incoherent. It's even to the point that the major conferences are on the verge of abandoning the NCAA all together and Mark Emmert doesn't seem to have any answers to the big issues. What's his answer? Let people eat as much food as they want. You kidding me? The only thing he has to his name is how much money the sport is making, that started happening long before he got there and is more due to the success BCS system than anything he has done. Yes he's a tone deaf jackass (as his interview today highlighted), but even worse, he's an incompetent boob and since he took the reins in 2010 the NCAA has been falling apart little by little and he hasn't done jack**** to make it better. It's to the point that he needs to either step up and be a leader or go because he's not getting the job done.

Our Honor Defend!

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kholmes's picture

While the NCAA obviously is at fault for alot and so alot of the criticism is warranted, the tweet from the Twitter employee himself is an indictment of the use of Twitter by any large entities. It illustrates that no large entity (corporate, government, etc) can currently use Twitter to engage with interested parties without a massive backlash of criticism, haters, and those trying to get people to retweet their tweet that burns the entity.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Can anyone confirm that mike and mike's questions were all Softballs and nothing that would make M.E. Squirm or at least a little uncomfortable.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

One would assume. ESPN would never bite the hand that feeds them.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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Seattle Linga's picture

Good point - I think it's funny how so many people take the easy path just to feed their own ego. 

Just look at some of their hires within their last few years.

Arrogance reigns especially at that network.

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D-Day0043's picture

Bomani Jones works for E$ecPN.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

IH8UOFM's picture

Came in expecting whoever came up with this idea to be fired

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