Mark Emmert’s Twitter chat was as awful as you expected
NCAA president Mark Emmert is not the most liked guy in sports.
He’s routinely grilled for how the business of college sports operates — mainly, it’s unique ability for squeezing billions of dollars out of unpaid laborers.
So, it was a little bit of a surprise Friday when Emmert was exposed to the warmth of social media and encouraged to answer fan questions.
Emmert appeared on an ESPN radio show, and part of the deal was to do a Twitter chat.
To send the NCAA boss a question, fans were instructed to use the #AskEmmert hashtag.
And, well, it did not go so well. Here’s just a sampling of the questions:
#AskEmmert Who would you put on the Mount Rushmore of bumbling idiot presidents of companies, besides yourself?
— Andrew Schmidt (@ASchmidtacular) April 18, 2014
Hey Mark, do you feel the NCAA is doing enough to help it's athletes get a real education? Wait i don't want to hear lies #AskEmmert
— Mitch Dagg (@theMitchDagg) April 18, 2014
#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
#askemmert I run a non-profit, where can we apply to get free labor like you do?
— Jayme (@jaymelee1) April 18, 2014
Did you ever think of going full villain and wearing a Bane mask to press conferences? #AskEmmert
— Genius Brigade (@BraintrustOf1) April 18, 2014
#AskEmmert What does it feel like to watch the Titanic sink from the captain's chair?
— Patrick Duggan (@PatfaceCatface) April 18, 2014
I would like to know who thought #askemmert was a good idea, and where do I apply for their now vacant position?
— Roo Miller (@roomiller) April 18, 2014
So, yeah. If you’d like to spend your entire day reading #AskEmmert questions, click here (warning: not everyone on Twitter uses clean language).