Thursday, March 3, 2011
On honor codes and smanging!
In case you've been under a rock a player from Brigham Young University (BYU) got kicked off the basketball team for allegedly getting his freak on with his girlfriend. BYU is a Mormon university and they have a pretty strict honor code. Honestly considering it's a university with a religious affiliation I didn't think that there was anything surprising on the honor code. Well aside from the grooming standards, things like no beards are more remniscent of a military academy than actually college. But again no biggie.
Brian Davies, a basketball player for the top 5 BYU Wildcats, is the player dismissed from the team. (you can read the EPSN story here). Davies is the Wildcats best rebounder and contributes buckets too though he isn't on the level of The Jimmer. On one hand I admire BYU for sticking to their honor code even though it will surely jeopardize their basketball season but at the same time I hate to see something like this happen. If a student-athlete is going to be dismissed I think it should be over something criminal or academic integrity-related. Surely you don't want to say you endorse breaking the law or cheating. But this ain't that. This is consensual sex.
Now as someone who considers himself a Christian I try to live my life according to the standards outlined in The Bible. Of course I fall short a lot but I still try. The Mormons got something like a Bible, The Book of Mormon...now i'm not one to slander someone else's religion BUT I do know it's gonna take something older than the United States for me to not wanna smang (smash+bang). Last time I heard Jesus wasnt from upstate NY. But lemme stop because we know Mormons wasn't too fond of Niggas pre-1975 but shoot most of the country wasn't either. But anyway the point I intended to make before my detour is that there are a lot of things The Bible says are wrong and most of them are things that you're probably better off not doing. Sex included. But like sex most of those things are fun. Especially when you're in college!
My boy Bomani Jones made the point on his radio show, The Morning Jones, that when these kids are signing up to attend BYU they're 16/17 years old. What do you really know at that age? When I was 16/17 I wasn't drinking, smoking, or having sex...and then I went to college. At college you discover that the tenders are equally (and if many cases MORE) interested as you are in getting it IN! Then not having sex gets a lot more difficult. Sure your high school had fine chicks but you didn't LIVE with them. Plus college offers more variety and new levels of fineness. Now knowing this, I don't fault Brian Davies for having consensual sex with his girlfriend. But then here's where the whole story gets outrageous to me. According to BlackSportsOnline Davies' girlfriend doesn't even attend BYU!!! So that means some hating snitch with popeye forearms and extra moisturized hands had to snitch on him! Some sucka who wasn't getting any action had to hate on the dude getting some. Now if the administration happened to catch Davies red-handed smanging at center court, then certainly he should be suspended from the team, cuz that's just egregious disrespect for the rules. But unless you catch a student red-handed, waist deep in the finest of chocha, you gotta let him live.
I'm not really mad at the University for having their policy, afterall they're a religiously affiliated school. I do however think it should be along the lines of don't ask don't tell. I'm sure there are lots of students who manage to wait until they're married to get their freak on at BYU. Then there are others who get married prematurely just to get their freak on. Then there's the rest of us, the fornicators. If you're going to kick us out of the school/off the team can you at least catch us in the act? Now we don't know all the details to the Davies situation, maybe he was caught red-handed but that's a pretty bold statement to make when your team is on the verge of a potential one seed in the NCAA tourney. But before everybody jumps on the "he deserved it, he broke the rules" train...let's not forget about these "virgins" out here suckin but not fuckin' they ain't no better than the rest. If any of your orifices have been consensually penetrated, you're not a virgin. And if you're getting head and doing chick in the poop chute, you sir, ain't no virgin either. I suspect there's a lot of those folks running around in Provo, Utah