NCAA Pulls Championship Games Out of North Carolina
On Monday, the NCAA Board of Governors decided to punish North Carolina for its transgender bathroom law by yanking seven championship events from the state, costing the Tarheels untold millions in revenue for the 2016-17 season. The decision will relocate several men’s basketball tournaments scheduled for next year as well as Division I and II soccer, baseball, tennis, and women’s golf championships.
In announcing the decision, the Board of Governors told the press they were moving the championship games out of North Carolina because the state could not provide an “inclusive atmosphere” for all fans and athletes.
“Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships,” said NCAA president Mark Emmert. “We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events and are committed to providing the best experience possible for college athletes, fans and everyone taking part in our championships.”
The announcement was met with a defiant statement from Kami Mueller, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Republican Party. Mueller said that the NCAA’s choice amounted to little more than a publicity stunt, even if it would have a serious economic impact on the state.
“This is so absurd it’s almost comical,” Mueller said. “I genuinely look forward to the NCAA merging all men’s and women’s teams together as singular, unified, unisex teams. Under the NCAA’s logic, colleges should make cheerleaders and football players share bathrooms, showers and hotel rooms. This decision is an assault to female athletes across the nation. If you are unwilling to have women’s bathrooms and locker rooms, how do you have a women’s team?”
Mueller advised the NCAA to get their priorities straight.
“I wish the NCAA was this concerned about the women who were raped at Baylor,” Mueller continued. “Perhaps the NCAA should stop with their political peacocking — and instead focus their energies on making sure our nation’s collegiate athletes are safe, both on and off the field.”
One individual, naturally, thought the collegiate organization was making the right move.
“The @NCAA is right to pull tournament games from North Carolina because of the anti-LGBT HB2 law. Discrimination has no place in America,” said Hillary Clinton on Twitter.
But see, that’s the problem. Discrimination stops being a terrible evil when you apply it to any ridiculous liberal notion that you cook up in the halls of academia. Businesses like Paypal, the NBA, and the NCAA (and Democrats like Hillary and Obama) might believe that having separate men’s and women’s bathrooms is “discriminatory,” but most Americans recognize this for the insane idea that it is.
At least, we certainly hope so.