After waiting for what seemed an eternity, the NCAA finally handed down penalties to the U of O football program after 27 months of investigation. Not too bad, loss of 3 scholarships, 3 years probation, fewer paid visits, fewer evaluatation days - mostly a slap on the wrist. I have to ask why so little punishment? The Willie Lyles debacle reads like a bad made-for-tv movie. It was a little over the top and seemingly worthy of some stiff penance. But now we are thinking, the violations must not have been that bad. Hmm, well, we probably will never know the real extent to the Duck misdeeds. Especially since the documents released by the NCAA had the 3rd violation so heavily redacted that no one can decipher its nature, other than it was a major violation. Sorta makes you wonder....has the U of O become a darling of the NCAA due to its national stature or are we still a small bird in a big birdbath not worthy of being slammed. Borrowing a line from C & C Music Factory, "The things that make you go hmmm..."