Something tells me the enrollment in Professor Dr. Jason Pappas' "SPM 5930," otherwise known as Issues in Sport Management, class is about to sky rocket.
The Florida State professor hilariously used a photo of former Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino to gain interest in his topic. The point of this class? According to the flyer, to "learn the most current issues in sport management and interact with classmates on various decisions that an Athletic Administrator may need to make."
The question is whether or not the class is real. Bleacher Report reached out to Dr. Pappas via email for verification. The professor said,
"To answer your question this is a legitimate class with 12 masters and doctoral students taking it during the summer C session."
What is even more hilarious is the fact that not only did the flyer use the photo of Petrino after he crashed his motorcycle carrying a girl half his age that was also not his wife, but that the class is filled with masters and doctoral students. This seems like a class that would be filled with undergraduates, but they simply must not be to this level yet.
Regardless, this Florida State class sheds light on the ever-growing problem in sport management. It has to be an absolute pain to be an athletic director or conference commissioner anymore. In fact, maybe the Seminoles should offer this class to the athletic directors and commissioners of college football. I'm almost positive former Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe would have signed up.
In the mean time, I will be applying to Florida State University solely to enroll in this class. After all, if Dr. Pappas' topic is half as good as the flyer he created, I will be the greatest athletic director in the history of college football.