This is NOT a political column about what’s going on in North Carolina. God knows there are enough of those. TMG has its own opinions about the HB2 bill that was recently signed into law and subsequently caused a national firestorm.

We’ll be happy to discuss that over beers and pretzels at your local watering hole.

This is a column about actions, consequences and unintended consequences.

A state has the right to pass good and bad laws and people, corporations and public institutions have a right to respond.

The people of North Carolina had the legal authority, under their laws, to craft a bill they knew would be controversial. And that’s what they did. And guess what: Bruce Springsteen and other performers have the right not to perform there anymore.

You can agree, or disagree, with those decisions.

However, it should not come as a surprise that the NCAA, the governing body of a membership organization consisting of thousands of universities, would react by banning events in North Carolina. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.