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97' Grad. Sustainable Ag Consultant.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Tearing down goalposts during the mid to late 90's run.

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Comment 20 Aug 2014

Yup, same problem, but this has nothing to do with Braxton so I really don't think we should be talking about it.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

"entitled", excellent description KR.  

Comment 06 Aug 2014

not really.  I'd say in the same way you have a choice to kill yourself.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

I might not agree with you on this.... haven't really looked into it like yourself, but I will say you should absolutely have the choice to wear one or not.  

Comment 06 Aug 2014

I hear ya.... but keep in mind not everyone travels that road everyday or knows that road like you do.  If it's a SR like you say then I bet there are a lot of people just passing through who aren't as familiar that the road doesn't have a curve.  The only thing they have to go by is the limits.  You probably know that road like the back of your hand.  

Comment 06 Aug 2014

@TwoFace, I definitely follow the speed limits during bad weather.  If you are on a road that has a curve the speed limits and recommended limits are engineered with those curves.  A 35 mph zone has much different topography than a 55mph zone.  Now you might be thinking of one stretch of road in particular that is straight, but in general I'd slow down in snow and use the speed limit signs as guides, so everyone stays safe. 

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Totally agree.  And I tried to deny it for a while until.....I was almost hit 4 straight times.  

Comment 28 Jul 2014

Congratulations to Cardale.  But I have to say it's disappointing not to see JT Barrett take the reigns.  Sure there is time for him to reach his potential, but it would have been nice to see Hermans select QB develop a little quicker.

Comment 13 Jun 2014

^^ Yes.  Bnuts asked him why OSU was 7th on his list.  He said cause they "haven't talked to him in weeks".  I'd say that means we've stopped recruiting him.  


Comment 22 May 2014

If you look at Michigan States entire roster from last year, they had zero 5 star and just a handful of 4 star players.  Mostly 2 and 3 star guys.  We had mostly 4 and 5 star guys.  

Comment 01 May 2014

Agreed!!  Is that barn still on campus?  But Andy what is that breed of cow in the foreground?!?  HIghland with a haircut?

Comment 29 Mar 2014

Will allowing them to profit off of the merchandising cause them to lose their amateur status? 

Depends on what the definition of amateur status is.  To me, earning the money and receiving the money can be differentiated.  It preserves the amateur status because the money is received after they are no longer amateurs. 

Also, do you think that if the unions get involved, that they will stop at just those things you listed? I dont think so.

I agree, that's why I think it's important to make the changes now.  Once all the privatized schools go to unions, it's only a matter of time before the publics schools do.  So the onus is on the NCAA and universities to break off a better deal now, rather than wait for unions to take over.....although it might just be too late.

The union leadership and their attorneys will wring every last nickel they can out of the players and the schools. 

Yeah probably.  But this is a very interesting dynamic.  The universities have a much better argument for allocation of funds than say an NFL team owner.  We're talking about public education vs. private bank accounts.  If the students and their lawyers want to get greedy they will have to take money away from their fellow students.  Will the courts allow public schools to unionize sports?  We may not even get there.  

 College athletics will change forever. 

The only constant in life is change, my friend.




Comment 29 Mar 2014

Make no mistake, the public realization that concussions are all part of the game, shifted the public's perspective to create empathy for the college players.  This is really going to help fuel this whole college football unionization.  Doesn't matter if you think it's right or wrong.  The perception right now is that college football players are being taken advantage of.    

Cover all sports related injuries for the lifetime of the player.  Players shouldn't have to pay a dime for health insurance, ever.  Keep college an amatuer sport.  Up the stipend to whatever the NCAA or college thinks appropriate and let the player make a fair cut on the merchandise. Keep the royalties in a escrow account until the player 1)Graduates. 2) Turns 30.  

This sends the message of education first.  If they want the money, then graduate.  They turn pro instead, fine, there's a payday waiting for them after their 20's.