What's all this then?
Listen to this person.
Well, one of us is playing for roses. The other, for crystal.
I voted for Lydell Ross because I was on campus when he was the RB. There used to be a Blockbuster Video on the corner of 12th and High. For a few years, I was the assistant manager.
Lydell came in frequently to rent stuff and he was a great guy. He was always very nice and was willing to chat football and indulge me with some stories and details. I personally committed several NCAA violations by giving him free rentals.
In short, I like Lydell Ross.
Yeah, this is a good post. I think they're legit too, and I'm enjoying pulling for them to keep climbing in the rankings.
We'll face a top-15 team with a great defense in our title game and if we can beat them, it'll be a great way to end the season and justify a title game appearance.
So what do folks think is the likelihood that he stays after this year? He's been fantastic, but it'd obviously be hard to begrudge him taking a head job someplace.
If I were looking for a HC, he'd be on my list.
It isn't political to encourage people to vote, it's supporting the republic. Especially without an endorsement of any kind. Calm down.
That's an interesting interpretation, but the code doesn't say that at all. Your assertion that it only means the literal cutting and sewing of a flag onto a uniform needs some citing, as it even goes so far as to say that flag patches are only acceptable on certain uniforms.
That strongly suggests that even flag patches would not be acceptable on an athletic uniform.
The flag foundation's website didn't have anything specific about this issue after a quick check. I may have missed it.
The uniforms are directly and specifically prohibited by the US Flag Code. That's really all that needs to be said.
Also they're hideously ugly.
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In case anyone wants to read the full Rolling Stone piece on Aaron Hernandez, it's here:
Nothing substantive in there about Urban or his alleged "cover-ups".
I dunno about that legislation. I do like the guaranteed scholarships in case of injury stuff, but we all realize that the "giving due process to teams with pending NCAA violations" is a response to the Penn State situation yes?
The NCAA doesn't owe anyone due anything. It's voluntary to be a part of it, so while I expect processes from the NCAA to adhere to their bylaws, due process is not owed.
Maybe it's a good idea to demand due process standards, but at this point I'm automatically disgusted by even tangential suggestions that PSU got a raw deal.
A few things:
1. I'm glad we're holding our players to a high standard. I think Meyer really needs to do that if he's ever going to overcome the "I recruit bad guys and let them get into trouble" meme.
2. If Braxton is the most humble bigtime athlete Meyer's been around, does that officially make Tebow a diva?
3. August! Woo!
Easy to make it look generous when you mention none of the negatives:
- Little to no free time, ever.
- Grueling physical demands.
- Potentially life-altering/permanent damage done to your person.
- Extremely high behavioral standards relative to your peers.
- Vanishingly small odds of a professional career for your trouble.
- Should you beat those odds, a sub 4-year (on average) career awaits.
Perhaps instead of quoting scripture on twitter he should have read it more closely beforehand and turned the other cheek.
"They have a degree that is worth around $100,000 over a five year period. Probably more in a lot of cases. I think that is fair."
I don't think that's fair at all. How do you view "fair" compensation in the marketplace? You weigh your contributions to the overall profit margins and expect to receive an amount that reflects your contribution to that margin.
These players (basketball and football) drive all that profit. All of it. 20k a year or so (per your example) is a pittance when compared against the millions upon millions their performances make the University and the NCAA.
It's completely disproportionate.
Surely the NFL, that paragon of consistency and virtue, will implement similar post-college penalties on Chip Kelly as it did on Tress and Pryor.
This is such a great development. I was pretty concerned about having our placekicker be our punter. Seems like an accident waiting to happen.
This is soooo much cooler than that.
Kinda want to pass out till August.
Oh man. This is the worst.
But don't feel too badly, my sister and her boyfriend at the time did precisely the same thing, so I'm sure you're not alone.
I was on campus that night and it remains one of my happiest memories.
At the time, there had been a few "riots" on campus that were mostly the police shooting tear gas at very, very large parties that flooded out into the streets. Once the game was over and we were running towards High Street, I thought to myself: "This could get bad tonight."
But the real mood was so much more awesome that I could have anticipated. It wasn't quiet, it was serene. People were laughing and shouting and expressing themselves (loudly), but it wasn't aggressive in any way. Cars were driving down High at a leisurely pace, probably just soaking it all in. Walking on the sidewalk, I gave high-fives to several passengers as they cruised by.
We walked up and down High Street a few times that night, and everywhere was shock, pride, camaraderie, and serene joy. It was glorious.
I really liked Gee as a President. He did a lot of good for OSU. I also understand that "off the cuff" (translation: occasionally thoughtless and tactless) remarks were part-and-parcel with him, but eventually you have to say enough is enough.
A huge part of his job is representing the University with his words. When he doesn't choose them carefully it reflects poorly on all of us. He was forgiven for this more than a few times. It was time, and I think he's making the right call by retiring.
I'm nervous. Someone hold me.
There's more outcry over us because we're better. No one cares about UNC because UNC never beat the crap out of anyone.
Just like everyone here hates Florida with a passion (like I do) everyone else loves to hate OSU.
Which will make our beating Michigan again, winning the Big Ten again and going to another BCS bowl all the sweeter.
He was suspended the entire year for "vioaltions of team rules". Apparently whatever he did was a violation and we self-reported it.