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aj99


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Comment 23 Mar 2017

Good read.  Thanks for posting.  One of my friends was on that plane and I was freaking out a little bit when I saw his pics.  I think they have a good coaching staff.  Enjoyed the part about him working on his project. I like to read about someone living an event in life that I've always wondered about- in this case a  plane crash and D1 ball. 

Comment 20 Feb 2017

The objective is to win.  The player with the best ability to help achieve the objective should play, regardless of whether he's a freshman or a senior.  To do otherwise is the beginning of a coach's demise.  The other players will quickly recognize that what really matters is how much the coach likes you rather than your ability to contribute on the field.  Urban needs to communicate very clearly- through actions- that the best players will see the field at Ohio State, because the objective of the team is to win.  He knows this.  He's said this.  I don't know if he'll do it though.  If he doesn't, then I expect full locker room meltdown by the 6th game.

Comment 30 Jan 2017

Great show.  Really enjoyed it.  Complete dysfunction at nearly every level, but I really felt for the athletes.  Wish they would do another season or follow up.

Comment 28 Jan 2017

The complaint discusses the previous events to establish a culture at Baylor.  Then it goes into the specifics of the case.  Baylor won't let this go to trial.  They will settle for millions.  If it goes to court, then Baylor will have to challenge the witnesses, and then the investigator, and then put people on the stand to testify why they didn't tell the victim about the results of the internal investigation, and why they didn't tell police, and why they didn't inform the school the kid transferred to.  If it goes to court and the jury is allowed to determine amount of damages, then Baylor will rue the day they hired Briles.  A few more of these and Baylor better start hoping they have an endowment the size of Penn State's or their won't be anymore Baylor, which might not be a bad thing.

Comment 28 Jan 2017

I initially thought as you do.  I think the article isn't written real well.  Read the complaint.  There were witnesses.  The school hired their own investigator who in turn found that the girl was telling the truth and the athlete was guilty.  The school let him transfer.

Comment 27 Jan 2017

I'm not sure anyone's claiming he made it up, just that it's not known how he got to 52.  He doesn't provide that info in the complaint.  It's really not all that relevant to his case- just goes to show the culture and he's got plenty of information.  Baylor probably won't argue it, because there could end up being more than 52.  That football team needs to go away for a long time.

Comment 27 Jan 2017

If you read the complaint, then it's clear this woman was raped.  There were witnesses.  The school investigated, determined he was guilty and let him transfer.  The 52 number is cited without support, but at this rate it could be more.

Comment 27 Jan 2017

I recognize that civil court standards are pretty low, but there's not a shred of evidence to support her.  She wasn't even sure whether or not she had sex?  Then she changed her story...I get that Baylor has a terrible reputation, but I'm not seeing anything here that is based on facts.

Never mind.  Paragraph 85 cites a witness and what I would state as incompetent police work.  Idiots.  All for football- and so many people involved. 

Comment 13 Jan 2017

This times a million.  Sounded like he had an axe to grind but was all "I'm saving that for later so I don't ruin my chances with someone else."

Comment 10 Jan 2017

I'm still not buying Clemson.  Bama nearly beat them with a new o coordinator and a freshman qb.  They're good, sure.  But I don't think they're dynastic.  They lose their qb and we'll see how their new all world qb is next year.  I liken them to FL.  They're enjoying a quick flash, but will return to mediocrity quickly.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

I think there's something to what you're saying...relying on the "stars" too much.  But I don't see much development in the receivers or the qb position these last two years either, so I guess who knows.

Comment 20 Dec 2016

That was pretty good.  Much better than anything I've seen espn in the last decade.  Only thing I didn't like was the laugh track, but whatever.  I enjoyed it.  Thanks for posting.  

Comment 19 Dec 2016

Disagree.  I think that if his coach is okay with it, then it's probably a good thing for the team, especially kids playing behind him.  If I were the coach I would love to be able to get the next man up some game experience.  Seems to me like everyone involved wins in this situation.

Comment 17 Dec 2016

I don't care how drunk or not drunk she was or how willing or not she was; what they did was terrible.  I work with people who are scarred and who are hurt and who are vulnerable and who don't give two craps about their life and would allow that to happen to themselves.  It's still wrong to do them like those players did.  I have seen this behavior from both sides, man.  There are people who don't resist for one or another reason, but that never justifies abusing them.  

Also, while it may not be your opinion it was certainly hers...her opinion.  Classic behavior of someone who's really mixed up and confused.