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Comment 24 hours ago

It's amazing to read of these young men and the rippling effects their short lives had on so many others.  May their families and friends find solace and comfort knowing that both Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler impacted so many people in such a positive manner.  

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, teammates, coaching/support staffs at Nebraska and MSU, and the communities of Lincoln and East Lansing.

Comment 12 Jul 2016

While I would never support any action where children are hurt, mistreated, or molested, some 'context' is lacking here.  In recent years, it's the law to report cases of child neglect or abuse of any kind to the authorities.  That wasn't always the case.  The way such incidents used to be handled was to work through the chain of command.  In other words, report to your superior and they would handle the problem with their superiors.  It was basically out of your hands at that point.

For all any of us know, Coach Schiano and Coach Bradley may well have done what was considered 'the right thing to do' at that time.  I certainly don't know and am not going to offer judgment based on that alone.

FWIW, I witnessed a superior physically assault a teenager during that time same time period.  After reporting that incident to 'higher ups' no action of any kind was taken against my superior, who is well-known and widely respected.  That was much more the 'norm' back then in spite of evidence very much supporting my claim.  My superiors, when asked later, just said that I wasn't 'loyal' and was 'angry' at others.  I found myself out of a job at the end of that year.  By today's standards, you'd be asking for my job now, too, which would be highly unfair under any fair standard of justice.

It took quite a while for me to get past that event.  People I had worked closely with and been very loyal to for many years turned their collective backs on me.  I've moved on and continued working with teenagers.  The last couple of years I've worked with teens who come from circumstances that are less than desirable. I'd not hesitate to go to the authorities today because that is required of me.  

Times are different now and incidents involving the abuse or neglect of children are handled much differently.  I just think we'd be wise to understand these incidents, while deplorable, took place in an era where 'justice' was handled in a much different manner.

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Xavier Thomas will most likely be recruited by schools all over the country and especially hard by home state schools Clemson and South Carolina.  It's great the staff got him up to visit this year and can hopefully continue to build a great relationship with him.  Go Bucks!

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Delly was a restricted free agent, meaning the Cavs had the right to match any offer he received or lose him on the open market without compensation.  Matching the offer and then completing a sign and trade with Milwaukee allowed the Cavs to be compensated for losing Delly.  

I hope that helps.  Go Cavs!  

Comment 01 Jul 2016

I love Delly and will never forget his tremendous effort in the 2015 NBA Finals.  Delly played himself to exhaustion, which is almost unheard of in any sport.  That said, the Cavs can't afford to match that offer IMO.  Best wishes to one of my favorite Cavaliers!  Delly will be missed.

Comment 01 Jul 2016

I'm happy for Mozgov but don't see a future for him with the Cavs based on Coach Lue's philosophy.  I hope it works out well for him and appreciate his efforts in Cleveland.  Go Cavs!

Comment 01 Jul 2016

That's something I'd have never known even though I am in SC.  I am not much of a baseball fan but did catch myself looking for an Indians score tonight to see if they won their 13th straight.  A good story always catches my attention.  Coastal Carolina winning it all will most likely rank right up there with great sport stories of the year in 2016.

Comment 30 Jun 2016

Thanks for sharing some background on Coastal Carolina's baseball program.  I didn't know they were a perennial top-25 team.  That gives their winning the championship today some context and helps explain how the Chanticleers were 6-0 in elimination games this post-season.  That kind of character is developed over time.  Congratulations to Coastal Carolina.  

Comment 29 Jun 2016

Good luck to him though I'll never ever understand how any kid who is from Ohio and wanted an OSU offer commits to play for those bastards.  Go Bucks!  Screw Blue!

Comment 29 Jun 2016

IMO, you can blame UM for allowing this asshole to stretch NCAA rules and continually step across all kinds of lines just to prove how competitive he is.  Sleepovers, offering 8th graders, and 35 satellite camps in a month immediately come to mind as being WAY out-of-bounds.  

I would not be happy or proud at all if Coach Meyer pulled this at OSU.  I believe it just shows how desperate those bastards are to be relevant and can only imagine the outrage or contempt they'd show if any other institution in America allowed this to happen.  Go Bucks!  ^&%$ UM!

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Thanks for sharing SVG's thoughts on these types of fouls.  IMO, SVG is 100% right.

Comment 28 Jun 2016

I hate it.  It is great disrespect to the intention of the rules and violates all basic terms of sportsmanship.  Fouling a man who has not entered the front court is not part of the flow of the game and should be treated as an intentional foul that results in a technical and possession of the ball.  That would end some of the crap we have been watching.  

Not every player brings the same skill set to the court.  Big men, over time, have not been great free throw shooters.  Foul them within the flow of the game and I'm perfectly ok with that.  Grabbing a man 80' from the goal makes a complete mockery of the strategy.  I am a big Cavaliers fan and hated it when Cleveland employed it against Drummond in the Detroit series.  I actually rooted for him to make the free throws.

On the other hand, fouling late to get the ball back IS part of the normal flow of the game.  It is a play within the spirit of the rules and though I am no fan of teams parading to the foul line late in games, I can accept it as part of a strategy a team would employ when trailing late in a game.    

Comment 25 Jun 2016

It's such a shame when someone Fikayo's age passes away.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family, teammates and friends, and the campus community who have come to know him during his time as a Buckeye.  

Comment 19 Jun 2016

My compliments on your take on tonight's game.  Lebron returned to Cleveland to achieve a dream many of us had as kids but few ever get a chance to live.  

IMO, this will go down being one of the great sports stories in my lifetime IF the Cavs win tonight.  Go Cavs!

Comment 19 Jun 2016

ALL IN 216!  The Warriors will lose tonight because of their arrogance (thinking they are too good to lose), the loss of Bogat and the back issue with Iguodala have hurt the Warriors from being as diverse with their line-ups and has shrunk their bench/rotation, the Cavs have won 3 of 4 for a reason and not by accident, and most importantly, LBJ and the Cavs are on a mission.  

There is much less pressure on the Cavs as underdogs to win on the road tonight.  The pressure is clearly on GS and the Cavs do not own what many of us refer to as 'The Curse.'  

The Warriors and their crowd will be juiced to start the game tonight.  The Cavs need to weather that storm just as they did in Game 5.  Go Cavs!