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Borrowed Time

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Comment 09 Apr 2014

I only wish there were more funny gifs here

Comment 03 Apr 2014

I was at the McDonald's All-American game last night, and without too much basketball recruiting knowledge my takeaways were

- Tyus Jones looked like the best player in the game. Incredible command of the game.

- D'Angelo Russell plays a very smooth game. He's got a good set of moves on the offensive end already, which will definitely help the Buckeyes next year. His defense needs refinement though.

- Jahlil Okafor looked like a beast. Definitely stood out on the west side.

- Cliff Alexander plays with attitude. A ton of dunks.

Comment 29 Mar 2014

Do you really want to have a bidding war for talent ?

Sounds like the NFL, where people still pay to watch their favorite teams, even though the teams bought their services.

Do we want to have players jumping from team to team because they get a better offer ?

Sounds like the NFL.

How much player compensation is enough ?

Let's force administrations to take a better look at their costs so they can re-arrange where current dollars are spent and allow for a market cap per team and free market forces to determine what is enough.

What do you think will happen to ticket prices ?(who do you think pays for this  ? )

Ticket prices go up. Consumers pay for them.

What do you think will happen to smaller schools ability to pay/attract great players ?

They don't have as strong of an ability to pay/attract great players. Similar to how it is today where bigger colleges have nicer facilities, pay for better coaches, have a stronger alumni base that gives more donations, and have more fans to pay for tickets/jerseys to generate more revenue.

How will college coaches be able to manage/discipline their players when they have to deal with a union ?

They bench the players.

Are fans prepared for union strikes and  litigation ? Are you prepared for one schools to strike in support of players at another school ?

I'm not prepared for strikes, nor am I happy with the current NCAA system.

What about "right to work" states and players who don't want to join a union? What if a player doesn't want to pay union dues ?

Then they don't play.

How can coaches remove a player from the team when their union says they shouldn't be ?

Bench the player.

Are you prepared for unions for high school players(you don't seriously think it will stop at the college level do you) ?

I highly doubt there will be unions in high school where they don't generate even close to the amount of revenue college athletics does.

Are you prepared to pay for player pensions and health benefits etc when players become injured or loose the opportunity to play in the NFL ? Are you prepared for endless injury litigation ?

I think they should have better medical benefits.

Comment 29 Mar 2014

why turn this into a generation battle? 

we should be discussing proposals that create a system that is more fair to everyone involved, which I strongly believe entails a complete overhaul of the NCAA.

Comment 12 Mar 2014

those were great links, especially liked the working in retail one

Comment 06 Mar 2014

DJ wouldn't have to repeat the fact that they aren't normal students if people didn't continuously compare athletes to regular students.

Good jab though, makes you sound real .... child-like.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

I think the whole point is whenever you have an underperforming unit, either offense or defense, it will be exposed once you play a strong enough team to take advantage of your deficiencies. 

Comment 11 Feb 2014

FYI: if you say "lifestyle", GLBT folks may not like it. It's like saying they chose it, which isn't how they feel. 

This is where I stand on the issue too. I don't think I've ever heard definitively if you choose your sexual orientation, but since I never chose to be straight, I can't assume non-straight people chose either.

Comment 10 Feb 2014

Really impressed by the quick turnaround for changes we asked for. I read this site at work on a PC (chrome) and everything looks spectacular now. I'm even kind of adjusting to all the images on the front page.

Comment 09 Feb 2014

did I just see him hit a step back 3? holy mackerel