As a graduate student (PhD at UIUC), I get paid about $24000/ year on top of getting a tution waiver and 80% of my health insurance. I think it is very reasonable to give athletes total COA stipends that brings the value to roughly the same ($24,000 for room, board, books, and whatever else + tuition and health insurance).
It is the rare instance where the prosecutor, and not the defense, should have asked for a change in venue.
For the most part, that Deadspin article is very accurate. And it is sooooo depressing.
How in the hell are the coaches wearing long-sleeve shirts (especially Ash wearing a sweatshirt)? I presume it's fairly hot in Columbus right now.
It's even more impressive for him to throw/ catch like that when his hands/ wrists are heavily taped up.
except when it does.
(Also, can we no longer put in "mouse-over text"?)
I just read Ramzy's terrific piece from three years ago. It's amazing how that same piece could easily be written today (I know it's only three years but change has finally come in some cases). And also, Ole Miss finally beat Bama.
Triple post with a "skip" in there by BeatTTUN. Slam dunk.
I didn't realize that. Damn.
I know we have three established WRs and a TE, but he would have been a nice piece to have.
Howard, Miami, May, Rife.
Mark May is the winner.
As a Bengals fan, I hope Pryor makes them regret not keeping him on the roster. Though he didn't make the position switch until he was cut.
The off-season is long and tiresome.
I upvoted ChicagoBuckeye because he brought up your love affair with coub's and it made me laugh. That is all. I have no reason to upvote Beaver Stadium.
It really is. That was a big reason I chose not to go there for grad school. And that is saying something when I chose to go to Champaign, IL instead.
It makes sense too. There isn't much to do around here in Champaign-Urbana. Either hit the books (highly ranked engineering school - even higher than Purdue in many disciplines) or grab a beer. It's clear not many are going to the football games.
Michael Jordan/ Shaquille O'Neil
Roger Federer/ Serena Williams
Cael Sanderson (wasn't alive during Dan Gable's wrestling career) - from Wikipedia: "He is the only wrestler in NCAA Division I history to go undefeated in official matches with more than 100 wins. Sports Illustrated named his college career as the second most impressive college sports feat behind the setting of four world records by Jesse Owens in a single hour at the 1935 Big Ten track and field conference championship meet.
His final college accomplishments were a record of 159–0, 4 NCAA titles, 3 Dan Hodge Trophy awards, 4-time NCAA Outstanding Wrestler, and 4-time Big 12 Conference Champion."
So basically the question is, would you rather be the Spurs of the Duncan/ Pops era or the Jordan Bulls of the 90s?
I would take either, but I think I would take the Spurs with the consistency in the in-between title years.
I saw Cueto's last start in person in Denver. It was bittersweet to say the least.
I like the two trades of Cueto and Leake. We likely won't be able to sign either of them in the off-season, so it is best to get something for them now as this season is over for the Reds even if they were still on the roster.
As for Chapman, the closer is one of the most overrated positions in baseball. A hold in the 7th/8th inning is just as important as a save in the 9th, yet the closer makes a whole lot more. If we can get a huge haul for him, then we have to take it.
I'm a maybe. I want to what the critics think of it first. I'm more looking forward to seeing Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. Tom Cruise is borderline nuts, but he is a great actor and many of his films are pretty damn good.