If there is any silver lining in the cloud, perhaps it's that the school being extremely proactive could pay off if Gibson really did do something terrible. If others assert that we treated Gibson too lightly, we can stand behind a semester (season!) suspension.
I hate summer! It must have been something really, really bad for him to be suspended for the semester.
I disagree when you take it into the realm of employment. (These are college athletes.) How much of our lives belong to our employers? They own us 24/7?
And testing welfare recipients has been a big money loser for the few places it has been done. In Florida, for example, Governor Rick Scott (who just happens to own a drug testing company) passed drug testing for welfare recipients. There was a 2% positive test rate and the state ended up losing $40,000 on the whole deal. (Rick Scott, of course, profited.)
Depends on which account. You have the "clean" account where you tweet about how excited you are to go to class. Then you have the real account where the normal stuff happens.
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't friend an employer or someone like that on my social media. Too many opportunities for misunderstanding.
I'm going to guess that some players have multiple accounts or fib about what accounts they have, so the staff is sussing out what is really going on. And yes, I'm guessing they may go beyond "monitoring."
Good choices. I'm feeling good about the season so far. The summers are always the worst time of the year for me...can it be we're almost into college football season?
Teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates did this kind of thing for decades. They had a payroll of around $18 million for years because they could. The bare minimum of fans would show and they would still make money because of revenue sharing, TV contracts and the like.
Who's got it better than Leonard Taylor?
No worries. We all love and fear our 11W mods in equal measure. :)
(And this new information about whatever the new suspensions are could be on a new "Harbaugh Cray-Cray About Suspensions" post, but that's okay.)
I do contend that no D-I athlete has an excuse to be ineligible for academics. They have every single fair and perfectly legitimate advantage at every D-I school, as well they should.
Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I saw the Harbaugh flip-out story and wished there was a dedicated thread instead of a continuation of a nearly week-old thread.
I'm just thinking of The Game. It's going to be sweet to beat him. Again.
And I saw some people spinning this story as Harbaugh defending his players. I don't think that's really what was happening.
Hope Solo still faces trial for the domestic violence charges. She has suffered zero punishment from the USWNT or her pro team.
The charges were dropped when the abused family members just wanted to move on after Hope Solo blamed every thing on the 17-year-old kid on the Today Show. The Washington courts took the rare step of reinstating charges and the case is still proceeding.
The double standard is clear. Domestic violence charges get players suspended in all of the other sports. Solo was not suspended by the USWNT or her pro team. In fact, I was nauseated by the ESPNW pieces about how Hope Solo is just "complicated." Is Ray Rice "complicated?"
She may certainly have started fights with her husband, but she is most famous because she "beat the ass" of her step-sister and nephew and has suffered no punishment from the USWNT or her pro team.
I like this. Kai-Leon Herbert, the young man who did the Walking Dead commitment video, accidentally gets sent back 30 years into the past, where he must get Bo Schembechler's help to get back to 2016.
The scene where 1985 Bo asks how Michigan did between 2007 and 2015?
Exactly how many positions can he play at the same time?
I don't know. This seems like a relatively respectful and interesting exchange. Without investigating more, it seems like Boone makes it clear he didn't like what Pryor was doing "at the time," which seems to indicate he acknowledges that both of them are several years on.
Pryor's response is equally mature. He admits he was in a different place years ago and doesn't blame Boone for feeling the way he did.
Isn't this how we should all feel about what transpired with others when we were young? There are people I didn't particularly care for when I was younger...I didn't always act in a 100% mature manner, either...we're all older and wiser now and (within reason) what's in the past is water under the bridge.
That is nice to see. I love that he is trying to be kind to the fans. I really hope he has a great season with Cleveland.
The OED (the best dictionary with all the best words) tells us that "sockdolager" (n, probably from a fanciful formation) is US slang for "A heavy or knock-down blow; a finisher." The first written mention was in 1830.
There are other definitions: "A form of fish-hook" and "Something exceptional in any respect, esp. a large fish."
Hilarious. Here's a YouTube link so you don't have to deal with the ads that crash your computer and the teeny tiny part of the screen where they allow the actual story.
There was only one alleged victim in the Duke case and it turned out that everything she said was a complete fabrication and the accused did absolutely nothing wrong. Crystal Mangum, however, killed her boyfriend a few years later and is in jail for a few years for it.
The villain in the piece is Mike Nifong, the DA who knowingly lied and withheld exculpatory evidence.
That is so embarrassing. And how long is it going to take before someone replaces the footage with the Appy State game, Hoke eating donuts and the end of the Michigan State game?
And what are the rules on student athletes being in a video like this? It looks like this "Bailey" chap is getting paid. Harbaugh is likely getting paid, as that's a sample of his voice, apparently. Even if the players aren't getting paid, are they allowed to show up in this video the way they do?
This TTUN video is better. How high in the polls can the 2007 team go?
I love hearing that there is so much fire in his belly. I agree that we need our team to play more like a team.
Agreed. It's like helping the mob. Once you do your first favor for Fat Tony, there's no getting out.
They can't all be lying.
The kid who told Paterno that Sandusky raped him way back in 1971 was lying?
What about Curley telling the others that he discussed the 1998 shower rape with Paterno?
What about McQueary, who told Paterno in 2001 that Sandusky raped a boy in the shower?
Paterno had the power to stop it all. He chose not to. He chose to protect Sandusky's access to the showers.