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chicagobuckeye


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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Chicago Bears
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago White Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

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Comment 03 Jul 2015

I think you'd be quite surprised. Usually if a player leaves without a degree, it means they are one of those above average elite talents.

Comment 03 Jul 2015

The problem for many of the guys who get attracted by bling is that many times they didn't come from much, and haven't been taught financial responsibility in a way that makes sense. The "I've spent the last 20 years preparing to get to this moment I should enjoy it" is one logic, also many times their long lost Nigerian prince of a cousin just needs a short term "loan" and they feel they need to take care of them.

Even with the real life work Urban has done, I unfortunately feel that many of the players never have been "average" in their careers. The thought process being "I won't be average in the NFL I'm gonna play as long as Peyton Manning". While a great theory, the average NFL lifespan is 3 years, coming from a rookie contract it's good money for your average Joe, but not career earnings type money. It unfortunately takes a few years before they realize that at some point they will have to hang up the cleats and won't have contracts that large, and hopefully they figure it out before their career is over. 

Comment 03 Jul 2015

Players ask for higher salaries, ticket prices rise, then the team has more money

This isn't the start of the increased prices it is actually the opposite. You willing to take out that second mortgage indicates to the teams that, we can charge more for you to watch because of how much you are willing to pay. If people keep coming at $1000 a seat, then why wouldn't they charge $1000 a seat. The players then see that the teams are bringing in so much money in ticket revenue and say "Gee, mr. Owner over there isn't the reason these guys are coming to the game it's me, therefore I should get more."

In essence if you really feel that bothered by how much money these institutions bring in, then don't watch, don't support them. Save your money and spend it on the teachers, nurses and veterans in a way that would signal to future employees that it's a job that's worthwhile and compensated well. 

Comment 03 Jul 2015

He didn't even spend one minute of the movie on the opening credits that he turned it off before the movie title and just had to guess.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Also, I'm sure they were removed for copyright infringement, if I'm not mistaken BuckDubbs007 was the one who posted the 30 min games a couple of days after they were played. I'm sure ESPN, Fox, CBS etc. didn't appreciate his work as much as we did.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Just went to the video section (posted above) and scrolled a couple of pages. While there are quite a few videos, most of them are easily labeled as "Tyvis Powell trolls Cardale" etc. only a few for the first couple of pages talk about the run.

It also is not easily marked on how to see all the photos and videos on the website unless you already know where they are

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Hour-Long Chase video: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2015/04/52497/video-an-epic-hour-long-recap-of-the-chase

Full Championship run: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2015/05/54198/videos-ohio-states-full-championship-run-for-yo

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Then what specifically are you looking for? The entire season (read: games) all together, or what?

Comment 02 Jul 2015

hilarious that they put that specifically into his contract.

In his interview he likely told them what he did outside of football, and surfing was one of those things. Its likely not in most contracts, but I wouldn't be surprised to find similar wording in other contracts regarding other dangerous activities.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Looking at it, his agent would be smart (along with Jimmy Butler's) to have player options  attached for the last couple of years. If he gets hurt, he's got a 5 year contract for $110 million, otherwise if he only is in it for another year or two he can test the waters when the cap explodes and renegotiate with Cleveland or go elsewhere.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

It seemed to be going OK

What was the first thing you changed at Michigan?

Well I don't know, I mean I wouldn't say change I would say amended, I don't know I guess, I don't know I sat down with the coaches, players...

What's the difference between coaching in the NFL and college?

I don't know, I mean I guess there are more similarities than differences, but I don't know.

Neither of those were particularly hard questions or ones that needed a profound answer, but he still seemed to screw it up. For god sakes, for the second one if you want to talk about recruiting that would have been fine and he still missed there.

I will agree however, that the Buy/Bye issue did confuse me at first as well, so I'll give him a pass there, but the rest of the interview was hard to listen to.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Harbaugh is the best. Cowherd is the worst and Harbaugh gave him nothing. The ultimate troll, that Harbaugh. In my heart Harbaugh knew all the crap Cowherd said and he was paying him back with a real bad interview.

So why do the interview to begin with? If you came out and said you think Cowherd isn't worth your time, then fine you made your point. Instead he came off like a bumbling idiot.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

I think this is a little bit of it. I don't dislike him and take what he says with a grain of salt as I do any personality. The main thing for me is that he sometimes comes off as the little brother who needs to prove that he is supposed to be there. The way he sometimes presents his "takes" are that they are profound and no one has ever thought about it, when in reality its more that he's thinking like the general population that doesn't tote the company line.