DJ, I don't think it's said enough, but your humor rarely fails to make me laugh in the morning.
Right, and that is fantastic that these guys aren't having to pay off loans for the next 30 years, but I think there's been a major shift from "I get to go to _____ university and get my degree for free by playing football/basketball." to "What's the easiest major because I'm dedicating all my time to football/basketball?" Wasn't there a case a year or so back about a recruit not going to scUM because they told him he couldn't major in engineering and play sports?
Maybe I don't understand this but if the players would be able to paid for their likeness wouldn't it follow suit that it wouldn't be illegal to get paid for autographs, boosters, cars as well as other benefits? I've always been of the mindset if you just open up the market, then everything should correct itself, especially if that "Bagman" article is true and the SEC is already in deep with this kind of stuff. Big schools are always going to draw more attention the MAC and Sunbelt schools in my opinion regardless of who has the big boosters. As long as scholarships are kept capped then I've always felt that it should sort itself out.
Something that has bothered me for a long time is the free education argument -- to me it gets less and less valid every year. I don't know how many people have graduated in the passed 2-7 years but unless you're graduating in math, business, engineering, MIS, or IT you're on a level playing field with people who have worked the 4 years you were in college. It seems to be much more cost effective to go straight to a trade school and get a degree as an imaging therapist or get an accelerated nursing degree. I can't imagine that this criminology major that most of these athletes take on is a field that is in desperate need of hundreds of college graduates from various institutions. I can't blame student athletes either, as it seems they have a full time job with football and basketball, and then to take on one of those elite majors would leave very little time to relax at all and actually enjoy the college experience -- obviously Aaron Craft is the exception. I hope this doesn't come off as a disgruntled post grad, but I'm tired of institutions acting holier-than-thou because they're giving away a free pass to shit job market.
Pretty confused as well. Unless he was "under the influence" of something else I don't see what the big deal is. You'd be more of a liability using Listerine.
Probably my favorite twitter acct to follow since Titus. He just seems like an overall good, grounded player. Definitely captain material.
It's pretty awesome watching this sweet 16 teams with bigs that play their tails off and are totally engaged. Definitely took that for granted the last few years.
Couldn't be happier for Shazier, but -- and I hope this doesn't come off as cynicism -- I wish these guys would show up in "combine shape" at the beggining of the season.
Remember Randy Ayers? I'll take Matta any day of the weak, regardless of how this season pans out. I think people can dream all they want about getting a big name coach, but if you get rid of Matta, that's not gonna happen.
I want to die fast if I'm going to die.
Maybe that's what he was teaching our corners?
The only logical scenario I can come up with is that USA Today employs 9 year olds?
Falco was coached by famed Hoosier coach Norman Dale...so he wins in my book
100% agree, If you have a pair of working legs there's a quick remedy for sitting behind someone who's standing. It drives me absolutely crazy when some grumpy yahoo behind me acts like I'm being completely outrageous for standing and getting loud.
Ramzy, you have never once ceased to blow me away. Incredible piece.
This just made my day.
Was "The Foot Bowls" already taken?
that is totally absurd, I had no idea he was that strong.
I could be way off, but I think it means "thus"
nail on head. this article should be widely circulated, awesome awesome read. Had no idea couch said that. Pretty wild.
is there any new news on Okafor? Or other targets Thad has?
"I was named the 2007 Frank Broyles National Assistant Coach of the Year here at Ohio State, leading the nation in total defense, scoring defense, and pass defense. One of the few men to ever really exploit one of my defenses happens to be the head coach at this fine university."
Can't wait for this 30 for 30. Such awesome documentaries. I am getting a little tired of the "what if I told you" marketing campaign though. Surprised SNL hasn't parodied yet
If Bell's brother's tweets are real, and he actually is close with his brother, I don't mind him passing on us.
is firstrowsports.eu a live stream or do you have to wait? Also is it only supported by windows?