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Comment 16 Apr 2014

For one, as others have pointed out, this is a slippery slope. And if college sports slides to the bottom, you could end up with OSU (currently an 800lb gorilla in the current scheme of things) becoming the equivalent of a small market professional team. Further, many of the elements that make so many fans prefer college sports over pro go away. For now, many of us can still hold on to the illusion that the kids we cheer for are college kids who attend the same school as we did....

Comment 15 Apr 2014

Cheerleading for college athletes to "get that money" is the mother of all "be careful what you wish for" scenarios. What you are advocating is seeing college sports as we know it (one of the greatest things in existence imo) to come crashing down around our collective ankles.

Comment 30 Mar 2014

There are two obvious categories here: a) cheap, cornball movies of which there are so many that are terrifically horrible that it is hard to pick just one, and b) big budget flops that some studio thought would be a worthwhile investment. In the b) category, my vote goes to Eyes Wide Shut. Stanley Kubrick died soon after this was filmed, and I can only assume that he was suffering from dementia during production. If they'd just filmed Nicole Kidman sitting naked on a couch for 3 hours it would have been better,

Comment 25 Mar 2014

Lack of "an elite performance" certainly didn't stop Gene Smith from getting a raise (as well as a promotion).

Comment 14 Mar 2014

"Off a long hallway in the bowels of Bankers Life Fieldhouse sits a room filled with Nebraska hats and shirts inscribed with “Big Ten Tournament Champions.” The boxes of merchandise were visible during Day 1 of the tournament. But they’ll soon find their way to a third-world country after Ohio State’s first-rate performance"

Now this is quality writing. Well done Kyle.

Comment 05 Feb 2014

Where 'Bama really kicked our butt was in 5-star guys. Would be interesting to see how many 5-stars FSU had on their roster this year, as well as how many there were on the rosters of the other NC winners during recent seasons.

Comment 29 Jan 2014

My comments from a duplicate post: The Dispatch has reported the details: VP title, contract extension through 2020, 100k raise (annual comp now over 900k). Looks like reaction on FB is about 10:1 negative. Curious as to what readers here think. Personally, I think he owes most of this deal to Urban Meyer. If he doesn't get Meyer, this deal doesn't happen. As to whether he truly deserves it, it's hard to deny that the one time he has faced real adversity (Tat Gate), he fumbled (and badly). Coming off that fumble, it occurred to me that Meyer might leverage him out as a condition of taking the position at tOSU (but of course that didn't happen). And, I guess I still have a bit of a bad taste in my mouth over the terms of his original deal. He received a premium deal, and it was reported by several outlets that the deal was partly a result of Smith being "a well qualified minority candidate".......I don't have too much of a problem with that (especially since such a high percentage of revenue sports athletes are AF), but this wasn't enough. Smith also negotiated a cushy six figure job for his wife as part of the deal. It's this kind of thing that stirs up the faculty and further alienates them and causes them to "go negative" on university athletics. One has to wonder how much his "status" insulated him from getting replaced after the Tat Gate fiasco (while JT got the ax).

Comment 24 Jan 2014

Kiev is am awesome city. Hate to see it in that condition, but if they get rid of Putin's puppets it will be worth it.

Comment 22 Jan 2014

Sherman made himself look like a hood rat, and made the NFL look like it's going the direction of the WWF. That's his prerogative, but I don't have to like it. If college sports devolve into this, I'll like it much less than I do now. Talk all the trash you want to your opponent, but when you are addressing the public, act like a professional who has some respect for the game and your opponent (even if you don't like them).

Comment 22 Jan 2014

The scheme was indeed basic, but it worked because the overall pricing mechanism was so complicated that most of their customers couldn't make the calculation on a daily basis, and thusly, had no idea what they were rightly owed in the way of rebates.

Comment 22 Jan 2014

As the Browns are already effectively defrauding their customers, Jimmy Haslem needn't bother with a complicated scheme to do so.

Comment 21 Jan 2014

Amir can only block shots when the player on offense doesn't try to drive by/around him.

Comment 21 Jan 2014

No scoring punch + no interior defense = death