I almost included that in my comment, tbh. I was in the "LoL General Studies" camp after Ramzy posted the article about it, but then I did some research on it and realized it actually doesn't have to be a bad thing. Although the chances of athletes doing it right is probably slim.
General Studies doesn't have to be a bad major. If you do it right, you can combine several courses of study together that normally wouldn't fit well together rather than trying to double-major or major-minor in the two and have to take like 160-200 credits (instead of 128) to graduate. Depending on the field, you can become more marketable this way than a traditional major in just one of the fields.
Hopefully Spike took the right courses and didn't just load his schedule with filler classes. So an Engineering degree from Purdue may not be off the table, in which case this is a savvy move on his part.
Not to mention the pantyhose/leggings on his forearms.
So how does it work for Navy to have players drafted? Do they get some kind of waiver for their service obligation? Or do they just defer it for a few years until their NFL time is up?
I think the issue is the timing of the reveal, not the acts themselves. The cash received is more a big deal for Ole Miss than for him unless the NFL wants to pull a tat-gate and suspend him for whatever the NCAA does to the Ole Miss program like they did for TP and Tressel.
The other issue is with his step-dad and that being a factor in the reveal. He seems to be abusive to Tunsil's mom and is using Tunsil's pro career as leverage against him. He already potentially cost him $7.5 million due to draft position. The guy needs to be thrown in jail.
Nah, the 'bama running backs were the "two other" backs. Everyone knew Zeke was the headline so it didn't need to be stated.
He did have that high-five snub though...
Hey, they have the fact that they led for exactly 0:00 during that game and their Ohio-born kicker did a windmill after time expired. And Zeke had a massive leg infection. That's all I remember from that game, anyway.
Do they remember what happened when we played them the year before? If JT Barrett had 386 yards of offense against me in a double digit loss I guess I would try to forget it, too.
The only correct pick here is Sackenburg, although if the other Houston were picking, it would be none other than Cardale Jones!
I think he misspelled Taylor Decker though.
I hope he picks Connor Cook. Please please please!!
I'm pretty sure Bosa's breath could drop most QB's. Maybe not brushing his teeth actually helps his game?
So you have to own a bar to get into the NFL? Isn't the NCAA against that?
Joe Pa was pretty well known for his loose number twos though, so I think this is legit.
That's like saying MJ was terrible because he didn't win an NBA championship with the Wizards.
So if these LBs weren't good enough at PSU to be 1st round selections, but then grew into successful NFL careers, how exactly can PSU claim their success?
Although the NFL has, IIRC, the highest revenues of any of the big sports in the US, they also have the highest operational costs, coaching costs, and larger rosters, by far, than any of the others. So it's hard to compare it to basketball which is substantially cheaper to operate, or even baseball for that matter, both of which have much longer seasons and an order of magnitude higher number of games played with which to generate revenue as compared to the NFL. So, compared to other sports, there is less money to spread around and more players and coaches to spread it around to.
But then Jerry Jones can spend $1billion on a TV so that he can keep a better neck angle when watching the game from his box seats. I mean, you wouldn't want him to actually have to look down at the field during the game and strain his neck, would you? Better than paying for his players medical bills after they retire, that's for sure.
It did take Brady two tries to beat a John Cooper-coached Buckeye team (as a starter). That's pretty sad if you ask me.
If Aaron Hernandez is Urban's fault, then why isn't deflategate Lloyd Carr's fault?
A lot of PCP's leave appointment slots open on their calendar for same-day "sick visits". I know my family doctor leaves 50% open every day. So if he is overbooked, it is due to patient demand and not intentional overbooking. I'd rather be able to get in same-day and have my scheduled appointments have to possibly wait 15 minutes than to have to wait 3 months like at the VA. As a veteran, the VA wait times are shameful.
At least, at the college level, there was substance to the Johnny Football hype. When did Hackenburg ever win anything? Or even have a decent TD/INT ratio? Johnny Football's problem is his off the field crap, not his football talent. I don't recall Hackenburg winning the Heisman, or even being in consideration other than in the month of August for the past 4 years.
But were those the brightest cookies in the world? Or were they at least brighter than Cardale?
Hey, the highlight of my elementary school days was meeting Brian Jacques at Cover to Cover on High Street in Columbus and having him autograph all my Redwall books.
But yeah, they didn't make it into my AIM screen name though, that would just be sad.
But then they'd have to actually understand sporting events and/or write their own stories. They may not be qualified.
I don't think giving the ball to Carlos Hyde would have saved our Basketball season this year.