~ the guy who didn't think through the anniversary problem in subsequent years.
SEC went 7-3 in bowl games last year including 3-0 against the B1G. You say their top teams are very good but they actually went 0-2 in BCS games. So the middle of the SEC went 7-1. Also, with two teams in BCS games, it pushes each subsequent SEC team into a higher bowl.
aTm was able to come in and compete because they've had 4 first round draft picks in the past two years including 3 top 10 picks. Mizzou though, i can't really explain.
So you may not like it, and it may get hyped up a little too much, but it's not a myth that the SEC is the best football conference.
I think you answered your own question.
Am I the only one that always thinks of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when I see USMNT?
Who are the employers? The argument is the athletes should be compensated for their likeness. If ESPN was to use their likeness, ESPN isn't all of sudden their employer. I think you are mixing issues.
I agree the B1G is pretty good in basketball, but it's tough to call it the premier conference when we haven't won a title since 2000.
I've heard somewhere that Pittman is from Ohio.
For me, my "no" isn't an "only watch OSU games" attitude but it's more of your "if good football is on, I'll find it" attitude.
I'll go ahead and post even though i've only read half of the article so far, but your understanding of the tax rules are incorrect. First, the charitable piece is a deduction, not a credit. So you don't get a dollar for dollar benefit. Second, your donation to the food pantry is 100% deductible subject to the same AGI limitations as your deduction for the donation to the school.
Not sure why this got a downvote. This was my point a year or two ago when Texas gave rings to their players for going 9-4.
edit: I guess what prevents that is the actual rule that prevents it noted below.
Little late in the day for my reply, but I'm curious where you would rank Lucas and LeBron among all-time greats? Granted, LeBron's career isn't finished, but some wonder if he is the greatest ever...from any state. Nobody wonders if Lucas is possibly the best player to ever live.
I'm not detracting from your statements, but slight correction. UConn just won two titles in four years.
Jerry Lucas was good and all, but where is this "best in Ohio history" coming from? I believe Jason made that comment the other day too. LeBron is still from Ohio, correct?
and Bruce Bowen was 6'7"
I thought only the SEC cheered for teams in their conference?
Looks like they are relying heavily on home ticket sales. Cameron Indoor seats like 9k so Duke's ticket sales would be small.
Isn't it partly on the coach to get the players?
Was your salary negotiated between you and your company? Or was there a rule that prevented you from being paid?
I had to look it up cause i couldn't believe it. It was right after UK beat LSU. They fell back to being unranked by the end of the season.
I'll gladly take his year 3 (except the losing to Michigan part) if it brings his same year 4 and year 5.
Actually from that same article:
"[Saban] wouldn't be opposed to college football following the NFL's lead and no longer stopping the clock after first downs, although that's a change that wouldn't be possible until the 2015 season."
Why? The players at Purdue don't have the same coaching, education, athletic facilities, etc. Same for football v lacrosse.
You are totally correct. No way should we compensate these athletes for their work since they may use the money as they determine. Instead, it is better off going to the school's administrators et al.
If they want to get paid market price for their service, they need to go to communist Russia or something. This is 'murica dammit! No reason for them to be paid when someone else without their same skill level won't get paid the same amount!
Keep in mind Cardale also ain't come to play SCHOOL.
One of my favorite players. There were some games where he was an absolute beast! Hope he stays healthy and continues improving and terrorizing opponents.