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Comment 10 Apr 2014

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.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

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. 

Comment 09 Apr 2014

I'm not detracting from your statements, but slight correction.  UConn just won two titles in four years.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

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?

Comment 18 Mar 2014

Was your salary negotiated between you and your company? Or was there a rule that prevented you from being paid?

Comment 24 Feb 2014

Why? The players at Purdue don't have the same coaching, education, athletic facilities, etc. Same for football v lacrosse.

Comment 24 Feb 2014

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!

Comment 14 Feb 2014

1. First, your article is dated. Second, it's 9 of those 12 teams. Third, several of those teams also had a top 10 offense. Fourth, see below re Baltimore, NYG, and the Saints. 3 of the last 5 did not have top 10 defenses.

2. What if they had a lower ranked defense and a better offense?

3. I don't recall anyone talking about their offense either. The exception is Teddy Bridgewater and that's because he's projected to be a high draft pick, not because the offense was rolling like Oregon, et al. And their offense played those same teams their defense played yet their offense was 30 in PPG and 35 in YPG.

Comment 14 Feb 2014

how about this thought tho?

a team can win a game by scoring one more point than the opponent. so a team can win a game with a horrible defense by scoring a bunch on offense. and if the defense is horrible, it takes a great offensive effort to do so.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

"[Y]ou have to have a top 10 defense in order to put yourself in a legitimate position to compete for a championship." -- 3 of the last 5 Super Bowl winners did not have a top 10 defense.

"You point to the fact that Pittsburgh had the top ranked defense this year in the NFL, but did you see that offense most of the season?" -- That's exactly the author's point.

"Look at Oregon, Texas A&M, Baylor, Louisville, etc. this year. Plenty of offense but mediocre defense." -- What gives you the impression Louisville was all offense this year? They were 3rd in PPG and 2nd in YPG.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

You understand the argument isn't that "offense wins championships", right? It's that defense doesn't always win. If so, why did Baltimore win last year (17th in YPG and 12th in PPG)? Or the Giants the year before (27th YPG, 25th PPG)? Or the Saints in 2010 (25th YPG, 20th PPG)?

So sometimes defense wins, sometimes it doesn't.

 

 

Comment 16 Jan 2014

Actually that's based on average attendance. The lowest average attendance is baseball is higher than the highest average attendance in hockey.

Comment 16 Jan 2014

You realize baseball blows hockey away in both attendance and tv ratings, right?