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jbcuky


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Comment 06 Apr 2016

Looks like he went straight by batting average though skipping Ichiro, Helton, and Larry Walker.

Comment 06 Apr 2016

Batting average only baseball fans are from the stone ages.

Yet you include Gwynn over Pujols, A Rod, Miggy, Manny, etc. 

Comment 06 Apr 2016

Are you saying Bonds didn't need to because he was better???

I understand a lot of people hate Bonds, but he absolutely was the best player of the past 30 years.

Comment 05 Apr 2016

Bonds is the best player of my lifetime (1980) and it's not even close.  Hitters is definitely tough.

Hitters:

Bonds

Gwynn (Ichiro is close.  Had Ichiro played his entire career in the MLB, he'd have the hit record)

Manny Ramirez

Miguel Cabrera

A-Rod

So many great ones to leave off though!

Comment 01 Apr 2016

This is the correct answer.  There are no funny pranks.

This one time, I caused anguish and frustration to another person and wasted his/her time.  It was so funny.  Haha.

Comment 31 Mar 2016

Meanwhile, North Carolina trolls the NCAA by being in the Final Four and possibly winning it all when the entire program should be suspended for a year or more.

Comment 24 Mar 2016

How many of the Kentucky bball players that are one and done can you name in the NBA? That's why college football is way more successful.

I'm not sure what point you are trying to make here.  Kentucky has 13 (14 if you count Kanter) one and done's in the NBA.

Bledsoe, Booker, Cousins, Davis, Goodwin, Kanter, MKG, Knight, Lyles, Nerlens, Randle, Towns, Wall, and Young.

College football is more successful (popular??) because football is more popular.

Comment 04 Mar 2016

All I see from the spider graph is he has more agility than most running backs but not the size or strength.  I bet that'd be the case for most wideouts compared to running backs.  For example, Michael Thomas would have similar comparisons in the agility drills but he clearly isn't best at running back.  The weight, bench press, hand size, and jump stats are more telling in my opinion.

Comment 29 Feb 2016

One of my favorites.  And I hope points were awarded for that correct answer.  Not the student's problem that the test writer didn't phrase the question better like "what is the value of x" or "solve for x".

Comment 25 Feb 2016

Are you aware he is involved with a divorce case in Louisville where he may have been having an affair with the wife of a UofL Board of Trustees member?  So, with another mediocre season on the field, plus potential off the field issues, plus Herman putting together another successful campaign nearby could be the perfect storm.

Comment 24 Feb 2016

I don't think it's as easy as saying "I trade him and get a huge prospect package this year".  Takes at least two teams to do a trade and other teams will also be aware of this headache looming.

And no.  That is too much for him.  Currently the highest paid RF is Kemp at $21M.  To pay $30M for Bautista at this point in his career is nuts.

Comment 06 Feb 2016

For what it's worth, the point of Pitino's stories is 1) he talked in the summer about how special this team was with their attitude and unselfishness.  He wasn't sure how good they'd be, but they were a great group of kids to coach.  And 2) he feels betrayed a little by the administration.  Supposedly neither Pitino nor Jurich were consulted before determining to self-impose a post-season ban.  He feels the decision was rash and harsh.

It's also interesting that people down here take the exact opposite approach from OSU fans.  Fans are most upset that it is an in-season ban, which is what fans wished Gene Smith did.

Pitino does not recruit one-and-done players, except in the form of two fifth-year transfers they have this year, which are Damion Lee and Trey Lewis.  With the way the NCAA works, those are really the two people that are being punished.  It's not a big deal for Pitino to miss a tournament.  It's not a big deal for the University to lose out on an appearance.  Players that have been there for a while won a title 3 years ago, Sweet 16 two years ago, and an Elite 8 last year.  Damion Lee and Trey Lewis have never been to the tournament, came to UofL for one year to play, are well liked, and now are really the only two people being punished.

I imagine even a two-year ban starting next year would not have bothered Pitino as much as a in-season ban imposed a few weeks from the end of the season basically on two kids for something they were not involved with.