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Cleveland, Ohio (via Kettering, Ohio)

Member since 12 August 2011 | Blog


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  • MLB TEAM: Reds

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Comment 30 Sep 2015

There was a brief discussion of video games and NIL in determining injuries.  In rejecting the $5k stipend, the court more generally rejected "NIL cash payments untethered to [athlete's] education expenses."  They court went on to say "We cannot agree that a rule permitting schools to pay students pure cash compensation and a rule forbidding them from paying NIL compensation are both equally effective in promoting amateurism and preserving consumer demand.  Both we and the district court agree that the NCAA’s amateurism rule has procompetitive benefits. But in finding that paying students cash compensation would promote amateurism as effectively as not paying them, the district court ignored that not paying student-athletes is precisely what makes them amateurs."

In sum, it seems that the court found that amateurism is one of the pro-competitive aspects of the NCAA and that paying players would (obviously) destroy that.  There is also some strong language defining a clear line between education related payments and non-education payments.  On the whole, I think the NCAA might consider this a victory.

Comment 30 Sep 2015

Quickly skimming it, the court seems to only acknowledge that antitrust rules apply.  Under this framework, they found full cost of attendance scholarships as being procompetitive and allowed; and a ban on any payment, which would include additional costs e.g., cost of living that is variable between schools (that could go beyond a fixed "price" for all schools) as being anti-competitive.  The court said forcing further payments (e.g., up to $5k) as another procompetitive measure was wrong.  Thus, I'd think the status quo seems acceptable.  

Comment 11 Sep 2015

It looks like OL Austin Pasztor was signed via waivers from Jacksonville the same day West was traded. Then signing Austin Davis was offset by placing Charles Gaines on the 6 week PUP list or whatever it is.

Comment 10 Sep 2015

I don't understand: 1) the thought process, and 2) the numbers (if West was sent for only draft picks, wouldn't his spot still be open? was someone else signed that I missed?)

Comment 10 Aug 2015

Love going to the local short tracks friday/saturday nights.  I'll put the races on the TV, but it's hard to sit down and watch the whole thing anymore.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

I believe they did say it was because he had no chance of competing for the second string spot.  The twitter thing was kind of an add on gripe that ESPN threw into their article.

Comment 30 Jan 2015

On the one hand, I can see/sort of understand the misapplication and misunderstanding resulting in the arrest.  Perhaps that could be an honest mistake and "retraining" may be appropriate.

However, the article says:

Dash cam video obtained by 19 Action News suggests that Smith had little trouble navigating the test. Officer Peters seemed to agree, telling Smith there were only "minor problems" in his test performance.


In his official police report, Peters appears to contradict the dash cam video, saying Smith "loses balance" and "does not follow instructions."

Granted, that is the media's perception of the video, but a flat contradiction seems more like covering your ass and lying than an honest mistake.  I'd think that is the biggest issue with the whole event.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

I watch both actually (being a Bengals fan in Cleveland), and I will tell you that the Browns are the most entertaining team to watch (and follow, especially talk radio) in the NFL.  They manage to get themselves into and out of situations you couldn't even dream of.

Comment 12 Jan 2015

Heard a comment last night on TV about how TCU could end up #2 if there were a particular result in tonight's game.  To be fair, I think the comment was directed at any blowout, not necessarily as an anti-OSU comment.  That's the only mention I had heard of that line of thinking in the media after the Sugar Bowl.  TCU fans have obviously pretty keen on the idea (and some mentioning an AP #1) since they won.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

"And yes, much like college football players, those kids should see a slice of the broadcast money."

Can we please stop with this "everyone who shows up on tv for 35 seconds deserves a royalty" nonsence all ready...

Comment 09 May 2014

This is precisely the point, though. They never could have expected Manziel to fall as far as he did, and decided on Gilbert over Manziel at 8.  I think the logical conclusion is that Manziel certainly wasn't valued as the #1 guy on the board, and likely wasn't even valued as the #1 qb by the browns.

Comment 31 Mar 2014

There were no light bulbs on the Wright Flyer.

Edison was good, but he is given way too much credit over some of his contemporaries.