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jenks

Cleveland, Ohio (via Kettering, Ohio)

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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.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

Having just skimmed the NLRB ruling, it appears to only apply to football players. It also doesn't appear that the criteria used in the decision would lead every athlete to being included as an employee, although that's just based on a cursory review. Moreover, I would assume all eligible athletes would have to be together, but perhaps they could be separated by sport with their own CBAs.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

UV 'cause I'm not sure why you got a DV...

At any rate, I'm one of those fans you speak of (being from Dayton, of course). I can't say as though I've seen any similarly situated fans trolling OSU because they are also OSU fans.  Honestly, I think it's the people who aren't really sports fans and hate hearing about it that are doing the trolling, or are the die-hard UC folks you speak of who would troll anything anti-OSU, not just UD beating OSU.  Dayton has some strong basketball pride and it's nice to see them finally making something of it again.  For me, the first round game was a win-win. I took it as it was and have moved on, strongly pulling for UD to go the distance.  Had OSU won, I'd be doing the same thing for them.

Comment 23 Mar 2014

If you're referring to the DDN, then that has nothing to do with the school or the team. Would you like OSU to be held accountable for everything the Dispatch says?

Comment 19 Mar 2014

You seriously don't think there will be any fallout from this on other varsity sports at any school across the country? Or is it that you just don't care about those smaller sports and smaller school?

Comment 19 Mar 2014

I lean towards DJ on this one. I am hell bent on the LAW. 

This is certainly noble and proper, however, I feel that many people see this issue as being about the end goal.  I'm certainly not speaking of you , but I feel that to many, the particular law is a means to an end and the end is the most important part. In this case, the lawsuit to many isn't about protecting the market and antitrust laws, it's about destroying the NCAA and seeing players paid (rightfully or not).  Unfortunately, the law is often abused in this way.

Comment 12 Mar 2014

Understandably, the previous rule was a problem. BUT, I still have problems the review of penalties in any sense. Either have a strict targeting penalty or don't. Any review undermines the integrity of the penalty.

Comment 06 Mar 2014

These numbers are why I'm in favor of college athletes being able to profit off their own image and also getting their slice of the billions of dollars in TV money being rained down on the sport. (For example, a 2010 Alabama player would have made $47,330 from live TV alone.)

4 years of that plus that 4 years in the NFL is still not enough to live on for the rest of your life. Except then, everyone is paying even less attention in school because they're already getting money. I don't see how those numbers support paying student-athletes. If anything, they support imposing more stringent standards.

Comment 01 Mar 2014

It is, you're right. But I think it also goes a lot deeper than that. They have the money to build a stadium and there's room in Ohio City, but then it brings up issues of parking and the homeowners in the area. My feelings have always been that if they wanted to play on Friday nights, they could make it happen.

Comment 28 Feb 2014

As others have said, Friday is for HS.

The converse also bugs me... that is, HS that play on Saturdays. I think this is big in Texas, and with some Catholic schools in Ohio. Ignatius does it in Cleveland and it drives me nuts.

Comment 19 Feb 2014

I was in that corner of the endzone just a few rows up and saw the whole thing. It was one of those "did that, was, no...." moments. I wasn't convinced until I got home after the game and looked it up.

Comment 18 Feb 2014

It's whether those young adults are being treated fairly in a multibillion-dollar industry essentially controlled by the NCAA, athletic directors, commissioners and TV executives.

This isn't the question either. The issue is of law, not economics and finance. I have no idea why Dodd chose to interview a finance professor other to make it appear that someone credible was backing his position.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

Apparently, it's not that simple. In the NFL, the championship is typically won by the best team, whether that team is better at offense or defense or neither (like Baltimore, who was 16th in total offense). All elements of your team need to be operating at a high level when you hit the playoffs or you will go home early.

I think his point is that you need both, not one or the other.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

Anyone else can't stand half-pipe and slope style?

Comment 17 Jan 2014

So what? And the student athletes in question generate revenues through their performance while in school. The average student does not.

The average student athlete does not either.

The average student also has the option to get paid for their work. An English major, for instance, can have an essay or book published outside of school and get paid for it. A student athlete cannot, merely because they are a student athlete.

If we're really going to take this comparison to the limit, then the liberal arts are like the nonrevenue sports. The departments that truly bring in the money are engineering and hard sciences. And quite frankly, while the English student can publish a book, a random novel isn't part of their English study. The engineering student, on the other hand, generally can't go out on his own.  For example, if I work in a lab and come up with an idea, the tech transfer office has the decision on whether or not to pursue it.  They could form a startup, but the university will have some rights in it.  The point being, because I used the school's money and facilities, the school takes some right in whatever comes out of it. This really isn't any different from the student-athlete using the school's athletic facilities and the school benefiting from it.