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Comment 27 Aug 2015

That's a good point. This could definitely turn into an "out" for coaches unwilling to suspend their best players, and those players would likely take full advantage, knowing that a likely NFL payday might be worth having to eat ramen for a month.

Of course, I'm sure guys like Les Miles would let the team vote on whether a player should have his money taken away.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Can they do that legally, though? I've never seen how the rules are written, but it's not a salary so much as a stipend. I could see the university being able to withhold based on violations of the code of conduct, but I don't see how the coach has that power. If they start treating it like a salary, then it's only a court ruling away from changing their designation to "university employees" and then hello, unionization.

Comment 26 Aug 2015

New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL, 1995-1999, where we put the liberal in liberal arts! When I was there, there were only about 650 students.

Two stories:

1) The main dorms at the time were the Pei dorms, named for the architect I.M. Pei, who was rumored to hate palm trees with a passion. Therefore, in Palm Court, which was formed by setting the buildings in a U-shape, there were a whole bunch of palm trees "imprisoned" (photo for sauce). One Saturday night, someone had dragged in one of those geodesic dome-type jungle gyms and covered it with palm fronds; this was intended to be a safe place for people having bad acid trips. Someone else, in a recreational pharmaceutical-induced stroke of genius, decided it would be a good idea to douse the palm fronds with lighter fluid and set the thing on fire. While all this is going on, I'm back behind the dorms on the bleachers of our athletic field getting some alone time with the girlfriend. Next thing we know, here come the fire engines, so we go back to my room to take a look, as my roommate and I had a first-floor balcony overlooking Palm Court. The fire had not only burned the fronds on the jungle gym, but had also engulfed the palm tree next to which it sat. And to top it all off, while the firefighters were doing their thing, the smart-ass in one of the second-floor balcony rooms, started playing such favorites as "Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire", "Come On Baby, Light My Fire", "We Didn't Start The Fire", and "Burning Down The House". Yep, those are my classmates.

2) My roommate and I were very similar in our thinking, and we tended to steer clear of the various on-campus activist groups. So one day, we're walking to the cafeteria, and we see a flyer for an "animal rights film festival" to take place beginning that evening in Palm Court, with the films to be projected on one of the outer walls of the Pei dorms. As we had grown tired of the very vocal vegan presence on campus, it's no wonder we came to the same idea at the same time. My roommate worked for campus maintenance, which allowed him to procure some very cool items, among which was a small charcoal grill (you can see where this is going). So off we went to Publix to procure hot dogs and hamburgers. That night, during the films, we did some grilling on the balcony, not bothering to hide what we were doing, invited people over and had a grand old time. And the looks we got... nobody said anything to us, but if looks could kill, we would have been dead and in the ground.

Good times.

Comment 26 Aug 2015

Born in Steubenville, lived in Amsterdam (Ohio, not the Netherlands), moved to Wintersville when I was 5, and then moved to Florida when I was 13. Really got into football in general and Ohio State football in particular when I was 9.  Followed them as much as I possibly could before there were things like GamePlan and such. Saw them in person in the Hall of Fame Bowl (now the Outback Bowl) against Syracuse in 1991 and in the Citrus Bowl against Georgia in 1992.

Comment 25 Aug 2015

Of course there's no correlation, but the timing is coincidental. It's kind of like an announcer saying a kicker has hit the last 250 extra points he's attempted, and then the kicker shanks one.

Comment 24 Aug 2015

More like Les Mis. Guarantano is Marius, Florida is Cosette, and the role of Eponine will be shared by Tennessee and Rutgers.

Comment 13 Aug 2015

I said before that I choose to be cautiously optimistic about 12W. While I have the same concerns about exclusivity and such, I'm going to give the staff the benefit of the doubt and let them do what they say they're going to do. If a caste system does form, then I'll be right on the front lines screaming about it. In the meantime, I'm going to keep my trap shut and give it a chance.

Comment 12 Aug 2015

I cannot see how anyone who visits this site can justify not becoming a 12th Warrior.

It's called "disposable income", of which some of us have very little. Not all of us are financially stable. If you are, good for you.

Comment 12 Aug 2015

Can't afford it right now. If an installment plan comes along, maybe. I have no doubt that we'll get the same content as we've always gotten, which is awesome, but I'm always a bit leery of a possible "haves versus have-nots" situation. I choose to be cautiously optimistic that it won't happen here.

Comment 06 Aug 2015

1991. FSU goes into the Big House and hangs 51 points on Michigan. Terrell Buckley picks off Elvis Grbac on the second play from scrimmage, makes Desmond Howard look like a fool, and takes it to the house. And the greatness that was Casey Weldon and Amp Lee made the Skunk-Weasel D look foolish.