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livinginthegrey


Member since 15 February 2013 | Blog

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: LeBron
  • NFL TEAM: any team with a Buckeye on it
  • NHL TEAM: are they still around
  • NBA TEAM: who cares
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Chelsea

Recent Activity

Comment 23 hours ago

There is always at least one employee pissed about their job and their boss. Regardless of actual job requirements, someone always feels like they are getting shafted. If you cater to the bottom, you will lose the top. 

Comment 01 May 2017

I want as much live college football as possible! If that is more bowl games, so be it. If its more reg season games, sign me up. Expanded playoffs, Yessir!!!!

The market will correct when necessary. Right now, schools are willing to eat ticket costs for exposure and extra practices. When and if that expense becomes too much, and schools/team decline invitations, then other schools might be able to negotiate less ticket sales requirements.

Right now, I'd watch college football over 95% of the other cable/television channels BS.

Comment 30 Apr 2017

I think it's viewed as a mess because the NFL is making the rules. 

If NCAA said, declare, stay eligible, but don't sign, and your welcome back. No scholly, but you can play.  

Or something like that, I'm just spitballing here. Make some NCAA friendly rules that benefits players, and doesn't hurt school and coaches. Maybe roster expansion (no Increaae in scholarship limit) for these types on players. 

Some creative ideas that doesn't pay attention to NFL. 

Comment 30 Apr 2017

I think this is an NCAA policy and not the NFL. I personally think the NCAA should allow what you mentioned AND other flexibility for drafted and non-signed players (I.e Joey Bosa). If you maintain grades and other stipulations, you can come back to your school. The NFL sticks it to players all the time, the NCAA could create policies that truly benefit players and holds NFL accountable for bad management, or continued personnel problems. 

Comment 27 Apr 2017

I hate that executive decisions and miss management negatively impact hard working husbands, wives, moms, and dads. I don't wish that on anyone. But Mark May made a butt load of cash trolling people... Karma is a bitch. 

Comment 26 Apr 2017

I wonder if Dan will continue to actively tell listeners to find another show to listen to?

Comment 16 Apr 2017

But where is this undying "playing time" loyalty to the 2 and 3 year players transferring out of the program? Using your logic those kids should be running with the 1s or 2s simply because they had been in the program. 

I think there were honest conversations with those kids about where they stood. And I believe urban and staff would have a similar conversation at every position. 

Comment 27 Mar 2017

I love the way some of our younger players are developing. But as a whole, for the USMNT to continue to improve, these players must secure playing time in Europe. They must be challenged everyday in practice. The aging generation of players (Bradley, Dempsey, Altidore, etc,) have all settled for "good enough". They are collecting paychecks in a 3rd tier league. This is great for them, but really bad for the USMNT.

IMO, each younger generation of players needs to be significantly better technically than the older generation. To date, the only place to get that is overseas.   

Comment 21 Mar 2017

A couple of thoughts. First the league recognizes it gets paid more money to have games on certain days. So, pay a premium TV rev share for those teams that play those games. Or schedule home games 2 part apart and away games 3 days apart.

Then, the players who are eligible for max contracts, or all-NBA team, or all stars, should have league mandated language and play/performance incentives written into the max contract language. No one cares that the scrubs on the bench play. Fans want to see the best (i.e. those eligible for max contracts) If the stars sit DNP, then it impacts their compensation 

Exceptions occur and league must approve any missed days if player is to be paid.

Comment 14 Mar 2017

I'm late to the post, but here are my thoughts.

first, I love watching zeke. I tried to watch every Dallas game, hoping he would break the NFL rushing record. 

I think he has a problem. There are too many incidents. Too many examples of needing an excuse to explain what happened. From Joey moving out to the girlfriend encounters and pics, to recent videos. 

And here is the one that has me concerned. It's a personal observation, but I have 2 friends/acquaintances that are/were heavy drinkers. It's a big problem for 1, wrecked family etc, and the other passed due to kidney failure.

They both had the glossy red nose when they drank heavily. I see it with Zeke, and can't shake the thought of when and where I've seen that before. It's even red in the picture at the beginning of this thread. 

 I hope I'm wrong and just over analyzing my observations.