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livinginthegrey


Member since 15 February 2013 | Blog

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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: LeBron
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  • NBA TEAM: who cares
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
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Recent Activity

Comment 28 Sep 2016

Interesting he would say this. I'm not sure I believe him. I was stuck in Newark NJ airport with Les' wife's sister for 3-4 hours during a storm. We got to talking football and she said that Les would have take the UM job either time, and it was never offered. Now, it could have been some crazy lady yanking my chain, wouldn't be the first time. But she made some subtle comments about being on the field after LSU beat the Bucks in the NC game, and how Les felt/said, about "Bo's Boys" and some of the positioning of boosters and power pays, etc, etc.  I came away from our conversation believing that if UM ever offered Les the job, he would take it in a heartbeat.

Comment 25 Sep 2016

I download d a pic of Joe Pa's statue and quote, but I'm too dumb to figure out how to paste it from my iPad. 

Comment 25 Sep 2016

I want him at LSU. I think it's a big enough job to 1) pay him, 2) recruit top level players every year 3) play top teams every year, (4 etc, etc.....but to me this keeps him away from Texas and USC, at least right now. And leaving LSU for Ohio State down the road would be feasible/logical. If he lands at USC/Texas the transition to OSU doesn't make as much sense. 

Comment 14 Sep 2016

But does the committee take an undefeated Houston if Tom Herman has already taken the Texas/USC/A&M job???

Comment 10 Sep 2016

We always hear about great players that got passed over in the draft because of the "risks" on the personal side of the checklist, and how it motivated them. 

We don't often hear about the Justin Blackmons of the draft and those high draft picks that don't turn out great. (Aside from Johny FB because the Browns took him) 

Comment 06 Sep 2016

I never understood why the "Sr." is on NFL players jerseys. I get he has a son with the same name, but the "Sr" refers to Terrell and not Pyror. Since the NFL has rules for/against last names being the same on the same team and how many letters are required if first names start the same, etc, etc,  I would think they would have adopted a more consistent application of the "Sr" label. 

Comment 03 Sep 2016

Today renews my annual fall struggle. Get up earlier than I do for work, DVR the game, drive to the soccer fields, avoid other parents (silver lining) talking about the Bucks score, watch my girls play soccer, enjoy every minute of that part, apply lotion to my sun burn, drive home to watch the game avoiding real time, live, game scores. 

Go Bucks!

Comment 29 Aug 2016

Good for Joey!

Now I hope he never resigns with this organization! And I hope other FA players avoid signing there too! The only way to change behavior is to have negative consequences. If future FAs don't sign, maybe the Chargers will change.... probably not.

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Hold firm Joey!

People are motivated and driven by different things. Money is often one such motivator, but it's not always the case.

By reading some of the comments from this board, I'm going to assume (never the greatest idea) that many on this site also assume that Joey should be motivated by money too. Or maybe they assume his motivation is year-one success or even career longevity.

We really don't know. It could be that Joey knows NFL players are pawns to the NFL owners. Maybe he wants to make a stand, while he has one of his only opportunities, to do what he thinks will benefit players for the next few decades. And to have his named mentioned by every sports analyst in the future when discussing player/owner negotiations.

I don't know why he is doing it, but I fully support his decision to do it. I hope it works out the way he intends.  

Comment 24 Aug 2016

I'd love to see something like this. Anything the NCAA can do to stick it to the NFL is okay by me.

Have it be some crazy arrangement, player must get drafted, must have an offer, and if sides can't agree, player is permitted to sign/play for team and not count against scholarship limit but must enroll in classes (set number), get grades (min gpa) and pay tuition. Just spit balling here, but something that would give a player some leverage against the bullysome NFL.

Its a players only time to get what the want/need. The NFL knows careers are short lived and everyone gives in. Part of the reason NFL players union can't or didn't hold firm last round of negotiations.