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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NC Game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: John Simon, Zach Boran, Speilman
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
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  • NBA TEAM: Celtics

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Comment 07 Apr 2014

Here is my simple argument about calling athletes employees.    College Athlete can only play 4 years.    Why would an employee only have a 4 year job why not give them a 12 year contract?     Not that I would not like to see Aaron Craft play another 8 years but if you call these athletes employee's why would their employment only last four years.   

I am for change because I think about the Posey losing 4 games because the summer job he had paid him to much and I don't really know detail about the job but UPS has union drivers in NYC they pay $32 an hour.     Would that job be too high paying for the NCAA?    But calling athletes employees put in play exactly my argument above.   



Comment 29 Mar 2014

I agree with you in many ways but the NFL already has a couple of free outlets as a farm league so I don't see them paying for one.    You just do not see may players coming out of the CFL or Arena Football and the athletes know that D-1 football is their best route to the NFL.

Comment 22 Mar 2014
Hence why we are at the bar with the beer I quit too and joined you. Only question is who buys the first round
Comment 22 Mar 2014

I bike and have ridden 50, 80 or 100 miles at times but that is going at about  70 to 90% maximum heart rate.    Going all out for 20km at max heart rate knowing every second counts is totally different than anything you are trying to compare it to after that much time red lining your body it collapse when your will power lets it.   What is amazing is these people have the will to push themselves that long to that they get to the point when they collapse.   You or I would have quit and gotten a beer at the bar we passed in the first 5k. 

Comment 17 Mar 2014

Amen to all of the above.   I love Kenny G and hope he can make himself a career in the NFL

Comment 11 Mar 2014

Part of me says "please no" I want Kwon to grow into the job.    The other part of me thinks "haven't we be hearing Grant turned a corner in spring ball for three straight years."    I just have no confidence in him at this point.     So I guess I am in the camp of let Kwon start from game 1 when it does not mean anything so he is ready for the conference season.

Comment 10 Mar 2014

Do you have a link to that interview or know which web site you saw it on?    I would like to read it.    The "mike situation" does not follow the don't sit mold since if he transfers to another D1 school he will have to sit again unless he gets a family hardship exemption ( not sure if that is the correct name).   He could drop down a division but I would think that would make for a hard road to the NFL if that is what he is looking for.    But not much about this move makes logical sense from what has been posted here unless you take it at face value and that Mike may take time away from football to be with family and the fathers health is worse than they state publically. 

Comment 09 Mar 2014

Last I heard still committed but there is a long road ahead on this one.    My guess is the Fathers health will end up playing a role when all is said and done.

Comment 09 Mar 2014

Unless the guy has stone hands I agree.    Take advantage of the mis-match in height and put him in at WR.    CJ would be awesome at Safety but who in their right mind would give up the long receiving TD or the red zone TD's his height create.

Comment 09 Mar 2014

Agree,   Curtis Grant came in a the big name that you who you thought would run with the first team guys right away but RDS ended up being "The Guy"

Comment 28 Feb 2014

I agree it could be good for 2nd tier teams in the BIG the Purdue/Indiana match up would be a good one to have when the game could be highlighted.     I would think the BIG would want to put it in a Thursday rather than a Friday but it would be a good way to get national exposure for 2nd tier programs.    OSU or TTUN have no business playing in anything other than a Saturday game unless it is a bowl like neutral field game to start the season.  

Comment 28 Feb 2014

McDonald hits like 30% of his free throws that should make up for his missing layups

Comment 27 Feb 2014

I would turn that into my mobile home page.    The current home page does not work on my Samsung G3 yet.    I have spent less time here since the change due to the gyrations it took to get logged in on my phone.     This looks great on the phone though there are still a few bugs in it but less that the 11W home page

Comment 18 Feb 2014

I don't think the names of Alex Anzalone and Lewis Neal should be used the same sentence to state what a success the spring game could be in recruiting.....

Maybe it should have said "Joey Bosa committed because of that weekend"