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Comment 15 Feb 2014

Thought this too.  Feel bad for him and actually the whole team losing in front of their home country fans.  But really, it is all the fault if the Russian who had the two penalties that resulted in PP scores.  

Comment 29 Jan 2014

Jason and 11W staff,

I am late to the thank you party, but I wanted to ensure that you all knew how grateful I am.  This is my only place for buckeye news (besides following you on twitter).  This place is wonderful, and while the growth has brought in a slightly "different" crowd at times, your work and the generally wonderful community here keeps me coming back.  Thank you, thank you for sharing this with us.


Comment 29 Jan 2014

While I get your point about the distinction b/w playing amateur athletics and at will employment in labor law, that is not the point I was making.  You stated that it was voluntary, and my point was that almost all work that I can think of is voluntary, yet, labor unions still accept the workers. 

And as we know legal definitions change all of the time; all it would take is a judge to rule and favor of these athletes and their would be little distinction b/w athletics and at will employment.  That is the point of this fun debate. 

Your question on taxes is very interesting and something I had never thought about, so no, I was not saying to pay income taxes on those benefits.  It would be interesting to see how that might change though if they were able to unionize and the definition of them (the athletes) were to change. 

Comment 28 Jan 2014

I respect your point, but without this push by the players, I do not see the NCAA volunteering to allow the players to have a say. 

Comment 28 Jan 2014

So we should blame the college kids?  Maybe we should look at the greed behind the ever growing desire for higher profit margins.  I agree cost might go up, but I am tired of the peons getting the blame for the greed of the executives. 

Why do we side with the powerful over the weak?


Comment 28 Jan 2014

And I think most college administrators think college [is about learning, and being able to get a good job]. 

Pitt, I think you are kidding yourself.  Administrators whether they are in college, or in a fortune 500 company generally think about one thing, the bottom line.  And for administrators in athletics, which is what we are talking about, that bottom line is wins and money.



Comment 24 Jan 2014

First, I obviously think Ohio State is a better job than Arkansas.  That being said, here is some food for thought:

Anyone else think it is interesting Ash took a pay cut to come here?  I mean many on here thought Withers might have been asked to leave b/c he took a pay cut (even though he became a HC).  Yet, when Ash comes here for a basically lateral move and a pay cut, we all say it is clearly because OSU is a better job.  I just think it is something to ponder.  Please poke holes in this thought...


Comment 23 Jan 2014

I don't think we have all of the facts yet, so I won't rush to judge.  It does not seem good, but I hope Jayru turns things around and gets a solid education, and start to his adult life.  And yes, I hope the guard is in fine health. 

Comment 20 Jan 2014

I am thrilled that the staff has added some much needed depth to the lines on both sides of the ball.

Comment 18 Jan 2014

It is a brave new world, and I am not sure what to make of it.  I wonder if in twenty years we will say this was a good thing?  I know that what we have, is not by any means perfect, but in some ways this concerns me.


Comment 13 Jan 2014

Does anyone else think it might be tough for Urban to welcome a Tressel (Mike) onto his staff?

I just think it would be tough, even for Urban, to have a relative of the man you "basically" replaced on your staff. 

Comment 09 Jan 2014

If nothing else, hopefully Michigan hiring Nuss forces the B1G's hand in paying more for assistants. 

Comment 07 Jan 2014

I'll admit that I was entertained by what he was saying and how he was saying it, but so much this:

While the speech won't be hailed as Shakespearean anytime soon, people would be wise to remember, the kid literally turned 20 last night and just won the biggest achievement of his young professional career.

I would probably lose my crap and say all kinds of crazy too.