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setman


Member since 30 June 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The end of the second overtime January 2003.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson (Aaron Craft is catching up)
  • NFL TEAM: Browns (but my therapist says I am making progress
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets (same therapist says I am screwed)
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs (too long to explain)
  • MLB TEAM: Boston Red Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Jan 2016

I think he is crazy like a fox.  Consider the fact that this whole "sleepover campaign" only started after both Clemson and Alabama introduced bills to the NCAA, proposing new restrictions on "out of area" football camps, as well as serving as guest staff on other school's camps.  Harbaugh is basically telling the NCAA, you might want to think carefully about this issue.  There will always be some crazy bastard out there with no sense of shame who will find new loopholes that might be worse than the original loopholes.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

In a vacuum, they are not as valuable as they are talking about.  Going to the PAC without Texas, would have been essentially a vacuum.  No history, no tradition.  No interest on the coast for Oklahoma or Oklahoma State.  No interest on the plains for the other Pac teams.  However, OU is of higher value to the B1G.  For one thing,the interest in our western division fan bases for such an addition, would be off the charts. Nebraska and Iowa both have populations that grew up on Big 8 history and tradition.  Imagine a Thanksgiving weekend double header, OSU-Michigan followed by OU-Nebraska.  Build that up with a WI/Iowa matchup, and maybe a MSU/PSU matchup.  Two of the games on Friday. Two on Saturday.  Fox and ESPN/ABC would be lining up to televise that.  In addition,it would add more value to the B1G  west.  The CCG would be of more interest with a stronger western division as well. 

Comment 20 Oct 2015

Said one of the recruits, who ultimately signed to play elsewhere: "I knew they weren't college girls. It was crazy. It was like I was in a strip club."

Obviously he hasn't been to a stripclub.  All strippers are just stripping to put themselves through college

Comment 11 Oct 2015

I hope he gets his life together.  The message a successful recovery would send to so many young people would be priceless.  

But I do think the media is missing out on another potential story here.  Everyone is looking at the booster event back in August as the first sign of a potential problem.  Yet last year, something very bizarre happened.  That was when in the middle of a game, Sark had Haden come down to the field to talk to a referee.  In light of everything from the last two months, I think it would be entirely reasonable to ask if he was under the influence during that game.  And if I were an alum, recruit, player or booster of USC, I would definitely want an answer to that.  If the answer to that question is yes, Haden, Sark, and the entire coaching staff need to be gone.

Comment 11 Oct 2015

I hope he gets his life together.  The message a successful recovery would send to so many young people would be priceless.  

But I do think the media is missing out on another potential story here.  Everyone is looking at the booster event back in August as the first sign of a potential problem.  Yet last year, something very bizarre happened.  That was when in the middle of a game, Sark had Haden come down to the field to talk to a referee.  In light of everything from the last two months, I think it would be entirely reasonable to ask if he was under the influence during that game.  And if I were an alum, recruit, player or booster of USC, I would definitely want an answer to that.  If the answer to that question is yes, Haden, Sark, and the entire coaching staff need to be gone.

Comment 18 Sep 2015

I guess my question about IMG, is where is the money coming from?  If they are that liberal with providing scholarships to athletes, they must be getting money from somewhere.  If the school is being supplemented by either IMG the sports agency, or some sports apparel company, then that really should be something the NCAA should be looking at.  

Comment 10 Sep 2015

You mean, they will have to give up playing Savannah State during Chickenshit Saturday?  You can't just give up traditions like that.

Comment 28 Aug 2015

It is Illinois we're talking about.

I expect them to announce that Charlie Weis has been signed to a 10 year guaranteed contract.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

And to make it look worse he is saying this while wearing the HOF jacket he waited so long for.   It makes him look bad, the NFL look bad, and now the Hall of Fame.

All of that being said, I think what came out was not the message he was trying to convey.  He was trying to tell them that the mistakes that they were so determined to make and follow were going to cost the people they supposedly care about.  That doing stupid things was going to leave them like the proverbial "junkie" willing to sell out their own friends to fuel their bad behavior.  

I did find it hilarious that Warren Sapp is on stage giving that speech, when less than a year later he obviously didn't follow any of that advice.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

Antoine Winfield.  At a time where most cornerbacks were trying to emulate Deion Sanders he went the opposite way.  Great cover corner, but simply awesome in run support.  IIRC he was a team leader in tackles his junior and senior years.