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setman


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The end of the second overtime January 2003.
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  • 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)
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  • SOCCER TEAM: The Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Apr 2016

Maybe they'll get the new Death Penalty: a one-year bowl ban and a strong lecture.

Is that a North Carolina lecture, where the players don't have to attend, and just have to submit a one page paper about it that may or may not be written in crayon? 

Comment 19 Apr 2016

The interesting thing is the deal only runs six years.  In the realm of college sports rights deals, this is unusually short.  Especially with the wave of cord cutting and proposed ala carte pricing that will probably only get bigger, one would think the natural thing to do would be to get the money now while you can.  

Two possible reasons for the short length of the deal.

1) Maybe some doubt about the overall capabilites of Fox and FSN to promote the conference.  If the conference suffers, then in six years they can go back to ESPN/ABC.  

2) They are expecting another couple of additions to the conference when the Big 12 Grant of Rights expires.  Which would allow for a new bigger contract.  

Of these, I think the first is most likely, but either is plausible.

Comment 17 Apr 2016
Yeah, that would be the logical way to do it. And keep the most valuable rivalries intact as well. What isn't logical is this six schools and their BOT's faculties, athletic departments, and boosters could keep this secret from everyone but one Twitter user in Michigan. Said twitter user is the tail trying to wag the dog.
Comment 17 Apr 2016
Just b.s. If he was naming only one or two schools, I might buy it. But for that many schools to keep such a large secret from traditional media would be nearly impossible. Somebody just created a wish list, that's all.
Comment 05 Apr 2016

I think he asked a question and then, like many people in this world, rather than hearing what is said, he hears what he expects to hear.  A form of confirmation bias.  

No, Urban didn't deny saying it, but he also didn't deny the story that dbag Miami OL recruit spun about Urban being ready to cry when said recruit turned him down.  Urban is smart enough to know that even if he called these kids out as being less than truthful, ultimately he will look bad in the process. Better to take the high road and let your players get the word out that these stories are bs, like that tweet of Burrell's from a few days ago.

Comment 24 Feb 2016

The notion of this move has riled up SEC surrogates,

A perfect way to describe Mark Emmert.

I have to laugh at the way the ACC and SEC commissioners as well as the NCAA president are only looking out for these poor Michigan football players.   Yet have consistently blocked any proposals to push back the varsity baseball season, instead preferring to have northern athletes play a 4-6 week road trip to start the season.  

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.