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TheBadOwl


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anchoring my high school's 200 medley relay that made the state championship meet my senior year.
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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Slam Thompson, Laquinton Ross
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  • NBA TEAM: Utah Jazz
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: AC Milan

Recent Activity

Comment 7 hours ago

People complain about the ineffectiveness of change.org, but honestly, with all of the stupid petitions people put up there, maybe it's a good thing that they never work.

Comment 7 hours ago

Considering the content of the Dispatch's report, this is basically being a social anti-justice warrior...

Comment 8 hours ago

We have a few other guys who missed it as well (Moore, Alabi, Ward), I was just listing the other 4-star guys. But yeah, I think Feder's rankings are going to shoot up after the season.

Comment 9 hours ago

The only gripe I have with it is Gallimore's ranking, but there's not a ton of film on him and he's only gone to like two camps. I think ESPN's guys just want to see a bit more.

Comment 22 hours ago

Guap's probably #2 now with the injuries to James and Hunter, but I'm not sure he wasn't already the #2 back on the roster. And with Gore getting older, I wouldn't be shocked if he leads the 9ers in rushing this year.

Comment 27 Jul 2014

I'm going into my senior year and I only have one more class left in my major. I have a very easy schedule my last two semesters. Smart scheduling, bro. Non-athletes can do it too.

Comment 27 Jul 2014

Came here to say exactly this. The amount of dumbass "Oh he's got issues, he's a diva, we don't want him" comments on here the past few months has been pissing me off. But once he names us his leader again, people are all super happy about him.

I've wanted him in this class since the start. And anyone who's going to judge a kid they've never met based on a social media site that they don't use needs a perspective check.

Comment 26 Jul 2014

MGoSuck? Really? Replacing "blog" with "suck" really shows maturity.

Comment 26 Jul 2014

Best offers for Moore: Auburn, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas State, etc.

Best offers for Conrad: Arkansas, Duke, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Indiana

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Dr. Drake said that Title IX is a reason for this, specifically the part that mandates companies and universities to stifle and avoid institutionalized sexual harassment that results in a hostile workplace. So... why is that a bad thing?

As a former athlete in a sport that was cut at many universities due to the "equal funding" part of Title IX, I understand why it gets a bad rap. But the part that avoids sexual harassment should absolutely not be regarded as a bad thing in any way whatsoever.

Title IX does a lot of very good things and prevents hostile work environments. People have a right to a work environment where they will not be harassed and humiliated. That is the purpose of Title IX. Like any legislation, it is not perfect, but complaining about it in a huge "I told you so" rant isn't really a good idea.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

I love 11W and I get that the commentariat is going to be homer-ish, but this shows how ridiculous it gets sometimes. Maybe it's the offseason, but it's been getting worse and worse. Especially the comments here bitching about an ESPN story that is maybe 200 word summary of the Dispatch's report. Hooray, victim complexes! It's crazy seeing the difference between comments here and on /r/cfb.

But yeah. This was inexcusable. Even if Waters was trying to rein the traditions in, he also condoned many, and didn't do nearly enough to stop it. Humiliation, harassment and hazing are unacceptable in a workplace, and the fact that TBDBITL is a student organization changes nothing. Students were harmed on Waters's watch. Come on, guys.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

How is this hyper-sensitivity?

It's not.

The guy was encouraging/sanctioning his students to use sexual nicknames, march in their underwear, drink, and perform mock sex acts.  That will get you fired at every single educational institution in the country.

Bingo. And before people decry this as an overreaction, imagine if you went into work and were constantly forced to do humiliating acts by your older coworkers, with the boss knowing about it and doing nothing. You'd be pretty justifiably pissed, too.