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Atl_Buckeye72


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Comment 14 hours ago

This crossed my mind too, especially for the PAC-12. I saw a couple of UCLA players on the news laying out their "demands". Perhaps I'm drinking a little conspiracy theory juice here, but a quick way to shut down an organization movement is to end the season before having to answer to it. Kinda silences the thunder.

Back to the liability discussion, I have heard show after show talking about how the players want to play. However, before the cancellation of the season, I heard a lot about players being unwilling to sign a waiver to play (which could be written where neglect wouldn't be covered by the waiver). That said, other than the players trying to organize at UCLA, I didn't specifically hear any players openly being against the waiver idea. Rather the talking heads and people politicizing this on the media outlets

Comment 22 Jun 2020

I'm certainly not going to argue that golf is viewed by many as an elitist sport. I feel like it became much more reachable by us normal folks with the popularity that Tiger brought to the game. However, if you look at any sport and how much equipment cost then I suppose all sports are elitist. I played softball for a long time and watched the most bad a$$ bats go from $150 to $300 in my time (quite playing about 7 years ago). My buddy at work has an 11 year old kid playing baseball. There are $550 bats for 11 year olds (and they don't last very long). How much are football helmets? Cleats? etc.. Sorry, I just refuse to buy into a sport being elitist bc you can spend a lot of money on gear.

BTW...Good luck with your daughter. I wasn't able to get my daughter into it. If your serious about getting her interested I would recommend getting her lessons. If she is anything like mine, the last person she will take direction from it is me. Instructors have a way of keeping it fun for kids.

Comment 22 Jun 2020

All of your points are valid but you don't have to have $65 short and $80 shirts. Those some of those brands obscenely priced no doubt but not a requirement.

The $500 driver and $1000 irons are items you look at after you have been bitten by the bug and want nicer/newer stuff but not what you would start with. 

Perhaps I am spoiled being in the south. There are probably 100 courses in the surrounding areas of Atlanta. I know some of the typical $50/round semi-private clubs/courses around here have begun offering really affordable options for memberships. Most will waive an initiation fee and charge $200-$250 a month plus your cart fees. These aren't your typical country clubs, just decent courses and a way to cut cost if you play a lot.

I'm not trying to argue with you about your point that golf is expensive. Just pointing out that while golf can be really expensive you don't have to pay all those premium expenses to get into the game. I started with a Wal Mart starter set and played the cheapest crappiest courses I could afford.

Comment 22 Jun 2020

Congrats! Been playing pretty regularly for 25 years and have come within a few inches a handful of times but never found pay dirt. Never witnessed one either. Good for you, pretty cool you were with your wife too. Not sure my wife would get the significance of that achievement.

Comment 22 Jun 2020

This 100%!!!

I am the same age as Tiger. So while he didn't specifically inspire me to play he put he certainly popularized golf and it seems that popularity has slid in the past few years. That said, courses here in Atlanta seem to be doing just fine. 

Comment 22 Jun 2020

Pretty sure that colored balls aren't illegal. Doesn't Bubba Watson use pink balls?

Comment 30 Jan 2020

I was thinking pre-2000's when I saw this. My thought is that O'line (specifically O Pace comes to mind), RB's (B Sanders, OJ) or WR's (Randy Moss) would translate to todays game. However, I struggle with defense just because of the handcuffs that the players have to play with today. Katzenmoyer would get called for targeting every game because, lets face it, everyone was defenseless against him!

Comment 10 Jan 2020

WOW!!! Terrible news. They don't make'em like that any more. My world is a lesser place today. RIP Neil Peart

Comment 08 Jan 2020

I have no argument that the suit is within legal bounds. Just curious that it happens today, the day he transfers.  Any legal situation these days seem to result in a favorable result with the NCAA granting a waiver to a player. Seems like any time a lawyer shows up the NCAA folds

Comment 08 Jan 2020

This happened back in 2017 and the suit is just now being filed!?!? Hmmm. I have to agree with the UGA folks that are claiming that the entire suit is to ensure he is awarded a waiver for immediate eligibility since he will the defendant in a case against the university

Comment 31 Dec 2019

2016 was embarrassing on the field and exposed how stale and predictable our offense was. In turn, lit a fire under the program and was when we started to modernize the offense. 

2019 - A far superior team to 2016. Some miscues and bad breaks but nothing I'm embarrassed about on the field. On the other hand our vocal internet fan base's reaction to the game and calls about bias and conspiracy is an utter embarrassment. 

Comment 31 Dec 2019

This!!!! Times 1000. We had the lead with what 4 minutes and they had 94 yards to go. They scored on 4 plays. I also believe that JF's knee had something to do with our lack of success in the red zone.

This thread is interesting to me bc of the heart felt reactions following the game....our short comings, Clemson's successes and some discussion about the refs. Here we are 3 days later and it seems that a vast majority of our fan base (if you believe what you see on the internet) believes that there is a conspiracy that ESPN is rigging all of college football to make sure that only ACC and SEC are successful. 

Comment 31 Dec 2019

 a walk-on WR, to coach some of the top quarterback recruits in the country? Just WOW WOW WOW BAD BAD AS BAD A HIRE AS THERE EVER WAS WOW BAD

LOL....Wasn't Dabo a walk-on WR? Nick Saban was a nobody player for Kent State. Bill Belichick was a nobody at a non football school. 

There may be an argument for your stance but that ain't it 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

I'm not huge on Dabo but I have to give credit where credit is due. They have put together a hell of a program.

That being said, in my attempts to learn a little more about them and perhaps get a feel for where they felt they had advantages I was dumb enough to go check out their Tigernet fan board last week. Not sure that I need to expound much further on this but I saw a completely different side to their fan base there. I know it isn't fair to judge a fan base on the comments of people on the internet but WOW. 

So...Joe B plus the ridiculous Clemson fans has me pulling for LSU this game

Comment 26 Dec 2019

I would expect clemson To get rid of the ball quickly which psu, wisc and mich had some success with

This has been my thought for the past three games and I haven't heard any of the analyst mentioning it. I expect to see a lot of the same from Clemson. 

Comment 20 Dec 2019

If parity is goal then NIL isn't the way to achieve it.

I'm a believer in the 4 team play off from the POV of crowning the best team (expanding playoff's only further clouds the waters with lesser deserving teams). However, with only 4 teams in the playoffs you further concentrate the powerful teams. Meaning, most fan bases are pulling for the playoffs and going last year doesn't satisfy not going this year. If we don't make the playoffs, really how excited are you to play in a New Years 6? Or an Outback bowl? So, to keep more fanbases energized and perhaps even expand the field of truly relevant teams then you have to expand the playoffs.

The other part that makes sure that parity will never occur is the recruiting system that we currently have. The system that we have in place right now is like taking all the teams that make the playoffs in the the NFL and only allowing those teams to take all the picks in the first 2 rounds following draft. Pretty sure that I would never support a measure that restricted where a kid could choose to go but if you really want parity then this is a big glaring area IMO.

Comment 16 Dec 2019

I feel like 1985 is a solid line and those born before are super pissed about this and those born after understand reality.

Really? That is about as dumb of a comment as I have seen on this board. Generalize much??