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Comment 16 hours ago

We (fans, bloggers, press) need to stop taking non-CFP bowls seriously.  With the transfer portal, 4 Game red-shirts, future NFL players holding out and coaches moving, it is nearly impossible to take these games seriously.  They should be called 'The Winter Scrimmage' (not too different than the Spring Game).  The primary benefit of these games is 15 days of extra off-season practice and a gift bag from the scrimmage's primary sponsor.

Comment 19 Nov 2019

Agree, sort of.  The committee should just rank the conference champs (and undefeated non-conf teams?  They need an 'in' for ND).  Win it on the field.  None of the best win, worst loss, eye test crap.  Plus that (most years) gives 4 power 5 teams into the playoffs.  And the #1 seed would probably have an easier path (today that would mean LSU playing Oregon??).

What other sport puts the best into their playoffs?  None!

Comment 01 Nov 2019

Will the school even matter?  We seem to be think of 'traditional' likeness usages (used car lot commercial, etc.).  What about social media?  Some goofball QB from a D3 school could have 1M followers and end up making more than the QB from OSU.

While a bigger school will more than likely bring more followers.  That doesn't have to be the case.  Ask your teenagers who are the 'biggest' social media 'stars' that they follow.  You'll probably want to drive your head thru a wall after seeing the stuff they actually make money on.  The world of 'social media influencers' is really crazy and quite fickle.

So, I wouldn't worry about the QB missing practice for shooting a commercial for a local used car lot.  I would be more concerned about the QB missing practice for shooting his latest YouTube video in which he does some crazy antics that he has been practicing in his 'off-time'.

Comment 22 Oct 2019

How is Clemson's SOS only few points behind ours (@40 we are @31)?  Their schedule seems to be really weak.

FWIW, here are a few more 'rankings' worth looking at now that we more than half-way thru the schedule.  Interesting to see where each one puts their emphasis....

Comment 30 Sep 2019

Maybe I'm a sky is falling type, but honestly this if this becomes the norm or even something like it, I'd rather they drop the concept of collegiate athletics and switch to a full on professional (lower level of course) or club (player pays for school and league fees).  I don't want academic institutions working in this space.  Make a semi-pro league that rents the facilities from schools.

Comment 19 Sep 2019

 and they have never beaten the rival Cincinnati Bearcats

I always thought OU was their rival.  Or is this a Michigan/Michigan State thing "Our real rival is MSU not OSU..."?

When I attended OU 87-92, Miami Redskins were definitely our rival.  Though we did have a thing with Ball State in basketball that I never understood.

Comment 04 Sep 2019

I don't feel bad for the owners, it is the bottom half? third? of the roster that gets screwed by these huge contracts.  The teams end paying the top-10 roster spots (way too) big money and the next few spots get ok money.  The of the roster gets minimums (which is really, really low compared to other sports).   

Sometimes I think the NFL needs higher mins as well as capped max (like the NBA).  Though maybe there is another option I haven't thought of...

Comment 28 May 2019

Had PSU had a tiny bit of defense or a slightly better goalie, they would have been in the finals over Yale.  But PSU's defense looked like a JV high-school squad for most of the semi-final match against Yale.

Comment 28 May 2019

Agree.  Only Penn has slowed him down this past year and even then he was doing well.  In the final he was almost a non-factor.

I honestly think the whole Yale team was a bit gassed.

Comment 28 May 2019

My family watched it as well.  My son plays (just finished his freshman year in HS), tourney season now runs for the next 4-5 weeks.

I thought the game was great for 3 reasons...

  1. Defense actually won the game.  Which is odd given the new shot clock and crazy scoring that happened earlier in the bracket.
  2. TD was neutralized.  I really, really, hate men's lacrosse face-offs.  I suspect TD was tired/injured as he typically has a huge impact on the game.
  3. The refs swallowed their whistles.  There was quite a bit of hard hitting that would have been flagged all season long and probably in the early rounds of the play-offs.  IMO, at the College level and up, it should be a more physical game.