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Comment 04 Jul 2017

Like him or not, Clay Travis wrote an interesting article on sportswriting. He writes frequently about the business of sports coverage. 

Niche sites like 11W or outkick can make a business out of quality of original content. Most general purpose sports sties care more about generating clicks than quality content. 

Is Sportswriting Dead?

Comment 10 May 2017

Net Neutrality is a big government solution to a problem that doesn't exist. 

With each passing year ISPs provide faster service and the barriers for new ISPs to enter the market decreases as fast as the cost of the equipment to power the internet decreases. 

Net Neutrality is all about certain big businesses trying to get a bigger piece of the pie vs other big businesses. The government should not get involved - the consumer will decide which ISPs and which content providers they want to purchase from. 

Comment 09 May 2017

Agree with your comment that his last name being Paterno shouldn't be held against him. however in this case his last name being Paterno is the only thing that got him elected. 

Comment 06 May 2017

NYWoodyFan - No one is saying Paterno (or Larry Johnson, or anyone else) knew about Sandusky's crimes while Sandusky was a coach. You've defended Paterno from a crime nobody has accused him of committing. 

Paterno was told of the allegations about Sandusky in 1999. To have allowed him shower access with a minor after that was a huge error in judgement. Then when the GA went to Paterno to report a disturbing incident between Sandusky and a minor in the incident which he made clear was a rape when he was in front of a wait a couple days and pass the buck onto the University AD/President was inexcusable and likely illegal. Because of Paterno's silence that kid never got help/counseling following the rape. Because of Paterno's silence several other kids were raped by Sandusky AFTER the PSU incident which should have put an end to Sandusky's days as a free man.

Hell yes I'm self righteous when it comes to people who appear to have cared more about the reputation of their team than protecting minors from a rapist. 

Comment 17 Feb 2017

Does seem like a small issue, but that's the whole point of the 'straw that broke the camel's back' analogy. See Knight, Bobby for another example of a coach whose final straw was a relatively minor offense. 

Comment 11 Feb 2017

PSU started off very transparent and has since made a hard retreat. They accepted sanctions from the NCAA then retreated and demanded to get the Paterno wins back. Members of their board who signed off on the Freech report now say they regret doing so. The university went so far as to honor Joe Paterno at one of last year's games - something that could never happen if they even remotely accepted the Freech report. 

What saved PSU is that the NCAA lost all credibility due to the O'Bannon antitrust case against, the corruption in prosecuting Miami U, the ongoing PR debacle from sharing so little of the revenues with players, etc. The entity enforcing agreed upon penalties against PSU lost power and decided to make a hard retreat rather than fight for the victims.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

We actually hit on a highly rated DT from far away this year in top recruit 100 Haskell Garrett. Had he waited until signing day to announce it would be a thunderous boom. 

Comment 22 Jan 2017

My view is that there was good cause for IU to fire Wilson (otherwise he would have fought for the millions left on his contract) AND that he is a great hire as an offensive coordinator. 

If I were an AD at any level I would not hire him as a head coach, but I would hire his an an offensive coordinator. Offensive coordinators do not have authority over any of the things that got Wilson fired at IU. 

I have confidence in the OSU strength staff. They have a stable leader with a history of developing players and no issues around putting injured players back out on the playing field. 

Comment 16 Jan 2017

I think the main reason the semi final game ratings were up this year vs. last (both on NYE) was because at least the games were played earlier this year - less competition with NYE parties.