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Comment 24 Jun 2017
There is not much more to the story, nobody else that I know of has ever speculatated this could happen. I just think that it's a unique opportunity for LeBron to force out an unpopular owner by saying, "if I leave the value of the franchise will plummet, so you should sell high and step aside." It's obvious that LeBron doesn't like Gilbert, going back to his refusal to pay the luxury tax before he left for Miami, then the comic sans letter of course, and now once LeBron comes back and wins him a title, he fires the GM against LeBron's wishes just to save a little bit of money. I think LeBron is sick of making money for Dan Gilbert and knows that he is the only player in the history of the nba (including even Jordan), with the power to force a change of ownership. The bulls would still be (and still were) a major market team in Chicago when Jordan left, the Cavs would be worth potentially a billion dollars less without LeBron. The Bucks sold for 700 million dollars 3 years ago, the Clippers sold for 2 billion soon after. There is a huge discrepancy in values of franchises based on market, success, and personnel. Maybe Lebron wants to go LA, but maybe he'd rather stay in Cleveland and bring in an ownership team that would welcome him to buy in after he retires. The Obama reference was just because various ownership groups who would look to buy teams have expressed interest in adding Obama to their partnership.
Comment 15 Feb 2017

It's available on the Go90 app. Go90 is owned by Verizon, but is a free app for anybody. The only Go90 benefit to Verizon subscribers is if you are using cellular data, it doesn't count against your data plan. 

Like KennyRd said, you can also watch it on a desktop. I've had luck casting from a phone to tv using chromecast and apple tv too.

Edit: Also, I don't know if it's because of cookies on my own browser, but all those links on the page seem to go to Part 2 of Episode 1. Just a heads up.

Comment 11 Nov 2016

I don't think that's what he's implying because he mentions a player visiting a school (school B) to actually see the away team play (school A).

I think this would mean don't worry if someone like Chase Young goes to Maryland for a visit this weekend, because he could actually be going to see Ohio State play. Same with someone high on the Buckeyes setting up a visit with Michigan State next weekend.

I don't see why he would include the part about wanting to see the away school if he was talking about Wade visiting Bama or something.

Comment 17 Jun 2016

Thanks so much, Birm. Not just for all the great content, but for being an amazing ambassador to recruits and their familes for both 11w and The Ohio State University. Sad to see you go, but excited to see where you're going. 

Edit: I keep thinking what could be better than recruiting analyst for 11w? BIRM RECRUITING ANALYST FOR MARS MISSIONS CONFIRMED.

Comment 08 May 2016

Unfortunately, there may be more to it than just the fact that some violent people play football because of its physical nature. There is a documentary called The Crash Reel (it's sometimes viewable on HBO Go). The subject of the documentary was a world class snowboarder who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

There is a scene in the documentary when the snowboarder is meeting with a nuerologist. They are going over test results of a CAT scan (I think it was a CAT scan, it may have been an fMRI). In the scene, the nuerologist says he watches Sportscenter and sees the highlights at one end and then all the violent arrest reports on the other, and people think they are unrelated. They may not be. The documentary makes a compelling case that traumatic brain injuries can drastically change your personality, especially your ability to empathize, making you a less caring, often more violent person.

The nuerologist shows the snowboarder a chart with his results on it (colored areas of the brain show signs of damage). The nuerologist then shows a chart of a veteran NFL running back for a comparison. The running back (who never suffered one official traumatic brain injury, but rather multiple less-serious concussions) had way more damage done to his brain. So this would seem to mean that the hits suffered over a life of football can make someone less empathetic and more violent, even if they were always a good person otherwise.

It's very sad, and hard to think about, especially as a fan, player, or parent. This is why we need to have a better understanding of the science behind concussions as soon as possible.

Also, for what it's worth, I think it's in poor taste for the OP to take pleasure in a player on another team being abusive to a woman.

Comment 24 Mar 2016
Sad loss. Here is a sort of memoriam I wrote on Shandling, and his legacy, for those interested:
Comment 17 Mar 2016
When Xavier missed that free throw I jumped up off my couch, in the process knocking the remote on the floor. The screen went black for a second, then came back on. I had hit guide. So now the game was on in a tiny corner of the screen. I watched Lewis bury that shot from about 3 inches away from the screen. Thank god the sound stayed too, so I got to hear Gus's classic call.
Comment 13 Mar 2016

The best advice I can give is wherever you end up, make sure you are on a ladder you'd like climbing. Anywhere you go, whatever you do, you'll have to pay your dues. Most people, though, end up climbing a ladder they have no interest in climbing, and that stymies their motivation, development, and job satisfaction. 

Your job isn't everything, but it is how you will spend a lot of your time. You should enjoy it. That doesn't mean you will enjoy it right away, but you should work in a profession and at a business that has a position you can work your butt of to get that you would enjoy. You will probably work your butt off anyway, because jobs are dwindling and it's sink or swim, so you may as well work towards a job you want.

Comment 21 Feb 2016
I think Brad Stevens is the biggest draw about Boston. It is incredible what he is doing with that team. Stevens is very highly regarded in NBA circles, Popovich said the Spurs used to watch his tapes while he was at Butler to learn stuff. I think Durant is going to re-sign a one-year deal in OKC, to time it up with Westbrook and Ibaka, and don't realistically see him ending up on the Celtics, but I believe Stevens may be the deciding factor for a big free agent or two over the next couple years.