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Comment 14 Sep 2020

If you paid any attention, you saw the difference between a 13,14 win team that has a very good chance at winning it all versus a team that will win 4-5 games this season, if lucky. A veteran head coach, dynamic play makers versus the 2020 version of new kids on the block.

Sure the Browns suffered major injuries at some key defensive positions but you have to go in with one of two sets of mentality, wide open football trying to outscore the opponent or grind it out football, clock control with one of the best running back tandems in the league and keep the defense on the sidelines. Instead the Browns give up 38 points, which could have been 50 if Baltimore pushed it and just 6 points on offense, forcing the ball to Beckham.


 

Comment 13 Sep 2020

Dolan lost his main minority investor when he went and purchased the Royals. For some reason he has not been able to locate and sign up a replacement. In reality the Cleveland area has been on a slow decline for many years and supporting three major league franchises may be too much to ask. Dolan doesn't have the deep pockets of the other two teams to sustain an attendance decline long term, the Tribe may have to be sold or relocate at some point.

Comment 12 Sep 2020

They could always have gone the pay per view route, if priced at a reasonable rate a few hundred thousand buys would be realistic. The real problem is the lack of time to make it happen, these contracts don't write themselves, its not like they have a pre-written outline and fill in the details then have the parties sign off on it.

Not sure how the broadcasts contracts are written, and if games vs Nebraska and Iowa would be considered conference games but I recall years ago that the ACC and SEC had it in their contracts that if a game wasn't on broadcast tv it could be broadcast on pay per view.

I attached a sample press release, so yest there is precedent

https://seminoles.com/florida-state-vs-wake-forest-will-be-available-on-pay-per-view/

Comment 12 Sep 2020

He can get legally paid working a job above what the ncaa allows for one. He can return home and live with his parents for free if he wants. He can workout more hours than the ncaa allows

Comment 11 Sep 2020

Yet there are many consumer goods going out of business or near that point. These are the types of companies that love to advertise on these sports broadcasts

Comment 10 Sep 2020


You are young and you are the future
So suck it up and tough it out
And be the best you can

John Mellencamp- Minutes to Memories

Comment 10 Sep 2020

The state of Indiana prevented fans from attending the largest single day sporting event, the Indy 500. A facility that can hold some 300,000 people was empty except for the teams, officials, very limited media and a few sponsor guests. The had plans starting at about 50% capacity and that number was moved down several times until that number become zero.

Comment 07 Sep 2020

when you got the blues, deep pain here

A friend told me
That your girl is calling some other man daddy

Ohhhh, oh man, I've dreaded this fateful day
I ought to go home and get my gun
And blow his ass away

They say there's a law about it
I don't care
 

Robert Cray- I Can't Go Home

Comment 07 Sep 2020


I keep thinkin' 'bout that night in Memphis,
I thought I was in Heaven.
But I was stumblin' through the parking lot
of an invisible seven eleven.

zz top- my heads in mississippi


We weren't in love oh no far from it
We weren't searching for some pie in the sky summit
We were just young and restless and bored
Living by the sword
And we'd steal away every chance we could
To the backroom, the alley, the trusty woods
I used her she used me
But neither one cared
We were getting our share

bob seger- night moves

Comment 04 Sep 2020

I sure hope I am proven wrong, but of all the leaders in the conference, it is Mitch Daniels, head of Purdue, who has disappointed me the most. He has all the experience needed in times like these as a former two term Governor of Indiana. He, of all the university heads, should know how the world of good public relations and interaction works. He should be well versed in emergency and crisis management. He has been in his current position since 2013, he should know nearly all the people in similar positions by now.

I have no idea if he has any input as to how any this was handled, the media silence, the lack of transparency, until a lawsuit was filed has been a bad stain on the entire conference. At a time where strong leadership is needed the most he has been mostly silent.

Comment 01 Sep 2020

When much of the scheduled consisted of playing Kansas City, Detroit and the White Sox, it shouldn't be that hared to post an over .500 record on a yearly basis. Those other three franchises were at rock bottom and just now the White Sox and Royals show any signs of improvement.

The Royals went into rebuild mode after 2015, Detroit hasn't done much since 2012.

Comment 01 Sep 2020

That was the mindset that many other schools have had as well. Once you fall from grace for more than a year it is difficult to comeback. Just look at the state of football at schools like USC, FSU, Tenn., All three were at or near the top of the college football world, fell form grace and are struggling to get back.

OSU was lucky to have Meyer and Day as coaches in waiting plus little turnover at the highest levels of administration, coaching and staff.

Comment 31 Aug 2020

Salary dump to say the least. Dolan has a big hole with the team finances since his co-owner left and bought the Royals. He has yet to replace that investment money and probably won't in this period of uncertainty. Lindor won't be signed long term, Santana is over the budget. The Indians are quickly becoming the Rays or A's.

The cable tv money isn't enough to finance a high payroll year after year. The Indians may be counting on other teams with budget issues as well and veteran players can't get big money long term contracts.

Comment 31 Aug 2020

There are some odd details in the police report, the report says the incident occurred at 411 Chittenden and followed a blood trail all the way to 42 E. 11th.

Google maps says it is 0.6 of a mile and there had to be a lot of blood to create that long of a trail especially at night to follow. We have no idea if there were additional 911 calls made but there is no indication that he or anyone contacted 911 from 42 E. 11th Ave.

I'm sure that more details will come to light and there are more questions than answers at this time. He is very lucky to be alive and hopefully he is enroute to a speedy and full recovery.

Comment 31 Aug 2020

The average person who died with covid has 2.6 factors that were pre-existing, obsesity, dementia, diabetes as an example. Did it make those issues worse, very highly likely and did contribute to a much earlier death.

If we as a nation learns anything from this, we need to change our lifestyles to minimize or eliminate those pre-existing conditions. Change your diet, lose the extra weight, get rid of the stress on your immune system. Something as simple as getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals each day.

Comment 30 Aug 2020

Just goes to show you that spending years collecting degrees doesn't give you common sense, integrity or a fighting spirit. Based on their actions, it is easier to hide in a shell and avoid reasonable questioning behind the decision making process.

Comment 29 Aug 2020

what makes no sense to me, if Warren is afraid of students unionizing, how would he be capable of dealing with a powerful union of nfl players if his ultimate goal is Goodell's job.

Comment 28 Aug 2020

I haven't found a copy on line, but I would love to know what the bylaws of the conference say about required record keeping of all meetings held to conduct conference business