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Comment 18 Sep 2019

In regards to the California model, i think if a kid elects to profit off their likeness, they should have to forego the scholarship money allotted to them and those funds go into the general scholarship fund. 

If you wish to accept endorsement deals, you're responsible for paying your own tuition.  It'll make some kids stop & think if it's worth it or not.  For some it's a no-brainer (Zion, Trevor Lawrence, etc) For those who elect to forego scholly money, those funds get transferred into the general scholarship fund, which in turn helps other current/future students (and current/future alumni)

Comment 13 Sep 2019

Hard to not like Ediie Money songs...classic pop rock singer. My fav Eddie song is Gimme Some Water. 

 Is there even a modern day equivalent to the Moneys, Mellencamps, Petty's, Stewarts, hell even Huey Lewis??   Maybe Adam Levine? John Mayer? 

Comment 30 Aug 2019

I think the style points will come if they're able to stop team defensively this year.   38-10 is just as convincing as 56-28 in my mind.

Comment 29 Aug 2019

Every team in the country would be nervous if their QB1 went down.  Think Bama wants to ride Mac Jones to the promise land? Or Clemson with Chase Brice (isn't he a country singer?).  Your expectations definitely drop when the back up QB is called upon, but that's where the D needs to step up & grind out some W's 

Comment 29 Aug 2019

I used to be the same way, but most B-I-B have 60-100 night trials.  Shopping brick in mortar does allow you to kick the tires a bit, but laying on a mattress for 30 sec vs sleeping on one are two different things.  Don't get me wrong, I'm still a bit nervous about a mattress showing up via UPS

Comment 16 Aug 2019

When he has time to throw he looks fine...unfortunately, he doesn't have much time to throw on most possessions.   I only watched a couple series, but he seemed to do well for this being his second "live action" game.  The TD pass was nice, defender in his face & he threw a strike to the receive.  Rookie QB, gonna be a lot of ups & downs this year. 

Comment 15 Aug 2019

Me as well...not shocked they lost, but to take such a beating, wowzers.   If there's any consolation, the 2014 B10 championship where we were on the right side of a absolute dominating performance, in route to a national title...that was fun.  The most depressing thing about the '06 title game was that it gave birth to the SEC-speed propaganda.

Comment 07 Aug 2019

As for Forde, i have never understood why BTN puts him on the air.  I don't recall him ever saying anything positive about a B1G team. I don't expect the commentators to gush over the schools, but WTF would you put a guy on the air that has nothing positive to say about the teams your channel is trying to promote?

Comment 07 Aug 2019

Two things:

I find it hard to believe there isn't any correlation between the lack of reporting on these topics and the connection ESPN/ABC/Disney has with these schools/conferences.  The ESPN/SEC tie that binds is well known and the ESPN/ACC partnership for the ACC Network was founded in July of 2016...when did Clemson become a consistent contender?   Now it will get interesting with the recent Disney purchase of Fox...ESPN will own Fox Sports if you will.

Why doesn't Ramzy or the 11W staff as a whole do a more in-depth investigation into some of these stories? "The upside and resources for conducting investigations are both at historic lows, while the risks for putting yourself out there, swinging and missing - are high".  I would agree from a "national" media group perspective, but 11W is the craft beer of media...and we know what kind of impact craft beer has had on the beer industry

Comment 06 Aug 2019

Smith touched on all of this stuff in the most recent Podcast episode.  He stated that he flew to Tuscaloosa & met with Saban & the other coaches on staff.  Don't remember all the details but he indicated the job was there if he wanted it but he didn't want to leave his kids in Columbus. 

He shits on OSU a fair amount during the whole episode, some warranted (why the info dump on the first day of camp? Not fair to the players), some not so much (taking a few jabs at Drake, Urban, Schiano).  All in all, cant blame him for defending himself, but it also comes across as petty