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Comment 14 Jul 2017

I think that line is:

Does University receive money for the production and dissemination of the marketing piece?  I don't think this affects recruiting. 

If the receive a player (goal is recruiting) - No - not a problem.

If they receive $$$ (Honda) - Yes - Get agreement with said player likeness and share. 

They could draw also draw up terms of the agreement that were to detail what the person (past player) allows and doesn't allow.  Yes You can use my info on recruiting. No you can't use it on a sign with a corporate sponser.

Spielman is just saying that there should be an agreement between individuals and university.  I'm sure a common agreement could be put together that most would sign. The award winners (from heisman to ray guy) might get a little bit of a different agreement and might actually get some funds.  Non award winners offer no value other than stock art for generic marketing pieces. 

Would be interesting to see this play out. I would guess most players trying to get on their feet after college would be pretty easy to work with ("Yes, PLEASE put my picture somewhere!"). It would be the small percentage that get to the NFL that would drive a negotiation.... (at most universities, of course everyone goes to NFL from Ohio State).

I frankly only see this as a benefit to the "Haves".  Recruits will go to places that are a marketing machine that can pay more money in an after performance agreement. ...It will consolidate talent to the bigger universities. There will be a greater divide between the Haves and the Have Nots.  Hey- since we are the Haves we should be good with this, right?  Or... maybe this is already happening in that they aggregate to the places that will get them the NFL $$$'s. 

Not that every kid is going for the NFL $$$'s. Plenty go for academics as well... but similarly... those kids won't be influenced by this. 

Comment 26 Jun 2017

"Nittany Lion looks like an entertainer at kid's birthday party who has to be watched at all times. "

Trust... your.... instincts. 

Damn... it goes all the way down to the mascot level!

Comment 14 Jun 2017

Include all Sports. Add some kind of normalizing factor to standardize the sports score against its relative competition. Take a Top 10 (so small athletic departments can get the same number of scores). Voila- you have a comparison of how schools do against their peers in the sports they choose to compete in. 

This is something that a stats class could do as a project. 

Comment 02 May 2017

Interesting. I think the football draft is more merit based. In general I think the guys getting drafted in football have produced in college and produced their way to a first round pick. Plus they've been in a program for at least 3 years out of high school so there is more data for teams to determine their draft position.  In basketball, the kid may not have been a game changer in his one year but could be a high pick on potential. 

Anybody who wants to argue can point to a high percentage of busts in either sport. 

But the case I am making is that the kid will have more likely produced for his program in football than basketball.  So... to not contend for basketball titles with a bunch of first round picks could be more forgivable as their draft pick being on potential. You generally can not make the argument that a first round football player did not produce at a high level for his football program. IE- the connection between first round pick correlating to actual college stud is, I would argue, higher in football than basketball.  

Comment 20 Mar 2017

I put my blood fued aside and hoped they would knock offer dirty pitino and the cards. Then it came roaring back when Beilein had to get on his high horse and talk about M*ch*gan being the greatest university in the world.  Those arrogant b*tches will get my support no longer.  Go Ducks!

Comment 14 Mar 2017

Thanks Mike.  You are viewing this as sexual assault (no joking matter) and I am not (thus, a joking matter).

I am not condoning sexual assault.  Anyone who thinks this is sexual assault is a very black and white person on this very serious issue.  If I thought it had an ounce of sexual assault in it, I wouldn't think it is a joking or laughing matter.  I see people that are each 'actors' in the scene and are clearly both comfortable with what is happening. This isn't somebody 'grabbing  her by the p****" in a night club in a random act... which is disgusting.  This is a girl that is clearly raising the flirtatious stakes and a guy that called her on it and took it one step further.  He didn't grab anything. He didn't force a situation. He didn't pin her up against a wall in a bar. Nothing here would scar very many girls who would put themselves in this situation to begin with.  In the alternative world where she really didn't want that to happen she could recuse herself from the situation and be fine. 

Ever Kiss a girl?  Well - not you (clearly not you)... but put yourself in those shoes.  If men and woman are going to continue to reproduce in this world then guys and girls are going to have to be flirtatious and chances are going to need to be taken that might be construed by some as inappropriate, etc. 

I can't find the delete button, so I guess I will have to hit Save.... 

Comment 16 Feb 2017

I was at the original white out in 2005. Straight out of college and with my girlfriend now wife. They talked sh*t after they won. Other than that, it was a nice experience and I came away in awe of the environment. 

In my mind, the only rivalry is between the atmosphere in The Shoe and the white out.  Ya, they care and they've picked us off a couple of times... and their fans are increasingly arrogant a**holes in the face of immortalizing a child rapist enabler.... but they just don't move the needle for me on the hate scale.  M*ch*gan just is so much better at being arrogant pompous a**holes. 

Plus, I grew up during the Cooper years. Sorry, but nothing compares to what I feel for m*ch*gan. That hate burns bright. 

Comment 07 Feb 2017

I appreciate the work putting this together, but I think I would state it as:

You must recruit at an elite level to complete at an elite level. However, recruiting at an elite level does not guarantee you will compete at an elite level. 

Comment 15 Dec 2016

Probably very tough to keep that perspective when all these adults are shining light up their ass. That's probably why they gravitate to a guy like Meyer (and probably a lot of coaches) who tells them they need to come in and work and get better.  OR they just go to Kentucky to keep the good feelings going. 

Comment 15 Dec 2016

Most of these kids are probably just trying to keep everyone up to date because people are asking, and 11W is reporting it and creating content from it... because we the fans ask for it and click on it.  

If you don't like the way it's headed - simply vote with your click (or non-click as it were).