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osu78 12th Warrior

MEMBER SINCE   August 22, 2013

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Comment 1 hour ago

I have no allusions some team wouldn’t take a chance at picking him up cheap given a chance.  It’s a business and given the upside and low cost of taking him someone  would probably take the chance. .  

Comment 6 hours ago

You could make that argument for many teams. We could have beat Rutgers with Chug in there, maybe not by as much but he showed he could score. So do you set your starter until you obviously need him to prevent a disaster? If Young was not suspended should he have been sat anyway> I mean, it's obvious he was not needed in the game.

Comment 6 hours ago

I get what you are saying, but by that logic no first round projection should play another snap once they've established their ability. I'd argue even second rounders, and possibly some below that, should do the same as they are looking at around a million dollars or more as well.

If it were my son, it'd be a tough call. I get being part of a team and what that means, but at the same time the money is tough to ignore.

Here's a question for those that are familiar with the injury insurance:
IIRC, it only pays out if a player cannot play, not if the draft stock drops due to an injury. A team could very well pick Tua in a late round, hoping to get a bargain, leaving Tua with no insurance payout and a much smaller signing bonus and no guaranteed contract. Is that the case?

If so, that complicates the decision since insurance is essentially an all or nothing deal...

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Mizzou would qualify as an AAU member but VA Tech would not, although it arguably would meet the AAU criteria for membership; for the same reason ND does not meet the B1G membership criteria.

As for what Rutgers and UMD bring to the B1G, the big benefit and driving reasons for membership is research. Adding them adds to the B1G's research footprint and that is where the serious money is; not in football or TV rights. The B1G is a research consortium first and foremost; it just happens that sports is the most visible, if not most lucrative, aspect of membership.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

I admit I missed that. As a side note, UMD has a NASA rocket named after it’s mascot. Are there any other schools with the same claim?

Comment 14 Nov 2019

I tuna in this thread and all I see reel odd posts. I won’t call it click bait so I’ll just clam up.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

I disagree the TV market was why we added Rutgers, They and MD are first and foremost major research universities and the prospect of increasing research dollars drove the decision; sports were merely an added benefit. Research money dwarfs sports and is the big driver of B1G membership. Rutgers brought in another major research university and all the benefits of collaboration as well as political support for research dollars. Follow the money is very relevant in the argument of why we added them and why they joined the B1G.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

PSU lost a game they should have won. I don’t think Minn is as good as Bama. LSU/BAMA was a toss up. Should PSU have been ranked higher? Probably? Are there teams that should be higher than Bama? Yes.  This gives Bama and advantage to sneak in. Time will tell how this is sorted.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

My experience is it has been easy to sell tickets to friends at face for any game. I have a group that wants to go to a game each year, I have decent seats and it lets me go to a game each year as well. The dynamic pricing makes it easier to sell the less desirable games if I can’t find a friend who wants to go. They’ve sold on Stubhub where I at least break even. I’m not out to make a buck, just get to a game and help some fellow Buckeyes out. Of course, every other year I get the TTUN “available?” texts....

Comment 13 Nov 2019

Don’t forget NJ other great invention: Jersey barriers.  Rutgers may wish they had installed some Saturday.