The opening uses (or at least used at one time) a weight sensing pad not the traditional vertical measuring device, I am sure that made a difference.
Just another example of why the NCAA needs to just release the players' rights to their own likeness. Would absolve the NCAA of a lot of policing and people clamoring to pay the players. So many other amateur sports have done it successfully, NCAA should be next.
That seems to cut the other way from what you are saying. It is quite hard to convict someone without pretty strong evidence that goes beyond witness testimony. So often people who did commit the act are acquitted because it is easy to build a case for reasonable doubt.
Regardless, the judicial system has completed its processes in this case, so he has earned the right to move forward with his life in the eyes of the law.
Apparently there are now reports indicating that he hit a guy who had been harassing a woman Zeke was with. Still not a great response, but provides some needed context.
What I would prefer is some sort of series of scrimmages in the spring that wouldn't count toward ranking or anything. Essentially a chance for young players and walk-ons to play without burning eligibility, get to see interesting match ups because winning and losing wouldn't really matter. Kind of like spring training for baseball or summer league for basketball.
So you are saying they are employees, you just think that paying them in kind is enough. Like if pepsi paid its employees in pepsi, NBD right? My thing is why should we or anyone else get to decide that tuition, room, and board are all that athletes deserve to be paid?
works for all the pro teams, not sure why it would be a mess.
Not sure why people are afraid of that. Seems like if someone wants to give their money away they should be allowed to. Watch out for those gift taxes though.
Olympics already showed what a farce "amateurism" is at this level. Not sure that is worth hanging your hat on.
I don't know if you were referring to me, but I've been saying this for years. It will bring what's already happening into the light. I think it will level the playing field more, because people trying to follow the rules won't be getting screwed.
I'm not sure why that is a catch? If someone wants to gift me $50k I'll take it. Players should be able to do so as well. Also the playing field is already unequal and that's not changing.
Pretty easy to just give them access to the rights to their likeness. No salary required, all athletes would have the same rights. The market outside of the college would determine their value. And EA Sports could license their likenesses like they do in other sports.
Jordan Hall injured his foot while walking his dog. Can't live in a bubble, stuff happens. Hopefully he'll heal well and the young guys are ready.
This is a pretty misleading headline. He had an inconclusive test result due to a diluted sample. Now the question is, why was it diluted? Did he try to drink too much water to throw off the test because he thought he would test positive for something? Did he have food poisoning like he claims? Did he just get sponsored by Recovery Water?
There is no conclusive evidence that he had anything illicit in his system, but obviously there will be some concerns when you combine this with his altercation in the medical facility that got him sent home from the combine.
And that's certainly your prerogative, but they still probably made the best long term decision for the team. Real fans would rather see the team win a championship in the summer, than see him play some random game in November.
But it turns out that isn't the end goal. In college football it pretty much is because you have to in order to make the playoffs. In the NFL, players often sit out games 15 or 16 on teams that have clinched or on awful teams that are out. No reason to care about a random game in April.
I still can't believe this is even a question. If I knew my coach wasn't taking the optimum strategy for being prepared to win a championship, I would be pissed.
I don't see anything wrong with any of this. The coaches back then were idiots, taking a worse strategy to avoid appearing "weak" is just dumb. And now players are trying to make the most money for the least amount of effort? Isn't that literally what everyone is always trying to do in a capitalist economic system? If you could find a job where I worked half as much and made twice as much, who would turn it down? Also I believe MLB gets paid a lot more than anyone due to lack of salary cap.
Matching Samuel in the shuttle is pretty impressive though. Being able to cut and accelerate is closer to what he has to do as a WR anyways.
Curtis with a 4.31 unofficially. That is blazing.
Love the socks on these unis.
Felt appropriate to bump this thread tonight. Nice call on the unis. I think the socks are the best part to be honest.
I don't think so, he doesn't have great knee drive on his stride so he always looks like he is running in soft sand. He maintains his top end speed well, but he doesn't have great top end speed so someone can run him down if they also have good speed endurance.
I think it likely comes down to who wins The Game. Harbaugh will win COY if they win, Urban if we win. Maybe Riley from the West could steal it if they win out, but other than that. I think it is between us and them.