this may be of some local interest
I don't know if anyone listens to Colin, I know a lot of people don't care for him, which could really apply to anyone on tv/radio today.
More interestingly, there is a statistic that says 49% of NBA players have an "elite" athlete in their family. Elite meaning they played professionally, internationally, or D1. The NFL and MLB is significantly lower, at less than 20%. So when it comes to nepotism, from an athletic standpoint, do you think it is better genes or better exposure/opportunities, or both? Does it depend on the sport?
Also of interest, the average NBA player is 11 inches taller (6'6) than the average American, which would obviously suggest it is more genetic.
I'm not a big person at all, 6'1, 160 lbs soaking wet, ran a 4'5 forty at age 33 (and lost by a half step to Da'Shawn Hand who was 6'4 280 at the time. ) Da'shawn's dad is 6'3 and maybe 185ish, but was an all-conference receiver in high school. I just assumed my kid would be a D1 level talent, because I would encourage him to start at a good age, I would put him in the right position form the start, I would hold him back a year if necessary as I was a late bloomer, and I have a good friend who is well-respected and connected coach. I'm also aware that part of this is wishful thinking and Al Bundy type reminiscing, but I can't be the only person who thought or thinks this...right?
(Also, Colin is still making nice with Harbaugh, so he is defending Harbaugh vs Saban, pointing out Saban complains about what he doesn't like eg. Chip Kelly's no huddle offense as being "bad for the kids" as well as pointing out his lack of Harbaugh-level success at MSU and in the NFL)
The internet's cure for depression.
I love me some Alabama comments section. LOL
Sometimes I hate social media, and its abuse by clueless morans. I just read an account of an absolute idiot. A Michigan fan who doesn't care for ANYTHING in Ohio didn't like the fact that DPJ is rooting for the Cavs to win over the Warriors. So he ended up getting in a twitter fight with a teenager. A prospect. This never ends well.
Moral of the story: never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, contact a recruit. Don't tell a recruit what to do. I hate this so much, I'd like for the mods here to out Wayne Bateman, and ban him from mgoblog, or send him deep, deep into Bolivia. Personally, I don't use twitter, and can't imagine trying to find a recruit with other forms of social media. Just horrible, irritating, wrong. Don't be that guy.
Edit: Here is a pic of Wayne Bateman before he took his twitter account down.
Edit 2: I believe his real name is Chris Grant, and he is from Lima, Ohio, or thereabouts.
beaten by a second
I love that he didn't call him by name.
"Amazing" to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly "amazing."— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 1, 2016
He has very serious concerns about compliance, yet is sending his staff to satellite camps. 'aight?