"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
Boy, oh boy. Where has my old friend RoboHenne gone? Don't let your wife do this to you, men. Sure as hell don't let her post it to Facebook.
So today I noticed on the Groupon site for Honolulu that they are offering tickets to the Hawaii Bowl (Dec 24th, Fresno State vs Southern Methodist) for $9. These are for the north end zone.
I know bowls are desperate to sell tickets to games so is this going to be a trend we will see at other bowls this year? And will this be something that continues into the future? Just curious of thoughts of the board. If you are going to be in Hawaii for the holidays, are you going to pick up this deal?
Link to the deal: LINK
Notre Dame alum wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about why she will not be rooting for Notre Dame to win the National Championship: two current players on the team are alleged to have committed sexual assualt and rape, and the school has promoted an environment to attack the victims in order to protect the football team.
There was a discussion in another thread (click here) about Roger Goodell and the potential for kickoff elimination as a way to curb concussions.
My thought* (which I shared in that thread) was simple: if the powers that be really care about concussions, there is probably one real way to address them: by imposing a maximum weight for playing football. The thinking is this: players are simply just too big and fast these days.
Of course, there are a lot of possible nuances to such a scheme, including different limits per position, and what the actual limits should be. Your idea goes here!
My feelings on Goodell's positioning is that it all relates to potential lawsuit deflection, i.e., concrete small actions he can point to saying "look, we have been trying to make it better!" The real problem lies in something more fundamental: huge, fast men bashing heads over and over. Unless that changes, concussions, for better or worse, are likely here to stay.
That, or some kind of awesome weird big football helmets.
* - actually my wife suggested this. She is pretty smart though.
West Viriginia Univ. told its Mountaineer to stop using his musket to hunt after he posted a video online of himself kiling a black bear with the gun. He fires it at home games without any ammunition, but it is, obviously, a working weapon, and it's apparently a WVU mascot tradition to go hunting with it. Maybe I'm tired because it's Friday, but this strikes me as...interesting.
EDIT: I encourage the reader to think not of gun rights or animals and instead to imagine the man below, dressed as he is, sneaking through the woods yelling "Go Mountaineers!" has he shoots a gun that has been outdated since before the Civil War. Apologies to those who are offended for gun owners, or animals, or gun-owning animals.
General discussion thread, but some interesting points. First, on the B1G Expansion, Barry Alvarez candidly said that Penn State was thinking of leaving the B1G (no idea why, the B1G doesn't have an exit fee, as schools make more money in the B1G than they can elsewhere) and the additions of Maryland and Rutgers were somewhat to placate PSU.
Barry also said that an additional school was interested, but told "No thanks" due to academic concerns.
This according to multiple people on Twitter.
Also, with Butch Jones out at Cincy, MSU DC Narduzzi is their leading candidate.
Also, this picture was tweeted out by (EDIT, a FAKE account, but still, in my heart I believe that's a picture of him) Brett Bielema about growing up on a Pig Farm