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I was reading the comments on using the twitter option for game threads and thought of a solution.
Brian, how about picking a nationally televized NFL preseason game during the 3rd week because they are usually the most meaningful and testing the twitter game thread functionality to see how it plays out.
This would be before the College Season starts and gives you a chance to tweak the twitter idea if need be.
What does everybody think about this idea?
Not a big fan of George Will, but here is his take on the growing issue of football-related injuries:
We are, however, rapidly reaching the point where playing football is like smoking cigarettes: The risks are well-known.
Treadwell performed great at pretty much all the camps he attended. Rivals is even speculating that he could be in the running for #1 when the new ratings come out. While I don't see that happening I could definitely see him moving up. Come on LaQuon turn blue already!
Bailey also getting some attention.
Safety Anthony Wooding, receiver Mikel Hunter, receiver Brandon Hirneise, linebacker Jamil Cooks (a Sierra graduate) and tight end Devin Durden are not with the Falcons, who began training camp Friday. Coach Troy Calhoun said they were not suspended, but he confirmed they are not on the team.
“Right now, they’re not practicing, they’re not here,” Calhoun said.
Another player, safety Jay Fullam, is going to miss the season with a shoulder injury, Calhoun said.
Regarding the five players who aren’t with the team, Calhoun would not elaborate on why they weren’t on the roster or if they can return this season.
“They’re not here,” Calhoun said, in a refrain he repeated to most questions about those five players. “They’re not on our team.”
Calhoun said those players are still enrolled at the academy. In the past, when a player has not been allowed to participate in intercollegiate athletics for Air Force, one of four issues is usually the reason: a violation of the honor code, academics, military performance problems or a physical fitness issue.
EDIT: HTTV lists Jamil Cooks as possibly the most talented player on the AF defense.
NCAA Board of Directors approves new method of selecting teams with losing records to participate in postseason Bowl Games in the event enough teams with winning records aren't available to fill the vast multitude of bowl slots.
An insightful 3 sentence "Editorial":
ADSBS provides alternative methods to selecting teams for future Ineligi-Bowls that include life sized cutouts of Chewbacca, Braylon Edwards, and the Clausen family:
Also: a serious article...With: a few scenarios of how low bowl game benchmarks might be set in the future:
The last article points out that after the 2011 season there were only 72 eligible teams available for 70 bowl slots. Not sure how many more schools would've qualified had they been off postseason bans, but if that trend continues then these new qualification rules could be used regularly.
Well folks, we hadn't heard from the Paterno family for a few days, but fear not, they are back at it. This time, they are requesting a review of the NCAA sanctions. Where this could lead is somewhat interesting in that they seem to be able, depending upon how the NCAA responds, to take them to court.
I believe this isthe pertinent portion of their position and where it might lead:
"Sollers argues in the letter that the NCAA was wrong to suspend its usual infractions committee procedures and accept the findings of the Penn State-commissioned Freeh Report. The report by former FBI director Louis B. Freeh found that Paterno, former Penn State president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz concealed the activities of Sandusky, who was convicted by a jury on June 22 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
NCAA spokesman Bob Williams did not immediately respond to a request for a comment. But if the NCAA rejects the request for an appeal hearing, the Paterno family could use the request as the basis for legal action against the NCAA."
/Edit I also came across a very interesting piece on the negotiations between Penn State and the NCAA - long but worth the read: