"(I) think about 'The Lion King,' Simba gets hit over the head and (he's told) 'the past can hurt,' " Harbaugh said Monday afternoon. "'You can either run from it or embrace it and learn from it.'
Spent the past week taking basketball team to Team Camp in 95 degree heat, so ready for a weekend of relaxing. Spent the afternoon at the beach with some Summer Shandy, now at home on the deck for a cool evening with some Fat Tire. What's in your glass?
Whoa! I've always thought facilities played a small role in recruiting, but after watching this video I must say it would be hard to turn this down.http://www.rolltide.com/allaccess/?media=394427
I saw this ESPN piece on a suit, looking to expand to class action status, which is based on concussions suffered by NCAA football players. Of all the cases which are currently ongoing, I find this case to have more potential impact on the game of football than what is happening with the O'Bannon matter or anything else relating to college football. As players from all universities could eventually become part of the class, I don't believe this should be "OT".
CHICAGO -- Attorneys suing the NCAA over its handling of head injuries asked a federal judge Friday to let them expand the lawsuit nationwide to include thousands of plaintiffs in a case they contend could change college sports forever.
The motion seeking class-action status was filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, where the original lawsuit was filed two years ago on behalf of several former athletes, including former Eastern Illinois football player Adrian Arrington. His attorney, Joseph Siprut, said he doesn't want to see the demise of college contact sports, including football, but safety is paramount.
"If changes aren't made, the sport is going to slowly die," he said. If they can't be reassured football is safe, parents will stop their kids from playing "and when the talent well dries up, that's how the sport dies."
Current Arizona players join the O'Bannon anti-trust lawsuit against NCAA:
Some interesting comments in this ESPN article by Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez:
"Jake and Jake came to my house the other day and talked to me about the case and their involvement," he said. "They're two conscientious guys, and they're both really appreciative of playing college ball. It's not like they're disenchanted with the system. They love being student-athletes. But with the likeness issue, they wanted to see if they could have a voice for college athletes, and I said I support that.
"I know there's concerns [in the NCAA] about where this lawsuit will lead. And we need to keep it as amateur status. We already have a pro league, it's the NFL. Let's not make college a minor league. I just think we can do a few things, get a couple thousand more [dollars a year] to help out the players."
Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association, said he was both surprised and pleased that Rodriguez and Byrne supported the players' desire to advocate for their peers.
"The fact that the athletic department is behind them is huge," Huma said. "[Coaches and ADs] are the people who arguably benefit the most from the system, and yet they see an injustice and feel it's OK for players to challenge that system. They're standing up for what's right, not what benefits them, which means a lot because I'm sure it took a lot of courage for those players to stand up."
Said Fischer: "I'm not surprised at all. [Rodriguez] has his players' back, and that's why we love playing for him."
There's this piece and
I feel like Brian or someone should write a response or something. I understand other fan bases hate us, but doesn't it seem weird to anyone else that we have such a huge fan base and yet almost no presence there?
Anyone feel like making a SB nation account and standing with the 4 Michigan fans who brave OTE territory?
Update: Actually I don't give a shit about the article itself. It just struck me as odd that there were all these other fan bases on there but ours. REPRESENT!
Here is my newest and last TEAM134 preseason hype video.. Hope you guys enjoy it.. Feel free to share it just make sure if its on twitter to mention me @LukeD'Mello2189 or on FB just Luke D'mello
Sorry on the run, hopefully someone can help me out with the embed.