The Detroit News will no longer use the term 'Redskins' in its football coverage, "reflecting the growing view that the term is offensive to many Americans." No word on whether the paper will discontinue referring to the state of Oklahoma as such, considering it quite literally means 'red people' in Choctaw.
[Ed-S: Reinstating this thread, but we're gonna be moderating closely. Don't be an asshole no matter how much you think someone else is being an asshole rules in effect.]
ESPN NCAAF front page, posts what looks to be an interesting story re. Iowa's recruiting tactics. Moneyball, from Ferentz? Really? That's worth reading.
It is not worth reading. Their recruiting approach has absolutely nothing - not even a tangential relationship - with the concepts put forth in Moneyball. It is in fact quite the opposite. They do not use advanced statistics, instead foregoing them ilo guiding principles such as noticing "there was "something different" about how Midwest players reacted in games when compared to players from outside of the region." And, ""You need to at least be thorough in your state and the surrounding states because those kids bleed that school's colors."
The most interesting items of note is that they look for overlooked kids with good frames, and look to switch their positions from high school. Which is what a lot of mid-tier schools do. And they like taking QBs and moving them. And the story quotes their former recruiting coordinator who's now opening a Culvers, who likely not coincidentally believes Ohio Stadium is the Taj Mahal of college football. And that in addition to OSU and Michigan, MSU (the finder of all hidden recruiting gems) also passed on Micah Hyde despite his brother playing there.
Iowa's approach has worked, I'm not slighting it. I am directing my ire at the leader. This is silly.
First I'd like to apoligize to the mods if they determine that this should be part of the other thread. I thought it would get lost there and it's a story that should be read by all.
picked up this story and I know many were wondering what the full story was. Apparently Stephen has lived with luekemia for 3 1/2 years. He was a member of his Grain Valley, MO football team. His father's side of the family are huge Michigan fans and he grew up loving Michigan. When Make a Wish asked what his wish would be he said to be a Michigan recruit for a day.
This started when Jake Long knocked on his door with a arm load of recruiting letters from the Michigan coaches.
I'll let you read the rest in the story but I will say his dog's name is Desi which made Desmond Howards appearance that much more meaningful.
I'll add a few pictures here but there are more at the link.
Most importantly, Stephen is in remission. July 24th is his cure date which means he has been in remission long enough to be classified as cancer free.
All day today, the football program has been hosting Stephen Loszewski for his Make A Wish.
The whole day has been filmed by ESPN and will be shown next month on Sportscenter during their "My Wish" segment.
Per @umichfootball, he has just committed to Michigan.
Desmond Howard was there
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Just received an email on this today. They go on sale the June 26th at 8:30AM EDT. First price reflects Endzone pricing and the second is Victors pricing. Pretty awful.
Aug. 30 Appalachian State $70 $95
Sept. 13 Miami (Ohio) $70 $95
Sept. 20 Utah $70 $95
Sept. 27 Minnesota $80 $115
Oct. 11 Penn State $100 $200
Nov. 1 Indiana $80 $115
Nov. 22 Maryland $70 $95