It may be because you want the nice magazine, or because you want a digital copy to fire up on your phone or tablet while waiting in line at the Secretary of State, or because you enjoy the content of this website and want to continue to support it, or because you want a hard copy roster to refer to in three years when all the players have changed to "legacy" numbers.
But whatever your reason, quit kicking the can down the road and back it. I just did. I hope I get charged.
Graham Glasgow has been ordered by a judge not to drink while out on bond:
His pretrial was postponed on his attorney's request.
Rutgers AD Julie Hermann wants to create a "Disney World experience" at games. She is clearly trying to outdo David Brandon in marketing (and distorting) college football for the masses. She sees the key to Rutgers' success as more content produced on the website. You know... because when you have more Java applets, you get better recruits and win more games... /s In addition, she wants to create a "Rutgers channel" so you can see her antics 24/7... and to pull content AWAY from the B1G network... I'm sure Delaney is going to love that.
In addition, she is so annoying to listen too because she copies one-liners like "It takes a village" (a la Hillary) and Rutgers markets these fundraising events as part of their "R Big Tour". This is in addition to paying for huge billboards on numerous highways throughout the state with "WE R B1G".... [I bet they also paid some consultant money for that stroke of ingenuity and he basically copied the logo from Toys 'R Us...] It's hard not to be embarrassed for their roll-out, especially considering that they are trying to sell themselves as the "media-savvy" school of the B1G.
RB Mike Weber told me he does have a top 3 within his top 5. Ohio State, MSU, Wisconsin but Michigan and Tennessee still in it.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) June 1, 2014
The other thread on this topic focuses on SEC and Franklin seeming sketchy. However there are two items from the ESPN article that have not been highlighted. The first being that the Puntosaur is doing this in Lake Forest which is a northern suburb of Chicago and second that this topic has already made the rounds in Big Ten discussions.
"The Big Ten has discussed whether this should continue within the conference -- Iowa's coaches are heading to Chicago to work at Lake Forest College this summer -- but where’s the incentive to stop? Just working at these camps broadcasts your product to a large group of prospects (that you really want to impress) in a relatively foreign area."
The fact that this seems to be old news within the league (if the above is correct) and that guys like Ferentz are taking advantage of the rule, makes me change my opinion on the situation. Good for Franklin for getting after it, I guess my first impression was initially wrong about what he is doing. Secondly, WTF is our staff doing in this regard besides apparently nothing? Brady, what about one of these back in southern California? Mattison can't find a host college in Florida?
I definitely do not this staff to cheat or bend the rules. However, since we have not been tearing it up on the field the last few years, maybe it is time to take avantage of all options that are on the table like this one that is within the rules.
Darrin Kirkland wins LB MVP— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) June 1, 2014