and yet the NCAA could care less...
OT: Craziest offers to recruits --ESPN video
So they could care less and they choose not too?
But they couldn't care less. If they could care less they'd probably be doing some investigations right now
Gonna also add this up here for those of you who clicked the link and didn't see it. Had to do a little work but it is still working, if its deleted, I already saved a copy of the MP4. To watch in your browser your going to need Quicktime or Right Click on the link and select Save Link as then view it in Windows Media Player.
Upvoted again and added to the post. Many thanks again!
How were you able to do this? And how were you able to download the video? I have tried researching how to do this (find specific link for video and/or download the video) from many sites, but to no avail. Any input, info, or advice would be great! Thanks.
Well since this one was removed and giving a 404 redirect, I had to go to Google cache and search for a cached version of the URL, after that I Viewed Source, on ESPN theres a Twitter Meta Tag
meta name="twitter:player" content= for some reason they had the actual MP4 linked for twitters video player
There are litteraly 100's of ways to do it and depending on the site and the skill level of the programmer, its never really that easy to get them though. Id look around for Chrome or Mozilla plugins that will automatically find them. DownThemAll!!! is a pretty good one for Firefox.
not sure why the word "schools" got linked, but its a worthless click.
It's not linked anymore, noob.
no wonder ty issac went to usc!
But what about Ty Isaac?
but what about him?
Hopefully not the same as touch the banner on the way onto the field...
team onto the field, we need to reassess a few things. Fortunately, I don't suspect we have to worry about that.
but Bill King was saying this morning that USC offered Eddie VanderDoes sister a basketball scholarship. she is in 9th grade.
I've always rooted against USC, and for reasons like this I always will.
If she's the size of her brother I would offer her too.
I've often wondered about this in the past. If a school offers a recruit illegal benefits, and the recruit ultimately goes elsewhere, why doesn't he blow the whistle on the other school? I guess they don't want to be a snitch?
I've wondered the same. That's a good possibility, but you'd have to think a few attention grabbers would love what comes out of blowing the top open. Maybe they don't have proof or feel powerless and are avoiding embarrassment? Look what OSU did with Clarett (not that he didn't do plenty to himself). I've always thought these were the types of kids who probably also received something wherever they ended up going anyway and didn't want to involve themselves in any investigation. But agreed, you'd think there would be at least a couple who don't fit those.
I'm guessing the school that they ultimately chose also would discourage them from doing this as they wouldn't want their player embroiled in this and also people would get suspicious of them as well.
You seem to be trying to draw a conclusion that he thought child abuse is funny because he laughed at other teams using that disgusting act and cover up to negatively recruit against the school. Seems like a leap in logic.
I dont think he's laughing at the scandal. I think he's laughing at the tactic of the negative recruiting. Almost like thats the easy route (using the scandal) of recruiting against psu.
You must be a real bore at parties.
People laugh at off-color things all the time - jokes about Jews, jokes about gays, jokes about rape, etc. Just because the kid "laughed" at comments about child abuse doesn't mean you can automatically jump to the conclusion that he thinks it's hilarious.
Some of you people look for any reason you can to criticize players who go to other schools (Manti Te'o, Christian Hackenberg, etc.). But if the same things were said or done by Michigan players, you'd probably jump in line to defend them and explain the context of their words/actions.
Magnus has another enemy. This is always fun to watch.
you know, that sounds an awful lot like what my arch nemesis told me before he swore vengeance on me and my first born...
Yet another thing you took too seriously...
You can't honestly claim that you never laugh at anything that's off-color AND that you never laughed at anything off-color when you were 18 years old. You do, and you have. Everyone has. It's just that right now you're choosing to be uptight, because it serves the purpose of degrading a kid who's headed to play for Penn State.
I think if he actually knew what is being said in the locker room, on the sidelines, and on the field itself... he would forever stop watching football...
I might have a problem if he laughed at those recruiting against PSU and he weren't going there, almost like he were sniggering at their mess. Since he's committed, it appears he's laughing like they're so petty to negatively recruit that way. Which I'm cool with.
and that he then laughed and chuckled. The PSU comment was the sentence before. You are not only mischaracterizing it, you are really stretching to get there.
I bow to your superior skillz.
a recruit, by choice.
Yeah, when he says that, he clearly means "Child molestation is hilarious!"
One time my friend backed into a trash can, and I laughed at him. I guess that means I think all car accidents are funny...right?
Video not found? Thats what it says when I click the link
Probably because ESPN realized it showed their cash cows in USC and the SEC in a negative light, and thats of course bad business
Not sure what happened. Searching for it.
Not to beat the dead horse, but I am very interested in seeing this. Does anybody have a working link or the text from it?
Not sure how long this is going to last, but as long as they don't delete it from thier server you should be able to see it.
It appears to have not lasted long...
If you don't have Quicktime installed, need to Right Click on the link and select Save as and the view it in Windows Media Player.
Great tip, thanks.
Great find and I cannot thank you enough!
know how to get around YouTube videos that were made private?
That ones Impossible, You Tube actually has programmers that know what they are doing. ESPN's web site is a joke when it comes to security and file mangement.
Is a joke in general.
This just screams ESSS EEEE SEEEE!
if dont work here the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XcI-rHO0yko#!
If the NCAA gave a damn, they'd offer monetary rewards for whistle blowers.
What? I can get a car, chicks, and $50,000 if I keep my mouth shut OR I get nothing, WIlly Wonka style, if I blow the whistle? Hmmmm. What ever will I choose?
Without subpoena power, paying informants will be the only way.
Video is back up again, but under a new link:
So how are so many schools still able to commit recruiting violations with no consequences? I am not naive enought to believe that all schools would be caught, but it doesn't seem like there is a disincentive for a school or its boosters to offer something impermissible.
Those kids seem more mature than the adults surrounding them.