Football Display Case
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
i approve of this message
strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
He's dead to me. Thankfully, we have adidas.
I saw on the interwebz that most of the products 'made' by Nike and Adidas are produced in the same Chinese factory complex which has approximately 50,000 workers.
Their both turning to shit.
Someone needs to get Martha Stewart over to that factory to teach the Adidas workers how to stitch. I'm sick of jerseys ripping all the time because workers are doing a piss-poor job producing our horrifically ugly uniforms.
Adidas isn't paying you $.65 an hour to put out poor quality work, Chinese laborers.
Stop the uniform changes! Contact Dave Brandon 734-764-9416.
NCAA thinking about Penn State scandal - good.
NCAA thinking about Oregon recruiting scandal - bad.
Knight should kept his mouth shot. Nike's move to pull Paterno's name off of a child care centre was the right one that should have been there only move. No one outside of Paterno's family believes he didn't do anything wrong.
I still have none of it for Penn State
Phil Knight is claiming he rushed to judgement without having read the enitre Freeh report last year. Here are some things I'm comfortable claiming.
Therefore, Phil Knight's opinion means precisely dick.
"...what do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"
"Fix the cigarette lighter."
Just like yesterday. If I stopped buying things in silly outrage after every mistaken issue stance by a head of a company, there would be very little left to buy.
"Everyone gets dumped Gabe. Let me give you some advice: a little coverup on your Adams Apple will make it appear smaller. Which will make you appear less like a transvestite."
A movie or a tv show again. Or probably listen to music.
Or do much of anything.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
Oregon may have some NCAA sanctions in store for them and the guy who funds the school now comes out against the NCAA's power to implement sanctions. /shocked face
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
Not to mention his company's footprint in the AAU underbelly of college basketball recruiting.
There are few if any individuals in the world who are less disinterested when it comes to lax enforcement of NCAA regs.
Why here and why now? It seems like strange timing.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
Not really. The findings of the "Paterno investigation" into the findings of the Freeh report have come out this past week. Members of the Paterno family will be making numerous public appearances / interviews to try and restore Joe's image and discredit the Freeh report. Phil Knight and JoePa were friends, so he's making this statement now to try and lend another public voice of support to the Paterno family's cause.
I still see Paterno as an old man who didn't want to believe that an old friend was a perverted POS. I still think Paterno was a victim of a media-fueled feeding frenzy. The Paterno family has every right to be angry, and they have the same First Amendment rights as everyone who directed their anger toward Joe Paterno and broke his spirit, ultimately doing him in.
Jerry Sandusky was and is the real criminal here. Child molesters and other abusers who get away with it for a long time do it because they are great at fooling everyone. If Paterno asked Sandusky what happened, I have no doubt that Sandusky had a perfectly normal-sounding explanation for it.
Was Joe Paterno probably too naive? In retrospect, of course he was. But maybe it's time to revisit who the real criminal in this case was. Joe Paterno, at this point, is just another victim. The half-truths and hatred that were perpetrated upon him cost him his life.
Most people who hold this opinion are immediately called some variation of "blind Joe Paterno supporters who drank the kool-aid." Personally, though, I'm just someone who is disgusted with the mob mentality that has become so prevalent in today's society. I'm also someone who would like to see a bit more actual evidence before saying that Joe Paterno was complicit in any of this.
If the NCAA or the media cared about the victims here, all they needed to do was give them at least $1 million each, and start some kind of support group for them, hire someone to run a "therapy clearinghouse" where the victims could get the help that they need,
Then again, none of this has ever been about the victims.
The dream of the '90's is alive in Portland
"All I've had today is, like, six gummy bears and some scotch"
that are flocking to message boards to voice favor of Joe today.
It's almost cultish. There is no logical reason to keep up the charade and it really devalues his life even more because it tries to force an all-or-nothing judgment. They can't accept his good deeds if he wasn't perfect.
OK, then Joe is 100% immoral and his entire legacy is enabling the abuse of victims. Next topic.
"Everybody wants to be a hero, so to speak. But it takes everybody." - Charles Woodson