here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Urban Meyer and Charlie Strong's "Core Values"
I guess they take the fine out of the poor bastard's estate.
"No Guns" is not a core value.
I guess knives, bludgeons, knuckle dusters, etc. are fine at Louisville.
Behind every silly warning lable lies a dumbass who needs to read it.
behind every silly spelling error is one more person who has lost their audience.
The problem in most cases is simple. The people who need the label won't read it, and the people who read it don't need it.
Are you my comp teacher? Did you understand my joke? Am I writing a term paper? Find a hobby.
I personally think this is great! Now I don't suspect Coach Meyer is likely to do drugs, steal or carry a gun, but the reminders to be honest and treat women with respect hopefully keeps him on the straight and narrow.
I can tell how many people here have never worked with youths from the communities that college football recruits often come from.
Notice that Wisconsin leaves off the "No Guns" part. Too many hunters in this state I guess.
If that's what you want to build your football program on, by all means...
Urban Meyer and Maurice Clarett seem to share the same elite ability to completely ignore those values
Living in Louisville, you don't know how happy this makes me.
I actually like Lousville a LOT more than UK because of the long lasting socio-economic divide between the schools/alumns, etc, etc (no polo), but this is still hilarious.
Hey guys, on your way out today please remember not to beat your women and go to the grocery store with your guns.
So...I guess "Do not plagiarize" isn't very high on Louisville's list (assuming here that Strong took this list from his time under Meyer) of core values.
For most of this board... you were raised by two parents and probably in a fairly safe and nurtured environment. While I can argue that these are "rules" rather than "values" it is a good thing that any school does this. Do not think that this message is not necessary for kids who have played at Michigan or on the team currently. I would like to think less do need these reminders but it is necessary.
Unfortunately in our society there are kids who grow up and never hear things like this. It's not bad that any program is posting it, it's sad that they have too.
It's a starting point and important, but there is also much (or more) to be said for imparting VALUES rather than just a set of rules. Rules are just things to follow so you don't get in trouble. Values impart the, er, value of following those rules. Rules by themselves don'y make you a better person, they make you a rule follower, or someone who just tries to not get caught violating those rules.
Yes, let's have a semantics debate instead of recognizing coaches doing good things. Do you feel better about yourself now? Perhaps the coaches know this and are using values instead of rules, because, well who wants more rules to follow? Using the term values might cause the young men to want to live that sort of lifestyle.
Who reads it to the players?