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|13 weeks 4 days ago||So you equate consequences as||
So you equate consequences as slavery?
You ask why. Why wouldn't there be consequences?
I'm pretty sure that an athletic scholarship has some legal verbiage to the effect of "athlete will participate in athletics". You can't just get your scholarship and then not play and expect to keep your scholarship. A better comparitive example would be a student with an academic scholarship, many of which revoke said scholarship if student performance is bad.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Can vs Should||
I've listened to a lot of conversation about this and the player defenders often state "no one should tell a young man what is in his best interests" or some other straw man argument as no one is telling these players what to do. What detractors are doing is voicing criticism of these players' decision.
Can a player choose not to play? Of course. They are not slaves.
Can a player choose not to play and escape consequence-free? uhhh... No.
Players would need to understand and include the consequences of this decision.
It would vary by school, but let's look at Michigan. There is a large player alumni base who frequently get post career jobs related to Michigan athletics, and they often appear at alumni events or speaking engagements.
I can tell you there are very few players who I would still support if they pulled this stunt. You choose not to play when you are healthy? Ok, don't come back,....ever. You are not welcome back on the field 5, 10 years later. You are not welcome to be on TV discussing Michigan football. You are immediately off the team, meaning no use of Michigan football facilities. You can use the CCRB like a regular student. I would also be ok with saying your scholarship ends immediately too, but I am guessing those are pre-set thru the winter semester.
So, yes, I support your right to do this, even though no one is saying you don't have that right, but if you do it, know that you are burning a bridge you may not want to burn.
I know not all the fans would feel like they burned that bridge but I think a lot would.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Thought it was going to say||
Thought it was going to say "for failure to compete"
|16 weeks 14 hours ago||Not bad really||
I know many people likes to be cheap and do everything themselves and think $2900 for a flight and hotel - that's a rip off, but it's actually not bad.
Round-trip charter air service from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale - on a private charter, probably worth $1000 a ticket
Round-trip deluxe motor coach transfers from the airport to your hotel - ~$30
Luggage handling and porterage at the airport and at the hotel $5
Three nights’ deluxe accommodations $750
Welcome reception $20 (drinks and snacks)
Daily buffet breakfast $50
University of Michigan Orange Bowl Pep Rally (tentative) (??)
Plus the complete game-day package:
Escorted deluxe motor coach transfer to and from the pre-game party and game $30
Game ticket $125?
Pre-game tailgate party $50
And other goodies:
Optional tours, outings, and excursions
Custom Alumni Association souvenir package $25 guess
Document packet, official bowl tour name badge, and lanyard $10
Alumni Association hosts and escorts
Dedicated alumni information and hospitality desk at the hotels
So that is about $2100 of pretty fun and useful stuff that you are not likely to get going on your own. Plus add in the experience of it all, being around the people, having everything taken care of for you, have hosts to help you out - it is certainly not excessive for the money. Unless you are the type to just fly Spirit, stay in the EconoLodge, go to the game and then go home- then yes, this is a bad deal for you.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Sparty Section||
Got 4 tix off my Sparty coworker.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Damn you guys are fast M||
Damn you guys are fast
|27 weeks 16 hours ago||Am I the only one not||
Am I the only one not impressed by his coverage skills? In space he is great, but asking him to cover a guy at the line is like a free 8 yard play.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||22-6 M||
|29 weeks 4 days ago||31-3||
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Hit a deer doing 95 mph||
I-94 between AA and Jackson, 2 AM, driving home from U2 concert in Soldier Field (~96-97 maybe). No time to react, just yell "Shit" and slam into a deer doing 95 mph. Luckily it was on the smaller side and crumpled the hood/grill and bounced over the roof.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||WTF?||
Seriously, who the fuck cares?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Emphatic no||
not in a million years
|1 year 18 weeks ago||12-9 Michigan||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Further evidence that much of MGoBlog are children...||
What adult still likes Cinnamon Toast Crunch? That stuff is awful once you develop real taste buds.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I still lose the ball carrier||
I still lose the ball carrier in the pile every time I watch it. Maybe someone can create a gif with the run highlighted the entire time?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Thought that was him||
Thought that was him on the TV (or photo), but chalked it up to having too many spiced apple ciders.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||pfah...undergrad||
Undergrad is probably a wash. We're most impressive in our graduate degrees.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Wow||
Wow campus is really extended nowadays.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Funny cuz that nightmare woke me up and I couldn't sleep again.||
Funny cuz that nightmare woke me up and I couldn't sleep again.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||More like about 75000 at that||
More like about 75000 at that point.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||14-3 UM||
|1 year 25 weeks ago||21-20 Michigan||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||10-7 Michigan||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Listening to Drew and Mike||
Driving to the Southfield Town Center listening to Drew and Mike who did a fabulous job that day. Went up to the 20th floor, saw the second plane hit, then decided being in the tallest building around was a bad idea and went home.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||+1||
You stay to the end? I did. College kids are dumb. That was awful.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Clueless||
Chevy Volt, tops in customer satisfaction in multiple years now. Seems actual drivers of chevy's do not agree with you.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||And each player and coach||
And each player and coach gets $180k for winning the Super Bowl. Butler is doing alright.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||14-7 M||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||28-16 Utah||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||24-6 Michigan||