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|1 day 17 hours ago||85 players + 10 coaches + 22||
85 players + 10 coaches + 22 training staff = 117
I don't think there are that many people on the training staff.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Well, I'm never going to||
Well, I'm never going to unsee that. THANKS!
|4 days 12 hours ago||It's actually very common for||
It's actually very common for players to disappear as soon as their last game is complete. Not just at Kentucky...
|4 days 13 hours ago||**Note heavy sarcasm** I||
**Note heavy sarcasm**
I really think you could buy the whole slate for well under $295 on Stub Hub.
|4 days 13 hours ago||He's trolling. Right?||
He's trolling. Right?
|4 days 13 hours ago||I can think of three||
I can think of three arguments typically made for the status quo. I'll argue each after the list.
Title IX: Given that Title IX is law, I think it's the best argument. However, I don't understand how maintaining very high level athletic opportunities for an equal number of men and women benefits women in general. I'd prefer the schools call the football and basketball players employees similar to lab assistants and pay them full cost of attendance plus a couple grand a month. They could eliminate some of the high level teams and their huge budgets in favor of a much larger IM / club offering that would allow more students more athletic opportunity.
Money Corrupts: Sure, money corrupts. Brady Hoke's pay package for 2013 was about $4.154MM. That's about 48K per scholarship football player. The athletic department is awash in money it doesn't know what to do with--so it's building enormous facilities for non-revenue sports based on future earnings using the university's credit rating. That's corrupting money that is also a huge, huge public issue if the various legal challenges go very wrong for the NCAA.
Fighting for Alma Mater: If that's the case, then go the Ivy League route. If it's about alma mater, then the snarky Twitter guys are totally right. The various athletic jobs should be volunteer positions stafffed by dedicated alumni instead of millionaire mercenaries.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Name one outside of||
Name one outside of government / military work that isn't 18 or related to alcohol consumption.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Wait, I could buy that home||
Wait, I could buy that home slate at under $40/ticket? What magical marketplace are you referring to?
Shit, you could buy all 7 home games and a trip to Columbus for $300.
|4 days 16 hours ago||The NCAA doesn't have a||
The NCAA doesn't have a defensible argument. Its arguments are disingenuous snark hidden in lofty language. At least the Twitter questions' logic can be defended.
|1 week 3 days ago||There probably were fewer||
There probably were fewer people at FSU's spring game.
|1 week 6 days ago||Totally agree on the||
Totally agree on the amateurism point. Legislators are going to make fools of themselves bashing anything that comes out of the NLRB and will place all sorts of inane restrictions on college athletes as employees. Then, someone will have to litigate to get those restrictions removed. I'm just wondering which booster from Alabama attempts to assert standing.
The Big 10 really should take the lead here and just give the football and basketball players health insurance and full cost of attendance scholarships. The NCAA is just a useless middleman here; if there is going to be a Title IX argument, and there will be, it makes sense to get in front of it in a way that could benefit the conference.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Couldn't you have simplied||
Couldn't you have simplied this with a pic of a tire fire?
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||I think the goal of the NFL||
I think the goal of the NFL is to get the game over with as quickly as possible. Essentially, tickets are revenue, while having the stadium open is probably slightly profitable, with profitability jumping during the first round of food / beer purchases and steadily declining into the 4th quarter.
If the game is over with quickly, they can back more games back-to-back on Sundays, keeping the TV crowd interested--which is where the real money is anyways.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Where's that picture from||
Where's that picture from again?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Insider: Moon Pies aren't||
Insider: Moon Pies aren't really from outer space.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||For comparison purposes.||
For comparison purposes.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||Companies that recruit is a||
Companies that recruit is a huge deal that too few applicants pay attention to during the application process. Ross isn't as strong a finance school because a lot of the top firms recruit lightly there, not because of some ranking. It's also why we're so strong in consulting and marketing, for example.
Regardless, I think perception is everything in b-school. The education at the top schools is basically the same, with the main difference being total emphasis on cases vs some lecture. If you think Kellogg is best and the firms you care about agree, then it is best.
People tried really hard to complicate b-school selection. I basically looked at the previous paragraph and it was easy. I got everything I wanted from Ross.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||I view the focus level||
I view the focus level rankings as totally made up. To me, the MBA is 100% about name, recruiting opportunities, and alumni network. Stanford for me is way above Wharton there, and their application numbers bear it out. Harvard is, well, Harvard.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||I'd argue that Columbia and||
I'd argue that Columbia and Stern should be lower too, but when salary is a marker, both will beat Ross every time. Bankers have the highest salary and I feel like Ross is weakest there.
I had a great experience at Ross, so the ranking isn't too important for me.
Also, Wharton should be below Harvard and Stanford. Those two are, at least for me, head and shoulders above the pack in reputation.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The marginal value of||
The marginal value of increasing margin declines as margin gets higher. A 40 point win is a lot better than a 14 point win, but a 56 point win isn't that much better than 40 points.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The BCS proudly acknowledged||
The BCS proudly acknowledged it ignored margin of victory.
Margins can and should be considered. A win by 30 is more impressive than a win by 3.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I watched all of the 2000-01||
I watched all of the 2000-01 Duke game. I think it started with a 34-4 Duke run. That was opposite a Final Four MSU team.
I missed most Michigan basketball for the next decade while I bounced around the country for work. Some of those teams were bad enough that sending a TV signal outside the BIg 10 footprint violated several anti-smut statutes.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||That one time the ball rolled||
That one time the ball rolled around the rim before going in: GET BACK TO WORK LOSERS!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Great comment. This would||
Great comment. This would diminish the EV of a touchdown. Assuming the NFL's goal is more exciting plays, this potential change could backfire.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The problem with gold is that||
The problem with gold is that it doesn't have practical uses in proportion to quantity available. It's a bet on affluence and/or gold as currency types.
Gold isn't ever going to be a currency again. Even when there was a gold standard, people still relied on credit and bank notes rather than actual coins. Stocks and bonds, to me, are based on a real moneymaking activity rather than hoping others will continue to want a piece of metal.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I know you're aware, but||
I know you're aware, but MLive? You let yourself get mad over an MLive article?
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||WATCHING THE FIRST OFFENSIVE||
WATCHING THE FIRST OFFENSIVE PLAY AGAINST OSU WHEN LEWAN HILARIOUSLY PANCAKED THE DB AFTER GALLON WAS CLEAR IMMEDIATELY ANYWAY DOESN'T COUNT AS SCOUTING.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||For me, Ryan's move is least||
For me, Ryan's move is least concerning. I'll bet $1 he sort of plays MLB in a 4-3 alignment, but still has his hand in the field turf for most nickel downs--which is also most downs. The staff just doesn't want teams to force him out of the box to cover up a slot.
The rest of the moves sound like desperation, but Ryan's makes sense to me--especially with improving depth at DE.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Don't try to remember.||
Don't try to remember. There's nothing but sadness there.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I think it's being panned||
I think it's being panned less due to substance and more due to poor rationale. If the rules committee just said they wanted to give teams a minimal amount of time to substitute that would affect timing of very few plays, then there would be argument, but probably acceptance. Player safety is obviously a BS argument.
I don't see a reason to slow down offenses, but I also think defenses should be able to substitute. This rule seems to strike a nice balance, but it's not being sold as such.