The D-League as petri dish for weird basketball concepts.
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|1 day 2 hours ago||When will||
B1G refs start calling technicals on Crean and Izzo?
What a great night Morgan had to close out at Crisler, and just when we needed it as IU once again hit capricious and improbable numbers on FG and FT. Nice to beat them in spite of this wierdness, and at least in part on the back of an outstanding showing on the part of Morgan, a foundation of the Belein transition era.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Speaking||
of double . . .
|5 days 41 min ago||Wishful thinking?:||
|1 week 2 days ago||For a long list of reasons||
I thought RR was better than that, as well.
I was actually pleasantly surprised at the time at how principalled he appeared to be.
We will probably never know what went on, only that our case for apparent moral superiority is getting more tenuous every year that goes by.
|1 week 2 days ago||Gibbons' recourse||
would have been not to force himself on a drunk woman in the first place.
Once he sent someone to the hospital as the result of a drunken sexual encounter, his student status is in an admittedly precarious condition.
If someone doesn't want to get in that situation, then they should probably avoid that kind of behavior, as demanding as that may seem.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes.||
Embarrassingly obvious grubbing for money aside, I'm willing to bet that the beginning of the slide in student attendance can be dated to not before Oklahoma's legal victory over the NCAA over televising college football in 1984. The prior NCAA approach to limiting TV access to college football meant that the overwhelming majority of college games were unaffected by TV commercial time-outs and scheduling impositions; it also meant that ADs were primarily concerned with the stadium experience and not the TV market. The focus on TV income has made actual attendees of secondary importance and has put them out in the cold, metaphorically speaking.
I wonder if TV income makes it economically hypothetically possible to have football games without live audiences at all; if so, this economic reality is what modern fans are up against.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I suppose it depends.||
The first time I read the story, it sounded like this guy's wbb teams were a primary avenue to college scholarships for his players, but now I don't even see the statistics I thought I saw in there. It's a whole world I know nothing about. This is part of the reason I hesitate to judge the situation.
What are the in-demand fields these days? I'm about ready to file my doctorate in a safe place and start over.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Linked story includes this ad:||
Eww. I'll stay with the lisinopryl.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Once we turn college athletic scholarships||
into an avenue of social, economic and professional advancement, it's hard to blame parents for doing this.
Parents have moved their families to improve their kid's educational prospects for years, and no one has made it out to be a problem. Once you construct a reward system, people are going to respond to it.
I'm not familiar enough with this to say whether I think it's a problem, but it's hard for me to put the blame on parents who want the best for their kids.
And as long as Sabin is still allowed to coach, I have trouble blaming the coach there for working the system that is in place.
Edit: I realize this is HS, but college sporting scholarships are the object of the exercise.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The poop hit the fan when||
They play rough, don't they?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I did,||
and there was this:
I don't remember the last time I saw the word "flecked" paired with anything other than the adverb phrase "with spittle."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I thought||
everybody knew about his "Kramer" moment on the Jon Stewart show during the Helen Thomas flap:
You think you know someone, and then . . .
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It's not the same||
as a criminal finding.
I'm no lawyer, but all universities feel free to define the conditions under which they are willing to include someone in the university community, and is not unreasonable to extend prohibitions to include sexual encounters that include alcohol and have unpleasant outcomes, whether a rape is committed or not. I don't think its asking too much to ask someone to forgo these types of encounters as a price of participation in the life of the university, and I don't think there is doubt here that something of this nature transpired.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Technically,||
all government actions are "politics." "Politics," "policy" and "police" are all words derived from the Helenic words for city [polis] or citizen (ie, member of a city) and are more or less analagous to the Latin equivalent cognates -- "civics," "civility," "civilization," all derived from the Latin "civis." In general, the embracing idea is that it is everything involved in people coming out of the forest and abandoning the law of the jungle in favor of a community of people governed by a system of law.
In popular usage, the word "political" is also a term of disparagement used by all who have ever come out on the short end of an outcome involving decisions made by other people -- auditions, promotions, etc., as heard in the expression "it was all politics."
This is an ambiguity in the alternative senses of the word big enough to drive a truck through, and I'm not sure you're not toying with it.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Don't know what this means:||
A musician has a choice of scholarships and assistanceships in order to help finance an education toward a music degree. In both cases, progress toward a degree or meeting assistanceship obligations is a condition of maintaining the assistance.
This example is sort of contorted because much of this assistance is for post-graduate work. Anyone pursuing a higher degree in music is likely eyeing an academic career rather than playing in an orchestra. (There is also an historical split between the old conservatory system, aimed at producing players, and the university system aimed at producing scholars and researchers (and, in the US system, professors). The conflation of the two in the US is sort of an historical peculiarity.) In football, there are no post-graduate football scholarships, and, as far as I know, no academic careers built around football, except maybe John Bacon.
All this aside, a person on assistance for music school can do anything they want on the side as long as they maintain progress toward a degree or their assistanceship duties. A musician can audition for a performance organization at any time with or without a degree. I don't know, but I am willing to guess that the majority of symphony musicians have no doctorate, although many do.
I don't see why CFB players can't engage in gainful employment using or not using their expertise, or hire out for commercial endorsements or the like, as long as they maintain their scholarship responsibilities. This, I think, is artificial and wrong.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Saying||
M spends $800k ON each football player is like saying NASA spent $24 billion ON Neil Armstrong.
This money is spent to make the players more effective at their JOB.
In particular, as the historical examples cited above show, medical treatment has in the past had a tendency to go away when the player can no longer do his JOB, hence the necessity for a lawsuit in the first place ca. 1950.
"Amateurism" was stripped from the Olympics at around the time they were fully subjugated to money and TV; there is no analogy in that example to the role of the NFL in helping to superannuate "amateurism" as a device to maintain a defacto farm system.
In an undistorted market system, it is hard to sustain a legal rationale squaring "amateurism" with rampant commercialization as is the case with CFB these days.
WIKI's comment on "amateurism" in the Olympics ends with the following:
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Do you mean||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Klingon:||
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|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's happening||
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||The opposite.||
For one, I was thinking the exact same thing during the OSU game.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Technological naïveté, I guess.||
I've never texted in my life, and the heading apparatus looks credible enough to my untrained eye.
And I was hoping he had said all these things.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Did you say "blue?"|
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You mean||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You can say "dick"||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I was thinking||
of ski masks, back in '09, and the re-instatement of Glenn Winston to MSU football in fall '09 after serving jail time in an assault on MSU hockey player A.J. Sturges. I recall there was at least some gloating over UM moral superiority at the time.
The Bucknuts pushing of the Lewan story has led me to a site called Washtenawwatchdogs.com, with which I have no previous encounters. This site is reporting, in a tendentious tone perhaps inseparable from the investigative reporting mindset, on an alleged cover-up of an incident involving Brendan Gibbons and, tangentally, Taylor Lewan, from fall 2009. A sinking feeling of retroactively established moral equivalency, then and now, rears its ugly head.
This has been a tiring season. Perhaps, after cheering for yet another freshman QB in the Copper Bowl, it will be a good time to hibernate for a bit.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Well,||
maybe Brent Pease will still be available after the Copper Bowl.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sort of with you.||
This is more my speed:
|10 weeks 3 days ago||This||
is a serious blow to the meme of Dantonio as lax disciplinarian.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||This may be stretching a point||
to play devil's advocate, but back in the day, many folks called Sargeant Pepper "George Martin's best album."
|10 weeks 5 days ago||That's not||
how we do it here.