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|2 days 4 hours ago||I wouldn't say that a guy||
I wouldn't say that a guy that has approximately 7 children with 5 mothers across several states turned out fine. Furthermore, the guy went to college and has been living as a rich dude in another part of the country where hitting a kid is not acceptable - he should know better.
You think he turned out fine because he was a physical beast and made it to the NFL . He clearly does not have the skills to handle life in a responsible way, and frankly in several years we're going to read about AP going broke and wonder how a guy who made $XXX million over his career could do that.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Second||
Supposedly everything leaks now. There was an incident a few years ago where a visiting team almost refused to used the locker room.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Brock Mealer||
Seeing Brock Mealer come down the tunnel and out onto the field.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Agree. He looks pretty fast,||
Agree. He looks pretty fast, particularly in the bowl game clips.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||The Madman of Maidan||
The Madman of Maidan
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think this is an||
I don't think this is an issue. An NBA franchise is a finite resource with a ton of psychic value. This franchise is in LA where there is just a ridiculous amount of money. There will be several if not half a dozen viable buyers competing against each other.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Yea but there will be||
Yea but there will be multiple parties with very deep pockets attempting to purchase. It doesn't really matter whether he has to sell or not.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||He broke his contract with||
He broke his contract with the NBA.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Trough||
You bite your tongue. The trough is a godsend. Man's best invention. Simple, efficient and effective.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Pins||
I had three pins in my non-dominant pinky (it was a manly injury). It was a shriveled, painful mess for several weeks. Not only was removal of the pins painful, but there's all sorts of muscles that have been locked into one position for over a month. The tendons contract. Even after extensive rehab I couldn't play basketball for about a month and a half, and even then it was dicey. Dawson aint playing.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||There's nothing dubious. They||
There's nothing dubious. They are rules of the league and restricting their talent pool in any way, shape or form does not help the league.
The limit, in the NFL at least, is for safety. The NBA is probably more about maturity off the court - but there are real reasons they exist. There's also the requirement of attaining necessary skills. I could not receive admission to the bar without going to law school (theoretically there may be a way but practically not). I can't sue the bar for requiring me to attain some training first.
Nothing in the NFL or NBA's rules says that the only alternative is the amateur route through the NCAA. There is absolutely nothing stopping anyone from setting up a minor league in either sport or for a kid to go play in Canada or anywhere else. The fact that a minor league hasn't been established means that no one thinks it's viable, probably because most of the athletes would take the current deal they have now in the face of the alternative. It's probably also because people pay to go to a Michigan game because it's Michigan, fergodssakes, and not because Denard is fast. I don't think 110,000 would go see the Grand Rapids Gearshafts because they had a fast guy with a nice smile playing for them and a couple of other guys who are fun to watch. I also don't think Denard would be better off having not gone to college.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Accounting trick? If they||
If they don't want to go to school don't go to school. They are getting a free education that everyone else sitting next to them in class pays for. For an out of state student that is probably over $40k by now. I would have taken that in a heart beat and been damn thankful for it. It means that their parents are $40k richer or they have $40k in less debt. PER YEAR. Not to mention I actually had to fill out an application and wait to get a result - there's a lot of kids who would die to get into the University of Michigan and that's an enormous benefit, especially if your grades alone would otherwise not allow that. What's the difference if you pay him cash and he goes down the street and drops it off at the registrar's office - the account trick you speak of is so the athlete doesn't have to do that. That's all.
The biggest reason why you are wrong though, aside from the economics, is that if the scholarship and room and board were not qualified the IRS would count it as income and the student-athlete, or family, would have to pay income tax on it. That is the tax code specifically says this type of income is not really income when otherwise it would be, EVEN IF CASH IS NEVER IN-HAND.
The free room and board is also certainly something they would have paid for on their own if Dave Brandon had not forced them by gun point to partake for his amusement. The other students with sompensation attached get it to pay for room and board. Again I see no difference in the student paying the landlord directly or telling the landlord to go take care of it through the AD.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Luis Castillo?||
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Someone who wouldn't have||
Someone who wouldn't have handed off to Touissant that 27th time agains penn state.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I get your arguments but he||
I get your arguments but he lost me after calling two straight runs from the I-form after the muffed punt.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||You have no idea how||
You have no idea how nonprofits work.
|48 weeks 23 hours ago||Dumb investment||
This only breaks even when he makes $50 million. He's a 27 year old who got a $43 million contract, with a $12 million bonus last year. That $12 million is off the table for the investors because it was paid up front. Figure he'll be 32 or so when that one is up. Running backs don't have much longevity. He may get a few million a year after this contract is up.
He wouldn't be doing this if the numbers don't make sense for him, and they certainly do here. He's getting $10 million, in present dollars, in exchange for giving up something less than that in future dollars. Unlike a traditional IPO this one only works out for the AF - not much upside for the investor. Even assuming he does get another huge contract, the investor would, at most, double his investment. I don't even think that is worth the risk.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||No depth||
The issue with last year's line wasn't age - it was the fact that everyone "won" their job because there was literally no one else, other than true freshmen.
With Bryant injured the only other bodies were Miller, Glasgow, Burzynski and freshmen.
Next year if Bosch isn't starting it's because Bars beat him out, etc. It's going to be waaaay different. In two years we'll have talent, competition and experience. It's going be awesome. Right now we're experiencing the effects of effectively having three recruiting classes without a servicable lineman. I don't know what RR was expecting would happen if he had kept his job.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Taxes||
Not to mention they don't have to pay taxes on any of it
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This case will be limited to video game royalties||
And maybe which number jersey they sell any given year. Although that's debatable because every number on every team is used so they have to use someone's
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Not when their students||
Not when their students didn't show up for a night game against a top 20 opponent in conference.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Met him earlier this year||
He's 5'10" to 5'11".
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I think they both were gone||
By all accounts both Mallet and Boren were dickbags who did not earn the respect of their teammates. My understanding of the situation was that Mallet was gone even if Carr had stayed.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Procedural due process (i.e.||
Procedural due process (i.e. the right to a fair hearing/trial) must be met when the government takes life, liberty or property. Since the government has not done anything to Penn State they have no right to due process.
People may be trying to actually argue that the NCAA has procedures it ignored. However, it is unlikely the ordinary procedures used (notice of infranctons etc.) are mandatory for the NCAA to take action. Furthermore, what happened to Penn State was a settlement. They could have gone through the process at their own risk.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Coronado. Down on the silver||
Coronado. Down on the silver strand. Every SEAL is trained there.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Money quote||
“It's kind of what I hang my hat on,” Molk said. “I'm not the biggest, but I'll hit you. I'll hit you over and over and over again until I win.”
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Random guy at late night dinner in LA||
Guy wearing an Ohio shirt walks in alone on Saturday night. I was sitting there with my Michigan shirt on and a big smile. He went to the corner and ate alone looking depressed. Oh, and he also zipped up his sweatshirt once he caught me in the corner of his eye. To top it off a cute girls saw my shirt and loudly said "Go Blue". Schadenfreude.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||2006 ND||
In South Bend. Made the trip down. I was terrified before the game. We were coming off the 7-5, ND had already made room in their trophy case for Brady Quin's Heisman, and they had destroyed Penn State the week before. Sat in the South endzone with all the other Michigan Students. We went nuts when Prescott! got the pick 6, but were deflated when Henne made an errant pass under pressure to give them a TD. Nothing was better than on the next drive seeing Henne launch it down the sideline, looking up, and seeing Manningham wide open. Boom.