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|25 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think it's a matter of||
failing to read any fine print. It's more that turning down a bowl invitation is mostly a no-no in the world of college football. No athletic director who values their job would consider doing it, especially in the case of a program that almost never sees post-season action.
one thing to consider here as well is that every bowl is televised, and there's a payout associated with each one. Most conferences stipulate these payouts are distributed amongst all conference members, so while the EMU Athletic Department may be in the red on this particular excursion, they're not in the red overall, given they're sharing the spoils of all the bowl money earned by all conference members, including their own bowl payout, should they earn an invitation.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||You really think||
Hawaii is going to score a safety against Michigan?? what, a 4th stringer fumbles out of the endzone late in the game?
|29 weeks 6 days ago||how the heck||
does anyone down-vote this thread/OP?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||how on earth||
does anyone down-vote a Jay Z quote??!
23 people should be ashamed of themselves.
|33 weeks 1 hour ago||I paid fairly close attention to the||
secondary market last season, and noticed that, if one wasn't picky about seating, one could buy last minute and almost always get in for face value or less.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I'll stay away from the usual mentions||
and offer a couple off the beaten path.
first, if you like history, I suggest The Heavy Water War. it's about the norwegian effort to stop the nazis from obtaining the heavy water necessary to build their nuclear reactor.
the other is El Patron Del Mal. Some have described this as "Narcos on steroids."
|37 weeks 5 days ago||If you're in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area||
I'd HIGHLY recommend Depot Town Tattoo, and the crew of artists there, especially Dawn Cooke and Jon Larson.
great artists, friendly place, excellent work.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||It's worth noting||
that the prosecutor went on to say he declined to prosecute because the search was improperly/illegally performed; and there's no law against having a gun in open view in a car in Louisiana.
"Spoke to attorney for Cam Robinson & Hootie Jones & he indicated DA declined to prosecute b/c initial arrest stemmed from "improper" search.
— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) June 20, 2016
|40 weeks 3 days ago||This is awesome!||
I love that it flies in the face of the SEC coaches and fans who were boasting that they weren't going to lose recruits to northern schools.
That said, I'm tempering my enthusiasm a bit until more about this comes out. I was reading elsewhere that Solomon's mother didn't know anything about his wanting to commit to M. Here's to hoping she was just out of his loop a little bit.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I never said||
that i didn't see a potential downside. the intent of my post was to illustrate that at least some coaches feel it's a questionable rule, and that not all of us would be critiquing every single one of them.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||If another coach did it...||
We'd be ragging on them? speak for yourself. last I checked, the NFL is a full contact, tackle-football league. the only way to get better at tackle football is by playing tackle football. Harbaugh knows this, and that's why he made his decision, rule be damned.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know...||
I think this is pretty funny. perhaps a bit misguided, but funny.
I'm sure Jim will have a good laugh in September.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Living in town for a while...||
I've had the good fortune of being able to see Laith play locally 3-4x/week for most of the last 10+ years, and usually at no cost to me. I've seen a lot of music over the years, and Laith is without a doubt one of the more talented musicians I've ever seen perform.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||that doesn't explain||
the numerous hospitalizations from training athletes down there. Reading any of the scientific reports that have come out in the last year is horrifying. The athletes will essentially be competing in raw sewage, with contamination levels more than *1 million* times greater than what most would consider acceptable, and those levels are consistent more than a mile offshore in Guanabara Bay.
Yes, the mind-set of most olympians is such that they'd walk into machine-gun fire for a chance at a gold medal, but that doesn't make the conditions any better.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||perfect||
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Wiki says||
he was 'eyeing a civil engineering major', but bama's official athletics page doesn't list a field of study or focus for him. fwiw.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||While this is true for now...||
(edit: this is supposed to be a reply to post #8 by team126, not sure how it got placed here)
I expect a shift here as the Harbaugh recruiting continues...for instance, perennial recruiting power houses 'Bama and LSU each send an average of roughly 14 players/year to the NFL. that's about half of every recruiting class.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||This.||
you, sir or madame, win all the internet points.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||sorry, but||
I had to stop reading at "We'll be the only school who does this". your starting premise couldn't be more wrong.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||winner winner||
If he's not breaking rules, fans shouldn't worry. "Processing" is part of the game, and takes place at all the top tier (and those aspiring to be top tier) programs. Call it whatever you want, but at the end of the day, it's competitive roster management, and as long as NCAA regulations are followed, I'm fine with it.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||seems like||
two or three weeks from now would be a worse time. aren't we still 3 weeks out from signing day?
or worse - pull it after a year or two? telling him now allows him the best chance to reevaluate his situation and find a better option for his long-term future.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||in the feelings world,||
you're absolultely right. In the big-time competitive football world, not at all.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Are you being||
sarcastic? or is this a set of really silly assumptions? just because *we* are hearing about this now doesn't mean it's news to the staff, and it doesn't necessarily mean it's news to Swenson.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I think it's the||
"playing football at a competitive level" bit that's in question here...hence the staff telling him to look elsewhere.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I would argue that||
your notions of Loyalty here are misplaced and/or inappropriate. Telling a kid ahead of time "hey, it's not going to work out, you're likely not going to be able to get on the field" is better than bringing him in and letting him ride pine or not renewing his scholarship. Now he has time and opportunity to reconsider his situation and his goals.
it's big time competitive football, feel-good stories don't win trophies. If he can't compete, he can't compete, and it's better to tell him up front so he can readjust his expectations and hopefully make a decision that's better for his long-term future.
i'm not suggesting Harbaugh can do no wrong, i'm just suggesting this doesnt' fall under the 'wrong' umbrella.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||yes||
yes he will
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Are you serious?||
Your analogy completely misses, and there's not really anything in that video clip that's offensive. If Iowa had been competitive in the game, this wouldn't be an issue.
Faux outrage over nothing from butthurt football fans. ::yawn::
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I think||
You want the stable full of talent at all times, no matter how they got there. Anyone who shies away from this kind of competitive atmosphere isn't someone we want in Maize & Blue. I really don't understand this hesitant, almost pussy-footing attitude some seem to harbor here...This is big-time college football, these kids are trying to be big-time athletes, they should live, practice and play in big-time competitive environments.
I understand that kind of focus didn't really exist over the last number of years, for myriad of reasons, but that doesn't mean we have to be ok with that kind of complacency.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||It sounds more like||
you're in need of the help, if you're still bothered by people cracking Brady Hoke jokes. This is the internet, you're allowed to make fun of people who don't perform well in their jobs. If that's too much for you, change the channel or go outside.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||But||
That doesn't make him wrong.