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|17 hours 51 min ago||Because you seem to lack the||
Because you seem to lack the understanding of "indentured servitude." Playing a sport in college where you get a free ride because of it vs. paying off loans at $1000/month for the next 30 years (now only 20 for me) is a gross miscalculation of the term.
|18 hours 4 min ago||And I'm pretty sure I||
And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't pay $60,000 for Ricky Doyle's two years at Michigan. So what does that leave him with? No degree and debt. But at least the stars get theirs!
|18 hours 5 min ago||There is no rule stopping him||
There is no rule stopping him from going to the NBA out of high school. I did a diary on this a few years ago. Only 1% of college basketball players EVER play in the pros. Of those that do, the average career is 2.5 years. So 99% of players get a free education in D1 schools and a free degree. The 1% has to "slum it" for 1 to 2 years eating "jail food" before making a minimum of $525,000.
Your argument rings false, much like your "indentured servitude" comment. Your logic is that because the people and institutions who create a market for individuals to showcase their talents make a lot of money, then the participants are somehow entitled to a piece of that market. No one forced Trey Burke to go to college. If his talents were so grand out of high school, well - then be the next Kobe or Lebron. They weren't and so he entered the amateur marketplace where he could showcase his talents and prove his worth. He could leave after 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, or even 5 years with a graduate degree. He left after 2 and made a guaranteed $11 MILLION dollars in a 4 year contract with the Jazz. For the 99% that do not go pro, they leave college with upwards of $200-300k of education and no debt.
So, because the Big Ten makes a ton of money, Trey Burke deserves a cut? For as much as you seem to hate the idea of amateurism in sport, why not just start a minor league? Hell, do what they do in soccer in the rest of the world - create a bunch of under 18 leagues and eliminate the schools entirely. But you can't do that because NOBODY WOULD WATCH IT. Without the alumni bases and local/regional affiliations to the schools because these are institutions that people care about, you'd find out that it's not about the player playing the game but about the institution itself. Take away the amateurism and you take away most people's casual relationship to the sport - that these players are students just like they were. Pretty sure you won't find a whole lot of people supporting the Professional Minor League University of Michigan Basketball Team.
|18 hours 50 min ago||Indentured servitude? Try||
Indentured servitude? Try being a surgical resident for 6 years making $3 an hour working 100 hours a week then tell me that playing basketball in college is servitude.
|18 hours 52 min ago||They get a $60k (cost of||
They get a $60k (cost of attendance) out of state a year to go to Michigan. That's more than most Americans make a year. Not sure Id call that amateurism. What do you do for a living? Do you get $60k a year without paying taxes on it? Do you call yourself a professional? When school cost $10k a year, ok, pay them. At 60k? Um... maybe not. Try saving for school with 2 or 3 kids. Can you stock away $500-750k in 15-20 years for 4 year undergraduate degrees?
|18 hours 57 min ago||And he also wouldn't have||
And he also wouldn't have been in the National Championship, so, yeah.
|18 hours 58 min ago||You nailed it: make something yourself. There's the issue||
You nailed it: make something yourself. There's the issue
|19 hours 1 min ago||Opinions are like assholes.||
Opinions are like assholes. Everyone's got one. Unless you have a colostomy, then I guess you have 2.
|19 hours 27 min ago||So sorry we didn't cut your||
So sorry we didn't cut your steak for you. Must be tough making millions playing a game most people don't watch. Meanwhile, I spent 9 years at Michigan working my ass off to get the career I'm in now. AND nobody wanted to pay my way because I can shoot a ball through a hoop. I just reconstruct people after cancer eats away their body parts so they can go on with their lives. Not to mention the sizable 6 figure debt I will pay for 30 years for the honor of doing so.
|19 hours 38 min ago||It doesn't matter where UofM||
It doesn't matter where UofM goes - that stadium will be all blue
|19 hours 40 min ago||Flag Football!!!||
|19 hours 40 min ago||A vulture relies on others||
A vulture relies on others for its meals. I would seem Hill more of a crocodile. You know he's going to kill you if you let him get close.
|19 hours 44 min ago||Must be choosing Mississippi||
Must be choosing Mississippi State as all signs say he's not academically eligible
|23 hours 39 min ago||Ralphie||
Harbaugh's glasses reminded me of Ralphie from A Christmas Story. Don't shoot your eye out kid!
|2 days 5 hours ago||Which announcer got to say||
Which announcer got to say "The Cubs win the Pennant!"?
|2 days 13 hours ago||Don't you love it when you||
Don't you love it when you fall asleep on the couch only to wake up during PSUs 17-0 run in the 4th Q to beat Ohio? Awesome
|2 days 13 hours ago||Teams combined for over 1700 yds of offense. Lol||
Teams combined for over 1700 yds of offense. Lol
|2 days 13 hours ago||Maholmes for TTU has over||
Maholmes for TTU has over 800yds tonight and still going. FBS record. And they are losing. Big 12!!!
|3 days 5 hours ago||Depends if Drummond spent his||
Depends if Drummond spent his summer shooting free throws. I would have a contingency clause in his contract for at least 70% FT rate or he only gets 1/2 his salary
|3 days 5 hours ago||Loved watching those guys||
Loved watching those guys play. The '96, '97 teams were the best
|3 days 17 hours ago||Remind me never to hire you||
Remind me never to hire you
|3 days 17 hours ago||Honestly, who gives a fuck?||
Honestly, who gives a fuck?
|4 days 3 hours ago||70-0 Michigan||
Breast Cancer Research Fund
|4 days 3 hours ago||Michigan Alabama Washington C||
Michigan 63 MSU 6
Michigan 45 Indiana 7
|4 days 4 hours ago||I have coached flag football||
I have coached flag football for several years, and I assume you are coaching tackle. However, there are some parallels particularly in that age group.
The first rule of thumb is that misdirection is the name of the game on offense. Most kids that age prefer to run to the edge over running into tackles. I've found that practicing jet sweeps, pitches, and reverses is paramount. Start with the basics and grade upwards. For instance, have them work on handing off the ball with the QB standing still and the tailback running to the QB. Then, advance them to pitches where the QB is stationary but pitches the ball 2-3 yards out to the HB for a sweep. A step up from that is the reverse with a running handoff and finally the running pitch which is great for the old reverse flea-flicker (seen this twice in CFB this year). For passing, I break it down into two separate drills. The first is route running. You have to get them to know that they must stick to their route - kids often start the route, don't get the ball then stop and yell for it. Second, practice two types of catches - crossing routes and deep routes. Crossing routes are great when you want a quick pass without misdirection. The vertical routes are perfect for the misdirection plays or if you happen to have a height advantage on your team.
People play all sorts of defense. I think zone is easier then man for this age group and I use my linebackers (typically the more experienced kids on the team) to adjust. This simplifies the defense - particularly for the younger kids. The linebackers read the offense and either shift into coverage on the slots or delay to read misdirection. As I referenced in the post above - kids love to try and get the edge, so we spend a TON of time working on our DBs and OLBs sealing the edge. A good drill for this is placing a marker ~10 yds inside the field boundary. Have both the ball carrier and the defensive player start 15-20yds off the line of scrimage and run to the sideline. The ball carrier cannot cut back inside until he passes the marker and the defensive player's goal is to make sure he doesn't get outside to the boundary - ie. seal the edge. You'll be surprised how bad they are at sealing the edge before the drill and how good they get after 10 minutes. This pays off in games as it allows your team to gang tackle the outside rush.
There are tons of websites for coaching and drills, but these are some basic philosophies which work well in that age group from my experience. The bottom line however is have fun! We used kicking competitions and Gauntlet flag drills to pick captains and game day starters. It made practice almost as much fun as the games!
|4 days 17 hours ago||I used to call the direct TVs||
I used to call the direct TVs retention department every summer and bitch about my service and they would give me the NFL Sunday ticket for free. I did that so I could watch the Lions in Florida. I no longer waste my retention department free stuff phone call and it's been a great decision.
|1 week 1 hour ago||No fix necessary.||
I think ND looks perfect just the way they are. No fix necessary. Nope. None. Nada.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Nice. Blow 'em out then enjoy the day!||
Nice. Blow 'em out then enjoy the day!
|1 week 20 hours ago||How important is a win when hosting recruits?||
How important is a win when hosting recruits?
|1 week 1 day ago||Predictions are hard||
Watching how Wisconsin used the outside linebackers against OSU's spread was great. Edge contain after edge contain (until that 4th quarter, ugh). Very similar for Michigan, only with Peppers spying Barrett. That game is going to be epic. As for MSU? They are a raging couch fire right now and no amount of disrespekt is going to overcome reality. Michigan wins big.