I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|16 hours 59 min ago||This is one...||
...of the reasons I'm not excited by Brian's meta post the other day. People seemed to think it would make the board a more civil place. I'm not seeing that so far, and I don't remember M-Wolverine saying anything nearly this pointless, wrong-headed, and mean-spirited.
|17 hours 52 min ago||Then that explains it...||
|18 hours 2 min ago||From what I know of Brown...||
...I think/hope he wouldn't tear the program apart to save his job.
|18 hours 39 min ago||$10 million per year goes to UT||
Half of that apparently goes to athletics and half to academics...That's not as much money as I thought, and in fact, Big Ten schools apparently receive more than $7 million per year from the BTN (I'm not sure of the academics/athletics split of that money). So the Longhorn Network is not the difference-maker I thought it was.
|19 hours 23 min ago||Me either||
The Longhorn Network probably puts Texas above just about anyone in the country financially.
|19 hours 25 min ago||?||
They don't have an earthquake simulator?
|19 hours 32 min ago||Unlikely to be Sumlin||
He just signed a big extension w/ A&M.
|19 hours 33 min ago||Charlie Strong? James Franklin?||
The problem with firing Coach X (and sometimes I want him fired - don't get me wrong) is that you almost never have a sure thing waiting around. Meyer to OSU was a fluke. Charlie Strong seems like the surest thing out there, but even then you never know how a school's/state's alums and high school coaches will take to a guy.
|19 hours 37 min ago||Hand||
I'm sure people are hoping that Saban to Texas would mean Hand to Michigan. I do not have this hope, but that's my guess.
|19 hours 38 min ago||Wow||
Click on the link, and check out UT's class for 2014. It's not the list of four and five star guys that they seem to always have.
|19 hours 44 min ago||pushing the pile||
Leg strength would help with that. I agree that you can't do much about balance.
|20 hours 4 min ago||He did per Maizenbrew...||
|20 hours 40 min ago||leg strength||
Green needs more leg strength, IMO. My guess is that he'll be able to run through more tackles if he works hard on that. Hopefully he's not already close to his potential in that regard.
|20 hours 43 min ago||No. 1/NT||
I'd like to see No. 1 go to Drake Harris. It didn't used to be given to players only once they'd proven themselves, and it generally worked out fine.
Re: NT, I'm a little surprised Coach Hoke and Co. have only the very small number of guys that they have who can play NT. You'd think you'd recruit one or two per class given the importance of the position and the miss rate on those types of guys.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Novak||
DG this year reminded me of Novak when the basketball team was still struggling. I see him and think, "I wish they were winning, but I love this guy."
|1 day 15 hours ago||yeah....||
....probably interesting in an autopsy sort of way, but I agree.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Did he have turf toe?||
I thought I read that. Anyway, I hope our champion improves quickly.
|1 day 16 hours ago||They made it to the CFL via college||
So they made it to the NFL via college - they just had a stop-off in the CFL.
|1 day 16 hours ago||just not always true||
You can't enter the NBA until you're one year out of high school. You can't enter the NFL until you're three years out of high school. Jadeveon Clowney probably would have been the number one pick in the NFL draft last year, but he wasn't allowed in. I believe the CFL only requires you to be 18, but should you have to leave the country for your career?...A person can chose to do something but also be exploited. People used to chose to be sharecroppers because it was better than starving to death, but that doesn't mean they weren't exploited.
Also, do you want your response to the college player who says, "Hey, I make you guys a lot of money - Can't I have a $5,000 stipend?" to be "If you want more, you know where the door is"?
|1 day 16 hours ago||huh||
Thanks for posting that.
|1 day 17 hours ago||pretty close, though||
It is a market within the confines of what you describe - free agent players are on a market in which teams bid for their services and the players can go to the highest bidder if they so choose. But you are aware of this, yes? You seem to be willfully ignoring the greater point, which is that players in all of those leagues make salaries that are based on their value as individuals and that have at least some correlation with the profits that they make as individuals for their teams and as a group for their leagues. Historically, the players in the NFL, NBA, and MLB (and I assume the NHL, though I'm less aware of its history) all at some point demanded a bigger slice of the revenue generated by their leagues and/or teams. NCAA players have had no such moment. The dollar value of what they get has gone up, but that hasn't happened at anywhere near the rate of the increase in revenue generated by major college football. Instead, that money goes to coaches, ADs, and other sports instead of the players on whose backs the money is made...If you were an elite college player, you would trade being a college player for being a pro (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) player if your primary motivation was tangible benefits, right?
|1 day 18 hours ago||Why are those teams valuable?||
Tradition, stadiums, jerseys, etc., absolutely. But also because of Charles Woodson, Eddie George, Braxton Miller, etc. Harvard v. Yale used to be a big game, but it isn't nationally anymore. Why? Because those schools are perceived has having inferior football players now.
|1 day 18 hours ago||six!||
That doesn't change much in my eyes.
|1 day 21 hours ago||"It's called capitalism."||
Why do NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB players all get paid at a market rate? Also, I highly doubt the Michigan AD would relish being compared to an employer.
|1 day 22 hours ago||That will fall off eventually though||
Look at how many people are already pulling some level of support from Michigan football due to the struggles of the past several years. I also suspect that Tate Forcier jerseys were purchased when he was in his on-the-cover-of-Sports-Illustrated honeymoon phase.
|1 day 22 hours ago||"People will always buy the QB at Michigan's jersey."||
Not true if the talent falls off. At the risk of bagging on the guy, imagine a world in which Michigan fields ten straight Nick Sheridans. You'd see a lot fewer jerseys sold than you do now with the DGs and Denards of the world playing QB for the Wolverines.
|1 day 22 hours ago||It is voluntary||
He also pretty much has to go to college to showcase his talents for the NFL. I can think of one guy who I've seen in 25 years of watching football who made it to the NFL from somewhere other than college...There is no question that college gives DG something. The question is whether it is a fair amount.
|1 day 23 hours ago||You can say the same thing about NFL players, though||
How much would Tony Romo draw in ratings if he played in the CFL instead of for the Cowboys? It would be very different, yet we don't find it unfair that he makes millions playing for Dallas...You can say, well, Romo earned the right to play in Dallas instead of Montreal b/c of his talents, but you can say the same thing re: Gardner and Michigan/Arkansas State.
|2 days 19 min ago||Bill Synder is a hell of a coach||
KSU was terrible before he got there. There aren't a lot of coaches who could do what he did, though my impression as a former Kansas resident is that KSU doesn't let academics get in the way of fielding its best possible football team.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Nebraska v. KSU||
That will be a great game for people who miss the late '90s Big 12.