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|1 year 50 weeks ago||Who the fuck is Biff from Chi||
Who the fuck is Biff from Chi Phi? Biff Tannen?
It's a criminal matter. If this happened to say, corporation X where the CEO and Board were implicated in a crime, and the Attorney General said "corporation X must close it business" why should Molly in marketing, who had nothing to do with this suffer the consequences? Just like PSU's right tackel shouldn't have to bear the consequences of others.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||This was a criminal matter,||
This was a criminal matter, not an NCAA matter. The NCAA overstepped their bounds and essentially forced the penalty without due process.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||This is a beyond stupid||
This is a beyond stupid perspective. Everyone involved is in jail, facing jail, fines or dead. Meanwhile the student athletes, fans and students get penalized. Sanctions should never have been levied against innocents.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||What are you talking about?||
What are you talking about? Every game is already on TV. This is to make people like my parents, who would never watch a game, pay a quarter to get BTN on their local cable packages.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||This is the stupidest move ever.||
They dilute the product on the field, have zero fanbase and contribute nothing to football or basketball, the ONLY sports that matter.
It's a move motivated by greed to get cable packages on local networks. It's a transparent money grab that's insulting to every existing member of the conference.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||"If it's not a revenue||
"If it's not a revenue positive sport, then it's not a sport." - DB
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I need courses in reading||
I need courses in reading comprehension and college football histroy because I forgot about the minor NCAA violations Kiffin committed during his one year at Tenneessee. Thanks for the advice. Keep up with the name calling, it's a good way to come out on top of mature arguments.
Under your rule, we should all get points on our license because of Aldon Smith. We should pay penalities on our investments because of Madoff.
For the millionth time, the NCAA penalized PSU without due process. No investigation. No hearing. It's like a dictatorship.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Isn't the entire Penn State||
Isn't the entire Penn State administration (former President / AD) facing jail time and massive fines as a result? Not to mention life in prison for the actual offender. Why not throw the current players in jail as well? How about Paterno's corpse? Let's just blow the whole town up while we're at it!!!
Also you're equating the Reggie Bush scandal with Sandusky? Kind of sick on your end. And I don't think Kiffin had anything to do with that, I think it was just Carroll or some boosters.
Collateral damage here isn't fair to the players.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||yes||
The players are the innocent bystanders. This was an institutional / administrational failure on the part of Penn State, not a player failure. Since then, they've clean housed and instituted checks to ensure failure does not repeat and paid penalities.
So why should all personnel currently on board with the school, none of whom that had anything to do with Sandusky, receive his penalties? It makes no sense.
Again, the NCAA did not follow their own protocols. They handed penalties without due process. They make up the rules as they go along.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||??||
Do you really think that termination, show cause penalties and (I guess in this case) jail time isn't enough of a deterrent?
To end the cycle of cheating, you severely punish those at fault, not those that had nothing to do with the offense.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||So||
So if it were up to you, not only should the people held responsible for crimes get punished, but innocent bystanders should be punished as well.
Hopefully you never get into a position of power.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||The remainder of the sanctions should be overturned||
Frankly, the NCAA (and Delany) overstepped their own bounds with the sanctions. They didn't conduct their own investigation, relied solely on the Freeh report and threatened the new administration that had nothing to do with the crimes of Sandusky.
No one affiliated with the crimes are currently at PSU. Why should the current administration be at fault. Isn't jail time and termination for those accountable enough?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Wasn't aware of the break issue||
Wasn't aware of the break issue, but that still doesn't make it right. I don't believe they have special packages for the students for the major games. It's not like all these games are noon on Saturday. There are midweek night games, many of which against crap teams, that cut into other stuff. When I was a student, it was hard enough to make all the games, much less my other commitments.
Brandon's concerned about getting the arena crowded for two things: 1) sales of concessions, merchandise, etc. and 2) apperances on tv. He could not care less about the individual.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||53.9%||
Sometimes there are other commitments (studying?) that need to be made rather than seeing Michigan wax the floor with SC State, UMass-Lowell, Concordia, Wayne State, Coppin State, Houston Baptist and Holy Cross.
Also, there are some games during the break period when students aren't in town. There's a way to fudge these numbers to justify milking every cent out of the student body.
If you buy a ticket to the game, it's up to the buyer to attend, not the seller.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||That's like saying turkey||
That's like saying turkey sandwiches are statistically the best sandwiches....
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I don't get your comment. My||
I don't get your comment. My point was that the pro-style will typically work moreso than the spread. That said, If you want to incorporate spread tactics in the pro style, there's a time and a place. But to think that the most successful offenses shouldn't be one big RichRod / NW jet, spread offense, is totally ignorant.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Nope, I don't believe I||
Nope, I don't believe I did.
Listen, you can have spread concepts in a pro style attack (zone read on a short down to go play, spread the field in a red zone situation, etc.). Even the Patriots run that. But at the end of the day, it really does fall on execution, sound offensive line play and a QB that doesn't suck for an offensive team to be successful.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||So you're saying Michigan||
So you're saying Michigan doesn't have the talent comparable to a Northwestern? So they need to resort to quick snaps, no huddles, to beat them?
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Double post||
Neg bang away
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Last Check||
Last check Bama uses the huddle and that seems to be working out well for them.
Stanford uses the huddle and that seems to be working out well for them.
I think too much emphasis is placed on huddle, non-huddle, pace, etc. The best teams are the ones with the best talent and their ability to execute, not the ones that solely rely on a gimmicky type offense. Defenses are quick to adjust...just look at the "wildcat."
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Dear Rutgers||
GTFO of our conference.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Eliminate Replay||
Replay slows the end of game down, it's used as a crutch and an excuse by the officials, and it almost never gets the right call anyway.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Have idiot Delany and the greedy conference presidents||
Have idiot Delany and the greedy conference presidents ever considered staying at 12? They're diluting the product and profits while eliminating any identity this conference had.
They can spew all this leaders and legends BS, but these are disgusting unethical, greedy people.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Gus Johnson||
Gus has been terrible over the past year. Perhaps it was his meteoric rise, but he constantly messes up names, doesn't understand game theory, and talks too much. He now yells at total nonsense. He's brutal.
I'll take Nantz's wine and cheese club announcing over Gus. At least he gets the names right and understands time and score.
The color person I like is Dan Dakich. Funny, smart and he gets the sport.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||No||
This has zero to do with michigan academics and a sense of arrogance. Outside of my 4 years at michigan, i've lived in nyc pretty much my whole life. No one has ever talked about rutgers. They are a bad fit. They cant sell out their 48,000 seat stadium.
It's a mid major program. They dont belong in the B1G. It's fine the way it is.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||No one cares about Rutgers||
No one in NYC cares about Rutgers. They don't move the needle, not even a fraction. NYC is and will always be a pro sports city.
The B1G does not need another Minnesota in terms of on-field performance in fooball and basketball. We already have a Minnesota.
On top of that, everytime Michigan plays Rutgers or Maryland, they play Wisconsin or Penn State one less time.
Since ND doesn't want to be in its natural footprint, the B1G is perfect the way it is with the addition of Nebraska. We should be extremely pissed if Delany pulls this stunt.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||37-17||
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I will say||
at least he acknowledges this poll as unscientific.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||This is a highly unscientic poll...||
Brian has a platform to express his opinions and views on a subject matter and then uses the same platform to poll his readers. This skews the readers feelings and makes them vote differently.
It's no different if I gave a 3,000 word essay arguing ice cream was better than pizza, and then polling people on what they prefer, ice cream would get a more favorable score.
This poll should be trashed.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||On this topic||
Can Brian get his facts straight and preface every post he writes "if it's not Michigan, it's evil". Joe Pa was not a child rape enabler. He fucked up and should've done more as he said, but please, he didn't open the shower curtain to Sandusky's victims so to speak.
The block quote totally misquotes him as well. With the initial portion directed towards the victims and the last two sentences addressed towards his supporters standing on his front porch. Brian horribly manipulates the quote and loses credibility and integrity in my book. (I'm sure he'll lose sleep over this).
Finally, no reference of the 1000s of lives and minds he cultivated to become great members of society. As if he did nothing other than letting children get raped. This is one of Brian's worst written pieces ever. Shame on him.