I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|11 hours 15 min ago||NHL Labor Fight||
Was huge. There were 6 teams, and 2 were owned by the same family. There weren't multi-year contracts until the 1960s, and many players had to work in the offseason pre-expansion. Collusion was rampant and players were afraid to speak up because they would get traded away to terrible teams (Ted Lindsay to the Blackhawks!). Lindsay was actually one of the heads in starting the NHLPA (didn't want to be called a Union, ya commies!) and just like the NBA it all started gaining momentum at an All Star Game.
(From memory above, it's detailed in Glenn Hall's biography "The man they called Mr. Goalie" which is where I know the Lindsay stories from. Wikipedia below)
First organizing efforts (1957–1959)
The first NHLPA was formed in 1957 by hockey players Ted Lindsay of the Detroit Red Wings and Doug Harvey of the Montreal Canadiens after the league had refused to release pension plan financial information. The owners broke the union by trading players involved with the organization or sending them to the minor leagues. After an out-of-court settlement over several players' issues, the players disbanded the organization. Lindsay's struggle and the NHL's union busting efforts are dramatized in the movie, Net Worth.
|12 hours 49 min ago||Yup||
If I wanted real good wings in Ann Arbor I'd head to spots. If I wanted to watch the Bears game (which was never on, thanks to Lions games), I'd head to BWW for a couple hours on Sunday.
|14 hours 48 sec ago||This already happens all over||
Rich boosters DO offer kids incentives! Already! Is it better for Oregon to have their Death Star or Bama to have their waterfall as opposed to the kids who generate the revenue to get, you know, some of that growing pie?
|14 hours 2 min ago||"Student athlete"||
You know the term "student athlete" showed up so that colleges could avoid paying workers comp to injured players, right?
|14 hours 59 min ago||M by 2 scores||
Parmesan garlic, honey BBQ, maybe some teryaki, and a few blazin for good measure.
2 score game that always feels closer, we're nervous the whole way, end up winning by 8-10 points.
|15 hours 55 sec ago||OK...||
so your argument is that athletes already get paid and they get paid enough.
What would you have them do with all the extra revenue compared to say, 1998? Coaches, AD, etc. salaries have increased a ton with all the new money that's poured into sports. They players' slice of the pie should be fixed though? because they already get compensated enough?
I don't think that coaches and ADs are the ones bringing in the new TV dollars.
|15 hours 15 min ago||Well...||
It's a bit more complicated than that too. NFL, NBA, and NHL players don't get market rates. The players (Unions) collectively bargained with the owners for revenue sharing that includes salary caps. These caps effectively help most players, as all but the elite would lose out if the elite made more.
The NCAA meanwhile has a totally 1 sided "revenue sharing agreement" with "salary" capped at a scholarship per player (85 per football team). Oh, and NCAA athletes can't make money another way either - someone is paid to make sure they don't get money for appearing in commercials or anything else pro athletes can do.
Also, pro players make a certain percentage of overall revenues - if the NFL makes more money, the cap goes up. The NCAA money pool, especially in football, has totally balooned recently, thus the money has gone to coaches, other AD employees, and facilities. The players have not gotten any of this new money windfall.
|15 hours 22 min ago||Close||
Seems like they're only 3 more Dylans away from having the top 5 rappers of all time
|15 hours 56 min ago||Hey, don't knock the Jimmy||
|16 hours 30 min ago||I hope it doesn't sit in a closet||
But I like the idea that if you want to wear it, be prepared to live up to it.
|16 hours 31 min ago||How about an Olympic Model?||
Doesn't cost the school a dime. As someone said below, Gardner can't get paid for his talents, or doing anything else. What if Devin wanted to model the #98 jersey in an adidas commercial? No cash. Why not?
Right now there are like 75 people that Michigan DOES pay to make sure that Devin doesn't get a dime from his likeness.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Foolproof system:|
|3 days 11 hours ago||Tutorial:||
In Youtube, click "Share" then "Embed", copy the code "<iframe..... etc" then while you're typing the comment click "Switch to plain text editor" Put your cursor at the end of all the code, paste, click to go back to rich text editor. You should see an "IFRAME" box, if so, save your post!
(For posting in OPs, you must use "old embed code" it's a click box on youtube before you copy the code)
|3 days 11 hours ago||I hope so||
I thought it was a quality film! Of course, I play hockey.
Russell Crowe! Burt Reynolds! Hank Azaria! Mike Meyers as Don Cherry! (kind of)
Plus this (VERY NSFW LANGUAGE) scene!
|3 days 11 hours ago||Ralph = that drinking game||
|3 days 11 hours ago||Drill weekend? I assume it's similar to this?||
/No disrespect inteded, just joking around. Thanks for your service
|3 days 11 hours ago||The internet has failed me||
[Scene from Mystery, Alaska involving Skank Marden]
|3 days 12 hours ago||The real question emerges||
Is it ironic to write a song supposedly about irony that uses situations that aren't really ironic?
|3 days 15 hours ago||Game Chart||
Your game chart is almost exactly how I felt while watching the game. Really good at the start, OK at half, dread, HOPE! failure.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Thanks for linking||
My brother-in-law is South African and when I spent some time there I was able to visit Robben Island... it was shocking. These are the kind of things we would hear about from the 1800s, not 20 years ago.
Mandela's life was certainly an inspiration. When it comes to the 2 movies that are being discussed, I think both were very well done. My major issue with Matt Damon as Pienaar is even though he bulked up, Damon was not the physically imposing freak that Pienaar was. According to the internet the best person who could have portrayed him physically is probably Brian Urlacher.
|3 days 19 hours ago||IIRC||
They are not a member of the InterFraternity Council, having been kicked out due to hazing a couple years ago, but their national body put them on probation rather than disband the chapter. So... they exist as an SAE fraternity, but not as a full fledged Michigan IFC member.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Only once||
As a freshman and in the tournament not the final. Tore a ligament in my hand and that was enough mud bowling for me.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Ding Ding ding!||
Fox also loses the rights if they don't make movies using the franchise frequently enough. Thus:
ALL THE WOLVERINE MOVIES!
|4 days 12 hours ago||Is it really stopping someone||
Is it really stopping someone if they stop themselves? Goalies don't get a save if it's not a shot on goal.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Powerplay||
2 questions that could help answer M's powerplay improvement:
1 - how have they been on PP faceoffs? (i checked and this isn't available info from box scores)
2 - How are they entering the zone? Is it with possession? When they had guys who were great at puck possession (like Hensick) the plan to enter the zone was "give it to Hensick" (side note, great way to do it. Blackhawks do this with Kane often. Wings with Pavel too). How are they trying to establish the PP now?
If these two things are better than they were last year, that could explain the uptick in PP goal %
|4 days 15 hours ago||Why isn't your avatar a self portrait?||
|4 days 16 hours ago||More with the Deserving/Playing up to||
So did Garnder really disgrace the #98 because he didn't win the Heisman, or get a standing O from Ohio State fans? (although he did get a lot of appreciation on twitter...)
Did Mark Harmon say that he was glad that his dad's efforts and acheivements would be recognized, but that if Gardner wasn't good enough it would be a disgrace?
No. These jerseys are to be worn and used and played in. Obviously the 3 heisman winner's jerseys wont be lived up to every year (I assume the #2 is getting the treatment really soon) because Michigan players won't come in 1-2-3 in the Heisman every year. That's not the point. The point is "Desmond was great. We should make sure that when #21 is on the field we think of Desmond Howard". Not "Man, Gardner really tarnished Harmon's legacy"
|4 days 16 hours ago||So who is deserving?||
Do you think that Desmond saw that honor as "no one is good enough to wear my jersey unless they win a heisman?" Or do you think that Desmond might want his honor, you know, worn and on the field?
|4 days 16 hours ago||He plays||
and he returns kicks, and probably punts next year, both of which Desmond did. Avery wasn't playing when he was awarded a legends jersey, same with Brandon Moore, but they were seniors, and saw the field.
If you don't think a little guy returning kicks should wear 21... who should? If the standards are ridiculously high who is ever going to wear one of these? Does Morgan really "Deserve" to wear a president's number?
|4 days 16 hours ago||I respectfully disagree||
I just think that what's cool about the numbers is actually having them on the field. #1 hasn't been worn since Braylon made a huge deal about "deserving" it.