help i've been transported back in time to Jim Tressel's hiring help
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|1 hour 15 min ago||Your username makes your||
Your username makes your comment even better.
So lets say some players, as your username suggests, are getting paid already. Besides the issue of player salary, what's the difference between college and minor league games?
|1 hour 16 min ago||I'll throw my answer in the comments||
I may have been leading in the way I phrased the question, but here's my answer: Remove likeness rights, allow athletes to make money with the olympic model, let the Big 5 conferences get autonomy and have those big 5 agree on a "total cap" of spending above and beyond tuition, room and board for scholarship athletes - call it $3M/year or so, but they could negotiate a number. Here's what everyone gets out of the deal:
Revenue athletes; The ability to market themselves and make money today from what their doing, however they don't get any extra benefits direct from the university which satisfies part 2. Allow athletes to unionize so that they have representation with the NCAA and allow certified agents to represent players. The NCAA could police the agents hard and put their random enforcement people to better use.
Non rev/Title 9 - They make the same new benefits direct from the university and could market themselves. Michael Phelps could have officially swam for Michigan under this scenario. For the 27 sports, figure around 500 scholarship athletes they would each get $6,000 per year if the cap was $3M.
Admins/ADs: Only additional costs are those which the conferences negotiate ($3M per year in my scenario). I assume most ADs will also lose some booster money which could flow towards athletes more directly (figure random business owner pays QB to be in a commercial rather than donate to AD) in my scenario, but that's kind of how it works in every other business. Plus I doubt the million dollar donations that go towards buildings will become millions towards players.
Fans - As I see it this doesn't change the game for fans much. If DG were legit sponsored by a car dealer and drove a nice car that doesn't differ much from Pryor's "leases" except it being allowed. Fans might end up footing the bill for the "spending cap" of $3M in my scenario, but considering that fans are already milked dry, I don't think the AD wanting more money will be news.
|3 days 22 hours ago||First off||
Big fan of the movie "Big Chill". It's not without it's problems (Why attemp to jump into a 911 targa? That's not a convertible! There was a jeep right there...) but I doubt that will be the movie shown - my money's on something more family friendly than one that has the opening credits over scenes of (SPOILER ISH? Are the opening credits a spoiler? Can I still spoil a movie from the 80s?) slit wrists.
Second, iPhone battery life is awful but at least it charges quick. 70% at 7PM and you should be fine Wolverine Devotee.
Third, BiSB is most likely reading HTTV out loud to his toddler every night anyway. If that's not an internet podcast waiting to happen....
|4 days 19 hours ago||Perfect!!!||
If fireworks go off, our game will be JUST like the game at Jerryworld! Which wasn't stale adn corporate at all! Why do you need the band to play "the Victors" after touchdowns when we could have FIREWORKS go off!! Decades of tradition (like the band) doesn't build familiarity. Offering everything that you can get at any sporting event in the country (fireworks, rawk, advertising) only offering it BETTER is what Michigan should be all about.
|5 days 7 min ago||I liked the Jason Segal Remix|
|5 days 37 min ago||2 other points about "John"||
In something that everyone can hate, he loves to spend lots of money to go to africa and "hunt" sometimes endagered big game.
Also, he's ... "Active politically" which could push you to support or not support based on your own leanings
/walks away slowly
|5 days 18 hours ago||Don't forget the "L."|
|5 days 18 hours ago||Depends. Upper Wacker or Lower Wacker?|
|5 days 18 hours ago||Disagree||
They've got this new thing called an alarm clock. Get your ass out of bed at 7am and you've got 5 hours to pregame (which is more than enough). Noon games were the best because by 4pm you're walking home, with $5 pizza there and/or places for dinner and time for a nap (as said above) before showering and heading to the bar.
Whereas a 3:30pm game lets out at 7:30, all the places to get food near campus are absolutely slammed, so you can either: pass out from being tired (and not go out), eat, or get to a bar before the line is ridiculous (with maybe enough time to shower).
Noon games allow MORE time for extra curriculars.
|5 days 21 hours ago||It's a few things||
See this thread for some of the finer points:
Basically, you want Warren Sapp. See Space Coyote's comment later in the thread
|6 days 19 hours ago||Right you are||
My dog had a hell of a time, we had to leave my nephew's 1st birthday party because she kept bolting indoors, shaking, and in general being a wreck.
In less anecdotal news, most pet shelters see a spike around the 4th, with about twice as many lost pets showing up than any other time of year. It's rough on them.
Back to anecdotes, my dog's name is Maize - Brandon hates Maize?!?!! #TheBrand
|6 days 20 hours ago||RAWWWWWWWWRARARAAAAAAAAARRRR||
/7 nation army a bazillion times
|6 days 23 hours ago||Not sure about where you are||
but the low tonight in Chicago is 44F
|1 week 18 hours ago||Well... of course||
Michigan engineers make Vipers and Corvettes. What do Oklahomans engineer?
|1 week 4 days ago||Yup||
Time to dust of the NCAA '13... it's time to get excited for football
|1 week 4 days ago||Good news for FSU is that||
Good news for FSU is that Jesus is just alright oh yeah
|1 week 5 days ago||That's strange, I always||
That's strange, I always thought the correct pronounciation was Nik STAUSSSSSSSSKAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS For THREEEEEEEEEEE!
/not just a shooter drink
|1 week 5 days ago||Hey man||
I wouldn't count out Singletary or the Danimal. Hell, Dent probably could have sacked Gardner last year...
|1 week 6 days ago||Z"L||
Really sorry to hear that Seth. Condolences to you and yours. Based on the pictures, comments of others, etc. it really seems that Zichrono L'Vrachah applies here, may his memory be a blessing.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Major choice||
But did they graduate? And is their BA on their resume? Then it does help with job prospects. You could study dance and not go to college, but you wouldn't benefit from it either. I did lots of "extra curriculars" but I wasn't paying tuition or going to use it for a job/grad school/something besides enjoyment.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think you're correct||
And if you are correct, it shows why the NRLB union ruling for northwestern is critical. In the NFL, the NFLPA agrees to things like jersey sales. In the NCAA, the players have ZERO representation of any kind.
It's fitting that the NCAA, with their "we're great for the student athletes!" didn't call a single one to the witness stand.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm an engineer too||
And Circuits suck.
However cars are awesome*, have thought so forever, and now I design car parts. It doesn't hurt that Mechanical Engineering is typically a top-5-starting-salary-4-year-degree, but that's not why I chose it.
To BiSB's basic point, the reason to go to college is to get a degree, the reason to get a degree is to get a better paying job than you could get without one. Expedited - go to college to get more money.
Getting a degree that you want to (like if someone, Brian, for example, likes circuits) isn't in his argument.
*Why are cars awesome? Stuff like this:
|3 weeks 4 days ago||And with the loss and||
And with the loss and advancement your avatar cuts down the nets
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Jmo?||
Ace, I'm not sure that you've heard any chatter about JMo, but in his interviews JB said that if Jordan isn't drafted he's going to be getting calls right away. Do teams see Jordan as a summer league guy? Potential D-League guy? 15th man? What are the odds he gets drafted at #60?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Mitch to the Bulls||
I think that would be a great fit for Mitch and the team, although the Bulls doctors don't have the greatest track record (ask Noah's feet or Deng's spine). He'd be a perfect 3rd big there, Thibs would love the effort and he could fit with either Noah or Gibson moving forward - they're both shot blockers and can guard either the 4 or the 5, and Noah passes about as well as any big man. Thibs has used mostly a 3 big man rotation and if they don't amnesty Boozer I'd be shocked. There are minutes to be had and a city that would appreciate the effort of Big Puppy.
As a Bulls fan, yes please.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||4 NFL Contracts that you've listed||
Plus practice squads and a CFL flameout. That was a damn good offensive class.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Independance for the Big 5 Conferences?||
Doesn't Delany really want to offer full cost of attendance, etc? Wouldn't the current NCAA system getting a bit blown up help him?
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Agree/Disagree/Homer Bias||
Agree that LeBron would be dumb to move to the Western Conference. The East will have much easier paths to the finals for the forseeable future
Disagree that the Bulls won't be a challenge depending on D Rose. Even without Rose the Bulls have been much better than expected, and if Melo or K Love join... well Rose (100-80% of former Rose), Butler, Melo, Gibson, Noah is a pretty beastly starting 5.
Full disclosure: I am a Bulls fan and relatively irrational about my fandoms. In my mind Michigan will go 14-0 this year, the Cubs are contenders in 2015, the Blackhawks should be favored to win the cup (probably accurate), and Da Bears won't surrender a point over the first 7 weeks of the NFL season.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||To be a wet blanket on Cleveland||
The burning of jerseys was one thing, but Dan Gilbert must have spent the last 4 years groveling in the mud Joliet Jake style if he expects Lebron to ever play for him again. Lest we forget the pseudo-slave-owner language that Gilbert used when scorned by Lebron 4 years ago, I can't imagine Lebron wants to go back to that. Plus, they just hired a previously unheard of (if very successful) Euro-League coach who Lebron was reportedly not impressed with.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP||
I find myself barely watching ESPN except for live sports programming anyway, this just enforces that behavior to an extreme.