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|1 hour 37 min ago||Brian Bosworth, Tony Mandarich,||
And the majority of Lion's first rounders from the mid-70s to 2010. Those are busts. as for M guys... DT was a bust.. Others underperformed.
|22 hours 51 min ago||I've reevaluated the type of person||
I'd consider true dogshit in the last couple months.... Simonson is pretty bad though.
|22 hours 57 min ago||Maybe Art Briles'||
|1 day 2 hours ago||Although I certainly||
Admit to having strong (fairly centrist) political opinions, how is any thing I wrote political. I chose every word carefully.
|1 day 2 hours ago||No no no||
I know better. Bolivia sucked. Besides, it's pretty clear that there are no minds left to sway.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I agree||
I also suspect he's interested in the character of our leaders as well as their policies.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Main Street Motors is very competent.||
And prices are fair.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I don't know||
The difference between the myriad 911 models... but a light blue 911 of any vintage is about perfect... others I may consider in my pleasant dream (also possibly including Jessica Gomes, crawfish etouffee, and a Parker side by side) 1967 XKE, 1974 Wagoneer, or a brand new Mini S ( love those things!)
|4 days 22 hours ago||It doesn't make it "right"||
But if cfb becomes nfl lite and is no longer profitable the golden goose is dead...
As for your belief in markets in this case I'd say this... Cfb is an inferior product played by second tier talent, yet somehow it makes vast amounts of money. Why is this? In large part because talent acquisition does not happen in a free market. There is a place where players can sell their services... The NFL.
|4 days 22 hours ago||If the game is destroyed...||
as I think it would be if a free market approach were taken, it wouldn't only be the game I love that would go... It would be the scholarship opportunities for the players and the athletic dept budgets for dozens of schools. I'm against paying players and as deeply as I can search my soul I can't find a bit of racist or paternalistic reasoning for my opinion.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Do you think||
College football would remain popular (and profitable) under your system? If so you're delusional.
|5 days 1 hour ago||In general I disagree||
With compensating college athletes for 2 reasons:
-it threatens the game itself... I don't think many people are interested in watching a bad version of the NFL
-for the most part the "uniforms" are what is making the money, not the players... Denard Robinson was a huge force in college football, but without the M uniform what is he? A decent running back in a free market system. Is M football worth significantly less (in terms of money of course) if Denard played somewhere else? I don't think so. Players worthy of compensation do get paid at a level commensurate with their talent and popularity... in the NFL.
All of that said, I like your proposal better than others I've seen.
|5 days 2 hours ago||I agree...||
I'd only say that I think a free markety system would only exacerbate the imbalance. Probably to a point where the game as a whole would just suck. Envision the NFL, sans a draft serving to balance the talent level, with a vastly inferior level of play.
|5 days 2 hours ago||No because I love M||
Football and I believe our program is relatively pure. Also, the numbers of players being highly compensated are small enough that there is some competitive balance. If M' s football team becomes a de facto pro squad, I'll find other ways to spend my time and money.
|5 days 2 hours ago||If Boone Pickins||
(or Steve Ross for that matter) is able to buy the best team they can and players are showing off their new AMGs and 3000 foot condos, the game is gonna be a hell of a lot worse. I wouldn't be interested any longer.
|5 days 2 hours ago||I've yet to see||
a proposal for compensating players that even begins to seem workable. IMO a huge reason college football is so popular (and therefore makes so much money) is the sense that these are college kids representing their colleges. If/when college football becomes a free market AAA minor league for the NFL, I suspect 1) there will be even less parity than there is now, 2) the game will become vastly less popular, especially for the growing list of have-nots, 3) the game as a whole will be a whole lot less fun and a whole lot less profitable.
|5 days 4 hours ago||This is the 3rd||
Wolfman post I've read this morning... I think he's drunk.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Little||
Early for whiskey isn't it?
|5 days 4 hours ago||Wat?||
|5 days 5 hours ago||Steel cut oatmeal||
With some soy sauce, a couple eggs over easy, and sriracha (sp?)
|6 days 33 min ago||Cmon Pete||
What say you?!
|6 days 5 hours ago||I like that....||
"True fact" I may start using that.... "Michigan beat Rutgrers tonight. It's a true fact." I get to be a little silly and throw a subtle elbow at the same time.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Unless you want||
to extrapolate the potential that Ace Williams isn't/wasn't even a real person, as part of finding that Chat Sports had other "writers" who weren't real. Heavy stuff I know.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Best wishes!!!||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||As a divorced father who doesn't||
Get to live with his kids full time this hits home. When my ex started with a someone new I had about 30 spies assessing the situation. It's all good, but I can't imagine not doing something "rash".
|2 weeks 1 day ago||this isn't a good||
Thing to joke about.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Youve||
Never been wrong in your life, have you?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Manning wasn't good||
His last year with Denver.... Sorta goes against your point.
Also, get yourself a copy of Strunk and White....
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Cali Sunshine||
Has not acquitted himself well recently. Lots of words, heavy on politics, nothing thoughtful to speak of. I think a quick trip to The (very) Deep South might be just the thing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Who downvotes this???||