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|20 hours 27 min ago||Solomon Vault||
is a much better NOTY candidate than anybody except maybe Jyaz on this list.
|22 hours 26 min ago||I'm pretty sure I'm not being||
I'm pretty sure I'm not being considered.
|22 hours 29 min ago||why is florida 4?||
Is Muschamp that good?
|23 hours 51 min ago||good point||
and it's worth a slow clap, as usual.
His a pretty sharp individual, indeed.
|1 day 12 min ago||national average %SD = ?||
A somewhat underexplained post.
|1 day 1 hour ago||ugh. not enough cool posters to interview.||
If you do more than 3 more of these, we're going to have to hear about WolvinLA's race-based doctor selection practices or Section1's hatred of Title IX. No thanks.
|1 day 12 hours ago||fyi, posts can be edited||
fyi, posts can be edited until they are replied to
|2 days 1 hour ago||Just to be clear||
Your worry is that their current exploitation will make way for much worse exploitation because agents will somehow manage to take more than 100% of the increase in their benefits, right? Not even Terrelle Pryor is stupid enough to agree to something like that. Agents are usually licensed by the leagues they work with anyway, so it wouldn't be very hard to require minimally acceptable agreements.
|2 days 1 hour ago||You know the answer to your rhetorical questions||
Presumably the author has stuff like this in mind: http://ferrall.radio.cbssports.com/2013/05/15/nick-saban-underpaid-based-on-how-much-hes-worth-to-alabama/
The only justification for the amount of money spent on college athletics is the old "athletics is the front porch of the university" thing. The bizarre thing is that presidents allow ADs to plow the profits right back into athletics facilities and salaries instead of requiring a fixed percentage of the rising revenues to flow into the University's general fund.
|2 days 1 hour ago||It does not exist currently||
Also, the average 16- or 17-year-old prospective student-athlete has family members who can help choose an agent who would behave in a less exploitative manner than the current NCAA regime.
|2 days 23 hours ago||False dichotomy||
They are probably the best football conference. They certainly have 1 or 2 teams per year that deserve to be in the top 5. But the middle and bottom of the conference is not exactly a gauntlet of horror. It's not obvious to me that Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota is an easier run than Tennessee, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Auburn, Ole Miss, and Missouri aren't obviously tougher than Iowa, Purdue, and Northwestern either. Our 8-4 (6-2 B1G) team played a higher-ranked 10-2 (6-2 SEC) team pretty damn evenly in January. I mean, 6 SEC teams had conference records of 6-2 or better last year, while only 4 B1G teams did. So I don't really see the connection between playing in the SEC and having an SOS difficulty that's not reflected by the existing measures. If they played round robins, maybe you could make the case, but they don't.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Drinking the Kool-Aid||
ESPN is bad for your brain, man.
|4 days 14 hours ago||A-u-s-t-e-n||
Invoke authority properly by spelling the authority's name correctly.
|4 days 19 hours ago||wut||
A symphony of missing the point!
|4 days 21 hours ago||what a great thread||
It's really taken a turn for the better here.
|5 days 20 hours ago||looks like UNC is currently being re-accredited||
SACS, their accrediting body, sent them an angry letter some months ago. They were supposed to be visited by SACS in April to account for themselves, and were scheduled for re-accreditation this month anyway. I don't see any information about either process online, although I assume neither process would be very transparent without a lot of media legwork.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Just to emphasize||
In my field, Michigan's PhD program is ranked substantially higher than Harvard's, and they still do at least as well as we do on the job market. There are plenty of people in the world who went to Ivy League schools and think that people who went to public schools just cannot compete. (We had a professor visit from Penn who made a remark about all the "cute little state school kids" around campus.) The actual educational facts don't matter to those people, and those people run an awful lot of organizations in this country.
In light of that, I'd say a lot depends on what your kid's ambitions are. If she cares about recognition at the top of her field, the Harvard brand will help a lot more than any state school can. (Of course, if she has a strong aversion to the pompous and self-satisfied, a state school might be ok, and Michigan's one of the very best.)
|1 week 3 days ago||Massive overreaction||
This is probably the biggest moderating overreaction I've ever seen on this site.
|1 week 4 days ago||You usually have the better side of arguments||
Pretty disappointing this time.
|1 week 5 days ago||TIL||
Today I learned
|1 week 5 days ago||..what are you guys||
..what are you guys responding to? I clicked through, then clicked through to the full story again. There's nothing douchey.
|1 week 5 days ago||Rude like what?||
All he said is that he told him no face to face. Where are you getting enough information to determine he was rude?
|1 week 6 days ago||JERKY BIGOT||
in case you didn't see it in the other thread, it's totally legal for your kid to do the thing you mentioned at school.
|1 week 6 days ago||Frank Clark||
is a rising junior, not a senior, right?
|1 week 6 days ago||May I suggest that||
In the long run, neither of those things is very likely to matter a great deal. But if either did, I'd suspect it'd be the one that gets you a headstart on your career.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Fitted sheet advice||
I am no longer asked to fold fitted sheets. All I had to do was let my wife watch me attempt to fold one once. I recommend that course of action.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Who knew!?||
I learned something today.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Are Sports Administration degrees difficult to obtain?||
I'm curious. I'd have thought they were also relatively easy programs. (FWIW, my wife has a masters in math education from the SUNY system, and does not seem to regard education degrees as requiring very much serious work.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||this post contains a non-homophobic "that's gay"-type joke||
I don't really find either of the terms offensive, but it strikes me as equally (if less obviously) homophobic. You might say its homophobia is on the down-low.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We're all blind to politically charged things we agree with...||
Ask the nearest liberal (not Democrat; actual liberal) you can find to look at the thread and identify which posts other than mine are political. In case you can't find one, here are some tips:
There is a person alleging that there's an "open war on organized religion by secular humanists" (a common rightwing talking point).
There is another person claiming that their kids can't pray in school (a common rightwing talking point in addition to being an outright lie: it's entirely legal for kids to pray in school in every state in the union).
There is yet another person talking more generally about constitutional rights to religion and guns being under siege, without mentioning the writ of habaeus corpus or the rights not to be cruelly or unusually punished or unreasonably searched--that is, talking more generally about the collection of rights always discussed by rightwing talking heads, while ignoring the very serious undermining of the Constitution in the name of security that's actually occurring and that conservatives stereotypically don't care about.
There is a clear collection of posters whose views on this matter are fixed antecedently by their atavistic politics. You seemed prima facie reasonable enough that I'm shocked you'd contemplate denying that.