this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|13 hours 36 min ago||No doubt. As a fan, I will||
No doubt. As a fan, I will still have a little voice squeaking nervously at the back of my head every time he gets lit up on a kickoff return.
Unless, of course, he never gets lit up on a kickoff return because he is too busy spin-moving the shit out of hapless special teamers.
|14 hours 31 min ago||Except instead of splitting||
Except instead of splitting the national championship with god damn Nebraska, we win the CoFoPoff and our dominance is unquestioned.
Also Peppers become the second primarily defensive player to win the Heisman, and all the 2016 and 2017 five-stars are belong to us.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Excuse me as I burn with||
Excuse me as I burn with shame and return to my copy of NCAA Bylaw Article 13.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Please be Rashan Gary||
Please be Rashan Gary commitment, please be Rashan Gary commitment, please be Rashan Gary commitment...
|3 days 6 hours ago||That's not how income works.||
***EDIT: Fuck, I took too long to write this and now other people have made the same point more succinctly. Damn you all.***
That's not how income works. If he makes $3 million over the next three years, let's say he nets $1.8 million after taxes. A quick Google says some Pacers players live in Carmel. He rents a place there for $2,000 a month, call it $100,000 over three years with rent increases. He's down to $1.7 million. He buys a Land Cruiser to get around town, that's $70,000 if he pays cash. $1.63 million. The team covers a lot of his expenses during the season because they're on the road so much, and let's say he lives relatively modestly beyond that, given his income, (no idea what his spending habits are like, but for the sake of argument) so his monthly expenses are in the $2,000 range. That's another $90,000 and he's down to $1.54 million. Buys some nice gifts for family and friends at Christmas every year, say $40,000 worth.
Now, if he's smart he's putting most of the rest of his salary into a cheap index fund, just like Warren Buffett says. At the end of three years with the Pacers, he's got $1.5 million invested. If his foot falls off and he's never able to play basketball again after that, assuming a (pretty reasonable) 6% return he's making $90,000 a year to start out, without lifting a finger. Sure, there will be bad years where he might have to dip into the principal, but if he's even a little bit careful he could live on investment earnings alone for the rest of his life.
Making $1.5 million in a short span is not in any way, shape, or form, equivalent to making $37,500 a year for 40 years.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Accurate. I haven't bought||
Accurate. I haven't bought Flat Bicycle in a good while because (1) there are plenty of good beers from the mid-Atlantic now and (2) suddenly Deschutes is available here and there in DC and I have a much, much better West Coast beer to quest for.
|4 days 14 hours ago||MGrowOld is just entering his||
MGrowOld is just entering his senile, crotchety years. Every time he reads that explanation he nods and thinks, "Oh, just a preview with snark, that makes sense." Then he looks at his wife, smiles, feels a twitching in his pants, sighs a little, takes a sip of tea, looks back at MGoBlog and thinks, "God damn it why are they drafting DTs in a fantasy draft?"
|4 days 14 hours ago||The drugs you are on||
Send them to me.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Downvotes are inaccurate. I||
Downvotes are inaccurate. I grew up 15 minutes away from CP, spent a lot of time on campus as a kid. It is not that nice. I wouldnt go so far as to say "ugly" -- I've been to East Lansing -- but it's plain.
|4 days 14 hours ago||HOW DARE YOU OBLIQUELY||
HOW DARE YOU OBLIQUELY QUESTION OUR DEVOTION TO THE GREATEST FLAG IN ALL OF CREATION?
|4 days 14 hours ago||Seriously? Ann Arbor is||
Seriously? Ann Arbor is amazing in the fall. College Park is, uh, okay, I guess, as long as you stay out of sight of Route 1.
|4 days 14 hours ago||This is all the dancing I|
|5 days 13 hours ago||Griese - Wheatley - Howard -||
Griese - Wheatley - Howard - Woodson - Crisler
Splurging on the Heisman winners because I feel like the gap between them and the guys behind them is greater than with the other positions. I'm least comfortable with Crisler because he's from so long ago. But he was an innovator, i figure he'd adjust and come up with some cool shit.
|6 days 13 hours ago||If I were an NBA owner, I||
If I were an NBA owner, I would draft Diamond Stone #1 overall and then rename my team the Diamond Stones.
|6 days 15 hours ago||and the other three can||
and the other three can be...aliens?
|1 week 11 hours ago||YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE||
I liked draftageddon last year, and when it got really ridiculously long I just started skimming. People who complained about it make no sense to me. Just go read something else, or look out the window or something.
|1 week 15 hours ago||You may.||
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|1 week 3 days ago||more like st fermintation,||
more like st fermintation, amirite?
|1 week 4 days ago||I think Peppers has the first||
I think Peppers has the first chin-strap beard I've ever seen where I didn't automatically think "douchebag."
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|1 week 4 days ago||Those on FB would do well to||
Those on FB would do well to join Cool Freaks Wikipedia Club, where people post links to all kinds of wonderful stuff from the bowels of Wikipedia.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'd go with ??%-??%.||
I'd go with ??%-??%.
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|1 week 5 days ago||Those are HUGE leaps from the||
Those are HUGE leaps from the 2014 list. I think the Washington NFL franchise was listed at $1.7B last year.
|1 week 5 days ago||As would I if I had, say, a||
As would I if I had, say, a Braxton Miller figurine. That fucker would be surrounded by rubber bands.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Or, you know, go play in||
Or, you know, go play in Europe or China for 12 years and make lots of money that way. And then go back and get his degree.
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|2 weeks 1 day ago||Saw this on FB yesterday. So||
Saw this on FB yesterday. So excited. SPEAK TO US, BERKELEY BREATHED. WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER.