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|5 days 17 hours ago||I know we're not in church||
I know we're not in church here, but "wimpy, little cocksucker" struck me as a bit...much.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Dude.||
|5 days 17 hours ago||You should really get another||
You should really get another account for your real posting and use this one only for novelty. I love these little zingers.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I'm not intent on finding||
I'm not intent on finding wrongdoing. I have no idea which side of the story to believe. I was just explaining why, IF Pipkins is correct that he's healthy, he has reason to be upset despite the fact that he gets to finiosh his degree. Really, my frustration is more that the system currently in place encourages coaches to force unproductive players out, and that is really, really dumb.
|5 days 17 hours ago||He's like that on some radio||
He's like that on some radio interviews. He was on one shortly after his hire (maybe Rich Eisen) and it was just brutal, despite the home-field atmosphere. My attitude: who cares.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Yep. Sometimes I like to||
Yep. Sometimes I like to think this fanbase (or at least this board) is different. But, no.
|5 days 18 hours ago||His scholarship is freed up||
His scholarship is freed up for someone else. Here, since Pip is a 5th year, it's only 1 years worth of scholarship gain for the team.
|5 days 18 hours ago||That's true for every medical||
That's true for every medical hardship everywhere. The issue is that he doesn't get to play football.
|5 days 18 hours ago||If that's the case, then he||
If that's the case, then he shouldn't play. But I'm very skeptical that team doctors are free from coach influence at any school, so I strongly think the rules need to eliminate any benefit a coach might get from a player not being able to play. Saban's medicals are all backed by doctor support as well. Let's take the guessing out of it.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Yeah, but michgoblue, I don't||
Yeah, but michgoblue, I don't like this story and so we should blot it out from the board.
We also have to make room for the other pertinent board topics of the day, such as "OT Video: 13 yr old drinking prodigy attends OSU" and "Happy Trails: Samson the Wallaby"
|5 days 18 hours ago||The medical team, I guess.||
The medical team, I guess. If they think his concussion risk is so severe that it is dangerous for him to practice, he shouldn't be able to. That's a day-to-day question of being cleared to play, I would guess.
The coaches should also have zero involvement in that decision, and they also shouldn't benefit from it in the form of a freed-up scholarship. There should be no coaches chasing players down asking them to sign a form. It should be a doctor saying "you're not cleared to be on the field this day/week/whatever."
|5 days 18 hours ago||Every school that puts||
Every school that puts players on medical honors their scholarship. The issue is that Pipkins wanted to keep playing football at Michigan, and, if he's healthy and staying within the team rules, he's entiteld to do that. He wanted to stay on the sidelines and "keep at it" with the hope of playing. Now, who knows if he actually was healthy enough, but if he was, he was absolutely wronged here.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Under the current system, if||
Under the current system, if a productive player is not healthy, there's still going to be temptation to play him. Eliminating the benefit gained from putting a player on medical hardship would do nothing to change that. Nobody is putting productive players on medical scholarship.
I agree that it may very well be in Pipkins's best interest to take a medical. It also may very well not. There's absolutely no way for anyone to know that other than Pipkins, Harbaugh, and a very limited group of others. That's why the rules need to align the incentives of coaches and players, so that they both want the same things. Right now, they're in exact disalignment.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Come on. This story has||
Come on. This story has exposed the very most hypocritical parts of this fanbase.
|5 days 19 hours ago||The very simple way to||
The very simple way to eliminate ALL of the handwringing on this stuff is to make player scholarships irrevocably tied to the player, such that they never reopen to allow a new player. 25 guys a year. DONE. In an instant, coaches' motivation is to keep every last guy eligible and on the team. Why is no one seriously pushing for this?
|1 week 6 hours ago||Awesome post. I lol'd.||
Awesome post. I lol'd.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yes, because that's the only||
Yes, because that's the only thing a 23-year-old can be interested in.
|1 week 5 days ago||Seriously. Pretty hard for||
Seriously. Pretty hard for him to preach to a kid about judgment after that. Sheesh.
|1 week 5 days ago||Brian, I was hoping to see||
Brian, I was hoping to see your take on some of the shady recruiting stuff Ace posted about yesterday. Are you going to post separately about it? Some of that was pretty alarming, in my view (though I'm sure very common).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ralph Williams||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||A+ work.||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Man, I miss Section 1.||
Man, I miss Section 1.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yikes.||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Huh. Okay, I'm out of my||
Huh. Okay, I'm out of my element here. I defer to those more knowledgable.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yahoo is doing just fine,||
Yahoo is doing just fine, though. It was the fourth most visited website on the internet last month. I think they're making out okay.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I dunno man, when you have||
I dunno man, when you have that many people using/viewing your website/platform on a regular basis, I think you're going to be just fine. There's plenty of ways to make ad revenue. They have a completely dominant market share and the overhead is tiny for such a visible company.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Redefining? I didn't consult||
Redefining? I didn't consult the dictionary before I used the word, but I was thinking along these lines:
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I normally like your posts.||
I normally like your posts. I did not like this particular post.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Okay. For the record, I||
Okay. For the record, I normally like your posts.