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|4 weeks 3 days ago||B-school students make tons of money in the summer||
B-school students make tons of money in the summer, and in fact, many of them do decide to slack on their grades and instead focus on impressing their employers.
Why are football players any different? I mean, a good summer gig for a b-school student can pay $30K for ten weeks of work. I just never understood why a b-school student, even if we assume he's on a full scholarship, is 100% allowed to make any amount of money he wants (i had a friend who started his own business and was making 50k+ per summer) but a football player has to live off of the cafeteria meal plans?
I totally understand not getting paid to play for the school, just like students don't get paid to do their homework and exams, but if johnny manziel wants to guest coach at a football camp and make a few thousand bucks, why should he be restricted in any way shape or form from doing that?
All those b-school/law school/art school students got their job literally because of their association with the university. I just can't fathom why a football player should be treated any differently. (Unless it's because the NCAA is a greedy monopoly that must get every last cent from anything even remotely associated with college sports and it has nothing to do with the interests of the student-athletes at all.)
|8 weeks 3 days ago||very tough odds but I would||
very tough odds but I would be so happy to see either of Nigeria or Algeria go through, or both!
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||Those three players you||
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||Those three players you||
Those three players you mentioned, Hansborough, Maxiell and Haslem were all elite college players, all-conference types (and i think Hansborough won college player of the decade??)
Surely, you don't see Horford being at all close to them??
|19 weeks 1 day ago||A jump would have been nice||
A jump would have been nice
|19 weeks 3 days ago||playing defense||
regardless of what beilein had him do, (which you're right is closer to an offensive 3 than a typical 4)
he still had to guard an opposing power forward -- this often made him look bad as well as tired him out and probably negatively impacted his offense. If GRIII could play the 3 at college, his defense would be very strong, but at the four he's only an average defender.
|20 weeks 14 hours ago||na you're reading too much into it||
i'm as pro-affirmative action anti-racist drug laws as they come, but he made no reference to race whatsoever and there's a lot of evidence that whites use illegal drugs at a higher rate than any other. it was an honest "let's keep the kids focused on football" angle.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Another consideration is fouls||
GR3 can afford to foul a few times - I think we would be a lot less willing to see Morgan get into foul trouble. So, we want might want GR3 on Stokes from that perspective. I'm not saying that you're wrong, just think Beilein will also look at the foul situation in making his strategy. There's also the option of switching throughout the game, maybe put Morgan on stokes to start and then switch GR3 onto later based on how the game is playing out.
Of course, I trust that Beilein will devise a good strategy, although it is very interesting for us to ponder what his options are.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Undergrads at the B-school||
Undergrads at the B-school are making 30K+ each summer working on wall street. Why can't the athletes do the exact same thing?
|30 weeks 2 days ago||For a million dollars, I'd do||
For a million dollars, I'd do anything for two hours. Doesn't mean that all of those things should be legal or condoned.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||The fact that we're talking||
The fact that we're talking about these polls and not kenpom/sagarin is the problem. These polls only have legitimacy because people like all of us link to it and argue about it. Let's just discuss computer rankings and if enough of us do that, the big media publishers will just publish those rankings and quit making stupid polls.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||If Michigan gets a Final Four||
Not yet, but if Michigan gets a Final Four appearance this year and State does not, I think the consensus will be that Beilein is now a better coach.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not sure you can say that||
I'm not sure you can say that McGary's return will or will not change things in a big way. He will need time to get back into shape and our team has adjusted very nicely without him. Of course, it could not hurt if he returned, but I think it's a waste of time to worry about it. McGary is getting the best medical treatment and rehab in the world, mainly for his own sake, and as fans there's nothing we could do either way to help him.
Even without McGary, this team has a great shot at the national title. He may or may not make a huge impact if he returns this season. Especially given the mysterious nature of his back injury, I wouldn't waste too much time thinking about it as a fan.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Minnesota has lots of||
Minnesota has lots of weaknesses, not sure they'll be top 25 by the end of the season, but Iowa does seem scary as hell. Wednesday will be a heck of a game.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||It's the owners bribing the||
It's the owners bribing the veterans who run the players union. Totally unfair.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I've always been against the||
I've always been against the benefit veterans get in terms of salary. Why not let teams pay their players what they're worth, regardless of age. Jamarcus Russel was obviously a bust, but some rookies are ready to play as well as or better than anyone in the league right away. There's no good reason not to give them a contract that matches their abilities.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Ewing did make and lose the||
Ewing did make and lose the 1994 finals. He was always a great player, just never managed to win the title.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Gotta give him a chance for a||
Gotta give him a chance for a tap-in, plenty of time for that.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan shot the lights out||
Their offense was quite good, over 1 pt per possession. Michigan was just better.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Don't get mad, get Kenpom||
Much better ranking than one guy's personal opinion at CBS.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||dislike_of_state != hatred_of_ohio||
Seriously, your parents never taught you that ohio is the number 1 enemy and that state was not as bad?
|34 weeks 2 days ago||They beat ohio||
Since when did our dislike of MSU become so great? 5 years ago, sure, nobody (in the Michigan fandom universe) liked MSU but I don't remember people wishing for them to lose to other teams. They beat ohio, which we all desperately wanted to happen, they kept those a-holes out of the MNC, the least we can do is wish them well in their bowl game, no?
|43 weeks 6 days ago||That was a terrible tackle||
Just formwise it's a bad tackle. Doesn't uses his arms to wrap up, doesn't get low. I don't understand anybody saying it's a good football play -- it's very bad tackling technique and he got lucky to hit the receiver in the head and give him a concussion leading to the drop. 9 times out of 10, at least against a quality receiver, the receiver would have bounced off the tackle attempt and kept running if this was in between the endzones. (cf. Gallon versus Notre Dame)
I happen to think it is a good example of targeting, there's no reason why he would aim at the receiver so high and it's unnecessarily dangerous. His coaches didn't teach him to tackle like that -- the only way that tackle ever works is if you land a square shot to the head and cause a concussion. This is a perfect example of the rule working well.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||OTish: Buccaneers sign guard Patrick Omameh off 49ers practice s||
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Good luck||
in the NIT
|1 year 12 weeks ago||completely off the mark||
A non homophobic person can easily make a homophobic remark. Hibbert apologized profusely for it, so I don't think he is a homophobe, but the remark was clearly homophobic.
Also, a lot of people say they support gay marriage but they are still terrified of ever being perceived themselves as gay or being hit on by the same gender.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||wow||
Yes saying "that's r . . ." is an awful thing to say. You might not have mentally challenged people in mind, but that is the problem precisely!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||A Brief History of the Phrase "No Homo"||
The phrase originated in NYC in the 1990s. I've been hearing it for at least a decade. It's original usage was very homophobic and it was used in communities where being outed as gay could get you killed.
Its popularity spread quickly because it sounds innocuous enough and because a lot of people are terrified by the thought of being perceived as a homosexual.
It's not appropriate in any context and it is hurtful to gays.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Nothing wrong with pushing a||
Nothing wrong with pushing a player into position but rice did it with violence and anger which is unacceptable. I'm sorry if your coach did the same thing but it's 2013 and we don't do that in a civilized country anymore.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||All I have to say is||