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|11 hours 27 min ago||leave it to a Virginia grad||
leave it to a Virginia grad to make the most cogent point on the board.
|12 hours 22 min ago||Gretzky or Lemieux?||
Gretzky or Lemieux?
|12 hours 27 min ago||the equivalent of a MLB||
the equivalent of a MLB season? so 1.5-2 minor league years?
|12 hours 28 min ago||of course a few guys who||
of course a few guys who could have signed decent minor league developmental contracts go on to play NCAA baseball, but generally that's b/c they value the educational opportunities- which is why it's such a good fit. the purpose of NCAA baseball (and every other sport besides the Big 3) is not 1st and foremost professional development and generally speaking the kids who choose NCAA over available alternatives (CND Major Jr, MLS, mLB) understand that.
|12 hours 33 min ago||and almost all of those guys||
and almost all of those guys spent a significant amount of time in the minors before they made it to MLB. that's the point.
|13 hours 36 min ago||What is the purpose for your||
What is the purpose for your proposal, in 1-2 sentences? B/c it reads as, "to have NCAA D-I soccer become a pro-development league on par w/ MLS or Euro-academies."
I don't think the NCAA is interested at all in structuring sports for the sole purpose of becoming top developmental leagues for world class atheltics. Basketball and football turned into developmental leagues by circumstance, not design ... and hockey- hell IDK how to explain that.
I think NCAA soccer 'remaining' relevant is a moot point- it's completely irrelevant now on a global skill level at least. It's like NCAA baseball- sure, a few guys can make a jump to MLB, but that's like once in a decade kind of circumstances. NCAA baseball is not a relevant league on a global skill level - but it fills it's niche by taking hard working, well skilled if undersized kids and late bloomer-type kids who want to use what baseball skills they have to gain opportunities ouside of (playing) sports. Sure some very talented kids play in the South/West but primarily mLB developes them, not NCAA. One could argue that it's the same in hockey, but to a lesser extent (more guys go right to the NHL from NCAA, but most still take a year or 2 to develop in the AHL, etc).
The bottom line is, the NCAA doesn't see itself as a pro-developmental sports league (in spite of basketball and football becoming the defacto- developmental leagues). I would say it is right in doing so.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I don't think they're going||
I don't think they're going to be able to control the environmental conditions for the ice inside the arena if they build it split In half like that
|4 days 14 hours ago||saw this once, thought it was hilarious:||
it ain't art and it ain't fair
|5 days 16 hours ago||I'm of the opinion that||
I'm of the opinion that Urban's pitch here will only sell to kids whom they already have in the bag.
To a kid who wants to hear about OSU b/c he isn't sold yet, 20-30mins of Michigan talk is not going to be all that impressive.
|5 days 16 hours ago||by "here," do you mean||
by "here," do you mean "Earth?"
|5 days 17 hours ago||I was curious about that too,||
I was curious about that too, and you know, there's a "best of both worlds" scenario where they open it to the public, but send coupons for free food and drinks to the season ticket holders.
|6 days 13 hours ago||I hate so much about the||
I hate so much about the things that you choose to be.
|1 week 1 day ago||if all goes well, my daughter||
if all goes well, my daughter may be in her FR year at Michigan. *SHUDDERS*
|1 week 1 day ago||sounds about right. well||
sounds about right. well done, justice system & law enforcement.
|1 week 1 day ago||christ, it's part vag *AND*||
christ, it's part vag *AND* part penis. well played, whoever designed it. well played indeed.
|1 week 1 day ago||eh, I wouldn't spend 1-2k for||
eh, I wouldn't spend 1-2k for the privilege of getting batteries thrown at you and grandmothers flipping you off. Not to mention the really obnoxious loudmouth fans that hit the tailgate too hard. plus, M will likely be an 7-10pt dog.
IDK, live sporting events are just not my thing anymore. these days, the prices as so high people think they are entitled to do and yell anything they want in the stands and it grinds my gears. It's a liscence to get drink in public and be an asshole. No shame in people anymore. get off my lawn.
|1 week 2 days ago||Totally disappointed I missed||
Totally disappointed I missed a contest of this magnitude- when is the 5th place game on?
|1 week 4 days ago||b/c Stanford is one of the||
b/c Stanford is one of the top 4-6 teams in the country over the last 4-5 years?
|1 week 5 days ago||not all of them- just the||
not all of them- just the Sarah McLoghlin one
|1 week 5 days ago||And who's making the "RR||
And who's making the "RR appreciation" thread? Bill Martin appreciation? Mary Sue Coleman appreciation?
how about the Hello: New Prez post?
this could be a whole new revenue stream for the blog
|1 week 5 days ago||this post puts a serious hole||
this post puts a serious hole in my "Dave Brandon is the AntiChrist" hypothesis.
|1 week 5 days ago||historically low interest||
historically low interest rates?
|1 week 6 days ago||each or for the pair?||
each or for the pair?
|1 week 6 days ago||Ok, so what if you *tried* to||
Ok, so what if you *tried* to be a DD?
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Keep on truckin Seth. Sorry||
Keep on truckin Seth. Sorry to hear such bad news. At this point it probably feels like someone ripped your leg off your body- but in time you learn to deal with it and realize that the reason it hurts so much is b/c of how much you meant to each other. Good luck
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||*sigh* I'll take "all members||
*sigh* I'll take "all members of the OL" for 2000, Alex
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Totally agree you guys, maybe||
Totally agree you guys, maybe if hoke would lose 20 lbs and would wear a headset, we'd be in the title game for sure.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Can people just STFU about||
Can people just STFU about gawdammed headset already? jesus fuck
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You know, I feel like I need||
You know, I feel like I need to have a 17th convo about Antonio Bass, how good he could have been, how well he could have done in RR's offense and if his knee could be healed by now- quality depth amirite?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||you obviously need a||
you obviously need a hug
around the neck
with a rope