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|2 days 8 hours ago||There's no doubt that||
There's no doubt that Harvard, Princeton and Yale stand apart, but all the others tend to rise and fall a little academically through time. I can remember when Penn and Columbia were the "crappy" Ivies.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||The winner will be EPO||
AKA, the guy who has developed the best doping anti detection regime.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Dudes still get drilled in||
Dudes still get drilled in baseball. Slamming into the catcher to knock the ball free doesn't result in an ejection. Even ejections just cause you to bring the next guy off the belt. And games don't end in ties. Even with all that, baseball is still boring and has been in decline for years.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Easy||
Change the rules of soccer to allow cross checks and drop yellow and red cards for 2' and 5' penalties instead of ejections. There's more trash talk in an NFL pre game warmup than Pepe got ejected for. That, or have American culture become less violent. We are a violent country and soccer is a simply too namby-pamby.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||The rising trend in coaches salaries negates your argument||
Average head coach salary at D1 football programs is now up to 1.6 million. Or enough to pay the 85 scholarship players an extra $18,500 a year. The average at schools that regularly show up in the top 25 is the equivalent of more than 36,000 per scholarship player. Schools run deficits because competition dictates they spend all available revenue trying to compete. Right now, that's just going to coaches, facilities, and guys who organize things like the Weedeater Bowl, and NCAA suits, instead of players. I'd guess that Iowa would field a better team almost immediately if the paid players the $42,000 a year Ferentz's salary represents, and let a graduate assistant coach the team.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||No, it will just shrink D1 ranks||
And send the MACs and Mountain west schools back to D2. You know about D2 right? The level where student athlete actually means student without a wink wink, as you say.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||No. What will disappear is||
No. What will disappear is 20million dollars being spent on a state of the art rowing facility, etc., because you now can't redistribute the wealth from football to the AD bottom line, but will have to actually pay the talent.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Lack of a PhD wouldn't bother me||
University president is basically chief fund raiser anyway. Provosts handle academic admin. The thing that should be an issue is lack of integrity, not lack of PhD.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||What" real world" do you live in?||
Companies, including Apple, routinely pay employees more based on contribution to bottom line and market competition for services. Google is known for paying millions to keep its best developers. Investment banks divide bonus pools based on which groups brought in the most money that year. Production companies pay top name actors more than B list role players based on their expected moviegoer draw. Software companies pay software engineers more than receptionists, and DO allocate bonus money to more profitable divisions and employees. Supply of comparable skilled workers is what sets ceilings on pay. Exceptional people with rare skill sets who are at the very top of their fields always make more bank.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||It's better in Italian||
Whatsa Matta you face?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||+1||
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Depends on if Kenpom uses a||
Depends on if Kenpom uses a probit or Logit regression, or cox proportional hazards, to estimate his model. Interpretation of standard error varies depending on model.
|22 weeks 11 hours ago||Or they could sell beer only||
Or they could sell beer only if you have ID and a stamp that showed you showed up on time for kickoff.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||He also presumably now has||
He also presumably now has the guy who used to coach Outside Linebackers as his position coach.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||So does this say anything||
So does this say anything about Peppers and Nickle? I mean, if Gant has the body type for this, then Peppers can compete for a lot of playing time, I would think. What's the difference between a 6-2, 220lb SAM and a 6-1, 210lb Nickle, after all.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||No, that's the University of||
No, that's the University of Chicago, which is why I choose UM over Nobel Prize U back in the day. Perfect mix of ability to nerd out to the max while still enjoying a social life and membership in the largest alumni base in the world.
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||Saying that volleyball and||
Saying that volleyball and tennis players should get a slice of the Revenue the football players generate is the definition of capital reallocation from the producers of it to the consumers of it. Doing so in the name of the common good is pretty much socialism.
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||Sherman Anti-trust act has been established law for some time.||
Any professional organization that engages in price fixing in the US is illegal. That is precisely why colleges fight the "employee" label. If schools are not in the business of sports, the NCAA is not a cartel. Otherwise it is, and it is, in fact illegal in the US.
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||"As far as the idea that||
"As far as the idea that somehow, players in 'revenue-generating sports" (which is pretty much all of them at Michigan, i believe) are somehow more entitled to payment than those whose sports don't charge for admission, feel free to make that point, if you can."
|26 weeks 10 hours ago||The NCAA has punitive ability||
The NCAA has punitive ability regarding how colleges pay employees. If it were not a union, it could not inflict the "death penalty" on schools like SMU that do pay players. And yes, the idea of having a judge rule it an illegal would also necessitate that the justice department prosecute attempts to simply reform it under a different name.
|26 weeks 11 hours ago||The irony here is that the||
The irony here is that the NCAA is a union of colleges that uses collective bargaining tactics to extract higher rents from media and apparel providers, and to keep costs down by enforcing price controls in labor markets. We would not be discussing a player union if there were no employer union. Make the NCAA illegal under anti-trust law and players will get paid fair market value in a city minute because colleges will no longer be able to collude to enforce collective bargaining power.
|26 weeks 11 hours ago||No, I'm arguing that the||
No, I'm arguing that the colleges in collusion with the NFL and NBA have created a monopoly on minor league football and basketball, in fairly clear violation of anti-trust laws that they routinely get a pass on because they are part of the great national past times, and that many arguments I hear involve why it will be bad for everyone except the revenue generating players if they get paid because then either people who play water polo won't get scholarships, or fans who like watching cheap labor concuss themselves for our amusement will have to pay more.
|26 weeks 11 hours ago||How about capitalism over||
How about capitalism over socialism? Seems like a valid reason to me.
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||Let's nips a lot of argument||
Let's nips a lot of argument in the bud. If you're against argument has the form: "but if the NCAA stops exploiting its monopoly on NFL farm system and actually pays it's employees a fair wage, side benefit X of that exploitation will have to stop." It doesn't matter what pet you like will die if it can no longer suck off the teet of the players who generate revenue and don't get paid for it. If you want to go to a university with a women's volleyball team, volunteer to pay a couple hundred a year for a non-revenue student athlete support fee.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Sports Center isn't buying that meme, thankfully||
Lead-off on Sports Center is the MSU-UM game, and right off they point out the obvious that BOTH teams are missing key players due to injury. The thing I've always respected about Izzo is his ability to get a lot of production out of his bench. Last night, our subs were better. Lets face it, the NC game last year came down to Louivelle's 6th man being better than our 6th. That's how it goes.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Ack!||
I hope the rest of the year isn't so all consuming for these guys. That schedule sounds worse than I-Banker hours. With Saban as a boss, I can easily see how that might be expected, and if so, I can see how a guy with kids would be happy to leave Alabama for Michigan and trade Saban for Hoke, and maybe a little more time with family as he progresses in his career. The extra money and chance to turn another offense around (an offense with a tail wind of having a good deal of that offense's issues being due to youth, which will disappear over the next two years) is just icing.
|29 weeks 11 hours ago||The speed with which this was||
The speed with which this was posted suggests to me you've had a write up of replacement OCs waiting in the wings for some time.
|29 weeks 12 hours ago||Exactly||
Remember when we all said the line this year couldn't be worse than last, and it was? It can always get worse, and I hope Hoke and DB have high confidence in the available candidates and their ability to get someone better, and we didn't throw our offense out of the airplane without a parachute.
|30 weeks 13 hours ago||By that logic...||
Any team with a redshirt freshman QB who doesn't compete for a Heisman has an incompetent OC and QB coach, cause TAMU and FSU both had great success behind their freshman QBs.
|30 weeks 19 hours ago||This actually makes me feel a little better about Borges.||
I mean, we had the worst line in D1 football. Worse than UConn, and we still finished 7-6. I'd really like to see a TFL rank adjusted Win-Loss record. Something tells me, Michigan outperformed by a country mile given how bad the line was. If you go to straight Offensive FEI plotted against TFL rank, and I'm sure we are even more of an outlier. Maybe a winning record given then worst line in D1 is an accomplishment for an OC. Borges is not the position coach, so it's hard to hold him accountable for their woes. Just saying.