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|15 hours 32 min ago||To play devils advocate,||
To play devils advocate, playing WR in a run heavy offense might just make it a little easier for you to put up big TD numbers since the other team is probably overloading the box so often. All the more so if the offense is predicated on running over you and not caring if you know they are running because you can't stop them anyway, type.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Dude's got cat like reflexes,||
Dude's got cat like reflexes, so I'm calling him Voltron from now on.
|5 days 17 hours ago||ACT is now overtaking SAT as||
ACT is now overtaking SAT as the test students take nationally. Given the higher out of state percentages at UM v MSU, it likely just represents a rise in ACT test taking by the out of state student body. Since it's hardener to get into any school as an out of state applicant, you'd expect a higher test score on average.
|6 days 13 hours ago||I don't mean to overreact||
Maybe it was the "injure himself" part that gave me the impression that the fault was being attributed to his own actions, rather than simple misfortune.
|6 days 14 hours ago||"A guy who retired after the||
"A guy who retired after the season because he couldn't get breakfast without injuring himself got two."
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This is why society has laws||
It may not be smart or cool to talk shit in a strangers face, but defending actions like this on the basis of Detroit street thug etiquette is wrong. Breaking someone's jaw because they offended you should land you in jail 10 out of 10 times.
|5 weeks 11 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.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The winner will be EPO||
AKA, the guy who has developed the best doping anti detection regime.
|10 weeks 13 hours 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.
|10 weeks 14 hours 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.
|13 weeks 3 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.
|18 weeks 4 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.
|22 weeks 5 days 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.
|23 weeks 3 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.
|23 weeks 3 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.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||It's better in Italian||
Whatsa Matta you face?
|25 weeks 3 days ago||+1||
|26 weeks 2 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.
|26 weeks 5 days 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.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||He also presumably now has||
He also presumably now has the guy who used to coach Outside Linebackers as his position coach.
|26 weeks 6 days 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.
|30 weeks 2 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.
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 5 days 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."
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||How about capitalism over||
How about capitalism over socialism? Seems like a valid reason to me.
|30 weeks 5 days 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.