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- Get together with the players, their parents and other representatives to work out some reforms short of scrapping the amateurism system. Perhaps adjustments to scholarship rules, larger cost of living payments, rules to protect injured players, rule changes around other sources of income, etc. Generally try to work out some changes that keep college football from becoming a minor league with paid players while offering greater opportunities and protections to student athletes. Actually involving the student athletes in the process instead of having a bunch of AD’s, coaches and presidents dictate what they are going to do would also be helpful.
- Bring lawyers, guns and money
|5 days 11 hours ago||Top of the list||
For athlete injury lies. There have been many of course. Out here in Denver I remember the Brian Griese tripped over his dog story. That one is funny as it is a well known secret, that the players will to this day not confirm, that one of his teammates punched him in the face at a party.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||UNC supporters||
I work with several UNC grads who all run basically the same line at this point. All of these scandals, going back to the Butch Davis issues, are BS. It has all been cooked up and overblown by a bunch of NC State grads who have taken over the News and Observer along with some old professors who have a problem with the concept of college sports in general.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Likely not fair||
Not a Brandon fan but it looks like the stock was growing prior to 2007 when the overall market fell apart. Strong growth post 2009 would match the overall markets growth. A comparison of performance to similar stocks, or same store sales growth vs. papa johns, would be a better measure of performance.
|14 weeks 15 hours ago||Isn't Sally||
Already at least as mature as her Mother?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I don't like||
Watermelon or coconut. The taste of each is unappealing to me. I also tried white water kayaking and did not enjoy it at all. It essentially involved flipping over in cold water, escaping the Kayak, and slamming into rocks. You would then get back into the Kayak and repeat this process several times until you mercifully reached a point where you could exit the river, I also don't really care for the walking dead at this point. The slow moving plot focused on unending misery has led me to abandon the show.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||They will never be good||
Talking to my dad we agreed that while we have serious doubts about Manziel's long term success (it is the Browns after all) it will still be fun to watch him run around and chuck the ball deep to Gordon. Of course as soon as I hang up I see the Gordon news. I am confident I will never see a Browns Championship. They should have never recreated the Browns after they moved to Baltimore.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||The can of worms was already open||
The business world does not care about rights to free speech. It cares about making money. That is what everyone’s job in private for profit business is. Sterling’s comment enraged a significant portion of the NBA’s customers, hurt relations with the players union and was scaring off advertisers in addition to distracting attention from the playoffs.
Do you really expect the owners to let their league suffer because Sterling was recorded in what may have been an illegal way? In most states you can fire a person for any reason – with a few exceptions, none of which include anything related to your speech. In the private business world saying things that offend your customers and hurt your business is going to get you fired. If you are an owner of the business it will probably cause you to lose the business or at least harm it significantly.
Is this really a bad thing? What’s the alternative? People are free to spend their money how they see fit. If an owner of a business or a key employee holds positions that its customers find offensive they won’t spend money there and the business will be harmed. Most businesses will respond to this by firing the person with the offensive views. Even some CEO’s and businesses founders have been forced out in situations like this.
We can debate if it’s good for society that private beliefs at odds with the norm will cost you your job/business but were not going to change it through legal measures. You’re free to say and think whatever you want but there are consequences related to this if these statement/beliefs are too far outside the mainstream and society chooses to not do business with you. There is lots of money to be made running or working for large businesses that sell products and services to the public at large. At the same time you do give up some of your freedom once your big enough for the public to notice you.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Was that a foul||
Was there contact?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||First to 48||
|22 weeks 2 days ago||We have no chance||
Hopefully the team gets a copy of this. Also, make sure someone tells Morgan he is too damn weak to cover Kentucky inside.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Medical Liability||
The schools and the NCAA are going to fight this for as long as possible. From the university’s perspective liability related to health issues has to be potentially the biggest concern. If the players are employees they can put the school on the hook for medical cost related to their playing days that can last a life time. If you need your knee replaced at 40 the schools must pay. Truly debilitating conditions such as dementia, ALS, etc. can have huge cost. The research about brain injury is still uncertain but there is potential that a wide range of conditions that appear later in life, with very high cost to manage, will be linked to the individuals time playing college sports. What if a former player commits suicide and is shown to have CTE. Does the school have to compensate the family? Changing the players status to an employee makes it much more likely and at a minimum will lead to many costly lawsuits.
I suppose proving the link from playing to specific injuries/conditions can be difficult but even if the university is able to prevail they will face huge legal cost associated with this. Also, would a ruling declaring the players employees be retroactive? If so, does this mean that thousands of former players can now sue the schools related to medical issues they suffered later in life that are linked to their playing days? In theory they could try to recover both the medical cost and money lost when they could not work.
Do you think the schools have a handle on the potential liability associated with all this? It seems like we could be talking about billions of dollars.
|23 weeks 11 hours ago||Didn't they leave out||
The old KU AD that provided the gun to Gavrilo Princip. I also heard a former assistant coach may have instigated the beer hall putsch. We need a more thorough accounting of just what KU has done.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Freep||
We set the tone and then held on. If state wins what do you think they will go with. I'm thinking "gritty victory" or if they get it back to 10 they can just role with dominate.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
Unless this person hacked in that is some bit of trolling for someone with a bunch of points who has been on the site 4 years. Did he sleep with your girlfriend or something?
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Few Things||
Nice job from a PR perspective getting this released on the first day of March Madness
This and the whole Gibbons thing are both ugly for the Michigan football team’s image. Hopefully everyone can keep their nose clean this year as more incidents will not be helpful to Hoke’s efforts to remain the coach. (fair or not, probably not, but the press makes this stuff build on itself and it can quickly get out of control from an image perspective) Another high profile arrest and all hell will break loose.
We really need to win some damn games next year
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Anti-Vax||
The former “Dr. Wakefield”, they pulled his license, appears to have done damage to Autism research in addition to fueling a decline in vaccination rates. I am angry with the anti-vax crowd not only because they have led to a decline in vaccination rates, which leads to the unnecessary deaths of children, but also because they have continued to feed false information to parents with Autistic children. All the research indicates that vaccines do not cause Autism. The people out there arguing otherwise are ignoring this information, and often looking to profit from continuing the lie.
We need more research into the causes and potential treatments for Autism. This research needs to be guided by the science. Continually diverting resources to study causes which have been ruled out is not going to help solve this.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Really?||
Good judgment would look at what I do and don’t know. If I have a serious legal problem I would not defend myself. I would find an expert, you know a lawyer with education and experience, to help me.
The same goes for vaccines. I did not spend years in medical school followed by years of research and study working in the field. Luckily for me others have done this. Perhaps the best use of judgment is to go to those people and follow their advice.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||It has been researched||
No link between autism and vaccines has been found. The anit-vax crowd then demanded more research which again showed not link. At some point all your demands for more research into the vaccine link is doing is drawing research dollars away from areas that have not been researched and may offer insight into the actual causes.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||OK||
So I should trust a bunch of random non doctors on the internet? If you are not vaccinating your kids you are an idiot. You also put other people’s kids at risk because you are too stupid to evaluate the clear evidence that vaccinations have saved millions of lives. People who don’t vaccinate their kids, assuming the child does not have a condition that prevents vaccination (you know the ones you put at risk by not vaccinating your kids) are ass holes.
“Giving a one year old multiple shots at once is as crazy as trusting the FDA” Because? It sounds bad to you?
“Vaccines reduced outbreak deaths by 74% over that period, with the number of deaths falling from about 535,300 to 139,300.” It seems like this vaccine saved the lives of 400,000 people over ten years. But hey you read on the internet and talked to some friends and determined it was bad so fuck those 400,000 people. If you are trying to do what’s best for your child and you are not vaccinating them you are not doing what’s right.
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||I don't think||
The speed of light limits the expansion rate of the universe. As I understand it space itself is expanding. It not about individual stars moving apart at a rate faster than the speed of light. Space has no mass so it can expand at a rate faster than light. This stuff is cool but also very confusing so I could be totally wrong.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Thought on Big Ten Tournament||
First let’s win this game and get the Big Ten Title outright. After that though is it bad that I don’t really care about the Big Ten Tournament. Best case is we win the Tournament and get a two seed. Worst case we lose early and get a three. I just don’t think there is a relevant difference between a 2 or a 3. With that being the case the Big Ten Tournament really just comes down to not getting hurt.
The Tournament does matter for teams on the bubble. For us however it really does not matter.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Why||
Does this link not start with www.theonion.com I am confused
|28 weeks 3 days ago||That was worse than I thought||
When I read the post I thought they just asked the question figuring she may not know anything about football. Of course there was a map.....with a big ass dot over Green Bay. She could have at least gone with Appleton.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Your an idiot||
There is clear data that weather forecast accuracy has improved significantly in recent years. Cherry picking data on a few instances where a forecast was incorrect is not how you evaluate performance. Relying in the opinions of your hick friends is also not a good approach.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Forecast||
1) I would not recommend accuweather. They are not very good. Their long term forecast in particular are a joke with their forecast beyond 10 days performing below climatology.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Liability||
Isn’t the liability the biggest concern? If the players are employees the schools could be on the hook for the long term effects playing football has on the players. We have learned a lot about these effects in recent years but there is a lot we don’t know. If you are a trustee of the university you have a fiduciary responsibility to evaluate and protect the university from risk. The NFL is going to pay out $750 million to try and settle this issue (it’s far from clear this amount will settle it) with its players. The individuals responsible for the protecting the interest of the university have to look at this with concern. If the student athletes become employees the risk rises. When will the long term risk associated with running a football team outweigh the current benefits?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||NCAA Options||
I suspect they will go with 2.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Denver v Seattle||
Smoke em if you got em
|32 weeks 1 day ago||It's been a long time||
Since everybody's pick early in the season both made the Super Bowl. I am Going with Denver. Don't think Seattle has the O to keep pace.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||This||
Has turned into a hell if a game. Don't really know who is going to win at this point.