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|13 weeks 5 days ago||Ric Flair||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Remind me: Hand was a||
Remind me: Hand was a high-five? Low-five?
Down low: too slow (to go pro).
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks, I know the story||
Thanks, I know the story well. Wax wings and all. In any event, "overconfident" in navigating the rules is what I had in mind. As in, a defensible sense of confidence that tragically turned out to be misinformed. The point being, unintentional and therefore unfortunate.
|16 weeks 14 hours ago||If I intimated anything, it||
If I intimated anything, it was only whether a player could mistakenly run afoul of NCAA restrictions concerning agents, even after pursuing what seems an abundance of caution. That's what I intended in saying "too close to the sun". If that was lost on anyone other than you, I apologize. Analogous situations happen all the time. People who have seemingly and legitimately earned their confidence that they're on the right side of a rule or law only to see it adjudicated opposite to their expectations. People are clearly thinking the explanation coupled with the fact Pep wasn't even on the sidelines supporting his team was weird. I was merely offering an opportunity to discuss it.
EDIT: I honestly have no intent to troll the board. If that's how this is being perceived, please delete. As I understand it, NCAA rules regarding agents prohibit student-athletes from having any agreement, verbal or written, for representation either now or in the future. NCAA rules also prohibit student-athletes, their relatives or friends from receiving any benefits from an agent. In the legal world of defined terms (what's a "benefit"?) and over-cautious responses, I thought it could have been an interesting conversation.
|16 weeks 15 hours ago||Anyone think Jabrill and his||
Anyone think Jabrill and his mom may have been flying too close to the sun interviewing agents? My sense is someone in compliance caught a whiff of a major infraction at the last minute. Angelique on Pep interviewing agents here: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/11/28/report-jabrill-peppers-mom-interviewing-nfl-agents/94540054/
|16 weeks 16 hours ago||I think his mom got too close||
I think his mom got too close to the sun interviewing agents and Michigan had to stay on the right side of it. Explains his legitimate emotion at not getting to play, and that his "injury" is so questionable.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||What about "Jim Har-claws"?||
What about "Jim Har-claws"? Or "Jim Har-paws"? Or..."Cat"?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Ethan Frith: looks totally||
looks totally like:
|16 weeks 2 days ago||"If you don't know me by now..."||
looks totally like:
|17 weeks 5 days ago||New Year's Day Sale at World||
New Year's Day Sale at World Market Stores. Quality furnishings at factory prices. Time to "reload" on living room sofas and loveseats.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Sounds like they might be||
Sounds like they might be playing telephone at Rutgers. "Kill the football program" somehow got distorted to "Hire Jerry Kill".
|20 weeks 2 days ago||That's good. Maybe they can||
That's good. Maybe they can give the raw footage to their proctologists and avoid a colonoscopy.
EDIT: beaten to the punch by Jevablue. Great minds...
|24 weeks 2 days ago||spicier.||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Peppers sprint is the||
Peppers sprint is the statement of the game. Can someone 'back-to-the-future' it at the end-zone, and have Peppers appear on the Heisman stage (or into the end-zone on a Bama still)?
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Brett McGatlin. Every|
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Moncreif or Forte? PPR. Flex||
Moncreif or Forte? PPR. Flex spot.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Corky's on the shitter with a||
Corky's on the shitter with a new phone.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||"At the end of the day"?||
"At the end of the day"? Pretty sure you're supposed to be doing your coaching during the day.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Me too! Somewhere between the||
Me too! Somewhere between the ages of 3-6, I distinctly remember having a habit of running across our very busy street as soon as I felt my mother's grip on my hand loosen. I remember sensing a rush of my mother's anxiety (like a too-fast blown bubble, needing to burst) as I sprang away from her grasp; coupled with a natural sense of daring; finally followed by my mother's sense of relief as I looked back across the street to see her with my older sister. As a child, you only understand there's a rush, and the feeling you're a hero when you see your parent's relieved face. Of course, there's also a feeling of "I won; I got here first!".
If I had to make sense of it: boys like the feeling of adrenalin rushes, feeling like heroes, feeling number 1.
Having that sense, as a parent of two 8-month-olds (a boy and girl), I know I'll have my hands full! My goal is for my kids to feel like heroes when they're helping - doing right - and when I make them feel heroic for it; getting their rushes in controlled environments, feeling number 1 because I'll always make myself second. I know it won't always be easy, but that's my goal.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks. Kind of assumed I'd||
Thanks. Kind of assumed I'd be negged; but I don't care if it helps the site save a little face, and I trust your explanation is entirely sufficient. My comment isn't about personal sensitivity. It's a very common epithet.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Re: "Package or No"||
Big fan of your writing and have been reading long enough to know this comment had ZERO intent of racial undertones; but please consider rewording "those guys suck and their coach is an eggplant" for your new readers. Particularly in Italian-American circles, "eggplant" or "melanzana" are interchangeably used as epithets.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe NY should exit the US||
Maybe NY should exit the US next and join with the UK to form a miniature capital markets hegemon. The New York Kingdom. #NYExit
Just for the mental gymnastics: do any of our 50 have an economic incentive to leave the US and form an economic alliance elsewhere (or go it alone)? I mean, a revolutionary and civil war was fought over this sort of thing in America; Britain does it over tea and crumpets.
Seems to me if you decide to form a union, it shouldn't be an "at your convenience" sort of thing.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Do you work for Pitchfork?||
Do you work for Pitchfork?
|45 weeks 2 days ago||"You are stealing our sons||
"You are stealing our sons and daughters..." And daughters?
|48 weeks 1 day ago||As a parent, you're entrusted||
As a parent, you're entrusted with the well-being of your kid. Some kids are built differently than others - size, shape, hormones, reactiveness, impulsivity, smarts; and it's up to each parent to recognize where their child falls on the spectrum if those traits should impact their safety in a game setting. It's not so difficult to make a rational informed decision to allow, prohibit, or condition your child's participation in football on these variables and traits, especially if you can also compare them to the physical/mental/etc. traits of your child's anticipated competition; and take into consideration the safety measures your child's league intends to employ.
As a citizen (and a lawyer), I understand that the law presumes a standard of reasonable prudence. So I'm comfortable to presume that parents of children who play football, and the children themselves, have done their due diligence re: player safety in a reasonably prudent fashion; and have performed a reasonable risk/reward analysis. I'm OK with the fact that reasonably prudent people can draw variant conclusions; it's human nature. People are entitled to make their own informed decisions.
If the consequences of football concussions were ever proven to have a net negative societal impact, it would be a different story. But a discussion of whether children should be afforded the liberty to play football - which can be dangerous absent safe protocols - is not akin to, for example, a discussion of whether the drinking age should be reduced. We can safely leave the decision to play sports in the hands of parents and the players, themselves; lest we further devolve into a nanny state.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I never want to think about||
I never want to think about Pedo State University ever again. I hate that when 'new' information keeps popping up, it forces my attention to how the gravity of child endangerment by a state athletic department, and victimization by one of its employees, has been trivialized into 'NCAA penalties' that don't even exist anymore. I hate this thing with all my soul.
I can't understand it. Multiple people witness the horrendous and not one of them says, "F You, Sandusky; you're going to jail". The potential that Paterno's breaking silence, as early as possible, could have cratered his program was NOT a risk with a downside more valuable than the integrity of so many children's well-being. Whether breaking the silence would have even cratered Paterno's program is just an exercise in hypotheticals; but it clearly would have been better for the guy (or ANYONE) to have said, "Sandusky's a sick f**k. Take him far, far away from all things Nittany".
I can't bring myself to understand the culture of that program or its priorities or those who continue to defend it, and I never will; thank God. Nor, in light of the university's continued defensive, can I understand how any student-athlete in their right mind would still choose a PSU scholarship - to play any sport - over a similar scholarship elsewhere.
tl;dr - PSU is gross and "Happy Valley" sounds like something a pedo would come up with to lure children.
|1 year 1 day ago||lock the thread. redirect||
lock the thread. redirect traffic here.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Saban isn't going anywhere.||
Saban isn't going anywhere. He's still a NC short of Bear Bryant, and he'll be in the shadow of BB until he matches him; then the question is can he overtake BB.
Right now, Saban is arguably the greatest college coach of a generation. With one or two more NCs at Alabama, barring a Joe-Pa fiasco, he'll be considered the greatest college coach of all time. You don't leave that on the table to coach the Detroit Lions.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Are there any prominent||
Are there any prominent former RBs turned head coaches to compare?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Only now realizing our||
Only now realizing our secondary will be held down by Lewis and Clark next year. You want to make a manifest destiny joke, but it's kind of the opposite. "No one shall explore the region beyond scrimmage." Alone in the wilderness, surviving with only a Canteen, some Cole, and Peppers between them.