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|17 hours 13 min ago||This is a great story, thanks||
This is a great story, thanks for posting. The easy route, in terms of avoiding criticism and getting rid of a problem, would have been to boot him off the team or suspend him for several games. This shows Harbaugh willing to take some flak to give the young man a chance.
|21 hours 29 min ago||Happy Friday! Looking forward||
Happy Friday! Looking forward to a big day tomorrow for our defense. Go Blue!
|1 day 2 hours ago||"The market" doesn't||
"The market" doesn't adequately explain or justify the values of the contracts these coaches have. In fact, if the stories in "Endzone" are true, "the market" didn't even get a chance to determine Harbaugh's value: there's a possibility he left a higher NFL salary on the table. We'll never know.
Markets break down in their explanatory power when you have such situations where the good is scarce or unique, there are few buyers and they have varying ability to pay and varying criteria for judging value, and importantly, where the money at play is being extracted from a third party without a direct say in the transaction: the big schools are in effect playing with mad money, TV revenue, which isn't exactly earned in free market conditions. This is more of an arms race, not a free market.
This woman may come across as an idiot but there is a valid point there: both UM and tOSU could hire very good coaches for less money, maybe not see the same results but good results, enough to keep us happy and tickets selling, but they decided to enter the arms race because they can afford to.
|1 day 3 hours ago||You're not actually||
You're not actually suggesting that paying a coach more means you're going to win more, are you? Because that would be a foolish and easily refuted argument.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I'm sorry, but "everything is||
I'm sorry, but "everything is right the way it is, because that's the way it is", is childish logic. "Freely entered" in no way means entered with complete and sufficient understanding, enabling both parties to accurately judge the value of the agreement.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Actually, in response to a||
Actually, in response to a comparison if his salary to Herbert Hoover's, Ruth said "I had a better year."
|2 days 59 min ago||The Mets and Dodgers look||
The Mets and Dodgers look pretty evenly matched except for the bullpens. I'm hoping the relievers push the Mets past LA.
Puig's return is big but the Mets have been the best hitting franchise in baseball after August 1. Thanks, Detroit he's been killing it.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Too bad you have to play St.||
Too bad you have to play St. Louis next under the new playoff format. The way the Cubs are playing they could easily dispatch the Mets or Dodgers.
I'm hoping for a Mets-Cubs NLCS but something tells me that's a long shot.
|2 days 2 hours ago||When I am at a podium in an||
When I am at a podium in an official capacity representing my firm at a federal or state agency, I don't expect nor would I answer questions way outside my duties and expertise, for example questions relating to my staff members' legal employment status within my firm. It's just not appropriate and I would have little to offer, as Harbaugh does. He's the football coach, a university employee with $5M+ in W-2 compensation for his role in the game. Again, I would like to hear him answer the question I posed above.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Yes. This is not a football||
Yes. This is not a football issue at all (nor any other sport), it's a labor law issue. The only relevant question for a coach on this matter would be how he would describe or classify his relationship with his student athletes vs. that of a head coach on an NFL team whose athletes are considered employees. I'd actually like to hear him answer that.
|2 days 4 hours ago||No. Grad students are||
No. Grad students are employees at some institutions. And as another poster mentioned, tuition waivers or scholarships are often given as employment benefits. The IRS did consider this a long time ago and decided they are not taxable.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Um, no. "Irrespective" means||
Um, no. "Irrespective" means "without regard to." "Irregardless" is an informal or nonstandard form of regardless.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I think I got less than $800||
I think I got less than $800 per month for a full TA appointment. Very difficult to get by on that.
|2 days 4 hours ago||He's wrong on tuition being||
He's wrong on tuition being taxed as a benefit, the IRS decided not to do that a long time ago, but stipends did become taxable under Reagan, irrespective of being considered an employee. I was a TA at UM at the time and it took a bite out of meager compensation.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I'll be back for the Game as||
I'll be back for the Game as well and will be stopping by Moes. Too bad I can't stop by Drakes next door as well, but alas not everything can last 100 years.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Luke V. Gatti from Bayville,||
Luke V. Gatti from Bayville, NY. Long Island's finest spoiled entitled assholes come through again. He will definitely find another big time school to take his parents' full tuition checks.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I was thinking the same thing||
I was thinking the same thing when I read that in Endzone, once Gardner was in the game why didn't he immediately look for his helmet? Why didn't ANYONE look for it before it got to the point where he was next man up?
|3 days 16 hours ago||This is great but the table||
This is great but the table runs over into the right margin of the page, at least in Chrome it does.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I have proof that cats don't||
I have proof that cats don't always land on their feet.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I recall reading in "Endzone"||
I recall reading in "Endzone" how Devin Gardner came to Bellomy's defense - totally in character for Gardner - by saying it's a huge stage and he wasn't prepared for it, implying that it was on the coaches. But at the end of the day every scholarship QB needs to be prepared to step up, and Gardner and Morris were coached by the same people and didn't have such meltdowns. Shane didn't light it up but he kept his head together under tremendous pressure. Bellomy couldn't do that.
|3 days 17 hours ago||He's got a great degree in||
He's got a great degree in hand, he'll land on his feet, just not in football.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Bangkok, the most||
Bangkok, the most appropriately named capital in the world. I admire your school spirit in the face of your inevitable descent into moral turpitude, but I suspect at 4:30am you'll find yourself in the same position most of us would be in, looking at what you've just done and hating yourself for it, while wondering if you have enough money to pay for more, and not thinking about football at all.
|4 days 14 hours ago||BTN2GO works overseas, I used||
BTN2GO works overseas, I used it in China for the UNLV game. It's Watch ESPN that is the problem, it is blocked outside the US, you have to use a VPN to hide your IP address.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Sam Houston State scored 45||
Sam Houston State scored 45 points on Texas Tech. Something tells me that Sam Houston State doesn't score 10 points against any of the top five teams in the B1G except possibly Sparty.
|5 days 11 hours ago||TCU played one decent team,||
TCU played one decent team, Minnesota, and beat them by 6. Funny what happens to a high powered offense when you play a team that actually has a defense.
Baylor hasn't played anyone yet. The Big 12 is once again a fraud until proven otherwise.
LSU had trouble with EMU.
I think Utah is the best overall team in the country at this point.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Run the ball! Their line||
Run the ball! Their line looks small.
|1 week 4 hours ago||That woman pimped out her||
That woman pimped out her three daughters. Unbelievable.
|1 week 10 hours ago||I'm sick, I will be drinking||
I'm sick, I will be drinking herbal tea tonight. This does not bode well for enjoying tomorrow's game.
|1 week 15 hours ago||My advice would be to go to||
My advice would be to go to Ashley's.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Happy to be back in the USA||
Happy to be back in the USA in time for the game! Unfortunately the new game time conflicts with my niece's 5th birthday party, I'll just have to commandeer a TV at the party. Go Blue!