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|1 day 15 hours ago||Advertisers||
While I 1000% support the NFL taking a very hard stance on domestic abusers and similar. The main reason why the NFL is so different has everything to do with where the NFL is getting their money. Advertisers and a growing amount of the fan base want to see the NFL take strong action against domestic abusers because of the massive amount of attention the NFL gets. I mean... money talks.
It's not necessarily about the players being role models, but the NFL being able to take action and tell a huge chunk of society, including millions and millions of kids and teens "This is not acceptable. If you want to have the privilage of playing pro football, you can't do this stuff."
As the old saying goes "With great power comes great responsbility" The NFL, and their players, have a great amount of power in society. Far far more than a car wash does... unless that car wash is owned by Walter White.
|1 week 2 days ago||Haha||
Before I even clicked on the link I thought "It's so going to be Pasha" :D
|1 week 2 days ago||YYYeesssss||
BoxeR is literally the player that got me into eSports 10 years ago. Use to download and study his replays. Greatest ever.
|1 week 2 days ago||He's right up there too||
Jaedong is in my top 5. Shame how he has fallen off over the last year too.
|1 week 2 days ago||They weren't playing LoL||
They wern't playing LoL, they were playing Heroes of the Storm.
Both are MOBAs, but they're pretty different games.
|1 week 2 days ago||SC2 Pros are all over the world||
There are SC2 pros all over the world, not just South Korea. The scene in south korea is certainly different from the rest of the world though, and the best 8-12 players in the game today are all from south korea (and i'm being friendly when I say that, in reality it's really the top 16-24 players are all korean. There are no stephano's around anymore.)
You also get awesomeness like this in Proleague in Korea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv-KLL-Dkdk
I love me some MC. Shame he's fallen off over the last year and a half.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's also a grind||
I can totally see it as living the dream, but it's also an insane grind. The successful twitch streamers almost always are 6-7 day a week guys with no sick days type of deal, it's also pretty hard work as the best ones are constantly talking and interacting with their viewers. And if you're not one of the lucky few that can kind of pick and choose what game you want to play, it becomes an even bigger grind of playing the same game day in and day out all day long.
Twitch viewers are also notoriously flakey, if you take just a few days off you can lose a lot of your viewers and with them their money.
Don't get me wrong, there are far worse jobs out there, but it's a lot more difficult and a lot more of a grind than just playing video games for a living.
|1 week 3 days ago||Uh Oh||
Look out guys, he played ladder matches 5-10 years ago. He totally knows what he's talking about. </sarcasm> ;)
What games and what clans? Honestly curious, if it actually was some legit top teams that actually competed in some eSports events I'd give more credit to your argument.
|1 week 3 days ago||Social Aspect?||
What social aspect do you think it's missing?
|1 week 3 days ago||the announcers||
The announcers do it as a profession. Artosis and Tasteless live in Korea and cast major SC2 tournys for a living (have for a few years now). Day9 has made a living off of casting and steaming for 4 or 5 years now too. All 3 are former pros as well.
EDIT: Hehe, replied to someone on the android phone app and that post doesn't show up here. :)
|1 week 3 days ago||Heh||
Pro gamers are more talented at their game than 99.99% of the population. They have talent, its just not athletic talent that you correlate with sports.
|1 week 5 days ago||Eh||
Eh, Freedom of speech doesn't mean there are no consequences for the things you say or do.
I don't believe the University of Florida can take any action aginst them for what they did to the Flag since it's a public University. Their fraternity, however, very much so can.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well||
He gave commentary from the view of a black man as to why black men aren't as interested in the game. That doesn't mean he was making it a "race issue."
And he did offer a solution, make the game more appealing to black culture. His view was if MLB were to do that, blacks and american youth in general would follow the game more.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not really||
Not really. There were a very small handful of people at that time with that view. It sure as shit wasn't "many many many" like you originally said.
RR didn't lose Mgoblog until year 3.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And why||
And why, exactly, did the Chris Rock segment tick you off?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Uhh||
"many many many people on this board"
On this board? Nah man, your memory is confusing you. When RR was hired the vast vast majority of people on this board were behind him, and when Boren transfer talking about how it wasn't a family atmosphere anymore, hardly anyone here was on Boren's side.
Rivals... that's a different story.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm assuming||
I'm assuming it's because Fisch is the "Passing Game Coordinator."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||No Politics||
No Politics rule is why it will likely get removed.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Eh||
I think RR absolutely tried to understand the Michigan tradition, and tried to buy into it too.
Unless you think "Michigan tradition" == Pro Style Power Offense.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's||
It's about a Recruiting class of 25.
I know that Rivals believes they will get pretty close to that number, and they do not believe he will be oversigning.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I was||
I was assuming there was a more recent quote that Balas was basing things off of. Since that quote is from 1/2 a year ago and all.
If not, then yeah Balas is for sure just speculating.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Huh?||
I'm not following your point here. Or at least not following your point to where it's relevant.
JJ Watt was a 2 star recruit that most coaches didn't think highly of. Even at CMU, he wasn't super highly thought of. (As mentioned, he was recruited as a TE and then tried to shift him to be on the OL, that's when he decided to transfer because he wanted to play DE.
So, can you maybe clarify your point a bit here? Cause as it stands right now, JJ Watt was still a really crappy example to use.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Coaches||
Coaches didn't see anything in J.J. Watt either when he was coming out of HS. He wasn't anywhere closer to who he is now.
Remember, he was recruited to Central Michigan as a Tight End, and then transfered to walk-on at Wisconsin. Then he became the monster we all know him as today.
Long story short: JJ Watt is a poor example of the point you're trying to show. :D
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Honestly||
I honestly believe the vast majority of college coaches would have at least honored that first year and done the same thing Beilein has done. That doesn't mean Beilein hasn't been absolutely amazing in this situation.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||What||
What did Beilein actually say?
I read the article but it didn't actually quote Beilein anywhere. Curious if you have a link to an article with the comments Beilein actually made, since you're claiming Balas is just interpreting what he said.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Heh||
I'm sure you've talked to Belien and know for sure what he will decide if Brown wants to commit.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That's just how society works||
I don't think it's any more systemic now than before, just that everything is much more public and spreads much much quicker. So you can have an incident and a large scale response to the incident in a very short amount of time. Something that wasn't nearly as possible during previous society and culture changes.
You also have more and more people standing up for themselves and others, as more people become vocal about standing up for what they feel is right, and as society shifts to the majority agreeing that they are right, you will see more people "face scorn" of being called out for their opinons or views that aren't congruent with society, or where activists want to see society go.
That's completely their right to do so, just as it's someones right to hold an unpopular opinion.
I, admittedly, would be interested in some examples. But as mentioned, we're already on the line of politics on this board, and we probably would cross it at that point.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree||
There has always been opinions that "cannot be had" in society. Nothing has changed on that front in anyway at all.
The issue is some people are upset that society doesn't appreciate/agree with an opinion they have or have held for a long time. It's not too hard to understand why, when you think you're right... you think you're right. Ontop of that, many people feel that being able to voice their opinion without any type of response to it is their personal free speech. Which, is just ignorance.
BUT, I have a strong feeling this will start getting too political and will get nipped in the bud. My only intention with this post is to say people having opinions that society doesn't agree with anymore isn't anything new. Just that some people are experiencing that for themselves for the first time and they, understandably, don't like it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I re-watched that game again||
I re-watched that game again in 2008-2009, not 2015.
May want to watch the play again, that was totally a late hit, and helmet to helmet. It was the right call man.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Heh||
I defended the hell our of Sheed dropping down for the double team after that game. I still like the decision, just... horry.