and... i like them? I think I like them.
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|1 week 10 hours ago||I'm trying to remember||
I'm trying to remember the last time a "OMG This team really love this player and will trade up for him" where the team actually ended up trading up for that player.
I honestly can't recall it happening.
|1 week 1 day ago||"Checks and balances"||
It's actually our version of democracy working as intended.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't||
I don't know if it would go away. But boy would it be one gigantic step in the right direction and would really quiet down a lot of the criticism against the NCAA.
|1 week 2 days ago||I disagree||
I disagree, representing the players who played before you is more than consistent with Bo's "the Team" mantra.
I also don't really see how it's any type of a distraction.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm rooting for UConn||
I'll be rooting for UConn, but not really because of this. The Fab 5 have had their time to shine, and they're known for a lot more than being 5 freshmen that did very well.
(Edited to sound less dickish. Since I have a habit of sounding dickish)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Newbie||
Who you callin a newbie? ;)
I'm a lurker, but my account is older than yours. Therefore, I clearly have a larger ePeen.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Hey||
Hey, if people want them than by all means ignore me. I just assumed (and we know what happens when one assumes) most people didn't want a topic every time someone ended up declaring as a lot of peeps declare.
Sorry for being "That guy" :)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not trying to be "that guy"||
But do we really need a topic created for each guy who ends up declaring in college basketball?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeahhhh||
Yeah, decommits after his primary recuriter is fired.
What a quitter... </sarcasm>
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Fitting||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Kenpom||
You don't know what kenpom is do ya?
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Pro Tip||
In life, if someone ever says "You never know" it's a no.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I like the Olympic Model as well||
I'm sure the students would like it as well. I'd perfer a lot of different options to an all-out bidding war
However, i'm not blaming the students or former athelets here, like it seems others are (not you :) ) I'm blaming the NCAA, as they built the monster they are now facing. When you have a situation that flat out punshes a "student athlete" for playing sports... something is wrong.
I remember hearing a story on this board (i'll try to track it down if someone wants) that talked about a Michigan Football player having a friend fix up his car for a few beers. After the compliance department saw that his car was fixed, they asked him to provide reciepts of the work done at an auto shop. When he told them his buddy did it, he had to take his car to an auto shop... get a quote for the work was done, and then pay his friend the amount needed for the car to be repaired if he took it in. That's fucked up. Since then i've heard of similar stories at other colleges... it's no joke.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah... about that.||
I've heard this rumor before, and laugh everytime I hear it.
First, to assume that Stern would suspend MJ with the insane amount of money he was bringing into the league is ridiculous. That would not happen in the real world... period. It doesn't matter what MJ was doing or who he was doing it with... he was bringing in wayyy too much money and bringing wayyy too much attention to the league at the time.
But lets live in a fanttasy world where that did happen, to assume that MJ would take the suspension and not fight it is also laughable. MJ is a very stubborn, vengeful and bitter man (Don't really need to look much further than his Hall of Fame acceptance speech for evidence of that.) There is not a chance in hell he would bow out for two years without fighitng back.
To me, I take what happened at pretty much face value. His father dying probably had a pretty big impact on him, throw that in with where he was at in his NBA career (Killing it) I completely believe that he was growing tired of Basketball, and believed he would be successful at baseball. Occam's Razor and all that jazz.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Oh boy, you sure burned me!||
Did it take you all morning to come up with that one?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||He shouldn't care||
The last thing I want in a Head Coach is someone who has a plan, and isn't going to follow it for fear the fans won't like it.
He shouldn't care in anyway about how Lions Fans would like hiring Tressel, nor does he need to convince a single fan that Tressel would be the right guy for the job.
The only thing the coach needs to care about is winning. If he wins, nobody cares who he hired.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||EH||
I understand people paying attention to it. It just means nothing at all to me. 14+ years ago and not in the NFL. It's nearly meaningless to the job he can do.
I'm not saying the guy is going to be Vince Lombardi or anything. I just kinda laugh at the people who think he's going to fail because he wasn't a good College Coach.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Um||
Then your dad lost some money because your Uncle should have payed him more than a few times in 21 years.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Personally||
Personally, I couldn't care less about his record at Wake Forest. The job and duties of a college football coach are nothing like that of an NFL Coach. There are horrible College Coaches that end up doing great in the Pros, and great college coaches that completely flame out in the Pros.
Not to mention, that was over 14 years ago. It's not that meaningful now.
But I get it... He's not a big huge name so people will hate.
|19 weeks 6 hours ago||Confirmed||
Confirmed, your Jim Delany's son. ;)
I can only say that I'm really really glad I don't have the same priorities you do.
|19 weeks 9 hours ago||For me||
For me it's all about risk management. So lets take a look at things.
First, even as you mention , MSU is likely going to the rose bowl with a W or an L in this game. So since that's going to happen we can ignore the outcome of the game for the risk of MSU going to the rose bowl. So , for me, that's not even a factor.
Then you have recuriting. A MSU win could impact our recuriting a bit when going up against MSU, no doubt about that. Butt... it probably won't have any long lasting effects. There is more holding back MSU's recuriting efforts than their trips to the Rose Bowl. So that's a very small factor for an MSU win.
The flip side is an OSU win. Well lets take a look at that. We know if they lose they will not be going to an NC game... we know if they win there is a damn good chance they will be in the NC game. The risk of OSU being in a NC game is HUGE to me... Seeing them win a NC bothers me 100000x more than MSU making it to the rose bowl. So this is clearly a factor for me. It's nice to see you're confident they'll lose... but yeah, reality says they can easily win one too.
Then you have recuriting. OSU is clearly more of a rival in recuriting than MSU. Them just making the NC game will boost their efforts, winning it will do even more. So another huge factor for an OSU win.
Throw in the fact that OSU is our #1 Rival and it's really not even close. I don't get how anyone could root for OSU in this game... but hey.
|19 weeks 9 hours ago||Wait||
Wait... so you'd rather OSU have a shot at winning the NC than an SEC team.
Are you Jim Delaney's son or something?
I would take an SEC championship any and every year of an OSU one. That's not even close for me... I get conference pride,but not when it's OSU that's playing.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||No||
No, it's a bad thing.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Soccer?||
I've certainly heard reports about CTE being found in former Hockey Players, but I must admit I haven't heard anything about Soccer Players. Granted, this isn't necessarily a topic i'm extremely well versed on.
Do you have a link to an article about soccer being bad for the brain?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry||
Sorry, but if you "hate" Borges... you probably should take a step away from watching football for a bit.
You can be very displeased with the job he's done. You can hate his offensive style, hell you can even dislike the man (Although, I don't really know why you would. He's a pretty great guy.).
But to hate someone, just because the team you root for is struggling? That's pretty fucked up man.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Yeahhh||
If "RESULTS" mean anything, you can see the two situations are nothing alike. Hoke will not be touched this offseason, even if they lose out.
1-2 vs MSU
1-1 vs OSU
2-1 vs ND
1-1 in bowl games, including a BCS win.
15 - 22
0-3 vs MSU
0-3 vs OSU
2-1 vs ND (They were some awesome wins at least)
0-1 in bowl games, including a dumpster fire against Miss State
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Probably||
Probably because there is a lot more to a defense than the number of sacks or ints they get.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||35 - 10 M||
35 - 10 M
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I love Raiola||
I love Raiola, I can also easily see him doing something like that.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||The right call was made||
I saw that too, and the right call was made.
The play went to the right hash and the playside ref spotted the ball as they're suppose to do. They did not steal a first down for NW.
Not to mention, the right call was made in the NW game. There was one angle where the yellow lines were tricky (You can actually see the yellow/blue lines moving during the play, they weren't reliable from that angle) that made it seem like he may have gotten a first down, other than that there really was nothing that made it seem taht way.