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|4 days 2 hours ago||In other news...water. It is wet!||
In other news...water. It is wet!
|1 week 1 day ago||WILL. NOT. CLICK.||
WILL. NOT. CLICK.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Mods-- maybe we could get a||
Mods-- maybe we could get a harbaugh live Twitter feed on the site :)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Recruiting||
I have been following recruiting pretty avidly for a long time... and I can say with CERTAINTY that this has been/will be the most unpredictable 3 weeks of recruiting leading up to NSD that I have ever witnessed as a fan...
We've had commits in pairs. We've had like a dozen guys commit in a weekend. But grab the popcorn, because this is just crazy!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So...||
Ive been sitting on the side lines watching this unfold for a few weeks now. Have we all agreed that its weird yet? Dont get me wrong... I love me some Harbaugh... but this is weird. It just is.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Right, right, right... But East Lansing though?||
Right, right, right... But East Lansing though?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||One of Oregon's problems has||
One of Oregon's problems has been recruiting elite defensive guys. Hoke, if nothing else, is a great defensive recruiter...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This is awesome! Great synopsis. Thank you for sharing.||
This is awesome! Great synopsis. Thank you for sharing.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Normal Students||
If millions of people were tuning in to watch a dance competition, I would make the same argument for them. To anyone who dedicates 30+ hours to painting, band, theater, that is fantastic and I am in full support of the arts. And for Honors Thesis, Robotics, Drug Trials, etc. these are all persuits that are likely in line with your career goals. But, there isnt a multi-billion dollar industry being built on your back and putting your physical well being at risk. (yes there is a multi-(hundred) billion dollar drug industry, but you presumably are doing drug trials to eventually participate in that industry)
It is great that being a "Big Ten Athlete" gets you into job interviews, but I dont see why that is mutually exclusive to cutting student athletes a small piece of the pie.
Of the 5 guys I lived with, it was split pretty evenly between guys who came from fairly well off families and guys who didnt and the differences in how they had to live their lives was stark. Why shouldnt we ensure that each of them can afford to live life reasonably.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Missing the point...||
You're missing the point... as Richard Sherman points out in the interview above, if you gave a normal student the schedule of a student athlete, they would not find it to be a tenable situation. Having lived with 5 student athletes, I would agree with Mr. Sherman.
To field a football team that generate hundreds of millions of dollars through lucrative TV and advertising deals, you need a LOT of guys who are never going to make the NFL and see the $1m/year+ returns for the sacrifices they make to play football. And, at the same time, they arent able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities in front of them because just like Sherman was told by our beloved Harbaugh, "You're here to play football" 30+ hours per week (practice, trainers, weights, meetings, travel, etc).
There is a middle ground to be had here and for some reason many "fans" understand the gross exploitation by the powers-that-be more accutely than they do the struggle of a young man, putting his body on the line time and again for your viewing pleasure, to be able to support himself reasonably.
If we are to be such die hard fans of Blue, recanting "the team, the team, the team" I dont understand how we can be so eager to dismiss the needs of the guys actually on THE TEAM.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You really have no idea...||
...do you? You can't live on tuition, thats not how it works... you also dont have time to get a part time job when you already have an extra full time job playing football in addition to classes.
You probably hate Richard Sherman, but this is a pretty real account of a student athletes life and its limitations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIdOKqga8NU
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Not 1:1 in any way... But||
Not 1:1 in any way... But Brian Urlacher was a safety early in his college career at New Mexico. So like... If Peppers is Brian Urlacher but more athletic that would be not awful.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Though that 40% wouldn't be taxed, right?||
Though that 40% wouldn't be taxed, right?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I didn't love the circumstances behind the Pipkins departure :(||
I didn't love the circumstances behind the Pipkins departure :(
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Now THAT is an idea!||
Now THAT is an idea!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Me! Me! Me! Flying in from SF||
Me! Me! Me! Flying in from SF
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Right?? It's almost as if||
Right?? It's almost as if they are missing something... A letter perhaps...
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Woahhhhhhhhhhhhh haha maybe||
Woahhhhhhhhhhhhh haha maybe pump the breaks there
|19 weeks 4 days ago||This statement probably has||
This statement probably has at least some truth to it.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I hope in practice Harbaugh||
I hope in practice Harbaugh is having Ruddok hit receivers sprinting 30 yards down the field for 4 straight hours.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||How come no more bullet points?||
How come no more bullet points with the highlights?
|26 weeks 22 hours ago||Wasn't it mgoshoe?||
Wasn't it mgoshoe?
|29 weeks 2 hours ago||Lol you turned him a star?||
Lol you turned him a star? Good job bro
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Lol speaking of whiny bitch||
Lol speaking of whiny bitch
|37 weeks 3 hours ago||Did you just make a joke||
Did you just make a joke about a girl protesting her own sexual assault?
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Lol okay bro.||
Lol okay bro.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I was 1000% positive that his||
I was 1000% positive that his welcome visitor was Kate Upton. So incredibly disappointed.
|39 weeks 19 hours ago||Brady to the Raiders?||
Brady to the Raiders?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||In all fairness, pretty much||
In all fairness, pretty much everyone misses more than they hit when you're talking about 5* recruits.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||My mom||