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|2 days 4 hours ago||Every Borges UFR started with||
Every Borges UFR started with a handful of the "Borges knows more than you about football, how dare you criticize him!" comments, and devolved into flames from there.
|4 days 4 hours ago||There is an undercurrent of||
Did they say this hire was unacceptable?
|4 days 8 hours ago||Was surprised that the||
I'll concur here. Walked in expecting something amazing, but it was mostly "Hey, there's that painting I've seen a million times, except in person." Maybe I need to appreciate art more.
But I thought St. Peter's Basilica was truly jaw-dropping.
|1 week 1 day ago||I can't wait to see their||
Someone help me out here, but didn't we have brothers with full nameplates back in the late 80's/early 90's? Matt and Marc Elliot? I can't find any images.
Edit: Still can't find any images, but of course MVictors has a post with videos that show it.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's not really a chicken or||
It's not really a chicken or egg issue. There is a clear start here, and it's the NCAA's decions to move to away from home arenas for regionals. College hockey doesn't have enough fan support to fill arenas several hours away from any of the teams attending, so the only way the "neutral" arenas make money is if a local team is in attendance. They can get away with it in the east, where there are lots of teams in a small area and any regional site will be bound to host at least a couple teams within a short drive. But out west, most of the "neutral" sites only have one or two teams within a short drive, so the entire attendance is dependent on the local team making the tourney.
Since regional sites are given out years in advance, it's a giant bet that the local team will be good a few years down the line. Outside of North Dakota, there haven't been many teams worth betting on the past few years, which is how multiple sites ended up getting burned. Now the number of arenas that want to take that bet is very low.
|1 week 3 days ago||Sure, go ahead.||
Sure, go ahead.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yes, essentially|
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Ugh, that game, I remember it||
Ugh, that game, I remember it vividly. The first period overlapped with the Northwestern football game (yes, THAT Northwestern game) and I was listening on a pocket radio trying to explain the end to everyone around me while that hockey game happened. It was my first year with student tickets and I already knew that game was incredibly offensive. Not a fun night.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The problem is that he's been||
The problem is that he's been given one more year for four or five years by now.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||can we just be honest about||
Well, we can recruit exactly like those teams. In fact, we did in the past, bringing in probably the most legendary basketball recruiting class of all time. But that led to the Ed Martin scandal, after which the athletic department decided nothing like that would ever happen here again.
There's a bit more to it than just saying we complain because we can't do that same. We can, and have, and decided never again.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Great. If Kentucky had the||
Great. If Kentucky had the early game, any fan with a job Monday would leave early to get home, especially if they lost. Now they're all going to be there and cheering against Louisville.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I thought the two million||
I thought the two million dollars was non-existent? So don't feel like such a massive loser, at least not for that reason at least.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I've been scanning channel||
I've been scanning channel lineups on YouTube TV, Sling TV, and PS Vue since the announcement, and now I'm getting things mixed up and didn't even notice that. At least they have the Disney channels.
How do local broacast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, etc) work?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It's not like PSVue has||
It's not like PSVue has cornered the market, so I can see why they'd want to get in before that happens. In the mean time, I'm pretty sure the notoriety from the YouTube/Google name can get them a long way.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Next excuse? The PlayStation||
The PlayStation name makes people think it's a PlayStation thing even though that's not required. But it works with Chromecast and Android, and has Turner channels, so.... interesting.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, guess I missed that||
Eh, guess I missed that because I have no interest in a PlayStation. As someone that already has several Chromecasts, this is much more appealing if they could get a few more channels.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||According to the official||
According to the official announcement, yes:
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Well, a new streaming service||
Well, a new streaming service was announced today that fixes some of the problems mentioned in those threads. So a new thread might be useful.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||This announcement got my||
This announcement got my interest because it has BTN along with pretty much all the other channels that carry college football - if there's another streaming service with all those, I missed the announcement. Still missing a few channels we frequently watch at our hourse, most notable for the board is all the non-CBS channels that carry March Madness. It's got me seriously thinking about cutting the cord.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Well, the schools couldn't,||
Well, the schools couldn't, but the boosters could. But like I said at the start, this is already happening in places like Oxford. Old Miss just got caught.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Sorry, people have been||
Sorry, people have been getting paid in return for labor forever. This isn't complex.
And I have no clue how this would take away from the connectiveness, charm, and pagentry of college football. Players would still go to the same classes, live in the same dorms, and go to the same parties and bars as students - as much as they do now at least. The marching band will play the fight song, and you'll still get to get to relive your college years when you go back on game day. The players getting some more money on the side does not affect any of those things. If the players getting more fairly compensated makes college football unenjoyable for you, that's a problem with you.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Somehow non-athlete college||
Somehow non-athlete college students are capable of having jobs that provide income and the world hasn't come to an end. Yes, some of it would be spent unwisely, but I don't think blocking athletes from getting money is the solution there. Agents would help the players work out the deals, and smart schools would have financial advisors to help the players out.
Once players are no longer beholden to the NCAA endorsement deals are standard and somehow it's not chaos. I don't know what is so different about the NCAA that would make it chaos here.
|9 weeks 4 hours ago||It's not illegal if you pay||
It's not illegal if you pay taxes on it. It would be reported as income like anything else.
And somehow professional athletes deal with endorsement and ad agents running around, I think college players would be able to handle it.
|9 weeks 4 hours ago||The easiest solution I've||
The easiest solution I've heard is called the Olympic model. The schools wouldn't pay players, they'd just keep up the current scholarship model. However, players would be free to accept outside compensation.
Booster wants to pay players on the team? Fine.
Company wants to pay a player to endorse a product? Fine.
Players get a cut of jersey sales? Fine.
It doesn't upset the current model at all, and basically makes what's going on at a small scale in places like Oxford legal.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||I'll chime in for Google Play||
I'll chime in for Google Play Music. I have no clue about the music catalog, but I like it because it integrates well with voice commands via Google Now on my phone in the car or Google Home.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I think the problem here is||
I think the problem here is that you're assuming he's a serious businessman that knows what he's doing. It makes way more sense if you picture ChatSports as an Entertainment 720 equivalent.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||If you have facts about a||
Well coach, I think the NCAA has some facts.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Just got done reading that||
Just got done reading that too. The key paragraph for mgoblog:
Rick Steele or Tipp Smith.... or Ace Williams.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Wait, I thought that LSU||
Wait, I thought that LSU thing was a joke. Is it for real? Please tell me it's a joke. Is Brian joking about it here and I'm missing it?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||It appears Crean wasn't on||
It appears Crean wasn't on the court when it happened, Wagner was just going backward on the sidelines.