OT: Lions release Aaron Berry

OT: Lions release Aaron Berry

Submitted by Ron_Lippitt on July 23rd, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Lost in the shuffle of the PSU announcement was the Lions unenviable position of what to do with Aaron Berry.  Well, according to the Detroit Lions, Aaron Berry was released today.

Pretty solid statement for the organization that had to do SOMETHING about the off-the-field shenanigans that have plagued this franchise.

Penn State Punishment Open Thread (part 2)

Penn State Punishment Open Thread (part 2)

Submitted by Mr. Yost on July 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 AM

To view (part one) click here: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/penn-state-punishment-open-thread


I decided to continue the original thread because it is over 300 replies. Also the B1G is holding a press conference to release their sanctions and penalties at 11am.

Everything from the original thread is in regards to the NCAA press conference at 9am.


So far here is what we know:


$60 million sanction - will be paid out $12/year over 5 years.

  • Money cannot be taken from academics or other sports. (Meaning most likely it's going to have to be privately funded).
  • Money goes to child abuse victims, prevention, awareness, etc.

  Vacation of wins from 1998-2011 (112 wins)*

  • Joe Paterno record now 298-136-3; fifth on FBS all-time list
  • Mike McQueary is now the last PSU QB with a winning record


Four-year postseason ban


Reduce 10 initial scholarships and 20 scholarships each year for a 4-year period


Players may transfer and play immediately at other schools


Athletic department on probation for five years


No "Death Penalty"

 

Also, Penn St. has had one recruit (Ross Douglas) decommit.

Here is the Mod's (from part 1) note to all:
I'm not trying to censor anyone. Instead, this is an open place to discuss your thoughts. Keep it clean. I'll review the thread later and be very unkind to posters who decide to be jerks.

 

 

 

Penn State Punishment Open Thread--UPDATE: NCAA Punshment--$60M Fine, Lots of Scholarships

Penn State Punishment Open Thread--UPDATE: NCAA Punshment--$60M Fine, Lots of Scholarships

Submitted by Zone Left on July 23rd, 2012 at 1:53 AM

This is your Penn State Open Thread. Keep the board open for other topics please. I know it's tempting, but lots of other, less disturbing topics are available to discuss. I'm not trying to censor anyone. Instead, this is an open place to discuss your thoughts. Keep it clean. I'll review the thread later and be very unkind to posters who decide to be jerks.

NCAA Punishment:

  • $60 million dollar fine payable to an endowment for sex abuse victims
  • 10 initial scholarships per year for 4 years
  • 65 total scholarships on the roster for four years
  • 4 year bowl ban
  • Free transfers at any point in an athlete's career

OT: Likely Big Ten action against PSU, too?

OT: Likely Big Ten action against PSU, too?

Submitted by MGlobules on July 22nd, 2012 at 10:24 PM

U Iowa President Sally Mason told the Des Moines Register today that the B1G has jurisdiction to punish PSU and will be watching the NCAA's actions closely before considering how to address the Sandusky issue; she's current chair of the conference's presidents and chancellors. 

According to last week's Chronicle For Higher Education "conference bylaws require any member that fails to show complete, accurate information during an investigation to 'show cause why its membership in the conference should not be suspended or terminated.'"

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/19633881

I am in the dark about how the presidents and chancellors may be viewing the crimes and scandal associated with them, and curious how people think or are aware this is being viewed in academic quarters (what is being mumbled by the professoriat and admin around the water cooler?) An associated question is just how PSU was viewed before the scandal--as a member in good standing of the Big Ten?

Would some kind of probationary status for PSU be appropriate?

OT: Wanted - MGoDenizen w/iTunes account in Europe or Asia

OT: Wanted - MGoDenizen w/iTunes account in Europe or Asia

Submitted by karpodiem on July 22nd, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Last year I purhcased an NFL gamepass subscription and used a European based VPN (https://airvpn.org/ highly recommended, 8 Euro/month). It works great, but I prefer my iPad 3 over lugging around my 15' MBP when traveling. 

The NFL, in its infite wisdom, does not allow US based iTunes users to download the NFL gamepass app for iOS. 

Anyways, I need to create a EU or Asia based iTunes account. The only problem with that you need a form of payment with a billing address in the respective country OR an iTunes gift card (purchased with a non-US iTunes account)  during the account creation process. 

So, if you live overseas and have an iTunes account and are willing to purhcase a gift card from the iTunes store (you can do this directly on your Mac or PC from within iTunes, and the code will be generated instantly) I can Paypal you for the amount of the gift card, plus the cost of an additional gift card for you to enjoy for your troubles.

Final Elite 11

Final Elite 11

Submitted by Webber's Pimp on July 22nd, 2012 at 9:47 PM

11. Christian Hackenberg (Penn State),

10. Luke Del Rio (Oklahoma State)

9. Max Browne (USC)

8. Zack Greenlee (uncommitted)

7. Asiantii Woulard (South Florida)

6. Jared Goff (Cal)

5. Shane Cockerille (Maryland)

4. Malik Zaire (ND)

3. Johhny Stanton (Nebraska)

2. Joshua Dobbs (ASU)

1. Kevin Olsen (Miami)

MVP = Asiantii Woulard

There is no ranking. Just 11 QB and one MVP announced at the very end...

 

Hey but every kid is a winner...

 

Shane Morris defies gravity (photoshop)

Shane Morris defies gravity (photoshop)

Submitted by wlvrine on July 22nd, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Your mission should you choose to accept...and you will, is to photoshop this picture of Shane Morris.  I pulled the original from the Elite 11 day 5 thread.http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/elite-11-day-5-open-thread 

  Below is the cutout I used for photoshopping.  Have fun!