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09/23/2018 - 1:26pm re: the McMurphy rumors:  I…

re: the McMurphy rumors:  I know waaay too many people in Ohio, connected to OSU, connected in political circles, OSU donors who donate to campaigns, etc and there is a bit of truth to this. No that Urban has a plan or has even made a decision to do anything, but only insofar as Urban really does think he got the short end of the stick in all of this and is upset the school didn't stick up for him. 

Additionally, it was Dr. Drake who was pushing for the suspension to be greater than three games.  Urban seems to feel that if the University President thinks that football shouldn't run the university, then he will leave and let the President deal with the fallout (which, Urban likely assumes will be fewer wins, fewer dollars, and fewer students trying to get admitted).  Obviously thats not documented anywhere, but dovetails with what we've seen of Urban's personality.

AT the end of the day though. I have a feeling it will depend on 2 factors: First - the status of Gene Smith.  If Smith leaves, that greases the skids (somewhat) for Urban's exit. Smith is Urban's #1 fan and has a TON of juice in Columbus.  Rumor has it Drake and Smith have a tepid relationship, but its kind of almost the typical "jock/ nerd" thinng where Drake thinks the purpose of the University is to further academics, whicle Smith figures without his Athletic Department, then the nerds wouldhn't have any money for their experiemnts (obvious oversimplification is obvious).  There could be a storm brewing there.  If Smith isn't around to shield Urban from some of the criticism from higher ups (Urban just wants to coach football and be left alone) then Urban might leave as well.

The #2 pellet here is Brian Kelly at ND.  Everyone knows thats the other place Urban is reputed to want to coach. Kelly doing well last year and really well so far this year has quieted some of the cries for his head. BUT, if things go sideways there (somehow) then that might also lead Urban to jump.

tl/dr - probably nothing but there is a level of truth where the stars could align and he would leave

09/22/2018 - 1:17pm The Browns do now



The Browns do now





09/20/2018 - 5:21pm Agreed. I was 21 when my Dad…

Agreed. I was 21 when my Dad died, and that was 19 years ago.  I still had a lot of *growing up* to do, and many times lamented the fact that I couldn't ask for his advice.  Could not imagine having to start that journey when I was 8.  

His Mother appears to have an incredible amount of emtional fortitude.  She obviously did a fantastic job raising Cesar (and his siblings as well, I imagine).  Here's hoping Cesar is able to continue his success and give her everything he has dreamed of.  It renews my failth in the universe when good things fall into place for good people

09/19/2018 - 5:16pm Hue Jackson would survive

Hue Jackson would survive

09/16/2018 - 3:02pm does The Universe have a…

does The Universe have a marmot?

09/12/2018 - 5:29pm Thank you Vassilly

Thank you Vassilly

09/12/2018 - 5:29pm (No subject)

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09/10/2018 - 12:55pm Ill buy that for a dollar

Ill buy that for a dollar

09/07/2018 - 5:16pm Out of curiosity, are you…

Out of curiosity, are you going to the Browns game Sunday? Sounds like its going to be a monsoon. I just heard on the radio they're expecting 5-7 inches of rain between midnight and 4 PM Sunday.  Ill be in Section 334

08/26/2018 - 9:22pm Cant FOIA a burner

Cant FOIA a burner

08/26/2018 - 2:41pm MEECROB


08/20/2018 - 4:52pm So they're going to …

So they're going to "verbally" share their findings with the board.  Im sure they're doing that because it's just too inconvenient to type up a report, and not so they can avoid any hard copies that could be FOIA'd.


08/14/2018 - 10:31am And then?

And then?

08/06/2018 - 11:00am when this started last week,…

when this started last week, I was discussing it with my wife (OSU alumna, coincidentally). I told her then that Urban's wife was going to quit/lose her job, and Gene Smith (who somehow survived in 2011) would probably also take some kind of golden parachute/retirement/buyout/ whatever and step down as AD, all while Urban stays on

Im sticking to my original guess

08/03/2018 - 10:53am So the latest is that "Zachs…

So the latest is that "Zachs Smith wife is a drunk too, and she called 911 like 65 times in 90 days on Zach and bitches be crazy and the Police wont even go to her house anymore because she cried wolf all the time and the pictures were't even recent and really, why is this Urbans fault"?

It's like these people are reading some kind of handbook


08/01/2018 - 11:48am welp, at least now it is…

welp, at least now it is public knowledge that Urban Meyer is a bad human.  No longer will any OSU fan be able to respond "you're just butthurt because we always win" when and if you mention it (I use butthurt because it's still part of the vernacuar down here, and yes, Ive lived in Ohio far too long).  

Win with character. Winning isn't everything.  Character matters.  I love you, Jim Harbaugh

06/14/2018 - 3:35pm YES. And this is my hope for…

YES. And this is my hope for him. That he doesn't worry about being "perfect" anymore and just goes out and lives life. Has fun, jokes around. Tries to win, but realizes if he doesn't, there's another shot down the road.  I think his kids have helped with this as well

06/14/2018 - 3:33pm Way long story short, when I…

Way long story short, when I lived in Columbus, my Wifes hairdresser also cut Jason Day's hair. She had NOTHING but nice things to say about him and his wife (he has a home in Dublin by Jacks Place).  

In case you might be thinking she just says nice things about clients who presumably pay (and tip) well, she also cuts Urban's hair (or at least she did at the time).  From what she told me, Urban doesnt go out for a hair cut, he made her come to him.  Supposedly, one of the Athletic Dept assistants (one of the old-timers) had to say something to Urban about being nice to "the help" because he was curt, to the point of being rude.He's a peach, apparently

06/14/2018 - 10:11am I kinda feel bad for Tiger. …

I kinda feel bad for Tiger.  He is incredibly socially awkward. He is, in fact, a nerd. A dork.  But, instead of spending all his time as a youth watching Sci-Fi and going to space camp, he was out on a golf course.  

Then, he becomes this media darling and has to put on this sheen of "swell guy" when all he wants to do is play golf (because Earl was one of the worst "stage moms" ever). I mean, he made millions from it, he could've dropped the act any time he wanted (and didnt because plies of cash are better than no coash) so, ultimately it was all his choice. But, he's not so much a dick as he is just awkward.  Not an excuse. You can try harder to not be a douchecanoe if you so choose, and apprently he hasnt made that choice. Being awkward can still lead people to (rightly) not like a person, and thats fine. But theres a difference

06/14/2018 - 10:07am Logged in to upvote. I dont…

Logged in to upvote. I dont get it. Everyone seems to love him and when I say I dont find him likable, everyone looks at me like IM taking crazy pills.  A guy I play with in a corporate outing every year is his "host" when the Tour comes to Firestone every year, and at the outing talks all day about Jordan and Michael (Greller, his caddy) and yadda yadda yadda, and I said I think he acts like a spoiled little kid out on the course and maybe its the announcers (like Nantz) and their fawning that makes me dislike the kid, but anytime you even breathe something slightly non-complimewntary about him, people act like you shot their dog.  Its a buit much, imho

Also, him getting a half hour to plan out that shot last year in the Open was incredibly unfair to Kuchar.  

05/30/2018 - 12:04pm I was told

I was told there was going to be a Big Ten Fantasy football draft? 

05/25/2018 - 4:53pm Pinkxav

Pinkxav ftw!

05/25/2018 - 4:44pm protip

do not tickle your child if the child is not wearing a diaper and has diarrhea

My son is 6 and at least once a day he does something that cracks me up. Some days he's totally infuriating, but when he does something that cracks me up I try to remind myself to file that memory away for access when he's doing something that makes me want to ship him off to Grandma's

Also, he will be 7 in July. He is 52" tall, wears a size 6 shoe and weighs 102 lbs (as of April at the doc). Hoping he can play TE in about 2029 or so

05/24/2018 - 11:07am quick question about

quick question about Steph's injury.  Is he always injured or just whe he isnt playing well? Is he injured when he's dancing on the court in front of the Rockets bench, or is his injury something that comes and goes?  It's just odd how it only seems to be a factor when things aren't going well for him, I find that kind of injury fascinating

05/23/2018 - 12:06pm I had an 86 Accord

Had an 86 Accord that I bought for $800.  Shortly after I bought it, I had an electrical issue that cost me a couple hundred bucks to sort out. After that, that car was bulletproof for 3 years.  The only quibble was that the pop up lights were stuck inthe up position. Other than that, the heat blew hot, the air blew cold, and that sucker fired right up every time I asked it to, through a couple of the coldest Cleveland winters I remember.  I ended up selling it to buy a '93 Cavalier, which was about one of the dumbest decisions I ever made. I figured the Cavalier was owned by a girl whose father was a mechanic so it'd have to be in good shape. WRONG.  There was some issue with the solenoids so sometimes when getting off the freeway the car wouldnt shift out of gear properly and it'd stall out. I HATED that car and only kept it for about 9 months

Hate to say it but: Honda - good.  GM - Bad

05/22/2018 - 8:28pm I've spent waaay to much time

I've spent waaay too much time thinking about this over the years. it is still somewhat unfathomable to me how unprepared Michigan seemed to be for Lloyd's departure. Is that Lloyd's fault for not giving the school ample notice so they could've had a better plan in place? Or did the Athletic Department just assume that because "This is Michigan" they'd be able to get whoever they wanted/it didn't matter who they got because "This is Michigan" and success was "guaranteed"?
I believe it is more the Athletic Departments fault for being ill prepared (at best) and lazy (at worst). I also think they severely underestimated how much more competitive CFB as a whole had become and did not adequately understand how fragile the program had become.
Lloyd probably could've made things easier for the Rodriguez tenure, but in the end I think the bigger failure was by the AD. The real question is if Bo had still been around and in good health would the AD have let the football program fall to such a precarious place? I don't think so. Also, had Bo not died in 2006 I think Lloyd may have stuck around at least 1 more year to give the AD time to get their ducks in a row

05/08/2018 - 12:40pm Had a matchbox car of

 the Shelby Mustang GT 350 (wimbledon white with Guardsman blue LeMans stripes). Always been my favorite.  Also AC Cobra. Basically, anything having to do with Carroll Shelby

I will once day have a Cobra kit car. Dont care if its not the real thing, just want to drive one. 

05/03/2018 - 1:59pm ironically

soggy cheez-its make for a nice bait in murky waters on a sunny day

05/03/2018 - 1:59pm ironically

soggy cheez-its make for a nice bait in murky waters on a sunny day

04/30/2018 - 5:55pm Third generation Browns fan

and I have a love/hate relationship with the draft results.  Im ecstatic they took Baker.  I think he was the best QB in the draft, and I was surprised Dorsey took him.  I expected them to take Darnold just because he was the "safe" pick.  

With Ward, I liked that pick as well. We very definitely needed to strengthen our secondary, and depending who you listen to, Ward was the best "cover" CB in the draft.  This will (hopefully) alleviate some of Gregg Williams' concerns of getting beaten over the top, which will allow Jabrill to line up in the same time zone as the LOS this season.  Many people expected the Browns to take Chubb, and set themselves up with Garrett and Chubb as bookends of the D-line.  I think those people are sleeping on Emanuel Ogbah (who was a second round pick himself).  Ogbah and Garrett only played 10 quartes tgether last season, but in those 10 quarters, they combined for 6.5 sacks.  If they can both stay healthy this season, I think people will forget about Chubb quickly.  

Also, Gregg Williams said he studied the tape of last season and there were 28 plays where Garrett was within 2 steps of the QB when the ball was released.  If the CB's could've maintained coverage even a second longer, the sack numbers would have been appreciably higher.  Now with Ward, Jamar Taylor and Brien Boddy Clahoun in the slot, with Peppers and Damarious Randall playing safety, we might be ale to give the DL that extra second they need to get to the QB.

In the secod round, I hoped the Browns would go for more DL help and a WR.  Seeing as how they added Carlos Hyde in FA, and the depth of the RB class overall, I didnt think RB was as pressing a need as WR (especially when considering Josh Gordon is one misstep from being banished forever, and Corey Coleman spends more time on the injured list than the field).  I was hoping they'd go after Maurice or possibly Harold Landry, and COurtland Sutton. 

That being said, Chubb is a helluva back, and Austin Corbett (OL) seems to have the goods. I was surprised they spent a 2nd on an OL, even with Thomas' retirement, mainly because of the investment that already have in Zeitler, Bitonio and Tretter, along with guys like Austin Pasztor and Shon Coleman who have shown they are (at the very least) serviceable OL.  What concerns me about Corbett is that it looks like they might be grooming him to play multiple OL spots (i.e. a super sub) at least in the first few years of his career.  Id rather they put him at  1 spot and let him learn that, rather than having him diversify.  Lots of folks have speculated that they could put him in at LG and kick Bitonio out to LT, but I think keeping Bitonio at LG (where he has been outstanding) while plugging Pasztor in at LT until Corbett is up to speed is a better way to go.  Others have speculated Shon Coleman could go to LT, but he struggles with speed rushers and Im not sure he's up to it. I thin he is better suited for RT.

The Calloway pick I anot a fan of.  His off field transgressions are well known, and one knucklehead int he WR room is plenty/  Talent wise, he has first round ability, and if he stays out of trouble he could be very good, but I would have preferred using 33 or 35 on Sutton.

The Chad Thomas selection didnt blow my skirt up, but it is DL depth and he can supposedly line up inside or at end, so that versatility is appealing.

One of the picks I REALLY like is Genard Avery, LB from Memphis in the 5th round.  I saw a couple Memphis games last year (the C-USA championship game against UCF chief among them) and dude was all over the field.  He's 250 lbs, ran a 4.59, has some coverage ability and is a sure tackler.  I really like him a lot

In a butshell, it all comes back to Baker.  Anyone who compared him to John Football was just making assumptions based on size and probably didnt watch him play.  He can read defenses, diagnose plays at the line,and throw with anticipation rather than waiting for a receiver to be open before he throws the ball. He can make ay throw on the field, and will use his feet when needed, but more often to extend a play rather than bailing from the pocket if his first read is not open.  His accuracy is excellent,and it does not suffern when he has to throw the ball on the move.  So long as Hue doesnt screw him up, or get him hurt by calling 4 verts over and over again, I think he will succeed.  

Im more optimistic for anupcoming Browns season than I have been in a long, long time.  I dont think we are going to the playoffs or anything crazy, but I do think that we are going to have a defense that is in the top half of the league. I think the offense will have good days and bad days. Most importantly, I think by Halloween, teams will no longer be able to automatically assume the Browns are an automatic W

04/19/2018 - 11:33am you said it already

"other than the established fact that he's an asshole in general"

If you're going to ask and answer your own questions, what do you need us for?

02/12/2018 - 12:04pm IF

and it is a 200 point font IF 

IF he is telling th truth, then I hope he can get himself sorted out

However, as a Browns fan, there were SEVERAL times during his career in Cleveland where he'd come out in the media and say some stuff that'd make for good PR and people to give him another chance and yadda yadda yadda, only for his real self to come out shortly down the road.  He's very charming. People eat it up.  

So, hopefully he's sincere. Hopefully he can et himself sorted out and get himself on a healthier path.  I'm just glad he's not doing it in Cleveland so I don't have to worry whether or not he's shining everyone on again.

(And its not even entirely his fault, the media eats up his garbage like tripe and makes it incredibly easy for a psychopath to sell their "stories".  If the media likes you (and they love them some Johnny Footbaw) they'll do the selling for you)

02/12/2018 - 12:04pm IF

and it is a 200 point font IF 

IF he is telling th truth, then I hope he can get himself sorted out

However, as a Browns fan, there were SEVERAL times during his career in Cleveland where he'd come out in the media and say some stuff that'd make for good PR and people to give him another chance and yadda yadda yadda, only for his real self to come out shortly down the road.  He's very charming. People eat it up.  

So, hopefully he's sincere. Hopefully he can et himself sorted out and get himself on a healthier path.  I'm just glad he's not doing it in Cleveland so I don't have to worry whether or not he's shining everyone on again.

(And its not even entirely his fault, the media eats up his garbage like tripe and makes it incredibly easy for a psychopath to sell their "stories".  If the media likes you (and they love them some Johnny Footbaw) they'll do the selling for you)

02/12/2018 - 12:04pm IF

and it is a 200 point font IF 

IF he is telling th truth, then I hope he can get himself sorted out

However, as a Browns fan, there were SEVERAL times during his career in Cleveland where he'd come out in the media and say some stuff that'd make for good PR and people to give him another chance and yadda yadda yadda, only for his real self to come out shortly down the road.  He's very charming. People eat it up.  

So, hopefully he's sincere. Hopefully he can et himself sorted out and get himself on a healthier path.  I'm just glad he's not doing it in Cleveland so I don't have to worry whether or not he's shining everyone on again.

(And its not even entirely his fault, the media eats up his garbage like tripe and makes it incredibly easy for a psychopath to sell their "stories".  If the media likes you (and they love them some Johnny Footbaw) they'll do the selling for you)

01/30/2018 - 11:51am school?!?!

I was so young when I started work that I used to wear out a lunch pail a month, since I was too short to carry it high enough to keep it from dragging on the ground

01/29/2018 - 6:45pm that is

that is East 4th Street. Very cool down there.  I haven't been downtown for the night life much in the past 5-7 years, but  when I have been down there Im amazed at how far the night life has sprawled out around Downtown. Back in the 80's and 90's there would usually be one "hot" area (Flats, West 6th etc) and not much else going on outside those pockets. Now, theres East 4th, a number of new places around the Casino, West 6th is still pretty popular, some new places in the Flats, and the area around the Q and the Jake.  

01/24/2018 - 3:17pm thats when I gave up

Thats when I gave up on sports completely. Games are too often decided by people who arent participating. Its a fun diversion, but I dont get too invested anymore. When I feel myself getting too worked up, I shut the game off and hope for the best until I see a final score

01/23/2018 - 2:52pm 2018 1st round top 10

1 - CLE - Which ever QB ends up being the worst in the draft class (Theyre gonna pick Darnold and hes going to have ball security issues and its gonna suck and I will cry as Baker Mayfield turns into Drew Brees 2.0)

2- NYG - A QB who ends up falling backasswards into at least 1 SB ring (Rosen)

3 - IND - Bradley Chubb - Colts are DESPERATE for outside pass rush

4 - CLE - Minkah Fitzpatrick, who tears both patella tendons on way off stage after hugging Goodell

5 - DEN - Mayfield or Josh Allen

6 - NYJ - The last of the "big 4" QB's 

7 - TB- Saquon Barkley

8 - CHI- Ridley

9 -SF- Q. Nelson

10- OAK- Roquan Smith

Hurst may be the first interior DL taken but it wont be until the mid teens at best.   

Please please please God, dont let Mo go to CLE. Also, please find a way for Jabrill to get out of Cleveland

( I am a Browns fan, they're going to suck forever. I no longer want Michigan players on the Browns. The mouthbreathing Cleveland Buckeye fans dont deserve them)

01/05/2018 - 3:04pm hardest Ive laughed today

hardest Ive laughed today

Ive totally sat around on a Frday thinking "Gee sure is quiet. Not many service tickets" only to find out our ISP did something that took one of our static IPs down and we werent getting emails to the Exchange server

Yeah that was a crappy Friday night

01/05/2018 - 3:01pm the first rule

the first rule of beta testing is you do not talk about beta testing

the second rule of beta testing is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT BETA TESTING

01/05/2018 - 10:17am welp

as a fellow IT type person, I feel for the HUEL folks. Testing a site like this can feel like to old Looney Tunes where you're in a yard full of rakes and you just keep stepping on the dang things. What Im saying is, I got the same message as everyone else

12/27/2017 - 9:26pm coincidentally

coincidentally, I was wasting time online today and was looking at the box score from this game, which led me to looking at stats and info from these same 5 years. I was trying to figure out which team from this era (89-93 seasons) was the "best". Was it the 89 team that went undefeated in the Big Ten and sadly lost to USC in the Rose Bowl? The 91 team that also went unscathed in the Big Ten but lost to two different #1 teams? 92 undefeated with 3 ties that git revenge on Washington in the Rose Bowl?

I think if they all played head to head somehow, the 92 team was probably the best. Senior Elvis, Wheatley, Everitt anchoring the o-line, rushing d only giving up 90 yds per game, and a fantastic secondary. Each level of the Offense and Defense had exceptional talent.

What say you, denizens of MGoBlog?

12/27/2017 - 9:09pm got a new

got a new Bluetooth speaker for the garage/basement/ wherever. My wife and I have a $100 limit for gifts for each other (the rest is spent on the boy), so I got the JBL flip 4 and so far it's pretty great. My other Bluetooth speaker is about 5 or 6 years old and the new one is just a lot easier to deal with. Sounds pretty good, though like lots of BT speakers in that price range it leaves something to be desired on the low end. One thing I really like about it is that it is fully submersible, so no worries taking it in the boat, by the pool, getting rained on etc. Even better, the battery says it lasts "up to" 12 hours, but from the reviews I've seen online, it will go close to 14 at half volume.

12/27/2017 - 12:07am not that easy

I'm sure you'd like to think it is, but as for me, my Grandfather had season tickets to the Browns from 1950-1984. My childhood was full of Sundays the revolved around the Browns. My father was born and raised in Ferndale, and when I was born he swore he wouldn't let me be a Lions fan. So, when we moved from Ferndale to the CLE burbs in 1978, he started going to games with his Father in Law (my Grandpa) and I was raised a Browns fan. Dad didn't want me rooting for a sorry franchise like the Lions. Funny how things work out.

Between 1995 and 1999 both my Grandfather and my Father died. I root for the Browns mainly because of the memories, and being able to reminisce about those glorious Sundays off my youth, watching games with my Dad and Grandfather. Sure, If love it if the team was better, but I don't invest any money into my fandom, and when they lose, I laugh. They've made losing an art form, I've seen them lose in ways I've never seen before (and didn't think were possible). Even when they lose, it's still entertaining.

But, if someone asks "who's the worst" I'm going to argue that it's the Browns. Not because I want the pity if some random judgemental message board poster, but because they ARE the best at something, it just happens that what they are best at is losing

12/26/2017 - 11:57pm unfortunately

Gregg Williams is maybe the worst DC currently employed in the NFL. For much of the season, they have played Peppers at free safety. Making this even worse is Williams employs something he calls the "Angel" in his defense. Basically, the "angel" (Jabrill) starts every play lined up 25 yards from the LOS. The idea (I guess) is that this helps prevent big plays. As we all know, playing in center field is not what Jabrill is best suited for.

Jabrill hasn't been perfect but he's also learning a new position. Sadly, most of the Cleveland Buckeye fans were too ignorant to realize that A: Jabrill was lining up where the coaches told him and B: he is not a free safety with tons of experience playing passively, basically tasked with hanging back and preventing anyone from getting past him.

In addition, many Cleveland Buckeye fans are mad that the Browns traded down from 12 and didn't select Malik Hooker. Until Hooker got hurt, every time he would have an INT there would be plenty of fans crying that Hooker was awesome while Jabrill was "lost" (again, because they're too dumb to realize he's in a new position and out of position). I've even seen some morons say that they would rather have had Hooker for the 6 games he played and the ACL tear than Jabrill. Some are even dumber, upset that the Browns didn't take Lattimore, even though Lattimore was picked at #8 and to get him the Browns would've had to take him #1 instead of Garrett. Somehow that is Jabrills fault as well.

All in all, Jabrill has been a rookie. He hasn't been perfect, but he keeps his mouth shut and works hard. Lately theyve put him closer to the line more often and the results have been better. Some people are even coming to terms with the fact that our coaching staff is abysmal. But, any teeny tiny mistake Jabrill makes elicits a good portion of the fan base freaking out, because Michigan. I kinda hope for Jabrills sake they trade him, or hopefully they get a new staff who is better at tailoring their scheme to fit the skills of their talent, rater than vice versa.

Today, Landon Collins came out in an interview and called Eli Apple a cancer. Right on cue, Cleveland Buckeye fans are all over Twitter wondering how the Browns can get him. Pretty much says it all. I am a supporter of the Browns, but it is because of football ignorant people like that that I do not like to be referred to as a Browns fan, because as a group, they might be the dumbest group of fans in sports

12/26/2017 - 12:44am so, you're saying

this will be the Sex Panther offense? 60% of the time it works every time?

12/25/2017 - 5:12pm prediction

Spenser says something incredibly hilarious about Ryan Nanni as the bloomin onion

12/25/2017 - 4:48pm 2 excellent t-shirts

not sure if many of you know about Homage. Their t-shirts are incredibly comfortable. Sure, they're OH based, but they sell some cool city and school centric gear. My Father in Law has a connection to one of the Founders' parents so my family has been a supporter of theirs a while (mainly for Cleveland stuff). Today though, I got these beauties

12/21/2017 - 12:21am I am an Old

anytime I see the name Otis, I think of Animal House

12/20/2017 - 8:40pm this is

the first good idea I think LaVar Ball has had. That being said it's approximately a billion miles from "good idea" to "functioning product" but the idea is intriguing.

I remember during the last NBA lockout there was talk of the players getting together and starting their own league, and even without putting salaries into the equation, there were major hurdles. I'm not comparing NBA salaries to 10k per month per player. My point is about the other challenges. Where would they play? Who handles ticket sales? What about insurance for the venues where they play? Assuming the league is small and regional, there's still a ton of logistics, what with hotels, travel, equipment etc. to consider. Also, do the players get 10k a month for 12 months a year or only in season? Are the contracts guaranteed? How many young players that can't get some kind of insurance policy want to take the risk of being hurt and then not even having the option of finishing their degree? These are only the things I can think of off the top of my head and I'm no genius. I'm sure there's a mountain of other issues I haven't even considered

Again, a neat idea. I'm all for anything that give people an opportunity to earn a living by putting their talents on display. It'd be cool if it could work. It'd also be cool if I could sell Labrador poop for enough money to support my family.