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10/19/2018 - 12:42pm No

No

10/18/2018 - 3:52pm Thanks for that awesome…

Thanks for that awesome speculation and totally necessary denigration of a player / student at Michigan. Very helpful

10/18/2018 - 12:41pm Should be OT

Should be OT

10/18/2018 - 10:51am "I like how they practice. I…

"I like how they practice. I like how it looks. I like how it feels. I like how it sounds."

 

Coach Warinner, you've got a call on line 1 - some guy named Brady...

10/18/2018 - 10:15am Umm.... Bosa has had 17.5…

Umm.... Bosa has had 17.5 sacks in 29 career games... compared to Gary's 8 in 30 career games....and also more than Winovich's 16.5 in 33 games (excluding 2 games Chase played as a Sophomore).

I would say we are all very happy with the Chase / Rashan combination, but Bosa's production is on another level.

And BTW, PFF had him as their top rated returning player in all of college football (Gary didn't make the top 50). I say this not as a knock on Rashan, but just a further illustration that there situations were not / are not the same

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pff-college-50-top-ncaa-players-for-2018

10/17/2018 - 5:14pm That's some black-belt level…

That's some black-belt level BPONE right there

10/17/2018 - 5:10pm Hypothetical -- if we were…

Hypothetical -- if we were to play Wisconsin again this year and we have no Rashan, what should the strategy be?

I would prefer to see a heavy dose of Solomon and Mone on the inside and consider kicking Kemp back out to the SDE spot. I know Paye held up relatively well and there are other options, but I think part of that was driven by Chryst's ineptitude as a game manager more than anything else.

10/17/2018 - 5:06pm Not to be that guy, but…

Not to be that guy, but Rashan's father is not very active in his life so I doubt he is telling him a god-damn thing.

Also, Bosa's situation is different than Gary's. Bosa is consensus top 3 pick and has had insane production at OSU. Gary's draft position has a lot more variance and thus could be improved by more demonstrated production. 

Finally, it's one thing to sit out a meaningless bowl game to preserve health (i.e. McCaffrey, Fournette, etc.) - it's another to sit out the remaining 2/3rds of your junior year. If that is a viable strategy, then he probably should have just sat out the whole year as his draft status is probably about the same (maybe even worse) than it was entering the year. 

10/17/2018 - 4:59pm I know that LT for Wisconsin…

I know that LT for Wisconsin wanted to go that way on the pick-six... but cot damn Carlo!

10/14/2018 - 12:35pm Umm- not sure who the second…

Umm- not sure who the second person you’re referring to is. 

Gary didn’t play, but everybody else (including Solomon) did

10/08/2018 - 4:52pm He would do just as well to…

He would do just as well to go undrafted

https://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-draft-contract-values-2017-4

09/28/2018 - 12:17pm It was MSU

He scored 30.5 …

It was MSU

He scored 30.5 (33.5 - 3)

09/24/2018 - 4:11pm Wrong - it absolutely…

Wrong - it absolutely matters. 

You only have 4 years of eligibility, regardless of where they are played. If he plays more than 4 games this year (i.e. does not take a redshirt), then he would not be able to play for any college again ever

09/22/2018 - 4:25pm Yet another bold comment!

Yet another bold comment!

09/21/2018 - 5:57pm Rushed the field after OSU…

Rushed the field after OSU in 2003 and I think they did after 2011*

 

*2011 field rush looked weak sauce

09/18/2018 - 10:20pm So playing football is the…

So playing football is the same as studying now... give me a break.

BTW, if that law student or engineer or any other student came out with a market viable product from their work (an invention, an app, a startup), there would be no bullshit about them not getting paid and they should be happy with a scholarship or class credit as compensation. I guess you don't see a double standard in that.

BTW, it's fine if you would prefer to watch Yale-Harvard vs. Packers-Bears, in fact, I may agree with you on that point. But clearly there is a reason why the NFL and big time college football are worth billions of dollars annually and Ivy League football is not. My preferences (or yours) should play no factor in whether student athletes should be able to be paid 

09/18/2018 - 10:12pm You're a real tough and…

You're a real tough and smart guy. Nothing else to add to that stellar argument you made

09/18/2018 - 6:55pm "But the reason that they…

"But the reason that they get paid so much is clear enough.  Head coaches are paid to produce super-competitive teams"

I wonder what they need to produce said super-competitive teams?

Is the reason you turn into games on Saturdays to see Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh have a staring competition or write plays on a chalkboard?

09/18/2018 - 6:51pm Yes, it seems to work in…

Yes, it seems to work in almost every other part of the global economy, but I can see your totally valid concern that paying people for the labor they provide would be more than our delicate society can take...

09/18/2018 - 6:47pm So what if they are lucky to…

So what if they are lucky to be where they are. You could argue that the majority of the American workforce is incredibly lucky to be where they are -- but I don't here people arguing that they should not be paid for their labor due to that fact.

People love to suspend their principles (for example, you seem to be a fan of free markets), when it becomes inconvenient. I'm glad you "want this fight" - it would be nice if you had an argument other than - 1) I don't like it and 2) the student athletes are lucky / fortunate, therefore, they should be grateful for whatever they are given

09/18/2018 - 6:35pm And, your point is???

None…

And, your point is???

None of this clarifies why you think free market is so great for coaches and not for athletes

09/18/2018 - 5:41pm Wow, I've heard many moral,…

Wow, I've heard many moral, economic and philosophical arguments on why paying players would destroy college athletics -- but this is the first, I've heard the old guys will take-over argument. 

09/18/2018 - 5:37pm "I love college football and…

"I love college football and basketball, but they become less fun for me in a direct relationship to the increase in money. Adding more money into the system and paying players make college sports less attractive to me. I've never had any interest in minor league sports."

Umm what?? The money is already in the system and the NCAA, Conferences, Coaches, Bowl Administrators, and many others are paid quite handsomely for the work they do / do not complete.

So your argument boils down to - "If these 18 -22 year-olds, who are laboring and sacrificing to put out a product I already 'love', start getting a share of the money I already pay to watch the product they produce - I will become less attracted to said product."

09/18/2018 - 5:30pm Yes and many starving people…

Yes and many starving people in poor countries would take your job as is, for 10% of the pay. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

09/18/2018 - 5:27pm  "But the market dictates…

 "But the market dictates that.  It's a true, free market in an ultra-competitive environment."

 

Hmm... I wonder what else would be a "true, free market in an ultra-competitive environment" if only greedy administrators like Rebecca Blank would get out of the way?? 

09/18/2018 - 2:26pm Not exactly what you are…

Not exactly what you are looking for (more than one proposal)

http://theundefeated.com/features/college-football-championship-pay-that-man-four-proposals-for-compensating-college-athletes/

09/18/2018 - 2:24pm Yes, but that's also a joke…

Yes, but that's also a joke.

UM's endowment is $10.9B - the annual return on that (assuming a very conservative 5%) is $545M. There is plenty of money to pay for almost all students accepted to go to school for free, but yet that is not the way the system works.

09/18/2018 - 1:58pm Saw the thread title and…

Insert image of Rebecca Black - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0

Saw the thread title and thought of that "Friday" song. Read her comments and realized it was even dumber

08/27/2018 - 3:41pm I think what Brian is…

I think what Brian is getting at, is that there is a difference between 1) employing or even turning a blind eye to bagmen and 2) creating and defending an exploitative culture that has no regards for players, students and families so long as a dollar is made (no hyperbole to say a culture of rape and death)

The former we can all shrug our shoulders and move on with life. The latter is a fucking problem

08/21/2018 - 11:10am I'm very sad that I no…

I'm very sad that I no longer know how to post GIFs on this site, but I'm very happy that your choice was so strong!

07/27/2018 - 11:58pm Thank you Mrs. Branham -…

Thank you Mrs. Branham - this is a very nice post.

All kidding aside, this guy is a player and the last time we had a midwest track star at WR it turned out pretty well for us.

07/16/2018 - 3:19pm Why do the Scottish put 239…

Why do the Scottish put 239 beans in their chili? 

If not, it would be too farty

07/13/2018 - 1:20pm Now if I could only learn…

Now if I could only learn how to express my happiness in GIF form on the new site, I would be all set

07/02/2018 - 2:15pm I think it is you that doesn…

I think it is you that doesn't understand the terms you are using. 

First, your statement seems to apply that Brian (whom BTW, I doubt very much reads every stupid comment / thread on this board) "ascribes" to a certain brand of politics and then that he only enforces the no politics rule against that particular brand of politics -- um ok. Probably not the point you are trying to make, but the point you appear to be making nonetheless. 

Second, you claim there is a double standard -- I call out that there is not a double standard just because you don't like the standard. You offer no evidence of said double standard, then claim that I don't understand the term.

You are correct - with logic like that, we really can't have much of a debate.

07/02/2018 - 12:55pm The court has been expanded…

The court has been expanded in the past. Last time I checked "our Republic" is still here

07/02/2018 - 12:47pm Bri'onte Dunn

Bri'onte Dunn

07/02/2018 - 12:44pm Yes it is, especially with…

Yes it is, especially with so much at stake. Most people are of the belief that the next supreme court justice will be somebody who works against the following causes / interests: women's rights, women's reproductive rights, rights of minorities, rights of immigrants, collective bargaining rights, reform of political gerrymandering, and many other topics. Whether they have an impact on all of these items remains to be seen, but that is a widely help perception.

But I'm supposed to be happy because they're from Michigan and went to the same university as I did. Give me a fucking break

07/02/2018 - 12:11pm Just because you do not…

Just because you do not agree with "the standard" with which moderators edit and/or remove board posts does not make it a "double standard". So yes I will debate the presence of a double standard.

07/02/2018 - 10:42am There are plenty of sites…

There are plenty of sites where you can espouse your opinion on what is political vs. not and exactly what you think on those particular topics. This is not one of them because the site owner and moderators (and I'd bet a majority of the users) prefer it that way. Move along  

07/02/2018 - 9:56am This should end well...

This should end well...

06/26/2018 - 9:03pm The old site wasn't "where…

The old site wasn't "where it should be" ever -- still loved using the app

06/25/2018 - 5:53pm Maybe Meyer?? Dude has won…

Maybe Meyer?? Dude has won three national championships and is one of two coaches (also Saban) to win national championships at two different schools -- and you think he may be a better coach than JH? I love me some JH and can see the argument for him as #2 on this list taking into account entire career achievements (including NFL), but STOP IT

05/30/2018 - 11:34am "Dear softball player - you

"Dear softball player - you will have an opportunity to compete in the sport you love while earning a market-wage and free world-class education. You most likely will not be getting paid the same amount as some of the other athletes in more high-profile sports - these rates are primarily driven by the market for each sport."

 

That's how you do it 

05/25/2018 - 11:42am When you say "many

When you say "many billionaires have come from that faction"... please elaborate 

Facts and figures are much appreciated. Points will be deductted if Counter-Strike is cited as a primary source

05/24/2018 - 3:56pm You forgot the only player he

You forgot the only player he coached that is actually in the Hall of Fame.

 

04/24/2018 - 9:59pm User name checks out

User name checks out

04/21/2018 - 8:26pm Worse than Joffrey? Do you

Worse than Joffrey? Do you even GoT bro?

04/14/2018 - 8:11pm This comment deserves more

This comment deserves more love

04/10/2018 - 7:38pm Never understood why teams

Never understood why teams don't rotate OL more frequently. I wouldn't mind seeing the mashers (i.e., JBB, Onwenu) get the lion's share of the work and then change it up with pass pro specialists (i.e., Spanellis, Runyan) on clear passing downs. This assumes, that the pass pro from the mashers is not so terrible that we cannot run simple pass plays / play-action on 1st and 2nd downs. 

03/30/2018 - 10:21am TMI