I for one can't wait until the Kessler lawsuit prevails and we can quit the hypocrisy, start paying these guys what they deserve, and quit pretending they're in college for more than football.
Lets quit pretending and let them major in football. The NFL is a $10 billion a year business. Combine that with college and high school football and all the equipment and training and others stuff that surrounds the sport and football is probably a $20 billion a year industry.
If a kid can major in comparative literature, which has no market and will get him nowhere, then Todd Gurley should be able major in football, which is a $20 billion industry where he can make millions.posted @ Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:35
If this represents the pace and intensity of practice, then Georgia is screwed!posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 12:43
George also likes spicy chicken, according to architect Art Vandelay.posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 11:03
“I enjoy football more, I wish football was a major,” he said. “I love football. It’s what I’ve done since I was six years old. It kind of clicks to me and makes sense. I wish I could major in coaching or something like that. …The classroom is a little bit difficult at times because I’m sitting there thinking about a defense rather than paying attention sometimes.”
I have said before on these forums, I too wish football was a major. It would remove much of the hypocrisy and pretense from big-money college athletics.posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 - 08:17
This new light is such B.S. Just when you think things on that stretch will improve because of the new Olympia Drive ramps, they go and screw it up by installing this light.
And when are they going to finally be done with the Olympia Drive construction? And did Krogers have to put up any money for the light?posted @ Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:29
Every big-money college athletic program brings students to campus who should not be there. They pluck them out of dire circumstances, push them into a meaningless major, hope they're adaptable, and unleash them on the student population. For every Chris Conley, there are nine Isaiah Crowells etc.
Part of the problem is that these kids don't want to be here for anything but football. They could care less about the academics and the "college experience."
Well, I have a radical idea. Let's let players in the revenue generating sports MAJOR in that sport.
In football, for example, there would be three football majors track: 1) NFL; 2) Broadcast; 3) Coaching.
Players who major in football on the NFL track would literally do nothing but practice football, build their bodies, and study film. That would remove the hypocrisy.
After all, college is first and foremost about giving young people training in the career of their choice -- be that engineering, business administration, law, healthcare, or, by God football.posted @ Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:41
@NativeDan: No problem. Everybody makes mistakes.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 19:14
@NativeDan: I'm not making excuses for him. I am indicting a big-money athletic system that brings kids to campus who shouldn't be here. Any intelligent reading of my comment would make that clear.
BTW: seek some psychiatric help while I am nursing my mother who is dying of terminal cancer. You are a sick dude for making such a horrible comment.posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 18:47
Now show some real backbone and quit admitting kids out of the hood and the sticks who are not qualified to set foot anywhere near a college campus, shoving them into majors that do nothing but keep them eligible, unleashing them on the rest of us and than graduating the vast majority of them into $7/hr jobs.
Oh, that's right -- we can't do that if we want to maintain our status as a "football school."posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:02
Bring completely unprepared young men to campus, give them a major in early childhood education, pray that they're adaptable, unleash them on the student population. What a plan. Welcome to big-money college athletics.posted @ Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:14
I read in another article that one of her "occupations" is also part-time makeup artist.
A case of "physician heal thyself."posted @ Friday, July 11, 2014 - 15:25
What do these young men care about?posted @ Monday, July 7, 2014 - 09:28
Herschel Walker endorsed Kingston, too!
I guess that means two people who never went to college are endorsing him!
(Cue rimshot)posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 15:52
I really was just having fun with the Bob Sacamano reference.
It stands to reason however that if he had aliases as he says and since his face and story are recognizable worldwide, someone might come forward and say, "Yes, I worked with Edward Snowden and he presented himself as (______________)."posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 15:37
I guess we'll know whether or not he's telling the truth when/if someone from another country comes out and says, "I thought his name was Bob Sacamano!"
If that doesn't happen, then why should we believe him?posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 14:18
The same Herschel who claims to have multiple personalities?
The same Herschel who fell asleep in the garage with his car running?
The same Herschel who was functionally illiterate during his college years?
Doesn't show great judgement by Mr. Kingston in my opinion.posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:35
I'm glad to see young people expressing their freedoms of speech and assembly to protest something they feel strongly about.
Too often it seems like this generation is self absorbed.
Whether or not you agree with their cause, be glad that they are coming out from behind their computers and Facebook profiles to take action.posted @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 13:08
Question: I notice often in these booking/jail photos that their hair looks wet as in the case of Ms. Witcher. Does anyone know why? Are they required to take a shower before they enter jail?posted @ Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 13:16
My God bless and comfort Mr. Gerosquieta's family and the Pinewood Estates community as they reckon with the pain of this tragic loss.posted @ Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 14:02
Tears...posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:52
He was trying to blow his batting average.posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:08
Imagine the inverse headline: Athens man stands by as 16-year-old stepdaughter and boyfriend shower together.
Now which is worse?
It sounds like the boyfriend's mother is the real troublemaker.posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 13:41
Great news! Can never have too much choice when it come to craft beer!posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 07:55
This is what happens when we admit young men to an institute of higher learning who if not for their athletic prowess would never have the chance to set foot on a college campus.
It's a Faustian bargain: They know the only reason they're here is to win football games and make money for the university; we know the same thing; they think to themselves rightfully so, "Why the hell aren't we getting some of that money?"; we say, "You're getting paid in the form of a free education"; they say, "I don't want a free education. I want the money.."
And, by the way, they are not getting a free education. Truthfully, they're kept eligible by NCAA standards during their time here by being steered into meaningless classes and leave with no marketable skills.posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 21:26
See crap reporting like this -- basically assassinating this kid's character for making a phone call -- makes me glad I'm not paying to read the news on this web site.posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 20:54
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