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fechancellor said...

A Marquette offer isn't enough fire power for Conz to jimmy open the lock box at the Athletic Department. From what I could glean, Conz only gets motivated when he feels the heat. Are there back loaded incentive contracts at the college level?

Who won the week end? Why FEC did. We caught fish in spite of veering winds. At this undisclosed location, my hosts say "Pat Dye was here, and he's a particular type of hole."

The of wreath of garlic worked must have worked.. No "War Eagle Zombie Brain Eaters" came close, although I can understand their frustrations as Alabama fans have no brains. If my AU, reformed zombie, host would have allowed me to see The Vols Friday evening, it would have been a perfect weekend.

March 31, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.
fechancellor said...

10 Ring, traveling to a point just south of Auburn this weekend. What can you advise on how to best deter Brain Eating Zombie War Eagle fans upon my arrival. Will a wreath of garlic help?

Action movies hero's in the '80s, Rutger Haurer was certainly a excellent figure of menace in such films such as "Night Hawks" with Stallone. Of course "Blade Runner" was one of Haurer's signal turns, in a movie packed with stars.

Maybe an anti Rushmore of 80's Action Hero villains is more apropos?

Alternate Rivalry games: ND-MI, TN-AL, GA-AU, TN-FLA...and what should have made your Rushmore, GA-FL!

I believe your Rushmore rest on two qualifications. First is if the Rivalries strong, and second, is the contest widely known by name like "World's Largest Cocktail Party," the "Iron Bowl," "Red River Rivalry" and such. Or maybe that's a stand alone Rushmore too?

March 28, 2014 at 11:03 a.m.
fechancellor said...

Chas9,

Thanks, I do appreciate it. I certainly hope this does not become war with many causalities. As 10 Ring is saying, scholarships and the opportunities for poor kids, who could get to college no other way, will evaporate if small schools go D-III

I think a note to the Vice President concerning this matter is worth the effort. (I believe all fans of the game should be doing the same to any elected official able to make a difference). The odds of getting read in Mr. Biden's office are greater than writing directly to Mr. Obama.

To quote Cotton Hill, "Don't hit me in the face, that's how I makes my livings."

March 27, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.
fechancellor said...

Chas 9:

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a panel five political appointees chosen by Mr. Obama. This board is part of the executive branch, hence Obama reaps either the gain or pain of their decisions. I simply suggest if Obama does not want to shoulder the board's decision in favor of unions, then it might behoove him to contact at least three of his appointees on the board to stop it in his tracks.

Obamacare is the collision of lofty ideals and the execution of incompetents. I'm only saying Mr. Obama does not need another cluster flop fostering disgruntled Americans from coast to coast in an even greater magnitude. "If you like your football team you can keep it, well," that ain't making it.

Bottom line, like some other prickly decisions dodged by the Obama administration by putting them over to after the election, this case might not see the docket at the NLRB until 2015.

March 27, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.
fechancellor said...

MocsTatic,

Just a bit more on your savvy recognition of Villanova.

(8) Villanova beats Georgetown 66-64 in the 1985 final. St. Johns also a made the Final Four. The only instance three teams from same conference making the finals. Villanova remains the lowest seed to win it all.

March 27, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.
fechancellor said...

10 Ring:

Yes, this ruling is a rifle shot at college athletics as we know it today, however, there is an appeal to the NLRB in DC next. Lose that case, the schools and NCAA will get another bite in US District Court, up the appellate ladder. Could be years, before the outcome is clarified.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/sports/ncaafootball/national-labor-relations-board-rules-northwestern-players-are-employees-and-can-unionize.html?_r=0

"A Northwestern spokesman, Alan K. Cubbage, said in a statement that the university would appeal the decision to the five-member N.L.R.B. in Washington, a process that could take months."

My question is do you believe Obama wants to go down as the guy who destroyed college athletics? I'm not so sure about that. If Obama wants this stopped, he can stop it at the five member NLRB, each one appointed by the president. All Obama need do is pick up his telephone and make three calls.

Greatest NCAA Tournament game...

NC State beats UCLA in Semi-Final in '74 and wins it all against Marquette. The other significance, UCLA decided not to play the Consolation Game. The next year this silly exercise was ended for good.

March 27, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.
fechancellor said...

I guess I have to do my own leg work. Northwestern's president said yesterday, (I'm being lazy here) that if there's a Union the school will go out of the D1 business.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/25/us/northwestern-football-players-union/

United Steel Workers behind unions in college athletics. Yep, rust belt unions seek some relevance somewhere. Will "Right to Work" States field better ball teams? My head is throbbing just contemplating such looming edicts like how much practice time, type of exercises that are permissible, and the probable death of "The Oklahoma Drill."

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-30/site/ct-college-athletes-organize-0130-biz--20140130_1_labor-unions-football-players-united-steelworkers

March 26, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.
fechancellor said...

10 Ring, your thoughts on the drive by Northwestern's players for a union just smacked me in the face with the force of a dead mackerel. Chicago is the home of the powerful, innovative and effective SEIU (Service Employees International Union), the same folks who have broken into City Hall. Has anyone connected those dots? Are there in your opinion any dots to connect?

March 26, 2014 at 12:07 p.m.
fechancellor said...

Rory McIlroy has shown flashes of brilliance winning the 2011 US Open by a eight strokes, then securing 2012 PGA Championship by three, where no one got close on Sunday. Rory ascended to World #1, but it quickly slipped his grasp. If McIlroy gains consistency, his explosive game could mark him to be the man to follow Tiger.

On Tiger, he must be hurting bad to miss Augusta, after all, didn't he win the US Open at Torrey Pines in 2008 on one leg in a playoff? Something on the order Ben Hogan gutting out the playoff with Sam Sneed at Riviera in 1950, the Hawk's first tournament after a car wreck.

March 25, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.
fechancellor said...

I'm not letting Conz off the hook just yet despite the stellar play. Will he be able to sell this run to 4 and 5 star recruits? Keeping Stokes for one more year is key. If Conz pulls this off, by all means give him the extension.

March 24, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.
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