Here's a question for MT and the rest of of the NCAA deep thinkers (and we concur that the rule needs to be examined but also agree that free checks for merchandize and signatures would open a lot of boosters to buy 100 Jameis Winston jerseys to contribute to the crab leg fund):
Question: What if Jameis Winston agreed to sign the more than 900 items available for no money... now. But he gets a check next April after his eligibility is done. Unethical, sure. (But with Jameis, unethical is the least of our concerns.) But is that against the rules?
And if that is against the rules, what about the tons of college players who get jobs form wealthy boosters after college...
Great deabte and that's what makes this forum so much fun for us.
The NCAA is morally bankrupt. For, that we completely agree with GD. OG's statement about the Scarlett Letter sin (i.e. Pete Rose) is spot on.
This stinks for UGA fans. Yes, Gurley deserves the blame. But, we're puzzled not so much by the NCAA on this — this is a clear and understood rule — as much as the other football power programs that decided to allow star power overshadow the right choices.
Yes, this is an NCAA issue, and maybe the better way to say GD's point — and not trying to put words into GD's keyboard — is how are we in a place that college sports governing says signing an autograph for dollars is a bigger offense and more pertinent than alleged sexual assault.
Have a great weekend gang. Off to cover BiB's Big Blue.
The second part of Mrs. B's answer is not really. We think UT is going to control a Mocs offense that will be limited without Keon and tentative in that if Jacob were to get hurt, well, that would be way worse than 49-7.
Yes, you are correct, there are pell grants available.
Jomo — You are in the mailbag, and we like your spunk about the Mocs getting past midfield.
FE to the C —
Auburn went to Kansas State and won on a Thursday night. That could prove to be a high-quality win.
Each has thumped an overrated Miss. State team, and seeing what South Carolina has become, what do we really know about Texas A&M?
You know better than try to reason with Jomo when he gets rolling on anti-Orange tangent.
Excellent list. Top notch in fact. And yes, we've seen North Dallas Forty — quite possibly the most realistic movie ever made.
Back in a few...
Silver's plate is full with his political correctness classes. We kid because we care.
As for LeBron, dude is the most valuable guy in all of sports right now, passing Tiger. Just because he's saying doesn't make it less true.
What's wrong with taking that value and trying to share some it with the rest of the players in the league?
The NBA has long since marketed its players to maximize exposure and profit. Difference now is that the players realize. Heck, Durant makes more from Nike than he does from the Thunder.
You are in.
The number we saw was UT minus-26.
No Fletch? We call Foul (Play).
Fair point, but we agree with Stewwie that if it goes to 8 or 16 it will definitely change the regular season.
McKenzie will be a starter from Day 1 in Knxoville, and then in three years will be a starter Day 1 in the NFL.
UT going undefeated and scoreless has to be there.
Love the AP shoutout too.. He spanked it. Too soon?
Rushmore of coaches wives?
Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights. Mrs Kiffin if you please. Bielema has out-kicked his coverage more than anyone we know other than the TFP sports editor. USC hoops coach Andy Enfeld did very well too.
Great call on the Cam fallout.
Great stuff gang. All the way through.
The class will hold unless the wheels fall off. In truth, even a meaningless bowl — and they all are other than the Final 4 teams now — would be a step forward for Butch and Co.
Man, we get your anti-UT stance, but it's hard to figure your anti-Peyton passion.
Well-played sir. And yes, we had some difficulties find the Fox Sports 1 or whatever it is.
Well played on the Titans.
Was a little bit surprised by the ND-Signal score. Not the outcome as much as the one-sidedness of it.
We can see what you're saying. You also make an interesting point in another direction — the interweb would have melted if TW had called Watson out in front of the world.
That's why we're here.
We have zero sympathy for Pete, either. In fact, we'd let the cheaters in before the bettors, but that's us.
Yes, six weeks is a better measurement, but still. And since the 5-at-10 was published this a.m. Mike Smith has given his D.C. the dreaded vote of confidence. Someone get Brian VanGorder's number stat.
The Bullies are laying 2.5-3 to Texas A&M.
We have contained for years that Shoeless Joe should be in because his lifetime is done. We feel the same about Rose, especially since a big chunk of his desire to get in is the financial windfall of putting HoF on his autographs.
The LSU-Auburn game will be a slugfest. We also see the Vols covering the number.
No, the patterns in the stands likely won't influence the action on the field.
Could look pretty awesome to recruits in attendance though. And if it gets the fan base invested, involved and excited, then that's cool.