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 on: Today at 08:15:46 PM 
Started by PTM - Last post by chapman
Won't argue that.  Although I will say there are better looking girls at Brewers games than there are on Marquette's campus.

There was nothing quite like the disappointment of spending a hot summer day at Bradford or Miller Park, then returning to campus.

 on: Today at 08:15:15 PM 
Started by NYWarrior - Last post by keefe
For a friend that is a Scotch drinker, what is a good Scotch to get him under $100 a bottle.  Thanks.

A rock solid safe choice is the Balvenie Doublewood 12 for around $50. A superb Speyside that should appeal to any palate.

 on: Today at 08:11:58 PM 
Started by MARQTTE - Last post by keefe

Disadvantages: Need an internet connection to the play the game. 

That would make it tough to play in Seattle. One would be limited to everywhere

 on: Today at 08:08:32 PM 
Started by drbob - Last post by keefe
How come the ladies never brag here about their sexual appetites and conquests?

 on: Today at 08:08:25 PM 
Started by mu03eng - Last post by thanooj
Respect the process


 on: Today at 08:07:04 PM 
Started by wadesworld - Last post by Heavy Gear
Right now "G" is leading 65% to 35%.

 on: Today at 08:01:21 PM 
Started by Aughnanure - Last post by mu03eng
Penn State never had a problem getting great recruiting classes until the scandal. Northwestern was limited by Academics.

Most good players from mid-majors or small schools that get drafted by the NFL are there not because the smaller school out-recruited the big guys - but because those players weren't sought after by the big schools. Some players physically develop later than others.

Penn State basketball has been terrible for years, they've never had a "good" recruiting class.  And the scandal was football and had nothing to with the basketball program.  And Penn State football currently has a top 5 recruiting class in football....but other than that I think you're spot on  Grin Wink

 on: Today at 07:49:12 PM 
Started by PTM - Last post by RushmoreAcademy
I used to feel bad for Cubs fans.    Bartman changed that.   

Most Cubs fans don't feel anything for Bartman.  If you're a Cubs fan at all you realize he did nothing.  Gonzalez still couldn't field a grounder.  Prior still threw a 0-2 fastball down the middle to Rodriguez.   The only ones still yelling about Bartman are a handful of blowhards or ESPN trying to make a headline.
Saying you don't like Cubs fans because of Bartman would be the equivalent of not liking any Brewers fans because of Braun being cheered.

The way I rationalize any hope of for the future of the organization is because of how baseball has changed.  Up until the last few years of the 90's, mlb payrolls were all within a reasonable vicinity.  It was those last few years of the century that they got out of control and really began to separate.  You can argue that that is when the sport really started to suck, and you'd probably be right.
Teams with the top of the line payrolls, while obviously will not always win, will have a leg up.  It hasn't been that long that the Cubs have been operating within that system, and if they can figure out how to, it shouldn't be like the previous 100 years because they have a gigantic market and huge following and the ability to spend in the top 5.  The way the system is moving (and with all the $ at stake it's not about to change) they should be able to contend slightly more regularly and at least have a chance to lose bigger games instead of losing them all.
Even as a Cubs fan I hate MLB and how it's run. It's a terrible joke of a league.  But it's probably their only chance.

 on: Today at 07:43:08 PM 
Started by wadesworld - Last post by ChicosBailBonds
Do they know these were introduced by the coach before the previous coach and the stain that goes with them?

 on: Today at 07:42:21 PM 
Started by Heisenberg - Last post by ChicosBailBonds
This would have been fascinating watching the maneuvering and the outcomes both in voting (if it lost at Northwestern, it would come up again somewhere else) and in court.

This was going to be much different than a typical union - would have been closer to a Players' Association as in Professional sports. These are not adults with families to support and mouths to feed that are demanding a living wage. They are looking for minimal improvements. Safety and the full cost of their education. They don't want to worry whether the Bagel they are eating is a violation of NCAA rules. They would like their families to be able to enjoy the fruition of their work if they make it to the final 4. Etc., Etc.

But I think the moves this week by the Big 5 conferences AND the NCAA really rendered what would have been a monumental vote pretty meaningless.

In my view, aside from what has happened in the last week or so, the NW players were going to vote this down. My biggest peeve on this is the NW football players, for the vast majority of them feel they are treated well, treated right and have no complaints.  You see this with multiple interviews of these student athletes.

At the end of the day the folks pushing this (those actually that are NOT NW football players any longer or ever) wanted them to be categorized as employees and that's the biggest issue in all of this.  That goal or declaration by those pushing the unionization efforts elevates things entirely. 

Some of these outside forces with various intentions used these kids to push an agenda in my opinion, some less nefarious than others.  There are some reforms that are worthwhile, should be pursued, enacted in a proper way.  There are others that are problematic for many reasons and open up a pandora's box from hell.


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