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@KingSlackerMac The US Supreme Court consists of 9 political hacks put into power by one corrupt party or the other to advance the policies of that party. Even that Old Hag Ruth Bader Ginsberg has gone around the world trashing the U. S. Constitution and advising everyone not to implement anything like it. All 3 branches of the federal government are corrupt, usurpers who have no intention of limiting their power by enforcing the Constitution. They are all DonkeyPhants and DC'vers.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117296/house-republicans-are-quietly-giving-obamacare
Clinton and Bush sitting together at the NCAA championship game tells you all you need to know about the DonkeyPhants and Washington DC'vers. They are both sides of the same coin. All they care about is getting control of the power the Nationalists usurped from the states long ago. The USA is no longer a Union of States or a United group of States, we are a National Socialist Country with 50 corrupt voting districts to elect elitist professional DC'vers. It's time for something other than another DC'ver.
@Haole45 America has already become a One Party State. A split in the Republican Party to shift Progressive (Marxist) Republicans into the Democratic National Socialist Party will advance the break up of the Union. Let's face it, we need a divorce. The Washington DC'vers can keep their National dictatorship and the break away republics can from a more perfect Union.
It's time for something other than another Washington DC'ver and DonkeyPhant. Bush, Clinton, Bush elitist BIG GOV progressives one and all....Obama...a bush league fraud. It's time for someone other than the ones offered.
1 year, 1 month ago on Access denied | The Cable
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Audrey Fleissig cites a provision in the U.S. Constitution declaring that federal laws take precedence over contradictory state laws.
How does this square with the 10th Amendment?
1 year, 6 months ago on Don’t Comply. Nullify!
There seems to be consensus on two things. First It looks like everyone is waiting to see how Maryland plays out. If the first escapee makes it out okay we might see a jail break. Secondly, UNC holds the keys to keeping the ACC together so if the ACC jailers walk away to the B1G, the inmates will leave in mass and no one, including Maryland will owe anyone a penny. It all comes down to the Big Ten.
1 year, 9 months ago on Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 3)
Well thought out and written but don't assume FSU to the B10 is a done deal until it's a done deal. I get the feeling that the biggest problem with the B12 is leadership. Why not look right into the future and propose a Big XVI conference and network now? Why not go to FSU, Miami, Clemson, GT, UNC/NCS & VT with a network deal now? A big bold proposal to merge and surge into SEC land for the best conference rivalry in college football? Why wear bifocals when someone with some vision is what they need?
1 year, 9 months ago on Expansion Update: B12-Expand or Die
I still think there is a chance for the B1G to get Notre Dame and Boston College. I really don't see them going south for GT or UVA when they can make a great case for an ACC like deal for ND and take the entire Boston Northeast TV market with BC. I do believe the SEC will take one of the NC schools and VT. The beauty is it leaves FSU, UM, GT, Clemson, 1 NC school and UVA or L;ville to go to 16. Given the collaboration between the SEC and B12, the geographic lay overs in the south makes for some great rivalries....something I'd like to see given all this realignment business.
1 year, 9 months ago on The big picture of conference realignment
The BIG XII and the SEC are overlapping each other and together will make CF an NFL like event. I can't wait to see the ACC collapse and the best of the ACC roll into the Big XII and SEC. What's left will likely merge with what's left in the Big East and the new ACC will actually look a lot like the old Big East. This is all just awesome news.
2 years, 4 months ago on Clemson Remains on Track for the Big XII | May
I doubt 16. 11 & 12 look like a lock to be FSU and Clemson. A land rush will ensue for 13 & 14. GT, VT, UMD, ND, NCS all in play.
2 years, 4 months ago on Big XII, FSU Writers Weigh in on Expansion | May
@edelswick It seems like FSU and Clemson are close to done deals. If the B12 goes to 14 there will be rush hour traffic at the ACC exits. GT & VT make sense. UMD is DC and Baltimore TV Markets..DC No.7 & Balt No 19. Notre Dame is wild card to pair with on other...so I think Nos. 13 & 14 will be either, VT, GT, UMD or ND and the Big XII will end it there. B1G might pick off ND and UMD. In either situation the SEC, Big XII, B1G and PAC will dominate college football.
2 years, 4 months ago on Podcast: The Dude talks Big 12, FSU | May
Miami is an NCAA mess and UNC is the problem. Here's to the BigXII taking FSU, Clemson, VT/UMD and ND.
Are you saying FSU, CU,GT & Pitt?? in order to lure ND as #15?? I'm surprised at that. Why wouldn't ND join with the addition of GT, FSU and CU? Why would ND hold out for No. 15?
If ND wants to be 15, why not add VT instead of Pitt? VT is a much better product and carries the DC market. UMD may be a shambles but much has a bigger TV market in Balt and DC and unlike Pitt still fills their stadium for games.
@DrTiki There is nothing in Europe worth imitating in the United States.
2 years, 4 months ago on NCAA Accepting Reality? | January
@ecdawg @sowegadawg Like Deepthroat wasn't credible. Sometimes you have to use an alias to protect your sources. The Dude rocks.
2 years, 4 months ago on Dude Declares Deal Done | May
@Nahila Totally disagree. As the FSU BOT chairman said, no one puts down the ACC on their resume. Basketball? Really? Have you seen what the basketball schools did to the Big East? As to travel, if FSU and Clemson leave the ACC, look for rush hour traffic at the exits. UMD was interested in leaving last year. GT now interested? Virginia Tech left the Big East and could leave again. NCS and VT are on the SEC wish list as well. Who's next? Notre Dame? ND will have to join the B1G or B12. In the end, the Big XII could end up with an Atlantic Division! Oh the irony.
Excellent advice. The most valuable real estate in college football are the vacancies in the Big XII. Fill them with top brands from the ACC and the Big XII will eclipse the SEC and dominate college football. Gimme FSU, Clemson, NCS and UMD and that is one tv centric, killer football conference.
2 years, 4 months ago on Big 12 shouldn't let Seminoles slip through its fingers | May
Great run down. Thanks
2 years, 4 months ago on BigXII Rumors Defined | May
If CF goes to a 4 team final to determine the teams for the NC, then why not make the Rose Bowl part of that process? It's an American classic that could be preserved.
2 years, 4 months ago on Rose Bowl Secession and The Wall Street Journal | May
@MichelleCarvell (GJDM) Some people say it takes one to know one. nice pic.
2 years, 4 months ago on Petrino's Other Other-Woman | April
@ca dawg Vote your conscience and politics aside, this article is entitled "Ban College Football". What I wrote is a viable answer on how football as we know and love it could be banned. I told you who would ban it and how they would get away with it, with your support. The politicians will do it and you/we will vote for them for doing it. That's politics and that's how football will get banned. I even said they (the Liberal Progressive Marxists aka Dems) would make you, the fan part of the problem by make football look like the Roman gladiators.
George Will a conservative commentator and when asked about football injuries by Jake Tapper he said: WILL: It's in trouble for two reasons. First of all: The human body is not built for the violence that is inherent in football at the highest level. Second: People are gonna watch football differently from now on because they're gonna feel a little bit like the speculators in the Colosseum in Rome, watching people sacrificed for their entertainment with a kind of violence that is unseemly.
This is how your freedom to enjoy football is turned against you to make you out to be some kind of sick Roman attending the Colosseum to watch the Trojans or Spartans fight...all due apologies to USC and MS but that's how it works. This is how we lose our freedoms. Politicians. That's the politics of sports. Hope you forgive me....gotta run...I'm late... I drive a clown car now to save the earth from the f'n weather and my daughter has been caught selling cupcakes!
2 years, 4 months ago on Ban College Football | May
@JRsec The Left will get rid of football with your acceptance and your demands to do so. How you ask? First by demonizing football like Progressives demonized everything they've weakened and taken over. Hmmm how about those evil coaches and owners profiting off of those poor concussion brain damaged victims of that evil, imperial game? Like the Roman gladiators, the colleges, athletic directors, university presidents and of course all those advertisers, television tycoons, greedy owners and yes the entire capitalistic system that exploits those poor football players. When the Marxists have you up in arms over that and feeling good about yourself by "saving" those football victims then you will see an endless stream of new regulations and rules. This is how the Marxists, Progressives, liberals and RINO's have won control over energy, education, banks, real estate, health care housing, agriculture, our churches and soon your beloved football. You will clamor for more well meaning rule changes and regulations, everybody will get on board to help avoid concussions and injuries of every kind. Before you wonder whatever happened to the game you will be left cheering your favorite football team out there playing with a nerf ball and velcro attached flags to cute little shinny short shorts. The girly men will feminize the sport until you secretly begin to form secret games in the woods or start attending jousting or rugby games. If they catch on, the whole insidious process will start all over again. Think that professor and those Marxists controlling us now can't ruin football? Think again. they've ruined everything including our Constitution. Well Gotta run...I have to budget in some extra time because I ride a clown cycle now in order to save Mother Earth from the f'n weather!
@LetSleepinDawgsLie But plastic is made from......Oh No!....OIL!
Nothing but an ACC distraction to corral the SEC in the south. If the SEC wants to expand, North Carolina and Virginia make more sense than a double in existing states and markets they already own. If FSU and Clemson go to the Big 12, it makes the SEC expansion into NC & VA easier. It also creates two major conferences that could compete and collaborate with each other, a la the PAC12 and B1G. The rumors make sense and this is a weak ACC defensive play for survival.
2 years, 4 months ago on Will Expansion Force SEC to Protect Turf? | May
College student/athletes leave college with a degree. That is not exploitation, it's a safety net when they turn pro in something other than sports. College football players receive at least $250,000 in specialized training, skill development, health and fitness, etc...and a college degree. That is more than payment enough.
Let's not lose sight of the fact that football pays for a lot of sports for our youth and sport teaches values of competition, winning/losing, self and team improvement and a million other valuable life skills that will guide them for the rest of their lives. These are in your face experiences that cannot be taught in an air conditioned lecture hall.
If College student/athletes, especially football players are "exploited" then what do you call the boys of summer playing in the A - AA and AAA minor leagues? There is nothing glamorous or profitable for a minor league player and when the call to the BIGS never comes or an injury ends their field of dreams they have no college education to fall back on and no way to turn pro in something other than baseball.
Baseball is a Summer sport but because the college professors who make 6 figure salaries, can't be fired, and refuse to work year round, college baseball is left to play when "schools out" and there is no one on campus to participate. If colleges "worked" year round, our students could graduate quicker, perhaps with less debt and enjoy a night out at the ballpark. Ironically, instead of educating more Americans, professors are maintaining the plantation of poverty that most A - AA and AAA baseball players find themselves on.
They also refuse to recognize that tuition is driven by a bloated staff and resort like campuses that are only open for business for 3 Quarters. They refuse to lower the cost of college while they continue to create and produce a slew worthless "studies" courses. It's the professors that are bankrupting their students and leaving them unemployable not the football coaches.
These mostly Leftist elitists think Marx & Engels make more sense than Madison & Jefferson. You'd think these Utopians would want to have more sports and give those young men in the minors a shot at something other than sports, just like the football, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, swimming, etc, etc student/athletes get.
Personally, I'd rather judge any alma mater on the quality of their Sports League than what these Marxist bigots produce in the Ivy Leagues, where the so called brightest still think Socialism can work despite its colossal and violent failures. Our public high schools and colleges could use some good old fashioned competition on the field of play and especially in the classroom. Until elitists like this "professor" from Penn can cut the cost and improve the educational product he is responsible for, I suggest he keep his know-it-all nose out of the locker room.
@vp19 You make sense. UMD is looking around. We learned that Pitt and Syracuse left the BE after being rebuffed when they had UMD and BC willing to join the BE. That was the writing on the wall for them. The B1G is a great fit for UMD, but I could also see them going to the BigXII especially if FSU, CU and hopefully ND make the move. In either case, I think it's safe to assume that UMD is shopping around.
2 years, 5 months ago on Are Clemson & FSU Leaving the ACC? | May
@veretax @JohnVA DC is a Skins town and Balmer is Ravens country but there is a huge opportunity for the Terps imo, to join their ranks with entry into the Big12.
All good, logical points Dude and surely other schools are pondering the same scenarios. Something different seems to be coming for a National Playoff but even if it never happens, the missed cash flow can be pointed out with each passing season, in short Money Talks.
Personally, I'd love to see FSU and CU join the Big 12...but my No.13 pick would be Maryland. UMD and WVU have played forever, recruit the same area, are close, the games are fun, UMD needs the money (they are cutting athletics) and UMD is a BIG TWOFER for Television providing the DC ranked #7 & Baltimore #19 -21 markets. ND would be a great No.14 but if not, then I'd like to see VT, GT or NC State get serious consideration. Those adds would highlight the Big in Big XII. As to Pitt...do you think they can lower themselves to admit WVU made the more intelligent choice?
Again, all good, logical points Dude. Here's to seeing it happen. Cheers!
Nice analysis. The story isn't the story rather why the story is the story is the real story. LOL Now what the heck is a Death Cab for Cutie?
2 years, 6 months ago on The sound of settling in the Big 12 | March
@Stemp @Hurtlocker One last note...TV is all about CONTENT. Content is King. Eyeballs notwithstanding, a good game will be watched in living rooms, dens and man caves coast to coast. That's what really counts.
2 years, 6 months ago on Update on Big 12 Expansion | March
@Stemp @Hurtlocker Stemp. The B12 members have locked their TV rights into the conference for 6 years. So no one is going anywhere. They have 6 open slots. They are searching for a new commissioner. That said, the B12 schools are still making more than the ACC. If the Big 12 hires a TV Sports executive or one with that background I suspect TV deals will be pitched in private to some very keen ears. We know that Maryland wanted out of the ACC. Wash/Balt TV market is 7th/21st largest in country. FSU and Clemson are southern TV markets. Notre Dame, UL and BYU would be good candidates. I don't think Pitt adds any viewers even in the Pitt Mkt and Syracuse isn't NYC. Both were ACC mistakes imo.Rutgers would have been a better choice for the ACC and I can see the Big10 picking them up.
So we shall see. If the Big12 hires a TV exec, Sports exec, or a TV/Sports exec, look for some fireworks. That's my opinion. In the meantime, this has been a pretty interesting off season discussion for some CF junkies! Cheers!
@Stemp The Big12 is sitting pretty with only 10 teams and a hunt for a new Commish. A TV exec and 4 new teams and it could easily happen.
Dick Ebersol Could Be Big 12 Commissioner Candidate, According To Report
Interesting candidate. NFL and Olympic experience with NBC Sports.
Pretty tough rules, (good ones also) but for me makes the point that university student/athletes are more focused on the real world than they get credit for and way more than the idiotic Animal House antics our culture attaches to the average student.
2 years, 6 months ago on NCAA Drug Testing Policy | March
@South FL Dawg Lets not forget the sports that do not make money. FB programs provide the needed cash to keep our students competing in Olympic and other sports that consume money. FB money also adds value to the institutions in other ways. Attracting or maintaining a high level of student applications makes for a more selective student body to fill the tenured professors classrooms. Let's also recognize that FB coaches do not have tenure. As to the professors themselves, would they be willing to put give up their tenured jobs and open their classrooms to the world wide web and compete with all comers in their field of "expertise"? In short, make their classroom skills as transparent as the gridiron scoreboard and team rankings. As to the actual dollars that a Div1 FB program produces, I think there might be wide agreement to see where the dollars actually go.
2 years, 6 months ago on What is Full Cost of Attendance? | March
@ecdawg thanks for for for for for clearing that glitch up. LOL. A base stipend with need based deviation might work.
@ecdawg True Dawg, a student/athlete can't buy a pizza with his education or good looks so your point about the walking around miscellaneous money is well taken. What is your solution? Should we pay college fb athletes? Should they be treated the same as a academic scholar? Are all "full rides" for academic excellence truly full rides including miscellaneous money? I'm sure they are not. I'm amazed if Nebraska actually pays that out for their academic scholarship recipients. I'm curious about your possible solutions. Also, still don't understand the "get him and him a job" line. Thanks
Interesting article Dawg. Can you explain or give an example relative to this statement: "Young also noted that the student on an academic scholarship can getin him and him and him and him a job,"
I would also add that the physical, coaching, and football education that a Div 1 football player gets far exceeds the cost of attendance by well over a $100,000.00.
@danny393 Again, this is why the Big XII needs to expand east.
1.) The population density and TV/Cable households is huge.
2.) The SEC is east of B12 country and the B12 needs to compete with and at the SEC level for recruits, eyeballs and most of all Level of Competition or Strength of Schedule.
3.) The schools the B12 needs to accomplish Nos. 1 & 2 are in the southeast where the ACC lays waiting for the taking.
4.) Notre Dame is a perfect east/west bridge between ACC & Big12 land that's not too far north or south.
This is the opportunity that the Big XII has and must do to remain stable and better than stable...dominate. To take UL or Cincy or any Big East school at this point is lazy, small minded thinking and an invitation for destruction.
2 years, 7 months ago on Embracing Big 12 Membership: The Return of Real Football | February
@Hurtlocker It all comes down to who the Big 12 invites to fill slots 11 and 12. If the Big 12 takes their time and puts together a package to persuade Notre Dame, and schools like Florida State or Clemson to come aboard, you're probably right. If the Big 12 rushes to waste those slots on Louisville or heads west to BYU instead of east to challenge the SEC and ACC then they're wasting the very opportunity you're talking about.
I hope the Big 12 puts together a realistic scenario of what the conference would look like if they got Notre Dame, Florida State, Clemson and say a Maryland, all good schools in new TV markets, to come in as a package. Lay out some realistic TV revenues, preserve major rival games like ND's v Navy and USC, Florida v Florida State, Clemson v SC, proposed schedules, maybe a conference collaboration, in short a complete presentation of everything you'd ever want to be a part of and sell it. Get that and the Big 12 would dominate college football, it would improve each school and be a real game changer at every level.
If the Big 12 throws No. 11 away on Louisville and 12 on BYU they will be squandering the best opportunity ever.
@Honus The Dude Sneed@WV_Bulldogs So does the Zombie Knight drive a Chevy Silverado or a Ford F150?
2 years, 7 months ago on Clemson and FSU are on the clock | February
@WV_Bulldogs UL and UC as 15 & 16 at best. depends on what other schools would no doubt jump in and ask for those spots. For now FSU, CU and the B12 need to do the deal and see what follows.
@WV_Bulldogs It would be a huge mistake to go north above Mason Dixon line at UMD. Don't need RU. (FSU + CU) = 12. (ND + UMD) =14. Done.
If the TV revenues are actually pegged at 35M its a no brainer for those 4 schools to make the jump. Don't need RU, NYC TV Market notwithstanding, it hasn't done anything ever for college football...lets be honest. Baltimore/Washington TV market is huge. FSU = huge Florida TV market and Clemson is SC & GA markets. ND is everywhere market. Give me FSU, CU and add UMD and ND and bam! B12 would be awesome.
If the money figures are true then lets tackle the travel issue. If FSU and CU join the B12 they both would play WVU for sure. Travel, less than a mandatory play at either SU, Pitt or BC or two of the three. Now...if FSU and CU come in that would open the door to Maryland and hopefully Notre Dame. Travel to UMD, already doing it. Travel to ND not as far as SU or BC. TV revenues would sky rocket with those 5 schools in the B12. East Division ( FSU, CU, WVU, UMD, ND, KS & IS). Results: Perfect travel, Best Competition, and tons of Money. The B12, FSU and CU have an opportunity to really make themselves the envy of all college football.
@CFravel@JRsec Ditto to everything JRsec and CFravel said.
2 years, 8 months ago on Athletic Advisory Committee Formed At Clemson: Time To Get All The Way In | January
Thomas: With all due respect the area to invade is the Southeastern USA. A lay over of the SEC if you will. Clemson and FSU would be the perfect pair to make Nos 11 &12. The University of Maryland has already expressed interest in getting out of the ACC last summer. UMD is the perfect fit for the Big XII as they share a border and very good friendly rivalry with WVU and they both recruit from Baltimore and Washington DC. It also brings in that TV market. O. Luck is also very interested in maintaining the WVU v UMD game. I'd go not one inch further north. Rutgers? Forgetaboutit. UL come on...they brought in the Politicians or what I call the Washington DC'vers to bad mouth WVU....think O. Luck is over that? I don't. You want a quality product second to none and you want greatness. If CU and FSU packaged a deal and joined the Big XII they would kick open the exit doors from the ACC and attract the Irish in from their failing Indy model and a rival for FSU in Florida. After that you'll have to ask everyone to take a number and submit a resume and business plan for the last two slots. I'm thinking the Carolina Panthers and the Tennessee Titans....LOL.
Clemson and Florida State also have another big advantage. If they packaged themselves together as Big12 (11 & 12) and made the first move, the strength they would bring to the Big XII and the loss they would inflict on the ACC makes the likelihood of the 2 or 4 remaining slots in the Big XII going forward to a14 or 16 school conference would attract the best of the remaining ACC schools and perhaps Notre Dame. Furthermore, Clemson and FSU as members would have a say in selecting who those additions would be. The entry of Clemson and FSU would focus the Big XII expansion into the SEC South East and really bring on the best CFB competition and television viewing in the entire USA. All that is necessary is for the Clemson and FSU administrators to figure it out and take full advantage of first mover and MOVE.
Had no idea that was the definition of a "hoopie". Never understood that name and always thought it was a basketball thing. .and wasn't oil discovered in Titiusville PA first and shipped in wooden barrels? So who was making hoops for them? BTW what is the word used to describe Pitt...Yangzers or something? Whats the story with that one?
2 years, 8 months ago on Things I Hate in Sports | January