Tuesday morning buffet

Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day:

  • “… and with the departure of speedster Percy Harvin, the Gators were looking for someone to offer a change-of-pace style behind Tebow.” I thought that was John Brantley’s role.
  • Were I a Kansas State booster, it would be a very long time before I’d open my checkbook again.
  • Here’s a 40-yard dash claim I’ve never heard made before:  “A college sprint coach friend of mine insists that if Bolt or Johnson focused on training and preparing for a 40-yard dash, they’d run closer to 4.0 flat than 4.3.” I’m not sure I buy that, but I’ve wondered if anyone has checked to see if Usain Bolt has any ability to catch a football.
  • “College athletics programs still operate within university systems. That alone alters the free-market concept. Within a university system are different parameters — and guidelines — for paying or rewarding any employee.” Because?  How many columns do you figure Ron Morris has written about “any employee” besides those in the athletic department over the years?
  • And, hey, don’t take my word about that:  “Imagine how invigorated our country’s pursuit of innovation would be if our news reports covered research discoveries as enthusiastically as they do college football…”
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4 responses to “Tuesday morning buffet

  1. Chuck

    Not that Mark Richt is getting chump change, exactly, but it is clear to me – and very admirable – that he doesn’t measure the worth of his life and what he does solely by how much he gets paid.

  2. Dog in Fla

    And, hey, don’t take my word about that: “Imagine how invigorated our country’s pursuit of innovation would be if our news reports covered research discoveries as enthusiastically as they do college football…” or better yet be invigorated by Matt’s never-ending chase of tail maneuvers and one sportswriter’s unrequited love for him ….http://www.freep.com/article/20090810/COL38/908100318/1049/SPORTS01/Special-maneuvers-show-Stafford-s-skill

    • RedCrake

      Sadly, that’s one of the better off-season pieces I’ve seen written by the “real” journalists.

  3. “That alone alters the free-market concept.”

    Big coach wins games. Big coach earns big money. Athletics profits from Big coach. Athletics gives to the University. University profits.

    Whats the free market problem here? Seems like all the costs are being accounted for, and they make some c-cash.