Wednesday morning buffet

The chafing dishes are full, so knock yourselves out.

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26 responses to “Wednesday morning buffet

  1. Russ

    “We’re coming and we’re shi-tay!”

  2. Rp

    With respect to the PAC10 proposals: Holy shit that was easy! But you’re only about 5 yrs late. If they didn’t have to be dragged into this, we wouldn’t be facing unionized Armageddon. Thanks guys.

  3. ScoutDawg

    Yeah that song sucks… but NO MORE MUSH MOUTH!

  4. Bulldawg165

    That’s a really insightful article about college graduates doing better in the NFL. Thanks for posting, Senator.

    “Studies show that teams who select players who spent five years in college—and thus almost always have a degree—win big. Of the three teams with the most fifth-year seniors drafted, two of them met in February’s Super Bowl: the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who went 4-12, took the fewest.”

    • Dawgoholic

      +1 Anyone have insight into how a similar metric may translate to the college game?

      I’d like to see a stat on the number of players that graduate eventually and how it correlates to wins. (Taking a 5 year number probably isn’t fair as a lot of the super-talented guys that make a big impact in college leave early. Some of those make it a priority to graduate (Champ Bailey) others do not.) If this hypothesis is correct, the three year guys that eventually get degrees will have a greater impact on the college programs they play for than the three year guys that don’t get degrees.

      It may also be insightful to see a stat on the percentage of guys leaving with eligibility left that eventually get degrees and correlate that to wins.

  5. Macallanlover

    Unions are “allowing” new members? Shocking. If a lottery is a tax on the willing, unions membership is voluntary slavery….complete with mind control. Try it, you will like it. I don’t care if people want to throw money to union bosses but if unions are given a seat at the CFB table, the sport will collapse. Hopefully smarter heads will prevail but this disease is likely to spread if it enters the “body” as with any other infection.

    I would like for the university and NCAA to move quicker on issues regarding a flat rate pay for D1 revenue generating sports and health care responsibility (the two top priorities, imo) but I am not confident of that. There are certainly financial issues and guidelines to be addressed but they are unlikely to get worked out until there is a decision made. That acknowledgement would go a long way to defusing the nuclear option.

    • UAW

      Hey! No need for that. Look at all the good we did for GM. I’m not one to toot my own horn but we created a lot of jobs building the Chevy Volt!

    • Dog in Fla

      “unions membership is voluntary slavery….complete with mind control.”

      In a world where nothing matters….

      • AthensHomerDawg

        • Dog in Fla

          Scatner? Landau? Culp? Bobby Duvall? Aliens looking exactly like human beings? Big hands, big brains? “Demon With a Glass Hand”? I can see clearly now that’s the Fair and Balanced sector of Area 51

    • Will (the other one)

      Here, here! Let’s just cede all power to management, who in no way will attempt to screw over employees by, I don’t know, colluding with other tech firms in a secret pact to keep employees from getting hired elsewhere, or fire anyone who speaks out about unsafe working conditions. 80 hour weeks in possibly unsafe working conditions builds character.

  6. Irwin R Fletcher

    Has anyone told Mark Bradley that the genius is on the hot seat?

    • Macallanlover

      They have really boxed themselves into a corner with the Genius. Imagine the transition coming out of that offense when they finally have to let him go. In addition to the downtime of not being relevant for so many years, the skill set of all offensive players will have to change and that would be several more years that could be as bad, more likely worse. Couldn’t happen to a nicer group.

    • Cojones

      Bradley will blame it on Vlad – I mean Val.

  7. Dog in Fla

    “And a Boston politician has introduced two ordinances that would give health care and educational rights to college athletes beyond what the NCAA requires.”

    NCAA media spokesperson Stacey Osborn was unexpectedly available to comment, “Wicked.”

    • Macallanlover

      Yep, when folks from Boston, Washington, Chicago, and the U. S. Congress are getting involved in solutions to issues surrounding CFB you know the end is near. Ashes to ashes. How big will Sanford have to be to accommodate the crowds for Intramural flag football? May turn out that McFrugal was right all along about spending that money on an IPF.

  8. Spike

    Love seeing Boom and the Jort wearing booger eaters on the top of the “Hot Seat” list…

  9. Nashville West

    One of the great things about living on the left coast is that no one gets up at 6 am to watch Game Day and hear that crappy music. That, and we seldom have a game go past 10:30 at night.