Daily Archives: March 4, 2018

Adventures in cord-cutting, a continuing series

On the advice of someone in the comments the last time I posted on the subject, I finally revisited YouTube TV, and discovered it is indeed now available in Atlanta and is compatible with Roku.

I signed up for the seven-day free trial yesterday.  Fifteen minutes later, I cancelled my Hulu subscription.

It was a close to a no-brainer as I’ve had in a while:  more channels to my liking, a superior user interface, a more robust DVR function and better signal quality.  Basic package channels includes several of the ESPN listings, the SEC Network, Fox and a couple of random options from NBS and CBS.  All for five bucks a month less.

A pleasant surprise.

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Sorry, Nick.

To save you the trouble of being upset over the absence of Nick Chubb’s name from the list of those being honored by the College Football Hall of Fame a decade from now, Patrick Garbin explains why that’s how it will go down.

The most arbitrary part of the joke is this:

As mentioned, it’s the requirement of having been a First Team All-American which will keep Georgia’s Chubb out of the Hall of Fame. Although, upon further research, Georgia’s Fran Tarkenton and Ole Miss’ Archie Manning were not chosen First Team All-American by an NCAA-recognized selector, yet both players are in the Hall, inducted in 1987 and 1989, respectively. Notwithstanding, according to the NFF, the provision of the First Team All-American status was not added until 1990, and has remained since.

This is not to say Tarkenton and Manning (nor any other player/coach cited henceforth) did not deserve induction. However, if the induction criteria were then what it is now, the two standout SEC quarterbacks from yesteryear would be in the same boat as Chubb. Instead, Tarkenton and especially Manning (by one year), who ironically has served as NFF Chairman since 2007…

Absurd.

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Today, in horseshit

Oh, look.  Mark Emmert’s moving his lips again.

Emmert said allowing athletes to earn money for things such as endorsements from outside sources is worthy of consideration.

“There’s a lot of discussion about the Olympic model and think it’s well deserving of serious consideration inside the context of college sports,” he said.

The Olympic model is the least impactful thing schools could do from the standpoint of player compensation affecting their bottom line, but this is meaningless prattle from the NCAA head, because there’s zero interest in it from his constituents.

Those of you concerned about unforeseen consequences, well, that’s what you get when those holding power aren’t motivated to find middle ground.  We’ll see how that works out for them over the long haul.

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