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Today, in I saw it on the Internet, so it must be true

Come for the attention grabbing tweet…

… and stay for the equally insightful comment thread it generated.

But don’t laugh.

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They’ve been experts for almost two months.

(h/t)

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Tide lives matter

When you’re the mayor of a small Alabama town, you can threaten the lives of gay and transgender folks without suffering any serious consequences, but, buddy, when you take on Nick Saban and the Alabama football program, it’s a totally different story.

It’s an old story, too.

(h/t)

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Today, in WTF

Never saw this one coming…

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And before you can say that’s got to be faked…

No idea where this is going, but Kirby’s got to be thanking his lucky stars it didn’t surface six months ago.

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UPDATE:  Oy.

I guess that ends the Justin Fields snark.

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UPDATE #2:  Ugh.

“Naw my boy,” Georgia defensive back Divaad Wilson tweeted in response to Fromm’s apology. “You should’ve just kept your thoughts to yourself.”

“This is showing everybody’s TRUE side,” former Georgia wide receiver Terry Godwin tweeted. “Even from a guy like Drew Brees and Georgia very own Jake Fromm. I’ve lost all respect for both of these people. #blm.”

I wonder if Kirby will have anything to say about this.

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Today, in not a good look for you

Oy, Dabo.

That’s what happens when you self-quarantine and nobody’s there to tell you to think about what you’re doing.

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There’s gold in that there social media.

Other than boosters going Wild West on five-star recruits, a lot of you don’t seem to grasp the concept that college athletes’ NIL rights actually have value, especially in this age of monetizing social media presence.

Here’s data prepared for The Athletic ($$) that estimates what the top ten college athletes could have earned in 2019, based on Instagram followers:

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Three of those names won’t be playing in the NFL or NBA any time soon.

And that’s just social media earnings.  There’s more out there for these kids, even if you leave boosters gone wild out of the mix.  If any of this helps a college athlete decide to stay in school another year, why should we object?

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Law (and football) & Order

I confess to being a complete and total sucker for this.

Well played, Pace football.

(h/t)

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“We exist to serve storytellers, and right now, that happens to be athletes.”

Tennessee football is spending somewhere between $10,000 and $50,000 a year for players to promote themselves and the Vols on social media channels ($$).  If you think they’re doing that out of sheer kindness, well, bless your little heart.

As of 2020, the monetary value of building players’ brands is mostly aimed toward the future, whether players move on from their time at Tennessee by playing in the NFL or selling insurance or cars. That could change soon, and the potential opportunity for players to monetize their name, image and likeness is closely aligned with the company’s founding in late 2017.

“I focused on the college space because I was a big believer that the tides were going to turn in name, image and likeness,” said Cavale, who played baseball at Montevallo and is based in the Birmingham area.

Some day soon, they’ll be monetizing the shit of this.  With the school’s blessing.

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“wtf”

Welp.

Mississippi State defensive lineman Fabien Lovett, who criticized Bulldogs coach Mike Leach’s tweet that showed a meme of a woman knitting a noose for her husband during self-quarantine, entered the NCAA transfer portal on Friday.

Lovett wrote on Twitter that he had entered the transfer portal and has three years of eligibility remaining.

Lovett’s decision came one day after Leach posted the now-deleted tweet.

Maybe somebody needs to rethink his social media policy.  If he has one, that is.

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Random Internet question

Anybody know what the story is on this Andrew Ray fellow?  He strikes me as being either a clown or a performance artist, but regardless, he sure seems to be irritating a fair number of folks with his shtick.

Just curious — I don’t follow him, but he pops up regularly in my Twitter feed these days.

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Today, in you, too, can be a college AD

Shot ($$).

… And though Leach is a huge name inside and outside college football — he’s been the subject of a “60 Minutes” profile and a Michael Lewis profile in The New York Times Magazine — his hire feels like an admission by Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen that Cohen, the Bulldogs’ longtime baseball coach before he became AD, understands his football program’s place in the universe.

Chaser.

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