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College Sports by Charlie
Irreverent sports opinion from the conservative South
From some of the greatest (and not so great) coaches
It's all about the money and has nothing to do with education
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Back when I was a Boy....
A bottle of Coke was 5 cents
A gallon of gas was 33 cents
Men looked and acted like men.
Nice girls were shy and did not use four-letter words.
The World Series was in early September.
A real man kept his word.
Prayer anywhere at anytime was ok.
Professional athletes were positive role models.
Big business was conducted with integrity.
Marriage was a life commitment.
Divorce was shameful.
Hard work was honored.
Government was not so big.
Marriage was between a man and a woman.
"Political correctness" was not even a phrase, certainly not a philosophy.
The TOP 10 Routiest / most Loyal College Football Fans. From Bleacher Report The F-word (and other notables). Every bit as repulsive as the N-word!
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Pay is up for new college football coaches
Steve Berkowitz and Jodi Upton, @ByBerkowitz, @jodiupton,
USA TODAY Sports
New head football coaches at major-college programs will be paid an average of about 7% more next season than what their predecessors made in 2012, a USA TODAY Sports survey finds.
The increase in average basic compensation is significantly lower than the one that occurred among schools with head coaching changes following the 2011 season.
However, the recent round of moves included an unusually large number of schools hiring head coaches of other schools. That set of transactions will result in a major rise in another form of compensation. Read More
As the CEO of this organization, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our President and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, our prices would have to increase by about 10%. But, since we cannot increase our prices right now due to the dismal state of the economy, we will have to lay off sixty of our employees instead. This has really been bothering me since I believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who would have to go.
So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lots and found sixty 'Obama' bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the ones to let go. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They voted for change......I gave it to them.
I will see the rest of you at the annual company picnic.
May all you "do gooders" and politically correct "intellectuals" feel the pain when you get your tax bill for the next 20 years. No one will be able to afford to give to their church, school or charities because of who you put in the White House. Oops, there goes the symphony and the country club membership too. We thought the East Germans had it bad under Russian rule...just wait. Obama's 400th executive order will be to name himself the first US emperor.
Why Little Boys Need Parents
NCAA should let athletes shift schools like coaches
Doug Robinson Deseret News
Let's come right to the point: It's time to change NCAA transfer rules. The argument is old and simple: If coaches can come and go, regardless of contracts they signed, then athletes can leave, too. If schools are willing to break contracts with coaches, then they should be willing to do the same with the athletes. Why force young adults and teenagers to live with a decision they made when they were 18 years old while allowing middle-aged men to change their decisions at the first sniff of a bigger paycheck?
Why two sets of rules? Coaches are a major consideration when athletes choose a certain school. It's no stretch to say that for many athletes the coach is as big of a consideration as the school itself, if not bigger. Is it fair that Utah State football players have to remain in Logan after Gary Andersen recruited them to the school and then reneged on all those public pronouncements that he was there for the long run?
Under current rules, players must be granted a release by their school to transfer elsewhere, and even then they must sit out a year of competition. Basketball coach Steve Alford signed a 10-year contract extension with New Mexico and two weeks later left for UCLA in Gary Andersen-type fashion. Shouldn't he have to sit out at least a year ? or 10? Is it fair that Rutgers basketball players must remain at Rutgers after their coach, Mike Rice, was fired for bullying them? When football coach Lane Kiffin bolts Tennessee for USC a year after he was hired ? after Tennessee paid $5 million to buy out the previous coach's contract ? or when basketball coach Mark Turgeon exits for Maryland a year after accepting a contract extension from Texas A&M ? how can the NCAA penalize students for transferring?
Coaches are allowed to seek "better opportunities." Why not athletes? If a wide receiver comes to play for a school and that school fires a head coach who favors a passing game and replaces him with a coach who runs a wishbone, shouldn't the young man be allowed to go where he can catch passes? Even if an athlete is happy with his coach, why can't he transfer elsewhere simply to see more playing time or seek better opportunities? Coaches can coach the college game for decades; players play for four or five years. Every year is precious. The NCAA wants it both ways. They justify many of their rules by saying they don't want "student-athletes" to be treated any differently than other students ? which is why coaches can't so much as buy a kid a pizza. READ MORE
Good-Bye Big Cash Scheme, Hello College Football Playoff
As long as the BCS v. non-BCS (or haves v. have-not's) issue in college football is dominated by money, and by the conferences, networks and sponsors that are part of the Bowl Championship Series, nothing will change to improve the system, to get rid of the favoritism and corruption, or to make college football more about football and fair competition. Instead, it will only get worse.
Welcome CFP. Eager to turn the page from the complex and convoluted BCS era, college football's power brokers gave the most basic name imaginable to the four-team playoff that will crown the national champion starting with the 2014 season.
They announced Tuesday that the new event will be branded simply "College Football Playoff" --- a name that, for all it lacks in creativity, underscores the reality that fans are getting what they long demanded and were long denied.
But what really changes? Sure, four teams will be selected for a semifinal and final rounds in order to name a national champion. But will any team not belonging to the six power conferences ever be in the Final Four of football, even if they are undefeated?
In our dogged pursuit of "who is the best" , what really changes? The same BCS power brokers will determine the final four teams. More money for ....who?? Television networks will take the biggest cut. Will the four participants get millions? Football is an NCAA sponsored and regulated sport, yet does not sponsor or oversee a football championship at the FBS level. Strange. It does conduct plays offs at the FCS, Division II and Division III levels. Hum, not nearly as much money involved at these levels.
For some reason the NCAA is duped into approving 32 bowl games, most of which are loser bowls with teams that have 6 loses during the regular season. Why not just have a 64 team playoff like the NCAA conducts for the FCS level? That would be too logical and not fair to the Power conferences who would risk losing to a team in Conference USA, for instance. After all it is partly about status, perception, and ego at the top level anyway. Sort of the country club set versus the community center crowd, don't you think?
Oh well, reality is that television and the" haves" are always in control.