Tuesday, August 18, 2015
New York Times - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday dismissed a petition by Northwestern football players who were seeking to unionize, effectively denying their claim that they are university employees and should be allowed to collectively bargain. In a unanimous decision that was a clear victory for the college sports establishment, the five-member board declined to exert its jurisdiction in the case and preserved, for now, one of the N.C.A.A.’s core principles: that college athletes are primarily students. The board did not rule directly on the central question in the case — whether the players, who spend long hours on football and help generate millions of dollars for Northwestern, are university employees. Instead, it found that the novelty of the petition and its potentially wide-ranging impacts on college sports would not have promoted “stability in labor relations.”
Welp...that was nice while it lasted. I can't say I'm too surprised after Northwestern spent the year union busting like the National Guard in a Colorado mining camp, but it still sucks to see another swing and a miss from a group trying to reform the most corrupt athletic organization this side of FIFA.
That said, if you told me the Wildcats would have even gotten this far ten years ago I would have laughed in your face, so we're moving in the right direction. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards kids getting some kind of compensation and healthcare for bringing billions of dollars into their universities' bank accounts.
PS: Come on, #10. Suck it in, bro.
Monday, August 17, 2015
I should have gone to Oregon. You should have gone to Oregon. Johnny Manziel should have gone to Oregon. Your kids should go to Oregon. Seriously. Look at this place:
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wake up the damn echoes! Look at that thing! I hate having stripes and the leprechaun on the helmet as much as the next guy, but going all green at Fenway is an absolutely savage move. Dante's Inferno level fire flames on this one.
Debbie Downer Note #1: The blue and green facemask needs to be unscrewed, shot, set on fire, and thrown off a cliff into the ocean.
Debbie Downer Note #2: There's only one beer stand at Fenway that sells Guinness...kinda feel like that's not gonna be enough for a Notre Dame vs. Boston College game on Yawkey Way.
In case you're curious about the set up, here's what Fenway looked like when the Patriots used to play there:
And here's what it looks like when the Patriots play there now:
Monday, August 10, 2015
San Diego State opens their season with the University of San Diego, but if last week's uniform reveal is any indication they're bent on dominating Mesoamerica, not just The Whale's Vagina:
Holy crap look at those things! Just pencil the Aztecs in for a 14-0 season right now...gonna be blood sacrificing opponents on pyramids by the time October rolls around. FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE.
Still the G.O.A.T....
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Everybody knows SEC hype videos don't get posted if you stay awake and wait for them...you just need to be nice to your brothers and sisters all year and go to bed when mom and dad tell you to. If you're good you might get this under your tree...
And now a live reaction shot from the DC Mansion:
Monday, July 27, 2015
SI - The idea of switching to wide receiver first came to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller in April, when he discussed it with strength coach Mickey Marotti. In May, he brought up the possibility to coach Urban Meyer and the two began watching film of star wide receivers together. Later that month, Miller began sneaking on the practice field at night to catch balls from quarterback J.T. Barrett. Miller kept the potential switch from quarterback to receiver secret, a fallback plan in case he couldn’t return fully healthy to playing quarterback after two shoulder surgeries, the latter which caused him to miss all of last season.
Miller’s fallback plan has become a reality, as he told SI.com on Thursday night that he plans to start the 2015 season playing H-Back—a hybrid receiver position—for the Buckeyes. Miller hasn’t completely closed the door on playing quarterback, as he estimates that he’ll spend 80% of the time during training camp at receiver and 20% with the quarterbacks. But Miller said with more than two months until he’ll be completely healthy at quarterback, he’s approaching this season as primarily a wide receiver.
Welp...I did NOT see that coming.
Before Cardale Jones had wiped the last piece of confetti off his shoulder pads in Dallas we were speculating about where Braxton Miller would end up this fall. You could have given me 150 guesses and I wouldn't have come up with "Ohio State wide receiver." Sure, Braxton Miller is made out of weaker glass than a 1930s windshield and is going to take approximately three hits over the middle before disintegrating, but let's temporarily forget about that and give the kid some credit for sticking it out in Columbus and being the anti-Everett Golson.
Good for you, man. Good for you.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Larry Brown Sports - P. Diddy was arrested on Monday after he allegedly got into a fight with a UCLA football coach.
According to TMZ, Diddy took exception to an assistant coach screaming at his son Justin, who is a defensive back for the Bruins. The coach was reportedly “riding Justin, screaming intensely at him” during a conditioning session. Diddy, who was watching from the sidelines, later confronted the coach in his office and allegedly grabbed him.
Campus police arrested Diddy for assault. A source close to Diddy told TMZ that the music mogul was initially the one who wanted to call the police, but the phone was taken out of his hand.
UCLA beat writer Joey Kaufman confirmed that Diddy was arrested.Just go away, dude. It's bad enough that you're almost single-handedly responsible for Tupac and Biggie's deaths, Ma$e's career, and that terrible Godzilla remake, but now you have to take away my offseason and make me write about this nonsense? Your kid's a college football player, Sean. His conditioning coach is going to yell at him. He's not beating him and making him kneel on rice like a Soviet gymnast. What are you even doing at offseason conditioning practice, anyway? Save that helicopter parent BS for t-ball and go make snow angels in the giant pile of money you made capitalizing off your best friend's murder.
Ether this guy, Pac:
UPDATE: Diddy's claiming self-defense because he's a fake thug poser and always will be.