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  1. The Sports Media Thread

    Moved to ESPN+.
  2. The Sports Media Thread

    It's success is totally from podcasts. That's why they flood the market with so much stuff, they're bound to create something else a Simmons Stan will subscribe to. https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2018/05/07/Media/Podcast.aspx
  3. The Sports Media Thread

    Stewart Mandel has gone on record on The Audible podcast that team specific writers were coming to The All American. They've already have writers for Michigan, Michigan State, and the Bay Area college teams.
  4. The Sports Media Thread

    Get it, but only at a discount. The lowest price I know about is $36 for the first year, which is 60% off. Also why you get access the everything, don't give them a lot of favorite teams as they'll flood your inbox. Unsubscribe from alerts too.
  5. 2018 NFL Offseason

    And NY Jets Chairman, Christopher Johnson will pay fines for his players. https://www.newsday.com/sports/football/jets/national-anthem-christopher-johnson-fines-1.18700702
  6. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Durant was 1-5 in the 4th and Curry was worse going 1-8. That's not going to happen in two of the next three games, right?
  7. We're less than 100 days away from the Week 0 games and might as well start it now with the news that Bob Stoops is retiring from Oklahoma effective immediately with OC Lincoln Riley, age 33, taking over. http://m.newsok.com/source-ou-coach-bob-stoops-retiring/article/5551964?rotator=true
  8. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    It's Bylaw 16.9.1 which exempts "Goodwill Tours". https://web3.ncaa.org/lsdbi/bylaw?bylawId=33086
  9. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    Their basketball teams do it all the time and if the school has rowing teams, travel/practice during offseason break periods is not just the norm, it was specifically exempt in the Bylaws from the conference which made the proposal, the PAC 12. The world seemed OK if the basketball team goes to Croatia or if volleyball goes to China since that's a party of say, 30-35, but if it's 150+, and football, all heck breaks loose.
  10. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    Donors paid for the trips, so no state funds are used. In 2016, when Harbaugh took the team to the IMG Academy in Bradenton FL for Spring Break, the NCAA Power 5, which have autonomy, passed a bylaw which prohibited off campus practices during break periods which will took effect last summer. These trips now occur after exams, so no practices and Seniors missed Commencement in 2017. Overseas travel for NCAA basketball teams is allowed in the summer once every four years. No problem from the public or NCAA. If an engineering class went on a trip, there would be no fuss. Same with a band, chior, or anyone else under scholarship.
  11. 2018 NBA Post Season

    I really enjoy LeBron busting Marcus Smart across his chops.
  12. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    The Ultras were not at field level before by stadium design. There was no supporter's terrace upon opening. Previously, they were in Sections 117 and 118 which we're general admission. Those seats are now on sale as individual seats
  13. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Well those who make decisions on things like facility leases just don't meet daily.
  14. The Sports Media Thread

    I cannot talk about the Xbox situation, but the ESPN app after the ESPN+ introduction has been poor. The updated app was really good but it seems overloaded now.
  15. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    So far there hasn't been a reported NCAA assistant or NFL coach who has resigned to join this. I'll wait until these guys hire assistant coaches and we'll see who are former NCAA/NFL coaches who ain't working or who is a former NFL player with zero coaching experience who just needs a check. I guess Dave Campo, Ted Cottrell, Buddy Guis, Terry Shea, John Jenkins, and Jim Fassel are waiting for the call.
  16. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Memphis will not do well as they're going up against college basketball and new coach/local legend Penny Hardaway. I've already alluded to their increase ticket demand and donor support pages back and it's gaining steam. Memphis sports radio* is already predicting 12K or them just filling "the blue seats (chairbacks)" in the Liberty Bowl. They also mentioned that Memphians won't see a game in heat or cold, so the weather is also key for them. *-I don't live there by two time zones and never have, but I listen to Gary Parrish.
  17. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Paragraph 1: Please tell us about the retreads since in the XFL, UFL, and the FXFL when they tried to play. Paragraph 2: The reason why I don't go to HS games is that I'm not in HS and unless you've got a kid playing or in the band, it's really not for you. Paragraph 3: You sound like an agent since there are 830 agents certified. Only 2,880 (90 x 32) players will be invited to camp under contract. And of those 2880, only about 1,696 (53 x 32) will make a regular season roster and another 320 will make a practice squad. The 400+ injury replacement dudes on these AAF rosters aren't good enough, but for possibly 4 to 5%. Season 1 will likely be called a "success" by CBS/CBSSN, but a true failure at the box office as they'll struggle to average 15K/game.
  18. Deion Sanders played for both the Falcons/49ers and Cowboys/Washington NFL team. Ronaldo, Luis Figo, Luis Enrique, and Gheorghe Hagi played with both Barcelona and Real Madrid. Michael Owen and Paul Ince played with both Manchester United and Liverpool. Sam Mills was a Saint and a Panther. Dennis Rodman was both a Piston/Bull and a Spur/Laker/Maverick. Jamaal Wilkes was a Warrior and Laker. Norm Nixon was a Laker/Clipper.
  19. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Don't have to join it to read it*. *-Unless the account is Private. Hate all you want, but that's how they appear to communicate with the public.
  20. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    And then you're out of the queue for an additional 4 to 16 months due to the hiring process for NCAA and NFL. With NCAA assistant coaches getting multiyear deals in greater volumes, you search for some stability and take it.
  21. Introducing the Alliance of American Football

    Sure worked in every attempt before, right? They're just there for the check since most aren't getting one now.
  22. 2018 NBA Post Season

    He finished 2nd last season. He cannot "improve" enough to garner the award 12 months later.
  23. Official Statement Dec. 15, 2009 The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) discussed the future of the Big Ten Conference at its winter meetings on Dec. 6 in Park Ridge, Illinois. The following statement is issued by the Big Ten office on behalf of the COP/C. Penn State joined the Big Ten Conference in June of 1990 and its addition has been an unqualified success. In 1993, 1998 and 2003 the COP/C, in coordination with the commissioner's office, reviewed the issue of conference structure and expansion. The COP/C believes that the timing is right for the conference to once again conduct a thorough evaluation of options for conference structure and expansion. As a result, the commissioner was asked to provide recommendations for consideration by the COP/C over the next 12 to 18 months. The COP/C understands that speculation about the conference is ongoing. The COP/C has asked the conference office to obtain, to the extent possible, information necessary to construct preliminary options and recommendations without engaging in formal discussions with leadership of other institutions. If and when such discussions become necessary the COP/C has instructed Commissioner James E. Delany to inform the Chair of the COP/C, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, and then to notify the commissioner of the affected conference(s). Only after these notices have occurred will the Big Ten engage in formal expansion discussions with other institutions. This process will allow the Big Ten to evaluate options, while respecting peer conferences and their member institutions. No action by the COP/C is expected in the near term. No interim statements will be made by the Big Ten or the COP/C until after the COP/C receives the commissioner's recommendations and the COP/C determines next steps, if any, in this area. Now before everyone goes (insert your school here) in terms of who should be asked to join, please keep this very big point in mind. Every Big Ten school is a member of the Association of American Universities. Membership in AAU is by invitation and is based on the high quality of programs of academic research and scholarship and undergraduate, graduate, and professional education in a number of fields, as well as general recognition that a university is outstanding by reason of the excellence of its research and education programs. Note: Notre Dame does not fully qualify as it is basically a liberal arts university, but they could make an exception for them I take it. AAU Membership