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Could it be a gang thing? I recall a story from several years ago about Nebraska being rejected by a player they were trying to recruit because they wear red; it turned out later that said recruit had ties to the Crips gang, for whom wearing red (the Bloods' color) is a big no-no.

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If he's using school colours as a determining factor then he's an idiot through and through.

And it's these same kind of idiots who get a free education, while us other students actually have to pay AND attend classes.

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If he's using school colours as a determining factor then he's an idiot through and through.

And it's these same kind of idiots who get a free education, while us other students actually have to pay AND attend classes.

You should be better at sports.

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Wait....this is Baylor.

I bet his real rationale is "I don't want to go to a school that may be on the verge of dropping to the Mountain West." But you won't say that in an interview.

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I don't see what the big deal is. You can't criticize someone for being in a position to have these kind of seemingly silly feelings, when you've never been recruited by dozens of schools, coddled your whole life, and been of the mindset that college is just a stop gap between HS and a million-dollar pro career. All things being equal, there's got to be some tie breaker, and why not like the way you look when you're playing? His comment was certainly silly, but it shows exactly why they do all this BFBS and Pro Combat and other stuff - from a business standpoint, it clearly works (and no, I don't like most of the designs either, except for Oregon.)

As long as fat kids in their parents' basements are blogging about sports, posting on sports message boards, jerking off to posters of athletes, wearing jerseys to fulfill a dream of feeling like they're on the team, etc., athletes will continue to be valued, coddled, given free educations and bajillion-dollar contracts. You can't have it both ways.

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athletes now a days go to college b/c of these things (order of importance can change at any time)

1-can this coach and program get me a paying job in the pros?

2- Will said program and coach make me go to class or will he get me out of trouble if needed?

3- are there enough coeds on campus to make me happy?

4- is the weather good?

5- will boosters pay me ? Will I get free :censored:?

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I don't see what the big deal is. You can't criticize someone for being in a position to have these kind of seemingly silly feelings, when you've never been recruited by dozens of schools, coddled your whole life, and been of the mindset that college is just a stop gap between HS and a million-dollar pro career. All things being equal, there's got to be some tie breaker, and why not like the way you look when you're playing? His comment was certainly silly, but it shows exactly why they do all this BFBS and Pro Combat and other stuff - from a business standpoint, it clearly works (and no, I don't like most of the designs either, except for Oregon.)

As long as fat kids in their parents' basements are blogging about sports, posting on sports message boards, jerking off to posters of athletes, wearing jerseys to fulfill a dream of feeling like they're on the team, etc., athletes will continue to be valued, coddled, given free educations and bajillion-dollar contracts. You can't have it both ways.

Yes. Any anger about these kinds of issues should be directed at the institutions that enable them, and not the individual kids lucky enough to be part of them.

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If he's using school colours as a determining factor then he's an idiot through and through.

And it's these same kind of idiots who get a free education, while us other students actually have to pay AND attend classes.

You should be better at sports.

Not so much bragging as I am trying to defend my position on the original comment that I made, but I had the opportunity to play a sport at the collegiate level, but turned it down.

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As long as fat kids in their parents' basements are blogging about sports, posting on sports message boards, jerking off to posters of athletes, wearing jerseys to fulfill a dream of feeling like they're on the team, etc., athletes will continue to be valued, coddled, given free educations and bajillion-dollar contracts. You can't have it both ways.

Well, I don't have any posters of athletes down here in the basement, and at my age, jerking off ain't what it used to be, so I guess I got that going for me. B)

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And this is news why? Why is everyone getting worked up about this? I guess if you're a Baylor fan, I could kind of see being upset at his reason for not choosing Baylor... I guess. If he doesn't like the school colors, then he doesn't like the school colors and won't go there. It's a teenager making a choice that really isn't important for anyone but himself. If it's a bad choice, he has to deal with it, so let him make the choice and deal with the results. If he chooses a school and it works out well for him (whatever that is), does it really matter that he turned down Baylor because of colors? Part of going to college is learning to make decisions and deal with the results thereof.

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If a player says publically that he's not going to a school because of their colors that should be an immediate red flag and If I was a head coach recruiting this guy I would pull back immediately. There is something very wrong with this guy that goes far deeper then what is being said in this story.

You can always find players out there under the radar talent wise that will bust their ass off for you and do far better then what the scouts say. I rather take my chances on somebody like that then bring in somebody who I'm going to have major questions about personality wise from day one.

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