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Posted Mar 25, 2012 @ 12:02 PM
I can't fault Griner's opponents from fouling the mess out of her, that's what their supposed to do when facing a dominant player like her. She's like the Shaq of women's bball. Its just part of competitive sports.
Posted Apr 3, 2012 @ 1:15 PM
Edited by MV007, Apr 3, 2012 @ 1:17 PM.
Posted Apr 3, 2012 @ 1:33 PM
Press conferences can last for a long time and be tiring, that's much different than her having to make a decision. Also there's a difference between being on the sidelines/bench and actually coaching. That's the reason Bobby Bowden retired,, they would've let him continue to "coach" Florida State's football team but it would've been just for show and he wouldn't have any actual responsibilies.
I feel horrible for Summit. It's really a shame that anyone has to go through that. But am I the only one who wondered why she was allowed to coach?....There are decisions like this all the time within the flow of the game and I'm supposed to believe she can handle that but not a post game press conference?
I have to admit I barely watched any of the men's championship game last night but I'm eagerly anticapting the woman's championship game tonight. That Britney Griner is the female Shaq.
Posted Dec 2, 2012 @ 10:09 AM
Thoughts to his family. He was such a fun coach to watch.
Posted Dec 16, 2012 @ 12:13 PM
Posted Dec 29, 2012 @ 3:08 PM
I love college hoops. It was cute, though, how Greg Gumbel was all "who would have thought the tourney would be this huge? People just love the game."
I hate to break it to you, Greg, but I think gambling has an awful lot to do with it.
Posted Dec 30, 2012 @ 4:36 PM
Edited by natalie wood, Jan 5, 2013 @ 1:32 PM.
Posted Jan 4, 2013 @ 12:08 PM
Would a couple of years of college improve some guy's skills and make them better pros? In some cases, yes. Would that extra time help them make better financial decisions? I'm more skeptical on that point. Regardless, eighteen is the age that society allows people to try and sometimes fail, so those players should have that right as well.
Posted Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:22 PM
While most of that is probably true, I think an employer has the right to say a prospective employee has to have a minimal amount of ability, education, etc. for a job. For example a person can't just want into a law firm and expect a job just because they're 18 or 21 or whatever.
Would a couple of years of college improve some guy's skills and make them better pros? In some cases, yes. Would that extra time help them make better financial decisions? I'm more skeptical on that point. Regardless, eighteen is the age that society allows people to try and sometimes fail, so those players should have that right as well
Edited by bulldawgtownie, Jan 4, 2013 @ 2:23 PM.
Posted Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:09 PM
My argument is kind of moot though because the Maurice Clarett case made this settled law. As long as the union signs off on it, such restrictions are legal. I just find it hypocritical that the leagues and the NCAA are hiding behind the ever popular "doing it for the kids" justification when in reality they are doing it primarily to protect the interests of their own institutions.
Edited by xaxat, Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:10 PM.
Posted Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:37 PM
For example a person can't just want into a law firm and expect a job just because they're 18 or 21 or whatever.
Yeah, but what if the person is already qualified? You can't tell me LeBron, Kobe, Garnett weren't qualified for the NBA at 18. And if you let some kids through, then you have to let all kids at least have the chance to try out.
I just wish the NBA would give the rule some actual teeth (make it a three-year rule like the NFL) or get rid of it altogether. The one-year rule is just stupid. Kids only have to stay eligible for ONE SEMESTER, not even a full year.
Posted Jan 5, 2013 @ 12:16 PM
I agree, one year is stupid. Personally I'd like to see at least two years although three would be optimal.
Posted Jan 5, 2013 @ 5:38 PM
The problem is you can't tell if a player is qualified until they're already in the league.
Well, that's the risk any employer takes when they hire someone.
Posted Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:33 AM
Edited by bulldawgtownie, Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:36 AM.
Posted Jan 6, 2013 @ 3:10 PM
Plenty of highly touted guys coming out of college (heck, even three years of college) have been busts too.
Posted Jan 11, 2013 @ 8:06 AM
He is such a loss for the Devils. I'm nervous that their first game without him full time is against NC State.
Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 1:42 AM
(Was very happy that UW won, especially since all of the commentators keep telling us how bad we are on the road).
Posted Jan 12, 2013 @ 12:31 PM
Edited by bulldawgtownie, Jan 12, 2013 @ 12:59 PM.
Posted Jan 21, 2013 @ 4:27 PM
Posted Feb 6, 2013 @ 7:07 AM
Posted Feb 6, 2013 @ 7:54 AM
Michigan's highlighter yellow socks and shoes were hideous, though.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 @ 1:41 AM
I love Bill Walton. Even when he says things I don't agree with, I find him hysterical. Listening to him talk smack about Dick Vitale's stupidity during the Arizona-Stanford game tonight had be nodding my head in agreement and giggling. His hyperbole cracks me up. He's my favorite color commentator, and it's not even close.
Just had my first-ever exposure (known, that is) to Bill Walton the other night at the Cal - UWashington game. Wow. From Bob Dylan to John Wooden, to whatever. Fascinating guy, but not what I would normally expect out of a commentator. For those with more knowledge - is he always like this?
Edited by BDArizona, Feb 7, 2013 @ 1:42 AM.
Posted Feb 8, 2013 @ 3:24 PM
Posted Feb 16, 2013 @ 7:11 PM
Speaking of lame, the Maryland fans are doing that obnoxious chant the Ravens fans were doing during the Super Bowl. I hated it then, I hate it now.
Posted Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:17 AM
On another note -- I get it, the conference shifts signal the new reality of college sports and we all have to deal with it. But it's still weird to consider that that could have been Duke's last game at Maryland. The death of all these decades-old rivalries is just plain sad -- Pittsburgh/WVU, Syracuse/Georgetown, Missouri/Kansas. That's part of what makes college sports so great -- the passion and the tradition, including the tradition of the rivalries stretching back many many years.
Oh, well. At least K got punked. There's always a silver lining.
Edited by azazel, Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:18 AM.
Posted Feb 18, 2013 @ 7:45 PM
Posted Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:26 PM
Like it or not, the women's game is no where near as popular overall as the men's game so I can't blame ESPN for airing what they believe will get them better ratings.
#1 UConn vs #3 Baylor and it gets shunted to ESPN2. For West Virginia vs (10)K State. I think that should be reversed.
Edited by bulldawgtownie, Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:27 PM.