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Posted on: January 2, 2013 2:49 pm
 

2012 NFL playoff prediction look back

So It's playoff time. It's timefor me to look back and see what I predicted right, wrong, and way off base and right on the money.


First, Let's look at my predictions ver batum with my rection to my picks:

Predictions to the playoffs barring catastrophic injuries to more than one impact player
Playoffs by seed:
NFC
1) 49ers: solid defense, running game, and now an option to throw with a smart coach who doesn't panic. This team is built for the long haul and will plow through the NFC

This pick, aside from the seed, has proven to be almost right on the money. The team only lost two NFCW teams with the exception of the Vikings
 
2) Lions. Defense improved, passing game is great, Shwartz will be looking to run to keep Stafford Healthy and fresh for postseason 

Defense didn't improve. Actually, it got a whole lot worse. The Vikings nearly ended up in the position I predicted the Lions. Bad bad pick

3) Eagles: Giants falter horribly, and Vick Stays healthy and finds rhythm with maclin pass rush puts a stop on pass-happy NFC East

Given that I had the Giants in as an alternate, I'm not totally sure why I said falter horribly. But The eagles were just awful. I really though Vick would stop turning the ball over.

4) Panthers: Much improved team that takes a huge stride and plays solid defense to lead to a playoff berth behind Newton and Running game

Well, this was a lot of people's dark horse. If they would have played the whole year like the last 6 weeks I would have been right. DAMN.

5) Packers: After being swept by the Lions they are relegated to the wild card; teams learn to bend don't break against Rodgers. Runnign game is non existent and teams drop 7-8 most plays. No QB can pick through that

Despite what people like to see when watching the Pack, I still see exactly what I wrote concerning the makeup of the team. The Vikings nearly swept them instead of the Lions, and they are a 3 seed, playing a team that has it's number. Not to mention they got dominated by SF, and lost to Indy and the Vikings.

6) Seahawks: Pete Carroll puts the team together and ends up needing Tarvaris Jackson or Russell Wilson 6 weeks in; teams can't adjust to quarky/ mobile QB play soon enough to stop a late playoff push behind the Defense and Marshawn Lynch

Well, it wasn't 6 weeks in, but I called that Wilson would be starting. This one I called right on the money. Defense and Marshawn Lynch carried this team to the 5 seed of the playoffs, and teams have not adjusted to Wilson.

Last wild caard alternate NFC: Giants: They have just enough to be a fringe playoff team and with a hot streak and momentum can win

AFC
1) Ravens/ Steelers season series winner: The only place where I can't decide what team wins conference. Both teams are aging, but both are fundamentally sound enough to win 12-13 games, and have the depth to run through injuries

Well, the Steelers had a bad year (and still finished .500). The Ravens won the Division, but didn't get the 1 seed. They proved they can run through injuries, and they are still a force in the playoffs

2) Houston: Defense and running with a passing game when they want it. Should be good enough for a first round bye with Johnson healthy and the O line staying healthy

Well, they were the 1 seed until they laid a couple eggs in a row. But, Johnson stayed healthy and the Oline played well. They weren't quite good enough for the first round bye, though.
3) Bills: Dethrone the aging Patriots whom are victimized by Belichek's seeming complacency with the TE being No1 receiver. They will run and play D.

Stupid Chan Gailey.... woops on this pick Stupid AFC East
4) Broncos: Playoff team last year with Tebow; Even if Manning isn't 100% still have enough defense/ running game to make a playoff run with mediocre WRs that Manning at 80% will make look like pro bowlers

I wasn't counting on Peyton being this good this year. I figured a slightly below average year for him. The Defense and running game have looked great, and Manning is once again the best QB in the NFL

5) Jets: Defense is still good enough to hold up the team, and Tebow will be starting by week 4 and he just wins somehow. Greene get back on track and the running game opens up the option offense. The Pats are weak defensively, opening the door for the new Tebows

Rex Ryan, I hate you

6) Steelers/ Ravens loser: Lets be honest, these teams play way too good of defense to miss the playoffs with the AFC as weak as it is. After both teams beat Cincy, the loser of the division finishes 10-6

Well, I get points for picking the right division here, right, and the record of the team. It was Cincy instead of Pittburgh

Alternates: Last wild card alternate AFC: Chargers: solid enough team, can they run the ball?



Notable omissions:

Patriots: They have become predictable on offense with a weak running game, and teams will figure out how to bend but not break against the pass, the defense is nowhere near good enough for a FG battle

Well, I was half right. Teams are still stupid against them. The defense is still bad, though, and I really don't think they win a playoff game.

Saints: They made the playoffs last season by virtue of a weak division and some lucky penalties. Brees steps back and the defense that was less than mediocre is now horrid. They can't put up 50 every week, and they can't compete on the road.

Woot Woot my best prediction.... 100% correct

Falcons: Just not enough there to consider them a playoff team. Running game is weakening by O-line and defense cannot withstand a 60 minute game.

Well, they are the #1 NFC seed, but I still have the same questions about them. They were fortunate the Panthers and Bucs underacheived, and the Saints can't play defense.

Cincy: Very good team, good running game, decent passing game, just not quite good enough in a brutal division with the Jets making a push. Dalton takes a small step backward as AJ Green begins to get double coverage and the (probable) loss of Benson hurts.

Well, Cincy made the playoffs behind a good running game and passing game. Nobody made the small jump from outside in, instead, we saw the collapse of the conference with Indy getting a wild card.

Cowboys: Romo can't play QB, he can pass the ball. Not much to speak of for running game or defense. Romo just can't carry a team

Another one pretty close to on the nuts....... Romo is just terrible as a leader

Bears: Cutler can't help but throw the ball to marshall too much and throws 20+ INTs. They move away from the running game to try to keep Forte "fresh" and the Defense can't pick up the pieces this year.

Nearly everyone was on the wagon at 7-1. Then the defense quit scoring TDs. Cutler is just Awful. Honestly, he is the 4th best QB in the NFC North.

Titans: Locker will have to start by week 5 and Johnson will rack up the yardage but can't put the ball in the end zone. The defense can't carry the Team through constant FG battles.

Well, I don't even know about this team. No coverage where I am, but I think I was pretty close.

Posted on: December 6, 2012 12:37 pm
 

Heisman and freshmen

First.... Please Heisman don't vote for Manziel. He is a great athlete. He deserve the OBrien award. He deserves the Heisman. Manti Teo deserves the Heisman, too. So does Klein. The reason I beg you not to vote Manziel, and for all fans not to cheer if he wins, is pure and simple humanity. We need to make these kids understand the importance of the FREE education they get. Should Manziel win the award, it just shows him, and generations to come, that football trumps academics. People sit and watch Newton play this year and then we get to see the likes of Griffin, Luck, Tannehill, and Weeden, and Wilson, and are completely awed. What is the difference between Newton and this year's rookie QB's? ALL of this year's Rookie QBs is simple: ALL of this year's crop has either Master's degrees, or at least finished their Bachelor's, using to full benefit the gifts they were given. We will let time tell, but the way it looks right now, this year's crop will have better overall careers than Newton. We have already seen them have far more positive impact on their respective teams. Luck has the Colts in playoff position, Griffin has the Redskins in a position to contend for a division title, Tannehill and Weeden have their teams looking good for the long haul, and Russell Wilson is looking at a playoff run. Newton is....2-10. We need to discourage these players from entering the draft early, and we need to make them understand that being Jamarcus Russell, Tim Couch, or Ryan Leaf is a horrible end. Have something to fall back on. Please, for the sake of my kids, and every kid out there, do the right thing and give the Heisman to the young man who stayed in school to finish his degree. The Heisman goes to the best STUDENT-ATHLETE, not imply the best player, or else it would just go to the Maxwell or Bendarik winner.

Posted on: September 19, 2012 10:48 am
 

The SEC relative to the rest of FBS football

To "SEC fans", and those who feel the need to constantly assert that it is the best conference:

First, I would like to mention that the SEC has great football year in, year out. If I can't watch a B1G game, I am watching a SEC game, as it is simply great football. I respect the SEC as a conference and the quality of the top programs in the conference.

That being said, you super homers need to realize that while yes, the SEC is the "best" conference in college football in the last 5 years, it can change week to week, and month to month. In all honesty, the SEC gets an automatic berth into the National Title game because of the media coverage of the SEC. Auburn 2010, for example, had a ton of controversy surrounding the team and Cam Newton, yet they were allowed to compete for the National Title amidst several recruiting and benefit allegations. Alabama 2011 is another prime example of the Media influencing the outcome. Alabama may have been an amazing team, but they had already had the chance to prove it against LSU and showed they were not the better team. FBS football is all about winning every game, and when you lose to a top 3 team, you are not supposed to be given another chance, unless it is in a Conference Title game, which was not the case last season.
A hypothetical situation, should it arise (which it very well may), is that Michigan, who has already lost to Alabama, runs the table from here on out, and wins the B1G CCG. Alabama wins the SEC by means of beating LSU and going undefeated, including the SEC CCG. Every other team in the Nation has at least 1 loss, which means Michigan has the same amount or less losses than said teams.
Should Michigan get a rematch with Alabama for the National Title considering they lost a Week 1 game to them at a "neutral site" (which on another note is not neutral at all unless it's SEC vs Big12)?

I know that a majority of you will say that Michigan already had it's chance against Alabama and got manhandled, beaten soundly, etc. Or you will say that it shows the SEC dominance, whatever floats your boat.

This is why people say the SEC is overrated. Because the same situation described the 2011 season, except Alabama lost to LSU in the middle/ end of the season, and did not participate in the SEC championship game, meaning it had the same amount of wins as numerous other teams (OkSt, Stanford, ORE among many), yet still was granted a berth for the National Title game.

Also lost in the fray is the pure mediocrity of the remainder of the SEC. While Alabama and LSU are no doubt two of the best teams in college football, outside of Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida which are no more than very good bowl teams, the rest of the conference is absolutely atrocious. Auburn and Arkansas both got beat down (Auburn shouldn't have won) by ULM, adecent enough team in it's own right, but not a team that one, much less two teams from the "almighty SEC" should be even having a close game with. Throw in the perennial ineptitude of Vandy, Miss, MissSt, Kentucky, Auburn (2010 exempt), and yes, Tennessee, and then add two of the Big12's weakest programs in Missouri and TAMU, and the SEC looks very good in the top 3, but absolutey atrocious in the bottom half.

These reasons, along with some very ignorant statements and very elitist thinking by some SEC defenders on this site, and suddenly people who really do respect and like the SEC suddenly find themselves absolutely despising the SEC. This is not caused by the programs or the players, rather by the media who is absolutly blind to the rest of the Nation unless it is; USC, FSU, Texas, OU, OSU, or ND, and by the rabid fan base that buys the hype the media feeds them, then, because the results are favorable, defends the media and conference to the death.
Posted on: September 3, 2012 11:45 am
 

Its not a passing league, it's a money league

The NFL has evolved into a passing league, right?

With all the numbers being put up and records being broken, one would think so.

The problem is, it's not a passing league. It's a money league.

People don't pay $65 minimum to watch a 250 yard rushing performance. They don't pay $65 minimum to watch 3-5 yards a play. They pay $65 and up to see a prolific show of backyard football. They pay $65 and up to watch flag football. NFL "fans" don't pay to watch football. They pay to watch fantasy and backyard football with an occasional hit. They don't want to pay $65 or more to watch real football.

The proof is in the pudding. Best example of recent history: 2008 Minnesota Vikings. Best tailback in the league in Adrian Peterson. Great stifling defense led by a stellar defensive line. Great kicker. Average passer. Average recievers. Playoff team at 10-6. Couldn't fill the stadium and had to get bailed out by the local television station showing the game by them buying 1000 tickets.

What kind of leaugue supports this? The kind that wants to milk every dollar out of a fan base that, by and large, does not like to watch fundamental football. The kind that worries more about protecting a Quarterback who might get hit ten times a game than a Linebacker whom gets hit 60+ times a game. The kind of league that revels in prima dona players throwing a tantrum like a two year old because they can't make five million more dollars a year. It's the kind of league that allows a complete holdout by it's players and owners over nine billion dollars.

The saddest part: These reasons are the reason the NFL is the most profitable athletic organization. Why the NFL is the most popular by far in the USA. Why ESPN doesn't show anything but football year round.

The problem is, it's still not a passing league. It's a defense and running league. Offense wins games, defense wins championships. Working under the pretense that the NFL is not the WWE (which given recent trends in champions and "storylines" it very well may be.), up until the last 5 years we have never seen a team win a title with no running game or defense. We still don't see the best teams in the Super Bowl. Last season the Giants were ranked 32nd in regular season rushing. In the playoffs they were gaining 116 yards/game on the ground. They were playing stalwart defense. They won the Super Bowl. Green Bay and New Orleans both had record-breaking throwing offenses and no legitimate running game or defense. They both lost in the Divisional Round, to the Giants and 49ers, respectively.

Now let us look at the 2011- 2012 playoffs up to conference title games as a whole. The Lions lost to the Saints. Offense vs. offense. The Steelers lost to the Broncos. Broncos ran Tim Tebow and McGahee and ran them all game. Steelers lost their running game due to a plethora of injury. The Giants beat the Falcons. The Falcons scored 2 points. Houston held Cincinatti to 10 points to win the game.

The Divisional round showed us the Giants had to stop the Packers to beat them in Lambeau, holding the high-scoring offense to 20 points. The 49ers held on in the 4th quarter to win 36-32 against the Saints. Baltimore knocked the Texans out in a 20-13 victory. The Patriots held the Broncos to 10 points en route to an AFC title game berth.

Look at the scoring. Some Winners put up a lot of points, but in 6 of the 8 games (75%) of the playoff games through the Divisional Round had the losing team scoring less than 24 points. 5 of the 8 (62%) had the losing team scoring less than 3 touchdowns. Over the entire 2011 playoffs including the Super Bowl, only 2 of the 11 games (18%) saw the losing team score more than 23 points. If that isn't defense, I don't know what is. In 82% of the games in the 2011 playoffs, the losing team could not score on more than 4 possessions.

Defense wins championships. Offense wins games.

In the "decade of the quarterback" in a "passing league", defense still is the way to win a Super Bowl.

More proof that it's not a "passing league" it's a money league.
Posted on: August 24, 2012 10:15 am
 

NFL Safety and Player protection

There is an epidemic in the NFL. Actually there are two epidemics plagueing the most profitable sport on the planet. They are both extremely fixable, they are both by negligence of the participants. Both epidemics result in the same end concussions and brain injury causing poor quality of life, and suicide of former players. The first part of the epidemics starts on the field and can be fixed this season if the NFL really wants to. Its the helmets, the equipment. It's the players' fault. It really is. The players decided, about 15 years ago, and mainly "skill position" players, that they were too cool to wear their helmets properly. It's an epidemic that travels all the way to the high school level, but is most prevalent in the NFL. Players with helmets two sizes too big, or without all the "balloons" inflated, with chinstraps only halfway buckled, with chinstraps and ear pads so loose his helmet will literally slide off his head if he bows too far. We see helmets flying all over the field. This should NOT be happening. The football helmet (or any helmet for that matter) is not designed to come off while the chinstrap is secured. The NFL can fix this; and it's a simple fix. Put rules in that if a helmet flies off on the field and travels more than two yards without being thrown or kicked, it is a fifteen yard penalty, either on offense or defense. While the player are on the playing field, they may not have the chinstrap unbuckled, loosened, or have the helmet in any way which is not the prescribed means of use (i.e. on the top of the head, etc.) a 15 yard penalty and loss of down will be enforced. The only exception will be during team timeouts, in which the player would only be allowed to have the helmet off for the length of the timeout.
This would cut down on concussions by a very significant margin, especially considering the bulk of severe concussions are diagnosed to skill position players.
The other part of the epidemic is a little harder to eliminate, but even more important for the image of the NFL. It's the fact that a fair percentage of players in teh NFL have degrees in fields in which they will never use, because there is no job market or because they cannot execute the tasks. Another, small percentage, do not have any kind of degree at all. This is a major issue with quality of life. These players do not have anything besides football. This is simply not justifiable, as EVERY player in the NFL had/ has access to a quality degree in a field which has good job placement. Let's think of the players that are most prevalent:
Jamarcus Russell- living a very lower middle-class lifestyle, unemployed (last I heard), and absolutely no job prospects.
Ryan Leaf- Was doing construction, living middle to lower middle class, was incarcerated for drug possession.
Kurt Warner- Was bagging groceries after his first attempt in the NFL failed miserably.
Junior Seau- Was doing nothing- comitted suicide
These are a few examples of players whom went from the "limelight" of the NFL to nothing, and are suffering because they have nothing else to do.

Now lets see some other players
Robert Smith (MN Vikings RB)- Retired, pursued career in medicine, now analyst on ESPN college gameday.
Brent McClanahan- South High educator since 1994, was surprised with the 2012 National Football League's teacher of the year award. It recognizes former NFL players who are working professionally as teachers, and who make a profound impact on educational and life-skills development.

The NFL recognizes the top teacher whom was once an NFL player each year, showing that it is not just the concussions, but the pure quality of life after football. A player is not going to have any kind of quality of life if his major is, say, african american studies, then the player is not going to have anything after football, leading to depression, leading to suicide/ poor quality of life.

The point is, these players need to take advantage of the time they have in college to obtain a quality education, and the NFL really needs to start forcing players to have a quality, employable degree before being eligible for the draft. The average NFL career is what, 3 years. Even with a 25 million dollar contract, it's not enough just to bank in on a big paycheck and call it a life. These players need a career after football.


The biggest epidemics plaguing the NFL right now are quite preventable, and it would make hte NFL a lot more money, as these lawsuits would have no bearing if the players had a career after their playing days were gone.
Posted on: July 13, 2012 11:54 am
 

2012 NFL playoff prediction

Predictions to the playoffs barring catastrophic injuries to more than one impact player
Playoffs by seed:
NFC
1) 49ers: solid defense, running game, and now an option to throw with a smart coach who doesn't panic. This team is built for the long haul and will plow through the NFC
2) Lions. Defense improved, passing game is great, Shwartz will be looking to run to keep Stafford Healthy and fresh for postseason 
3) Eagles: Giants falter horribly, and Vick Stays healthy and finds rhythm with maclin pass rush puts a stop on pass-happy NFC East
4) Panthers: Much improved team that takes a huge stride and plays solid defense to lead to a playoff berth behind Newton and Running game
5) Packers: After being swept by the Lions they are relegated to the wild card; teams learn to bend don't break against Rodgers. Runnign game is non existent and teams drop 7-8 most plays. No QB can pick through that
6) Seahawks: Pete Carroll puts the team together and ends up needing Tarvaris Jackson or Russell Wilson 6 weeks in; teams can't adjust to quarky/ mobile QB play soon enough to stop a late playoff push behind the Defense and Marshawn Lynch
Last wild caard alternate NFC: Giants: They have just enough to be a fringe playoff team and with a hot streak and momentum can win

AFC
1) Ravens/ Steelers season series winner: The only place where I can't decide what team wins conference. Both teams are aging, but both are fundamentally sound enough to win 12-13 games, and have the depth to run through injuries
2) Houston: Defense and running with a passing game when they want it. Should be good enough for a first round bye with Johnson healthy and the O line staying healthy
3) Bills: Dethrone the aging Patriots whom are victimized by Belichek's seeming complacency with the TE being No1 receiver. They will run and play D.
4) Broncos: Playoff team last year with Tebow; Even if Manning isn't 100% still have enough defense/ running game to make a playoff run with mediocre WRs that Manning at 80% will make look like pro bowlers
5) Jets: Defense is still good enough to hold up the team, and Tebow will be starting by week 4 and he just wins somehow. Greene get back on track and the running game opens up the option offense. The Pats are weak defensively, opening the door for the new Tebows
6) Steelers/ Ravens loser: Lets be honest, these teams play way too good of defense to miss the playoffs with the AFC as weak as it is. After both teams beat Cincy, the loser of the division finishes 10-6
Alternates: Last wild card alternate AFC: Chargers: solid enough team, can they run the ball?



Notable omissions:

Patriots: They have become predictable on offense with a weak running game, and teams will figure out how to bend but not break against the pass, the defense is nowhere near good enough for a FG battle

Saints: They made the playoffs last season by virtue of a weak division and some lucky penalties. Brees steps back and the defense that was less than mediocre is now horrid. They can't put up 50 every week, and they can't compete on the road.

Falcons: Just not enough there to consider them a playoff team. Running game is weakening by O-line and defense cannot withstand a 60 minute game.

Cincy: Very good team, good running game, decent passing game, just not quite good enough in a brutal division with the Jets making a push. Dalton takes a small step backward as AJ Green begins to get double coverage and the (probable) loss of Benson hurts.

Cowboys: Romo can't play QB, he can pass the ball. Not much to speak of for running game or defense. Romo just can't carry a team

Bears: Cutler can't help but throw the ball to marshall too much and throws 20+ INTs. They move away from the running game to try to keep Forte "fresh" and the Defense can't pick up the pieces this year.

Titans: Locker will have to start by week 5 and Johnson will rack up the yardage but can't put the ball in the end zone. The defense can't carry the Team through constant FG battles.



Posted on: June 27, 2012 9:17 pm
 

Solution to CFB

Aside from the greed aspect, which won't go away until someone steps up and says no more excessive profits from postseason games, there is an easy way to fix ANY college football postseason.

Its all about rankings and Strength Of Schedule. If we can devise a way to have a objective ranking /SOS system, we get rid of all the controversy in postseason play. An easy way to do this is to create a ranking system in which the teams will be not only judged on their own record, but on the collective record of their conferences as well.

I have come up with a relatively simple fix, that while not perfect, will give a great idea as to who the True Number 1, 2, 3, and 4 teams in the Nation are based on ONLY record and conference record. The system punishes conferences for having FCS games and losses. It gives a thorough idea of which is the strongest conference top to bottom, and it is completely objective to conferences, although a large conference with a lot of bad teams could suffer, which encourages parity in the major conferences, and the "smaller" programs like Boise St., TCU, Utah, Etc to join a "major" conference. It also punishes those whom are independent, as these teams have no affiliation whatsoever.

So heres the idea:  (OWP=Overall Winning Percentage, OCWP= Overall Conference Winning Percentage, meaning the total win percentage [including non-Conference] of all teams in the conference combined)

Take the conference overall winning percentage, multiply by .75 for a 12 team conference or by .5 for a 16 team.
This is done because if you play 3/4 of a strong conference, you are playing more than one good team, etc. (you only play 8 games in conference, multiplication points figured by how many teams are in conference) If one really wishes to they could use the winning percentage of each Division within a "split conference.
 Let's Take the Non-Conference Schedule. If there is a FCS team then it counts for a loss in the OCWP (discourage cupcakes). Take the four Non conference games and combine their winning percentage. This make it important for conference commisioners to encourage at least FBS Non-conference schedules.
 So an example would be Team A plays 4 non-conference, one of which is FCS, then 8 conference games in a 16 game conference (location irrelevant in all cases, as the best teams need to win at home and on the road)
The 4 non-conference teams have a .33, .500, .89, and a .625 WP. This adds to 2.315.
Now lets say that the overall CWP is .785. divide that by half because they only played half the teams from the conference. That is .392. Add it to the 2.315 its 2.707. This is their Schedule Difficulty Rating.
Yes, I know that people would cry foul because " ALA played both Ark and LSU.. They should weigh more." The fact is those are 2 of 8 games. We could assume there would be a good deal of parity in the schedule because of conference scheduling, and the fact that MOST conferences have around an overall .500-.650 OCWP
. If the SDR were used as part of the criteria for the "FFF", is would create easily generated numbers, take away the question of WHO in the conference played, and would even solve the Ratings dilemma.
For rankings, Simply multiply the Individual team's winning percentage by SDR, and whoever has the highest is the top ranked and so on.
 It is objective, school size/ income has no influence, and it would show which conference is the strongest top to bottom. This system could create a very solid finals, but does have the chance to backfire because of a conference being very top-heavy or very good all around.
This could be rectified by using SDR as a seeding tool, and only a pure selection tool if "The number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc are NOT conference champions, then the overall Ranking after WP*SDR needs to be X amount higher than the conference champion, in which case the conference champion will relinquish it's position in the 4 team playoff for the team with the Higher combine WP*SDR."

This creates a scenario in which the winner of a weak conference (in regards to WP) will NOT be selected because they have not won a conference with a significant amount of contenders. The easy way for any team to fix prevent this, however, would be to arrange a very strong Non-conference schedule, so the WP of the Non conference opponents will be higher.


Of course, Absolutely none of this ranking system means a thing if your own winning percentage is low, so the importance is still on the regular season. Lose a game to Idaho? You may see your chance at a NC slip away in the first four weeks of the season. Lose that late one to one of the best teams in the country in a conference showdown? It doesn't destroy your cause, although it does hinder it. Using this system gives a true idea as to who the best four teams in the country are, and it may need some tweaking, such as weighing the NCS a little different, or making sure there is parity between the conferencesm. However, overall, this seems as objective system as we've ever seem in ANY sport.
Category: NCAAF
Posted on: May 4, 2012 9:28 pm
 

College Athletes, NCAA, pros need to rethink

What is wrong with the world?

Millions of students have dreams of going to college- and simply getting a 4 year degree.

That's not enough for some. Student athletes have this sense that they have earned enough to not have to go to school. This is flat out riidiculous. The fact that the NCAA doesn't discourage students from entering drafts makes no sense. The pro Leagues help absolutely nothing by Encouraging the student athletes to leave school and make the big bucks.

Wow, if we all had a chance to go to college for free and have absolutely everything paid, or even have half our college paid for.
Then slap everyone in the face because they want to make money.

Should college athletes be allowed to leave school before they complete their degree?
ABSOLUTELY NOT.

I'm not going to talk about how it's good for the kids. I'm not going to rub it in that they are going to be the next Antoine Walker without even having 100 grand. Welcome to fast food, idiots.

I would love if these kids had to pay for another student to be able to go to school.

Hey ANTHONY DAVIS, I COULD REALLY USE THE MONEY TO GET OFF OF FINANCIAL PROBATION AND PAY FOR HOUSING SO I CAN FINISH MY DEGREE. I think we could use another teacher in the world, right you a$$hole.

The fact that I am nearly 3/4 the way through college and can't find a decent job doesn't mean anything to you. The fact that I have kids that I can't provide a home for means nothing to you. The fact that I can't pay my child support because I can't find a job means nothing to you. YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE! EVERYONE OF YOU THAT TAKE COLLEGE FOR GRANTED ARE ASSHOLES!

Grow up. Finish you're college before you go to the draft. Leagues, grow a pair and MAKE the kids stay. Not for them, but for the rest of us whom don't get the opportunity. Or us whom don't have enough money to get back to college and can't find a job.



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