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  1. AMEN! This is going to get messy and ugly, I’m...

    AMEN! This is going to get messy and ugly, I’m afraid.

    I’m with you and GO on fearing the unintended consequences.
  2. Thread: Covid-19

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    I think it’s about time for the NFL and the NFLPA...

    I think it’s about time for the NFL and the NFLPA to sit down and have some fresh discussions. They came to an agreement a while back that seems overly restrictive and even punitive to players who...
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    I’m no help, I’m afraid, but I’ll look forward to...

    I’m no help, I’m afraid, but I’ll look forward to responses. Our trip to Italy last fall was pushed into next spring. Hopefully by then this is just a bad memory.
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    Nobody is changing anyone else’s mind there. I’m...

    Nobody is changing anyone else’s mind there. I’m somewhat surprised the handful of regulars on either extreme don’t just get tired of spinning their wheels. The VAST majority of people here don’t...
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    Paul, that made me laugh! I can relate! Wife...

    Paul, that made me laugh! I can relate!

    Wife away on work, I have to let the puppy out in the morning. It will be a test for her.
  6. Appalachian State and Michigan both agree with...

    Appalachian State and Michigan both agree with you!



    Speaking of which, we are spending a few weeks minutes from App State this summer to beat the heat and explore the area. BIG Day with a...
  7. And……..One day way down the road the players from...

    And……..One day way down the road the players from Coastal Caroline will be able to tell the grandkids all about how they came within 65 points of upsetting Alabama!
  8. Do you think Kentucky might pay better than the...

    Do you think Kentucky might pay better than the G-League? Just askin’…….. :-)
  9. Now that this is mentioned, I do recall hearing...

    Now that this is mentioned, I do recall hearing that they got some kind of stipend to pay for basics. That makes perfect sense to me. I mean, the kids have to be able to buy toothpaste and pizza!
  10. It would be helpful if you would define “fairly...

    It would be helpful if you would define “fairly compensated”.

    I think the free education is enormous compensation. Beyond that, I’ve always been willing to pay them (preferably need based) like...
  11. Thanks! I have a reputation to uphold! :-)

    Thanks! I have a reputation to uphold! :-)
  12. Yep, again nobody is forcing them into this deal....

    Yep, again nobody is forcing them into this deal. Take it or leave it. Your call. Good luck!
  13. Not being snarky (honestly), but I’m not even...

    Not being snarky (honestly), but I’m not even sure what that means. To be clear, the swimmer was on scholarship while the golfer was a walk-on. You earlier said they were part of “they”, and should...
  14. I’d agree with that, but it’s all about the...

    I’d agree with that, but it’s all about the Benjamin’s. Even though I prefer 8 (or even 4 really because there are usually 2-3 teams above the rest of the crowd), I’ll tune in to watch the other...
  15. My buddy from the golf team got nothing from XU...

    My buddy from the golf team got nothing from XU other than a good time and meeting some friends. His daughter played D1 basketball for a relatively small school, and she got “a coupon” for a four...
  16. As I said earlier, they can be paid like the kids...

    As I said earlier, they can be paid like the kids working in the cafeteria, not like celebrity athletes. They deserve some money (preferably based upon need) to buy a pizza or to go on a date, but...
  17. They generated ZERO income. In fact, they cost...

    They generated ZERO income. In fact, they cost the school money. My sophomore roommate was my best man, as I was his. We texted about an hour ago, and he thinks you are an absolute idiot on this...
  18. Are you referring to my roommate the swimmer as a...

    Are you referring to my roommate the swimmer as a freshman? Or possibly my roommate on the golf team as a sophomore? Please be very specific as to who “they” are.

    If they don’t like the deal, they...
  19. Thread: Covid-19

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    Nope, I just never pretended to have all the...

    Nope, I just never pretended to have all the answers. The fact is, the info changes, the plan changes. I know I don’t know! I’m trying to play it down the middle until we actually know enough to have...
  20. Thread: Covid-19

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    Absolutely! You learn, you adapt. But some...

    Absolutely! You learn, you adapt.

    But some can’t help themselves if it helps support their narrative. They care too much about proving their point and being “right’ than finding the truth.
  21. I’m with you there. I’m all for expanded freedom...

    I’m with you there. I’m all for expanded freedom to transfer, etc. The few money making sports/programs help fund the other sports, and help those kids get college educations. The swimmers, golfers...
  22. Thread: Politics Thread

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    The bold part is critical! We were very fortunate...

    The bold part is critical! We were very fortunate to have purchased Florida pre-paid college plans when the kids were both in diapers. It was peanuts, like $2-4k and got them 4 years of tuition. Good...
  23. Thread: AFO Golf Outing

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    I don’t see that setting as being the right place...

    I don’t see that setting as being the right place for tough questions. There is a time and a place, I think.


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  24. Thread: Covid-19

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    You’ll get no argument from me here!

    You’ll get no argument from me here!
  25. Thread: Politics Thread

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    We knew a very wealthy family whose son was...

    We knew a very wealthy family whose son was accepted into Duke. Money was no object (the dad had sold a huge business and retired to start a foundation giving his money away to good causes), but the...
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