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This is funny, because many supporters of universities developing new football teams will cite profits from schools like UF, which makes $27,000,000 off of its football team. They fail to mention the losses that UF incurs from its other sports (excluding basketball) total about $11,000,000. That cuts into a huge chunk of their profit, and this is with a highly successful athletic program. Imagine how bad off a budding lower Division team could be if it capitulates to pressure, build a football program and loses its ass off.
posted by RScannix at 01:34 PM on March 31
Grum, I think that little bit of wisdom pretty much ended this thread.
posted by RScannix at 03:50 PM on March 20
wfrazerjr, I think he was referring to the Louisiana Hall of Fame. Not delusional, but perhaps inflating his importance a bit.
posted by RScannix at 06:04 PM on February 17
Scary thought, rcade, scary thought.
posted by RScannix at 06:02 PM on February 17
Glad to see Shell get his second chance. Discipline seems to be just what Oakland needs right now. And, if you look closely, his only losing season with the Raiders was his first year (12 games at that).
posted by RScannix at 03:30 PM on February 11
I must say, I really like Tirico, and enjoyed that game he did during the last week of the season- Oakland vs. New York (Giants). Maybe they could put him with Herbstriedt? Or, at least someone that is knowledgable, but calm. Definitely not a jackass like Theismann.
posted by RScannix at 08:49 PM on February 08
I notice that about 90% of the posts that say "Seahawks fans, stop whining" are from Steelers fans..... I wonder, what were you guys doing three weeks ago after the Polamalu call?
posted by RScannix at 10:18 PM on February 06
At least when the WWE starts fixing matches, they call themselves sports entertainment. That said, I think my Seahawks made too many mistakes and pretty much gave the game away, bad calls notwithstanding. They should have been able to overcome. The Steelers simply made less errors.
posted by RScannix at 10:03 PM on February 06
For the people saying that the fan should take advantage of the team, simply because that is the same thing the players do: Two wrongs don't make a right!
posted by RScannix at 08:10 PM on January 31
I must say that as a sports fan that pays little attention to hockey, I enjoyed the NHL on NBC presentation that I watched this Saturday. I think it may actually give more exposure to the sport. In relation to this thread, perhaps if the NFL moves to pay-per-view or premium channel status, soccer could seize the opportunity, as kosmicdebris suggested. Interest has been rising for years in the sport, with youth leagues becoming more prevalent, and it's possible that the states could finally jump in on the trend... But it still won't be bigger than American football (at least not for another generation.)
posted by RScannix at 01:07 PM on January 29
Typically I would doubt the sagacity of hiring a young quarterbacks coach as a head coach. But, this is the Saints. Their offense needs even more help than their defense, especially at the quarterback position, where Coach Peyton is going to have to develop a rookie (probably Matt Leinart). That said, he is also one of those Parcells protéges, which, last time I checked, have fared fairly well as coaches in the NFL.
posted by RScannix at 08:36 AM on January 19
Also, you guys make some really stupid decisions in hiring coaches. This is why I fully expect to see Haslett on the sidelines next year :)
posted by RScannix at 09:07 AM on January 15
You know, being a fan of Flutie, I clearly remember the Johnson-Flutie switch. I remember thinking how stupid it was, how great Flutie had been playing, and how injury prone Johnson was.... Guess what happened? The next year, when Buffalo traded Flutie away, Johnson broke his arm. He played very sparingly after that, and faded away pretty quickly. They've had turmoil at the quarterback position ever since.
posted by RScannix at 09:06 AM on January 15
I am actually surprised at this...I thought he would stay, try and get his name out there a little more, maybe rack up a Heisman, and try to become a #1 pick next year. But, I think it's a good decision. He is definitely recognized enough to be chosen high and given a starting role, or a shot at one. Maybe, by going lower, he will go to a halfway decent team and not be stuck in a major rebuilding situation.
posted by RScannix at 08:13 PM on January 11
As a longtime Seattle fan, I am cautious about jinxing my team. All I will say is that I truly hope they can pull it off this year. Hell, if New England, St. Louis, and Tampa can do it, why not us?
posted by RScannix at 12:12 PM on January 07
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