I don’t think the defense will be convicted fwiw. I think they created much more than reasonable doubt. I’m not sure how a jury could come back with a guilty verdict but we will see.
@HighEliteMajor Lately some high profile guys like Shaq, Jay Williams etc… have come out and said they were paid. Maybe they didn’t want to before so that the school wouldn’t be punished but with everything out there now, they felt like saying it. I don’t know their thought process, of course.
A lot of the ways where schools de facto pay players are not only legal but are fine via NCAA rules as well. Setting up jobs for the parents of players isn’t particularly against the rules. Ultimately those parents are still doing the work that the job requires, one would assume. The housing deals might be a bit more gray, I’m certainly not an expert on NCAA bylaws.
Too early to tell. The Sixers seem to have most of the pieces in place to be a contender but maybe one player away from being championship caliber. The Celtics will be the team to watch once they get more comfortable. Marcus had a nice game with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 steals in 21 minutes. The twins are now the oldest KU players in the NBA; weird not see Collison or Pierce still playing even when Paul has been out one year already. 12 KU players in NBA rosters this season.
atleast our program is clean and not linked to any scandals. All you bluebloods are alike…get all the calls, have refs on your payroll, have major shoe companies funneling money to recruits, getting the best recruits…must make your blood boil seeing a team of the common man beating you.
If KU does Champions Classic, plus Big 12/SEC and Big 12/Big East, plus an early season tournament (Maui, NIT, etc.), and a non-con road test, the non conference schedule will be very strong every year. That’s not a bad slate.
I get Pelosi and Feinstein confused and got it wrong obviously.
We will let you have the last argument. If you are able not only to ignore what I have said about virtually everything, but also to know what I will think or say about other things, there is no need for me to waste time actually doing my own discussing.
I was just at the UNC game last night! It’s really a beautiful area. Pretty sure if you squeeze a building on Duke’s campus a few $100 bills pop out. They’ve certainly spared no expense over there.
Highly recommend the Duke/UNC trip for any basketball fan. Their arenas and schools couldn’t be more different. UNC is the country’s first public university so there’s a lot of pride in that, and a lot of venom toward Duke for being proudly elitist and snobby. Chapel Hill is a lot like Lawrence as well. Very cool college town. Durham is kind of meh, other than the food and beer. Just not my style but I know a lot of folks who really like it.
I completely disagree with you. Comparing Kaepernick an athlete who made his statement at his employer’s place of business and on company time and forced people to watch it does not equate to a singer that did it on his own time.
Now, Swift and West are both singers, both made political statement - this is an exact apples to apples comparison - and West was savaged by the MSM and Hollywood even including racial slurs by a host of CNN. In contrast, the MSM and Hollywood applauded Swift for making also a similar political statement.
Again, this is textbook apples to apples comparison and if you don’t see it you are blinder than a .
Maybe you don’t like the content of Kanye’s message any more than conservatives like Swift message but I just did not see any criticism of her from the MSM or Hollywood like it criticized Kanye and I did not see any conservatives calling her names or using racial slurs either…even Trump mildly indicated that he likes her now 25% less…
I did not criticize Swift, I thought she has the right to express her opinion like any other citizen and so does West.
I did not criticize Kaepernick for demonstrating either, he has the right to do it on his own time and not on company’s time or at his employer’s place of business where he does not have that right…as many, many , many legal scholars made it abundantly clear…and before you accuse m, once again of making legal claims, I am not, I am just quoting what actual constitutional attorneys said, including know lefty Dershowitz, which can be easily verified by a quick Google search.
I also praised those players that took the time to meet with police and go to Congress to testify since they had at least the desire to try to find solutions. Like most liberals Kaepernick did not do any of that, instead, in his few public appearances he insulted police officers and praised Castro and Chavez, two totalitarian dictators. It is obvious he did not want a solution, he wanted an issue and publicity…and he got both and a big payoff to boot.