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wordyginters last won the day on June 30 2018

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  1. Is this type of player Neb would never be able to pull in the past? My memory ain't what it used to be, but I can't recall a SR grad transfer who had a big impact for NU on the floor?
  2. Didn't Pavelka tweet some cryptic statement about if only we knew what he knew, or if we could see what he sees or some such whatnot? I wonder if this be that, of mebbe a slice of that.
  3. When I said Go Big Red! I actually meant that I hope we can attract a coach who has a demonstrated ability to recruit, and who has possibly had success in the NCAA tournament. I should have been more explicit.
  4. Blah, blah, blah..I would sum up your post thusly: "I like the boot on my face. You should like it too." If you can't see the harm the extremely wealthy have done to this country, then I can't help you. Go Big Red!
  5. That's cute you guys, your one off anecdotes are heart warming. But I think the only way out is to EAT THE RICH. I can counter your anecdotes with stories of well heeled loons being absolute wankers in social settings that set my teeth on edge. Granted, I've had the misfortune of working in restaurants and retail in college, and as an adult, I spent a decade in the financial service industry. So I haven't seen people at their best. Again, obviously, I'll admit I'm painting with a big brush instead of contributing to the myth of the kind and benevolent rich overlords, but in my experienc
  6. Superior was a little too far south from my stomping grounds for me to be very familiar with, tho I recognize those names. Edwards a FB player/discus thrower/shot put guy? Placke more the the basketball guy? I think we upset you guys in FB back in 82 or 83 playoffs. Then went on to finals and got murdered by Mt Michael. I played against Vlach, he was All-State caliber guy. Double OT at their little bandbox gym, they got us, like they got most teams back in the day. Prob the most intense game I ever experienced, fans right on top of you, tense game, loud as hell. A lot of fun. Contrast
  7. Played against Zabel in HS - - a man amongst boys. They had another guy who has also tough, Claus? Klaus? Clouse? If I recall, Fairbury got jobbed a little bit in the state tourney, late semi final game, and then turned around and had to play Killer Kane and that rugged 1-3-1 early on Sat morn vs Mt Michael for the title. Hartington CC was also excellent around that time.
  8. I can kinda sorta see what you are saying, but I still think comparing players to employees at a company is a skewed comparison. I typically identify with the individual and the worker instead of the bossman or the company. But in this case, my main point is that the players aren't employees, they are the product. The game doesn't exist without players. Apple, and the iphone, an ipads, etc. still exist without 75k a year employees. They can be replaced. You tell college athletes to take it or leave it, and they leave it, there isn't a game anymore. Maybe 25 or 30 years ago, the idea of
  9. It's literally a billion dollar industry, and the players, who are the reason for all of the money, get very, very, little. They shouldn't have to "make it" in the NBA. They are making it right now, in the NCAA. And they don't get paid for it . . . they may receive a small stipend, but realistically, scholarship, room, board, meals, etc... is in no way fair compensation when you are talking about a billion dollar industry. Why should these talented kids not expect a share of the money made off their backs? In what other situation do we expect workers, or entertainers, or those who have a
  10. CBS/Turner literally pays a billion dollars a year for the NCAA tourney alone. Louisville hoops made close to 45 million last year. I don't know what the most equitable way is to set up a potential pay to play version of the NCAA would look like, but it certainly would seem like plenty of money in the pot w/out getting into need for increased taxes. I'm no expert, but I do know enough to realize there are tons of misconceptions about college athletic financials. Athletic Depts are non-profit entities. They aren't created to generate a profit. They exist to offer opportunities to a wide
  11. I def agree with your first premise. Although a scholarship is valuable, it is in no way adequate compensation. NYT article from 2016 says CBS Sports and Turner are paying about a billion a year for rights to tourney thru 2032. That is just for the big dance. On top of that, you have a lot of ticket sales, concessions, product sponsor deals, certain benefits and promotional value to UNL, and other multipliers that would be hard to pin down with a great deal of accuracy, but again, I think most agree that room, board, meals, free kicks, access to training staff, facilities, etc... is not ju
  12. Myron Medcalf at ESPN, puts Neb at 9th in his pre-season B10 power rankings. Woof. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/24933783/big-ten-preseason-power-rankings
  13. Makes me miss Glendon Rusch and Jimmy Gobble.
  14. Nicole Cousins? I thought I heard Edwards was dating someone out there, speculation that the break up of the relationship was related to him leaving. Coulda been local medias biggest power couple since Ken Siemeck and Deb Collins. Or Ken Hambleton and Ryley Jane. Or Colby Mach and an EIB fleshlight.
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