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Stewwie said...

JMC,

Agreed on Luther. Dude was aces. Chattanooga lost a great one this morning. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

Looking at how the SoCon has shaked out so far, it's possible that the Mocs haven't played anyone in the top 4 yet. After this weekend, there are no gimmes.

GSU still has a football team? (Just kiddin', Spy.)

October 20, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.
Stewwie said...

No question that Peyton is the greatest ever. He continues to add to his legacy. Jay, what will it take for you to feel comfortable saying Peyton is the greatest? Another ring? 2 more rings? The ring count in a sport like football is an overblown stat. Anyone who ranks one player over another based on rings is disrespecting the position.

No question Kareem is the greatest center of all time. Period. Wilt is a close second. Russell is a not-as-close third. MJ is the greatest ever overall.

I don't get the feeling that Winston is anywhere near the top of being hated. I would say there was more hate toward Cam during his investigation (if you want to call it that). Any Duke b-ball star that's ever played for Coach K has taken it way worse than either of those guys will ever know. And those guys weren't even in trouble...their "offense" was simply wearing the Duke uniform.

October 20, 2014 at 10:49 a.m.
Stewwie said...

If not for the Ray Rice saga, the media would still be all over this issue (you included). But somehow (thank goodness), most of the talk started centering around the actual games once the season started. But I think we can both agree that this issue is far from being settled and dropped.

I thought you'd enjoy the debate. It's part of the fun of the 5-at-10. So thanks for the platform. And the back and forth.

October 14, 2014 at 5:27 p.m.
Stewwie said...

[The big one that Snyder had issue was a column — an opinion piece mind you — that made fun of him and Lil' Lord Flutterbug got his panties in a bunch.]

Columns are primarily opinion-based, but they also contain facts. And Snyder took issue with some "facts" that he said were incorrect. Best case scenario would be the writer apologizing for any errors and either the writer or Snyder simply setting the record straight. We are in agreement that a lawsuit was not necessary in this case. But freedom of the press shouldn't mean freedom from journalistic standards for a reputable news source.

[I'm certainly not offended by it...]

Then why are you joining the push for a name change? (As opposed to an indifferent approach?)

[...and it's not my spot — or yours — to decide what offends people, but there certainly seems to be ample evidence of Native Americans being offended.]

The Redskins' name would not be an issue AT ALL if not for the liberal white guys in the media (and Harry Reid) making a big deal about it. 90% of native Americans support use of the Redskins name.

[And just because the media reports on something you don't like does not make it some sort of conspiracy or agenda, but feel free to cloak yourself in that approach.]

I have no problem with reporting. But after reporting that most native Americans and also most Americans overall think the Redskins' name is fine and the team shouldn't change their name, why is this still an issue? This would simply go away if the media quit talking about it. It becomes less about reporting and more about pushing an agenda. Period.

[As for Silver, well, dude likely over stepped, but he acted swiftly and decisively and stuck to his guns when he needed to make a statement in a monster issue for his league.]

Yes, Silver was decisive. But he went decisively too far. If LeBron hadn't said, "There's no place for Sterling in our league," Silver would not have banned him for life. No way Stern would have banned Sterling for life.

[While we don't agree that he should have forced him to sell for that one offense...]

Good to see because you previously agreed with the decision. And Silver made clear the banishment was only for that one offense.

October 14, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.
Stewwie said...

Jay,

Snyder was more upset at (what he said were) factual misstatements in an article than the actual criticism. Still, those could have been better addressed than with a lawsuit (which was later dropped).

Regarding the team name, more white people are "offended" by the Redskins' name than the actual Native Americans are. Leave it to the liberal media to talk about a problem that isn't really there. The push to change the Redskins' name is nothing more than an attempt to make America more p.c. If this were the NBA, I'm sure your buddy Adam Silver would have banned Snyder for life by now due to his unwillingness to cave to the p.c. police. You can't tell me that would be a good thing.

Other than maybe Jerry Jones, what "buffoon owners have bumbled their way to titles?" Some guys know what they're doing; most however are best when they don't micro-manage the guys they have in place to help the team succeed. In the Redskins' case, Dan Snyder hurts more than he helps, and it is absolutely a reap-what-you-sow result.

October 14, 2014 at 3:07 p.m.
Stewwie said...

JP, Dan Snyder is simply another example of an owner hurting his team by getting too involved in player personnel decisions. He's not the first and certainly won't be the last. As a result, the Redskins have suffered. The RG III trade is one of the worst (if not the worst) draft trade of all time (and I said that when it happened). It will take years to get over that one. The coaching carousel isn't too surprising given the results of the team. The coach (fair or unfair) usually gets the blame and suffers for it. Other franchises treat their guys the same way too.

The Redskins' woes are more of a reap-what-you-sow. Saying it's karma implies that the Redskins have a poor record simply because Dan Snyder is a bad guy. And that's crazy.

Jay, to be sure, what did you mean by the karma comment?

October 14, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.
Stewwie said...

Wow, just saw you posted the same question about getting paid for stuff. To answer the question, I wouldn't have a problem with that setup. A big issue though would be making sure the dealers (or whomever) are honest about all sales and keep a complete list to determine how much the player will end up getting paid. Should the schools use their lawyers and/or financial advisers to help in this area? Otherwise, the players risk getting burned by the greedy and more shrewd money-makers.

October 14, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.
Stewwie said...

Spot-on, MT. And if you say the payments should be capped, it wouldn't lessen the risk that more would be happening under the table (like they are now).

Is it against NCAA rules for a player to have an agreement to collect money for signed jerseys after he is done with his college career? In other words, sign now, get paid later? I assume it's not permitted, but I think a lot of the players getting paid would rather risk getting the under-the-table cash now instead of having to wait later anyway. However, if there's a loophole in the rules, a little delayed gratification would be better.

Seattle is still a top-5 team. I would put them in instead of Philly. And I might replace the Rams in the bottom 5 with the Jets.

[We blame Daniel Snyder and we credit karma for Washington's continued stinkiness. That is all.]

Karma for what? A refusal to change the team name?

October 14, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.
Stewwie said...

Can't say I'm surprised at how the Vols/Mocs turned out. Not sure how we ended up with 3 more minutes of TOP than the Vols.

No problem with MS St. leapfrogging FL St. to #1 in the polls. FL St. hasn't looked as good as last year...not sure they still deserved to be #1 at this point anyway. Why is there an unwritten rule that the #1 preseason team should stay #1 until they lose? Even if they won it all the prior year? Another unwritten rule I don't like is that a loss takes a team about 10 spots down even if the loss is a close one to a similar opponent.

Chas, AD is on the rise, but he will need to be on a top-10 team at the very least to win the MVP. The Pelicans aren't there yet, but the future is bright. And if KD can get back by the end of the year and stay healthy the rest of the way, missing the early-season games shouldn't hurt his MVP stock that much (if at all).

October 13, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.
Stewwie said...

[Okay, so what is the preferred term for the system in place in college athletics?]

The NCAA.

[As for not being able to dig myself out of this hole...now that is something to "lol" about.]

Lol.

[If the regulars here in the 5@10 all vote that I am bat$&@! crazy...My life will go on.]

Good to know.

October 10, 2014 at 4:46 p.m.
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