You can say that Oklahoma suspended Joe Mixon for the entire year...or you can say that they are simply giving him a mandatory redshirt. He still gets to keep his scholarship and stay in school. And he'll still have 4 years to play ball (unless he leaves early for the NFL). Plus, the suspension appears to only be due to the distraction from the charges...he has pled not guilty and still has at least one other court appearance.
And notice that it's the U of O making this call, not the NCAA or Big 12. So why are you directing criticism of the Ray Rice suspension to Goodell and not the Ravens organization if you think the suspension is too light? And I don't think a 2-game suspension (1/8 of the season) indicates that Goodell or the NFL is "indifferent" when it comes to violence against women.
Federer won the weekend with a title in Cincy. And now Nadal has announced that he will miss the U.S. Open due to his lingering wrist injury. No Nadal plus Djokovic and Murray handing in less than impressive performances lately make Fed seem like the early favorite to win in NY.
The weekend loser is anyone who has bothered watching NFL preseason games (other than for work reasons of course).
The FCS playoffs expanded to 24 teams last year. Beating Jax St. and ending with a 9-3 record should be good enough for us to get in. As we saw last year, though, an 8-4 record may not be enough to get an at-large.
[Speaking of questionable legal actions, we read that the NBA is countersuing Donald Sterling. Hey Adam Silver… dude, let it go. You won. Wener dropped the big one. Move along now.]
Completely agreed. In the suit, the NBA said that Sterling caused “devastating and incalculable harm” to the league. I'd like to know what that was? Maybe it was the 50% increase in Clipper game viewership after the private comments were made public? Or maybe it was due to the record sale of the Clipper franchise which suggests that NBA franchises might be worth more than originally thought? This claim from the NBA is laughable at best.
Silver already got lucky that Shelly could take control of the trust to sell the team. Now that he's gotten his wish to get The Don expelled, there is no good reason for him to continue fighting useless (and now completely baseless) battles in the court any longer. Time to move on and focus on the games. (Looking forward to the season schedule being released tonight.)
Great point, Billy. Ensuring that the public schools can get an additional championship each year is secondary to the TSSAA being able to rake in more dollars. And may as well milk that cow for as long as they still have it. If/when they kick out the private schools, the privates will start their own organization and take a lot of the money with them.
[We can't agree on every team in a classification getting into the playoffs just because. Maybe we're the ones that are different.]
I also don't like that every team from that group will get in. All the more reason to go back to the 5 classes that were there before. Not sure why a 6th class is needed in our state. Unless it's just a subtle attempt to give the public schools an additional championship each year.
Either way, I think moving away from the current setup was the right move. Having to seed and bracket teams each year appeared to be confusing to all involved and it unintentionally resulted in more scheduling conflicts when teams began to see how playing certain teams could affect their playoff chances and positions.
Weston made a disgraceful exit with that curt concession phone call. And he wonders why people had questions about his maturity?
Pam, would you like some cheese with that whine? Lol.
[The congressman's vulnerability will only be increased in November.]
LOL! You're funny, Pam.
Ki, I was referring to your 1:53 pm post...
Those are exceptions and they have nothing to do with the ordinance being voted down last night. It's your premise that is flawed...that somehow voting down the ordinance will lead to higher premium costs for the insured.
By "freeloader", I am referring to anyone who is able to pay for their own health insurance but simply chooses not to. Am I supposed to feel sorry for those types of people?