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  1. acadia

    Pico= rolling the dice

    Pico's career will be in mma, wrestling, coaching ... whatever else, what does it matter? Very few people figure out what they want to do with their lives and completely dedicate themselves to that endeavor therefore never achieve great success. Pico is making that sacrifice so he can be one of the people who achieve true greatness, good for him. YOu can get back to your regularly scheduled sheepy moment about college etc ... cause if you think that's what gets you to true success then you are a fool. It's picking a path, figuring out what it is early, and completely dedicating to it. Period. Not many have that level of drive, commitment, willingness to not accept no, or not play the "sheepy" path.
  2. acadia

    Pico= rolling the dice

    Pico's career will be in mma, wrestling, coaching ... whatever else, what does it matter? Very few people figure out what they want to do with their lives and completely dedicate themselves to that endeavor therefore never achieve great success. Pico is making that sacrifice so he can be one of the people who achieve true greatness, good for him. YOu can get back to your regularly scheduled sheepy moment about college etc ... cause if you think that's what gets you to true success then you are a fool. It's picking a path, figuring out what it is early, and completely dedicating to it. Period. Not many have that level of drive, commitment, willingness to not accept no, or not play the "sheepy" path.
  3. HOw many wins does metcalf have over NC.
  4. HOw many wins does metcalf have over NC.
  5. acadia

    Rutgers next season

    Crazy
  6. acadia

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson

    I don't see people getting 'too good to mix and mingle with the regular populace' simply because they have a more extensive education. Furthermore, I don't think Tyson is humble in his profession. He regularly likes to correct people and media when he thinks they are wrong about a subject in his field. He is a huge self promoter which is the only reason anyone even knows about him as an astrophysicist. He is a science communicator and just like Bill Nye and is primarily an entertainer that has worked to educate people and seems to have done well at introducing people to new theories and concepts. There are a lot of educated people that are approachable and have the qualities you described, though you probably don't hear about them because they are humble. Saying Tyson is a science communicator is like saying Eistein was a coffee maker because he had an elaborate process to make coffee? Tyson is a well known "Astro Physicist" who knows how to explain Science concepts to the laymen. It's not like he's an entertainer reading a book. He's a Doctor in Astrophysics who has the ability to have a conversation with those not as versed. Please give credit where credit is due. I suggest you read up on his accomplishments and numerous awards and positions held in his field.
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    Neil DeGrasse Tyson

    I don't see people getting 'too good to mix and mingle with the regular populace' simply because they have a more extensive education. Furthermore, I don't think Tyson is humble in his profession. He regularly likes to correct people and media when he thinks they are wrong about a subject in his field. He is a huge self promoter which is the only reason anyone even knows about him as an astrophysicist. He is a science communicator and just like Bill Nye and is primarily an entertainer that has worked to educate people and seems to have done well at introducing people to new theories and concepts. There are a lot of educated people that are approachable and have the qualities you described, though you probably don't hear about them because they are humble. Saying Tyson is a science communicator is like saying Eistein was a coffee maker because he had an elaborate process to make coffee? Tyson is a well known "Astro Physicist" who knows how to explain Science concepts to the laymen. It's not like he's an entertainer reading a book. He's a Doctor in Astrophysics who has the ability to have a conversation with those not as versed. Please give credit where credit is due.
  8. Not very goid formula if it doesn't include head to head, imagine rpi without head to head.
  9. He would dominate Burroughs, you are mad.
  10. acadia

    Any update on WVU?

    If true, how long before Goodman does the right thing and steps down? He would make AD someday or admin, but coach, nah....
  11. acadia

    Any update on WVU?

    If true, how long before Goodman does the right thing and steps down? He would make AD someday or admin, but coach, nah....
  12. Now there is a country that shows passion for wrestling. There should actually more place for hat in us wrestling some meanness and toughness,
  13. acadia

    High School Coach Tackles Drug Dealer

    So, was the kid selling or it selling weed? It seems to me it would be a lot easier to just meet in the bathroom or going down the hall than in the middle if class. The story sounds suspect.
  14. I agree with everything you said. Paying the athletes would not change that. It would change who gets the money. And I am saying they are students engaging in an activity on campus, they are not employees. I am vehemently against any system that pays them. I actually would prefer Division-III rules applied to Division-I and there were no scholarships. And, the problem would not change. Even more so wpuld be the claim for money. 10s of billions and you think denying the workers compensation with the pool that large would disappear, a tipping point gas been reached.
  15. On the surface this is true; fans don't really think too much about the fact that the amateur status of the athletes is important, but amateurism is the basis of college athletics. The point of college athletics is to see whether the best athletes of one university are better at a certain sport than the best athletes of another. Once you start paying the students to be athletes, you no longer have students competing against other students. Now it is the professional football team based at one university against the professional football team of another. If athletes can be paid, why should the be any eligibility limits? Since they are employees, is it legal to force termination of their contracts after 4 years of competition? If the athletes are paid, would it no longer be against the rules to go from the NFL back to college? They are both professional leagues, so wouldn't it be illegal to bar entry to those who have competed in the NFL? I could go on with examples like this of why college athletics relies on amateur status, but i just wanted to illustrate how paying student athletes anything beyond some type of "cost of living" stipend would destroy any brand value of these athletic programs. I agree that schools often illegally use the image of these athletes to make money. It's why you will see some type of settlement in the O'Bannon lawsuit. I don't think they should do this, and hopefully in the future, it will stop. If NCAA football was actually amateur I'd by your argument, this ended, when billions in revenue started being generated in the 80s via tv contracts. Conference realignment, we are talking some rivals that were a century old being dismantled for profits indicates the driving factor is money therefore it is not amateurism so cut the BxSx
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