Category Archive: NCAA

Apr 11

The Blog About Nothing 4/11 Edition

What up world? This is EJ and I’m back with another edition of The Blog About Nothing. April is rolling on nicely, but you’re boy is still not 100 percent. Bronchitis is a mother and I hate it, I hate it with a passion. Not letting it keep me down though. I got to keep …

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Apr 08

Discussion: Coach Cal and Kevin Ollie

Ex-Kentucky star Rex Chapman: John Calipari is ‘done deal’ to Lakers – Kupchak denies David Snipes: How did Cal do last time? Oh yeah EJ  He did do poorly in New Jersey but I understand this link. Calipari must be ready to bail from Kentucky, despite making it to the Finals, and Kobe tends to …

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Apr 03

The Slippery Slope of Paying Student-Athletes

  In the New York Daily News on Friday, March 27, 2009, David Zirin has forwarded the idea that the student-athlete — specifically the collegiate players in March Madness, the NCAA tournament to decide the champion of college basketball — should be given a portion of the vast revenues that these amateur athletes produce through …

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Mar 28

The NCAA is not dead . . . Yet.

Ex-Northwestern QB Kain Colter won his case. The Northwestern football players can form a Union. So the NCAA is dead right? They have to get paid, they have rights, everything is hunky-dorey and everything is great, right? Not so fast. The case only applies to Northwestern football players, and they have a LONG road to …

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Mar 27

A Discussion: NLRB, Student-Athletes and Trade Unionism…

On Wednesday (3/27) the National Labor Relations Board decided that the Northwestern students petitioning to organize as a trade union actually, as employees, had that right to attempt to do so. Now, if ya’ll have strong opinions, as I suspect many will, on this issue then you might be interested in a discussion that started …

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Mar 27

My 2 Cents

Northwestern student-athletes won their case to unionize. The National Labor Relation Board ruled that scholarship athletes should be considered “employees” with the rights to unionize under Federal Law. The next step will be a vote of the full NLRB in the next few months. Also if approved (after years of appeals from the NCAA and …

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Mar 21

Technology Meets Gridiron

Technology Meets Gridiron   As the National Football League has evolved so has the technology that is often associated with it, much of which hasn’t come about until the last two or three decades of the NFL’s existence. The NFL, established in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, has been augmenting the game of …

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Mar 20

March Madness Thoughts and Selections.

My Brackets Done. I buy the USA Today two days a year, the day after the tourney comes out and the Super Bowl edition. Yeah, I’m part of the reason why Papers are dead. But USA Today does one heckuva job (Normally) in giving me the stats and breakdown of the teams. So just for …

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Mar 12

Buffett and the Billion Dollar Bracket Bet

The Billion Dollar Bet. I love picking out the brackets, never came close to doing the ultimate perfecto, I think my best year I had 14 of 16 in the sweet sixteen. One year I picked all 4 teams in the Final Four, and nailed the title game, winning a 100 pool (UNC! UNC!) in …

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Feb 28

Zach’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft, Round One

Welcome to the 2014 NFL Mock Draft! Version 1.0 This could be a pretty interesting first round for many teams. We don’t know who will take a chance on Clowney, both the Texans and Falcons don’t have as many holes as the teams that normally pick 1st and 6th do. This year there are some …

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Feb 28

The Blog About Nothing 2/28 Edition

What’s up world? February has come to an end. It seems like time is moving so fast. Kind of wish it would slow down some. Let me revise that: I don’t mind the work week going by fast, because like most people, I hate my job. What should go slow is the weekends. If I …

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Feb 26

NCAAB Road to the Final Four…A look ahead…

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    We begin the Road to the Final Four here on 7pound by introducing our own version or opinion on how we see the brackets being seeded. David, Zach and Archie all give their version of how they see things for the upcoming Men’s Basketball Road to the Final Four. We might not finish …

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