Still, the long dark offseason is drawing to a close, so now instead of endless speculation and innuendos about sporting equipment, we get endless speculation and innuendos about sporting equipment while watching actual football. It's a compromise nobody is happy with. But there's actual football involved, so there's some reason to celebrate.
I did seriously consider a Blake Bortles exclusive OP, but you guys really seem to like the name and I didn't want to wear it out before we got into the season proper.
Because it was too high quality... Right? Right?
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Since forty two never renewed, ownership could not be passed. So I had to just delete the team and invite the new player.
I have forty two's draft history though, so all those players will essentially be non draft able except by cabezone, and he will be able to grab whoever he wants off of that roster after the initial draft rounds have happened.
I also love football
but I also hate football
What New Beginnings is doing is absolute shit but to the bucs its just "hey we run a federally subsidized program that offers work training and experience, as well as food, shelter, and other hunanizing amenities to the poor. You in?"
Like, of course they'd be in. Their sin is lack of scrutiny of their partner (and/or willing entanglement in an illegal activity).
What sucks is what that organization is doing had a kernel of a good idea to it. Food, shelter, work, training, experience. All good things. But they should be paid. Daily. Show up in the morning, shower, drop off laundry, eat, lock up whatever valuables you have, work all day, minus meal breaks, get paid (I'd prefer some sort of certified check or a money order or something, hard to steal and use but easy to exchange for money on your own terms without fee), then you can get a good night's rest.
Like, for someone who's homeless and can't get work, one season working for your local pro team could actually change your life.
But they should be paid. And honestly now that I think about it pro teams should totally set up a community outreach program like that.
Which city has a high homeless rate and also a profitable pro sports franchise?
Seriously you could get tax dollars to fund the initial costs, have lower variable expenses over the season, actual, meaningful community involvement (like possibly actually saving lives), and get shitloads of good PR from the charity work.
Just make sure you pay the workers. Hell, even at minimum wage, if you include free food, shelter, and amenities, that's actually decent pay in many areas.
Like where I live right now, assuming $5/day for food, plus my rent/power/water, that works out to about $5/hr, after taxes (since you'd pay that money out after paying taxes on it), so even at minimum wage you're effectively at close to $15/hr, assuming you would pay ~25% in taxes at that salary (here you would).
Football season is only really a problem because January is a horrible time of year to try to transition into retail/food service, because they're just starting to lay off their seasonal people. But if you could make the jump to another sport you could easily persist.
Bring in counselors to help people get signed up for federal aid programs, work programs, school.
UGH I wish we lived in a society that cared more about the poor
Actually I think two is probably the sweet spot. Too many sports doing this in the same city creates a problem of potentially needing more staff during certain brief times of the year to cover for multiple sports being active at the same time. If you can get two sports with little to no overlap (football/basketball? Hockey and something?) Then folks can transition more of less seamlessly.
what the fuck
Into the recycling it goes!
I do, I never actually bought a subscription, it just started showing up.
That sounds like premise for a terrible horror movie.
Russ would appreciate that you are placing it into the appropriate recycling bin and not the garbage.
My only question is will we know who we can't draft beforehand? I'll be driving back from basketball practice and I wanna make sure I add the players to my DND list so I dont auto draft one if I can't draft from my phone.
good job, judge
Sure, if he told them to go fuck the ref up. Fire his ass.
But why do you automatically assume he's at fault?
I played Jay four years in football. Same district.
It's not that hard of a leap to assume the two kids thought the ref caused them to lose a non-district game and should reap the consequences over a head coach, which btw it's hard to get a fucking job at Northside school district so I don't understand how the coach would at all condone something like that and put his career at risk. Not that Jay is a school people aspire to coach and teach at, shitty fucking area, but it's still NISD.
Anyway, I'm gonna go with two jackass players over a coach ordered hit on a ref for a meaningless non-district game.
TL/DR - Anything could have happened, but considering most recent events I would be more surprised if the coach didn't tell them to hit the ref.
A) non-district game
commenters on deadspin with "ties to Jay" report racial slur used by ref
C) again, played against Jay 4 years. Our band, cheerleaders, dance people were heckled and called pig fuckers and told to go back to our side of town, smelled like barnyard shit, etc. people who had nothing to do with the game except as sideline nonsense were being razzed over a football game. My opinion of Jay is thus: not classy, pretty fucking ghetto.
D) if the racial slur thing were true, you think a coach would order a hit? Or do you think they would go through proper channels of reporting it?
E) again, NISD is one of the better school districts around, competition for employment there is fierce, not likely to be fucked with over something like this game.
F) withhold judgment until the facts are out and I'll withhold speculation over local area bullshit football happenings?
Just saying, it's more likely two dumb fucking football players going "man fuck that ref" "yeah man lets fuck him up!" "Good idea bro!" Than a coach going "I want you to take out this ref"
But then again I haven't played football in 7 years and I certainly know we didn't play that way, although I can tell you in 6 years of playing football I played with numbskulls that would generate such a plan of action