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Re: And Now the JR WVRC Lawsuit Against WVU
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I didn't know that son-in-laws of coal barons also sold scoreboards.


He does any business with the state in which he can screw tax payers out of their money. How do you think they got their money.

Posted on: 9/19 12:33 pm
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Re: And Now the JR WVRC Lawsuit Against WVU
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Or would it just satisfy Raese's campaign to embarrass Oliver Luck?


I don't understand this at all. In 2008 Pastilong was the AD right? Why isn't he named in the suit?

I understand the point of Ballard being named but wouldn't the judge say to Luck, "You weren't here then you can't be culpable."? At the same time I agree that unless he could show that he was harmed by the scoreboard he doesn't really have a complaint or might his strategy be to try to say that ALL of this shows an unfair environment to do business.

Posted on: 9/19 11:40 am
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Re: The 2014 Pirates - GO BUCS!!!
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Martin has made a huge impact on this team the last two years. If I'm the Pirates, I'd pay him whatever he wants to stay. You can't put a price tag on team leadership.

Of course, it's the Nuttings, so there's that.


Here are my thoughts about this issue and as much as I have felt over the years that the Pirates would not spend what it takes to win (I still agree with that by the way) you may be surprised by it.

I think we should all watch Martin and be ecstatic that we have gotten to see him the last 2 years and be proud that he helped us achieve the post season because the fact is he did. Then at the end of the season we should try to have him fit in with our strategy realizing that there is no way in hell it will happen. Here is why.

Martin is having a career year. Martin is THE best catcher in the major leagues right now. Martin is hitting almost .300. He wants a long term contract and he DESERVES a long term contract.

He is 31 years old. He is a career .240-.250 ish hitter. One of the greatest catchers of all time was Johnny Bench. Do you know how many games Bench caught after age 32? 6. That is right he caught 6 games. The life expectancy of a catcher in major league baseball is a pretty well known commodity. Martin has about 1 more year maybe 2. If I were Huntington I would offer him $20 million next year and a club option of $22 million for 2016. As I have heard through rumors, the Pirates will tender a Qualifying Offer (QO) of north of $15 million for a one year deal. That won't get it done.

I think Martin will sign an astronomical (>$20 million per year) deal for 4 years. This will effectively make him a highly paid second rate fielder for the last 2 years. Do you think Martin is a league leader at first or third? I don't. I don't even think he could take his old knees to the American League to DH. He isn't REALLY that good of a hitter overall.

Big time clubs make stupid deals that can work out for them or they can hide those deals by trading the player ala A.J. Burnett. The Pirates even without the penny pinching Nuttings don't have that luxury.

Good luck in your future Mr. Martin and thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you have done. I will relish the rest of this season watching you.

As an aside. I was a bit upset that the Pirates didn't go harder for Burnett like offer him $17 million for 1 year but I will be honest I don't know what we would have done with him. In my opinion there isn't a spot for him on our staff and that speaks to Huntington's ability to find diamonds in the rough.

I hated Huntington (and Coonely for that matter) when he was hired but he is turning me into a believer. I still reserve judgement until he has gone through a cycle where he doesn't have first pick overall players.

Posted on: 9/19 11:03 am
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Re: Stoops Blasted By Missouri Senator In USA Today
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She's just pissed off that his peers love him while she enjoys about a 15% approval rating.

In my opinion she should shut up. Dorial Green-Beckham beat a woman while she and HER colleagues are raping a nation. She should be in jail for 300 million counts of deviant sexual intercourse.

Posted on: 9/19 9:39 am
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Re: Scholarship Players?
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brobison, this is in the basketball thread... Whether or not that is on purpose is beyond me but I think he might be asking about basketball.


Ooops! My screw up. I was just following the sidebar doohickie and I wasn't paying attention. Sorry downsouth!

Posted on: 9/18 3:27 pm
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Re: Scholarship Players?
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There are probably 105-110 players on the roster. There are 85 scholarship players. This is the maximum allowed by rule and is the first time in a long time that we have had 85. The rest are walk-ons red-shirts and what nots. red-shirts will count as scholarship players in terms of the 85. I am not sure what exactly you would like to know. As far as I can remember (all the way back to the late 70s) it has always been this way.

Posted on: 9/18 3:10 pm
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Re: New article up
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I'd have to look at the play again, if he moved pre-snap, Edsall is saying he did, but the play is bang, bang and if ref missed it then that is part of game and there is no review on that.


In my opinion, I didn't see anything. I heard the kicker say he definitely went before HE wanted to. That does lend credence to Edsell's claim. For some reason I really dislike him! He does for me what no other coach can.

As an official, you have to be 100%+ sure before you throw that flag or blow that whistle. You NEVER blow a whistle on "maybe". As a result, you take a lot of flack from fans because, of course, they saw the move. I accept that the coach saw it and he may have even got an "I think you may be right coach but I don't penalize on 'think'."

In basketball it is I think far more simple, did anyone gain an advantage or was placed at a disadvantage? In this instance one could say that his early move actually put him at a disadvantage but certainly no advantage.

I have checked other referee web sites and the consensus is about 50/50 whether it would be IM or FS but the consensus among officials was that the only way they would call that is if it was completely blatant. Interestingly, I read a fantastic discussion on talking about how the kicker swinging his arms and moving around is illegal too but that no one would ever call it and that if the same actions were made by a running back he would get flagged. It was a pretty interesting discussion.

Posted on: 9/18 1:14 pm
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Re: New article up
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It wouldn't be an untimed down?


Already been answered but I wanted to answer so I didn't look like a jackass. LOL.

It would have to be a defensive penalty to get an untimed down.

Posted on: 9/18 1:03 pm
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Re: New article up
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The reason I am being a prick is for a very important reason. There is a big difference between Illegal Motion and False start in this case. A false start kills the play and moves them back 5 yards. He hits that kick from MORE than 5 more yards. An Illegal motion penalty DOES NOT stop the play. As a result, time expires, the kick is no good and play goes to OT.

This is why I say coaches are idiots if Edsell knows the rules he wants an IM not an FS.

Posted on: 9/18 11:09 am
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Re: New article up
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https://rivals.yahoo.com/video/college ... -Penalty-vs-Oregon-885412

Check out this video. Unfortunately, I can't view it on this computer. It is supposed to be the same thing.

Posted on: 9/18 10:59 am
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Re: New article up
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nah, it was false start:


I hate to be a prick but it isn't a false start. A false start is made by a player that is set and is not allowed to move ....ie a lineman. Josh Lambert is in the backfield. He CAN move. He can go in motion for all that matters. The penalty comes when he is moving towards the line when the ball is snapped.

Randy Edsell shows what I already know about many coaches. THY DON'T KNOW THE RULES!!!!!

Posted on: 9/18 10:53 am
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Re: New article up
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False start is what I read in the Terps blog.


Not a false start. Illegal motion....It should have been called. Here is the kickers own words:


“I was anticipating the snap and took a step and realized, you know, ‘Uh oh,’” said Lambert, who had a game-winning field goal at TCU last season. “I was able to gather myself very fast and put it through.”

He started BEFORE the snap in a direction TOWARDS the line of scrimmage. That is Illegal motion/Illegal shift.


EDIT: In addition to that there was a pretty blatant hold at one time during the game...I thought during the last drive but I could be wrong....where the WVU O-lineman had a hold of a Maryland guys jersey on a pass rush I think.




Posted on: 9/18 10:43 am
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Re: Worley suspended
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People love to take to social media, and show how high their moral values are.


A person's moral values have nothing whatsoever to do with this. Are the people touting that as the reason for the suspension willing to go around to every person that has hit a woman and fire them from their jobs? Is that what people are proposing? How does that help anyone or anything? Because the fact are battered women's shelters attest to the fact that you had better get out that firing stick.

I see people on here saying 3-9 games. Really? You realize you are messing with a person's ability to get a job? You had better be more than pushing someone down to the ground. If it was a white player you guys would be saying 1 to 5 game suspension. The system is BIASED man!

Second, why does it matter that it was a woman? Are you saying if it was a guy that is OK? You people are sexist!

I didn't think this suspension lasts past the first half earlier in the week and so far I have seen nothing SO FAR to change that opinion.

Posted on: 9/17 4:35 pm
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Re: Worley suspended
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Sounds like this might be an issue being blown out of proportion given the timing with Ray Rice and others.

I have heard he was pulling the woman off his girlfriend because of a fight....and to quote "Had he wanted to do harm the girl WOULD be hurt. He was much stronger."

As I say. I don't know what is up but that is a rumor I have heard. I will reserve judgement. I am sure if true he was thinking about how much his helping his gf was going to cost him. He seems like he has a reasonable head on his shoulders.

Posted on: 9/17 2:27 pm
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Re: Just Exactly WHAT Are You WVU Students Doing These Days???
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The two worst things that EVER happened to society was changing the drinking age to 21 and making government issued IDs harder to fake!

Posted on: 9/17 12:43 pm
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Re: Worley suspended
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You baited me. I went to her twitter page and now feel dumber for it.


+1

I am surprised he gave us 6 months.

Posted on: 9/17 12:41 pm
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Re: Just Exactly WHAT Are You WVU Students Doing These Days???
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Come on, Students! Have a little self-respect for God's sake!

You have a legacy to maintain. Does that mean NOTHING to you?!

Posted on: 9/17 12:35 pm
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Re: The 2014 Pirates - GO BUCS!!!
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I can't believe I'm still watching the Pirates midway through September. When Cutch went down I thought it was over. My confidence in this team bulilding higher than last years playoff team.


I think that Russell Martin is driving this. He wants to make it to the World Series and win it. Time is of the essence for him. He legitimately may only have one more year of value. He is going to sign a long term contract with a team that, if they sign him long term, shows they have no idea HOW to win.

The Pirates this year are probably his best chance of doing it.

Posted on: 9/17 10:13 am
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Re: The 2014 Pirates - GO BUCS!!!
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We need to sweep the Sox! With these pitching matchups we need to hit well and take care of business.

If we sweep the Sox and take 2 of three from the Brewers I think we are home free.

Posted on: 9/17 9:19 am
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Re: Worley suspended
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The BIG question is ... has Vegas moved the line yet???


Yes. I think the first line was 10. The current line is Oklahoma -7. Lots of people taking WVU.

Posted on: 9/16 2:22 pm
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