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2019-Whenever Misc. Grab Bag Thread

andyt

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Two University of California regents and the board’s general counsel believe they have the ability to block UCLA‘s move to the Big 10. A 1991 policy gave campus chancellors leeway to negotiate their own contracts, but the regents are saying that the policy didn’t remove the board‘s oversight responsibility. UCLA’s move clearly hurts UC Berkeley but wouldn’t hurt the other 8 campuses in the system, according to a study the board commissioned.

 

jeffbear

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Two University of California regents and the board’s general counsel believe they have the ability to block UCLA‘s move to the Big 10. A 1991 policy gave campus chancellors leeway to negotiate their own contracts, but the regents are saying that the policy didn’t remove the board‘s oversight responsibility. UCLA’s move clearly hurts UC Berkeley but wouldn’t hurt the other 8 campuses in the system, according to a study the board commissioned.

Yeah ... this is going to be a recurring problem if this consolidation phase continues. Even though college football people would like to pretend the football programs are more important than the Universities ... those football teams are still part of schools that have other purposes than playing football. More importantly, they have structures and governing relationships that have exist whether there is football money or not. The individuals involved in governance can be swayed by the football thing, and by the money involved ... but only to a point. Any University in a state system is going to struggle to make autonomous moves that negatively impact fellow system members for pretty easy to understand reasons.

States with strong State systems with schools that are potentially in play include California, NC, Virginia and Florida. And if you think Cal is just being petty to try to torpedo a rival's gains, think again. For one thing, economic parity among major system schools isn't petty ... it's survival. For another, these systems were set up to protect the whole group. Unless UCLA is willing to share revenue, then this move only helps one member ... and the expense of at least one other. And if Cal ends up in a governing structure that work to protect their interests, well ... there's always the door. And that system can't afford to lose one of their two major campus engines. The State of California has a lot riding on it's 3 pronged, VERY extensive and VERY expensive state public university system. There's more at stake here than football ... shocking.
 
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jeffbear

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New hockey/figure skating prep school being built in Holly Springs
To flesh this out for those too lazy to click through, this is a proposed private boarding school with a focus on ice sports. Since construction is under way, some bank somewhere agreed that this was a good idea. Sounds like one heck of an expensive, risky venture to me.
 

jeffbear

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I have to say, as cynical as I am about college sports in general and football in particular, Marshall and App earned a nice reprieve today. Those were two great games.
The Sun Belt Conference had a freaking day on Saturday. Marshall and App got those big wins and Georgia Southern got Scott Frost fired at Nebraska
 

NoMich

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Is the state out of Carolina Hurricanes license plates or something? I don't see it available in this list. Though, I'm tempted to see if they can make a specialty state historical attraction plate based on the time that a group of Lumbees beat the asses of a group of Klansmen trying to burn a cross. Battles of Hayes Pond, I believe it's named?
 

jeffbear

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Is the state out of Carolina Hurricanes license plates or something? I don't see it available in this list. Though, I'm tempted to see if they can make a specialty state historical attraction plate based on the time that a group of Lumbees beat the asses of a group of Klansmen trying to burn a cross. Battles of Hayes Pond, I believe it's named?
Also know as the Battle of Maxton Field, but yes ... I'd sign that petition. And I bloody hate signing petitions.
 

Fayettenamcanesfan

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Is the state out of Carolina Hurricanes license plates or something? I don't see it available in this list. Though, I'm tempted to see if they can make a specialty state historical attraction plate based on the time that a group of Lumbees beat the asses of a group of Klansmen trying to burn a cross. Battles of Hayes Pond, I believe it's named?
I just got mine about 3 weeks ago so unless it’s just happened they should be available.

If you use the myNCDMV app it’s in the list

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jeffbear

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St Louis Cardinals DH/1B Albert Pujols got homers number 699 and 700 in LA against the Dodgers last night. At 42, he has turned his retirement lap final season in St Louis into something far, far more meaningful. Brother has 15 homers since the All Star Break for crying out loud. He's hitting .260-something and slugging over .500 after spending roughly 5 years as a replacement level specialist who could get hot and hit you a few dingers. When Albert came back to St Louis for his retirement season, I said ... well, he can still hit left handed pitching, so they can platoon him at DH and let him say his goodbyes with his real club. Yeah, no. This hasn't been that at ALL.

Sorry. My favorite modern era player is doing amazing stuff. I get a little into it.
 

jeffbear

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Yeah, you know ... baseball is just different, man. For some reason that sport has a way of hitting emotional notes that nothing else really touches, even in its current screwed up state.
 

andyt

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If you can’t put aside team differences to recognize greatness, you’re not a fan of the game, you’re a fan of the team. Big difference.

That’s a helluva victory lap.
 

jeffbear

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If you can’t put aside team differences to recognize greatness, you’re not a fan of the game, you’re a fan of the team. Big difference.

That’s a helluva victory lap.
Yeah, even my tiny, cold heart is rooting for Judge to smash more dingers this season. And he's a freaking Yankee.
 
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