Arizona lost 3 games and they were all bad losses to teams that had no shot at making the tourney. They had only 3 top 25 wins. Duke had one bad loss to a team that didn't make the tourney and had 7 wins against top 25 teams so explain to me again how Arizona deserved a #1 over Duke!
They won both their conference regular season and tournament while all their losses are on the road by at most for points and they had been paying better down the stretch than the other three. They also did not get blown out at home.
There is also the fact that they are 5-0 against the other sweet sixteen teams which is the best out there except maybe ND.
Still curious, why is a loss to State not a bad loss for Duke but at the same time proves Villanova did not deserve a one?
The problem with the idea that they are paid with an education is that many of these kids do not have the ability to take advantage of this opportunity.
Our education system is awful. When I taught fifth grade I often had students that came to me on a first grade reading level. Then they were expected to learn from Science and Social Studies books that were written on a fifth grade level. They were not prepared for the fifth grade but they were sent there anyway on a social promotion because we do not want to make them feel bad about being held back. Then when it came time to send kids to middle school I would always mark some kids to be retained, then my principal would overrule me.
The worst part is that we were an "Average" school, ranked a 3 on a scale of 1-5. There were far worse situations out there. Yet these kids keep getting pushed through the system because we people refuse to accept that some learn different or slower than others and would rather set them up for failure than doing the more difficult thing, even if that would be in the best interest of the child's future.
Yes some kids do not take advantage of the opportunity, but a lot of them simply cannot because they have been failed by a broken system. By the time they get to college giving them a free collage education is akin to giving a new car to a paraplegic. Yes it is a nice gesture but the recipient does not have the tools to take advantage of it. Then these kids are told that in order to play basketball or football, possibly the only thing they have ever excelled at, they must pass classes that they cannot pass. They have no other choice though because the system is set up against them, giving the collages a free revenue stream and the NFL and NBA a free minor league system.
One of two things needs to happen. The first option would be completely revamping major college athletics. Football and basketball need to go to a baseball model. First there needs to be an effective minor league system for athletes that are pursuing this as a career. Then the players should have the option of either entering the draft and heading to the minors or going to college. At that point they are committing to staying in school for three years minimum. The university teams are only allowed two hours a day for their athletes, the rest of the time is spent being a student. M.I.T. football players only get to partake in football activities from 5-7pm each day, when looking for a school whose lead I want to follow, that seems like a good one. They were undefeated this year too. Get rid of the myth that is the "student-athlete." If you want to be a student first then go to school. If you want to be an athlete first then go to the draft.
The other option is to keep everything the same. If that is the route we want to take though then it is time to stop pretending that all these kids are college material. If college is there to prepare you for your future then those with pro sports aspirations should receive classes that will help them prepare for that future. Someone with the talent to play in the NBA should not get taken off the court because he failed College Algebra. It is also time to stop this crap about "improper benefits." If an agent or booster wants to help a kid out, so be it. As long as they are not permitted to go pro and their only viable option is to go make money for the universities then I do not give a rat's ass what money they take or what their grades are. Until they commit an actual crime then I want them on the court/field.
I figured that Deanna wanted the group to protect them from an outside threat. At first I figured it was whatever group destroyed the community they were at in the first episode, likely the wolves.
I now get the feeling that after the evacuation there were few to no walkers for a long time. They now have become more prevalent so the group does not have the practice necessary to handle it. There is no other way to explain how worthless yes people are.
They will probably be at each other's throats and then in the end they will try to band together when the wolves show up.
I wish more people could say the words "I was wrong." Even on things like gay marriage where it would be acceptable to say it they do not. They say they 'evolved.'
The only time I every remember hearing those words from a politician was from John McCain (surprisingly). In a speech he said he voted against MLK Day and then said "I was wrong." Not a huge fan but gotta give credit where it is due.
I am sure others from all sides have too but that is the only one that sticks with me.
I love FIFA. I bought a PS4 simply for FIFA. I own no other games. I know several people that became FIFA fans first then became soccer fans because of the game. Hell, my brother hates soccer but buys FIFA every year because it is by far the best sports game there is.