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#2815419 UNC basketball program back in the news

Posted by teeray on 10 June 2014 - 01:41 PM

This is really just a bunch of bullshit.  I hope people realize that.


This is nothing more than activist journalism surrounding the O'Bannon trial.  The real target for many in the media is the NCAA, not UNC. But as Tyrion Lannister said, "Using honest emotions to do dishonest work is her specialty".


I am a former student-athlete, and I realize we are just a bunch of dumb jocks who can't read, but at the end of the day there is one person that should have the finger pointed at them, but no one will do it because it would be in bad taste... and that is the athlete himself.


We are given an opportunity that we decide whether to take advantage of or not.  Some players will try to take the easy way out, whether that be by cheating or taking less than rigorous courses.  BUT guess what.  So do many students in the general student body.  I have seen more people in the general student body cheat than athletes, I have seen more general body students flunk out than the athletes, I saw many general body students not be able to handle to freedoms of college and flunk out.  Not taking advantage of your opportunities while in college is not a plague only contagious to student-athletes.


And let me tell you, it has been a while since I was playing college ball, but I had many friends that went to UNC, State, and Duke and I have some working knowledge of what went on there.  Many athletes knew which easy courses to take to get a buffer on their GPA.  It may have changed since I was around, but if you were at NC State... Parks and Rec department says hello.  If you were at Duke it was either Sociology or Communications. 


Hell, I was at school as a basketball player, and I took a class called "Introduction to Basketball" as a GPA buffer.


The media can keep clamoring and misunderstanding the NCAA rules, but at this point (there is still the Wainstein investigation and the SBI charges that could bring new light) the NCAA isn't going to get involved because there is no evidence that this was an athletics scandal.  And nor should they.  The NCAA already has too many stupid rules, and have trouble enforcing them.  Trying to get them in the business of classroom administration would be stupid beyond repair.


Right now, you should read these reports and give it the same amount of credibility that you would MSNBC about Republicans or Fox News about Democrats.  After all, it is all the same... activist journalism.

#2815099 Hornets Are Interested In McDermott At #9?

Posted by teeray on 10 June 2014 - 09:22 AM

He's not even 6'8. He's 6'6


Jeebus.  Everyone is listed at shoe height.


Otherwise Vonleh and Gordon are only 6'7.


If you are going to use height without shoes than at least use it for every other player

#2815005 Hornets Are Interested In McDermott At #9?

Posted by teeray on 10 June 2014 - 07:44 AM

BTW, this is a guy that went to Team USA camp last summer and lit it up.  Only two collegians were invited (Smart was the other), and McDermott according to sources was one of the best players there.


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A few names I've heard as Day 1 standouts from Team USA camp: Damian Lillard, Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan AND collegian Doug McDermott



“He's a confident player. He's a confident shooter, a confident scorer,” New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson said. “I think a college guy can come in here and be intimidated, but he wasn't. He accepted the challenge.”


“He can shoot the sh*t out of the basketball,” Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond said. “It's incredible. I was surprised he didn't come out for the draft this year, but he's going to make a lot of money the way he shoots.”


“He's going to be a great shooter in this league," Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson added.


“He did fine through the physicality,” Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe said. “He got to the rim a little bit. He definitely looked good.”





So he has played against some of the best NBA players and apparently more than held his own

#2813676 How Many Years Do You Give MKG?

Posted by teeray on 08 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

This is why I hate when you draft guys who need developing. Fans never have the patience to allow him to actually develop.

#2810596 Sources: Hornets Interested in Lance Stephenson

Posted by teeray on 05 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

He is a good player and only 23.

His antics worry me a bit, but he is a good player that if he didn't blow up team chemistry would make us better

#2810590 I've Never Seen The Argument Put So Well Before

Posted by teeray on 05 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

Hey Delhommey and CWG....tell me again how it is society's fault that an underprivelaged kid fails in the classroom.

Here is a story about a boy who was HOMELESS from the age of 6. Yet, he graduated with a 4.7 GPA, graduated valedictorian of his class, and won a scholarship to Florida State.

Quote from the kid:
“I perform the way that I do in the classroom because I have everything to lose. I make the grades I do because I was once lost and had nothing.”
Furlong’s mother died of leukemia when he was just 6 years old.
Soon afterward, Furlong, his father, and older brother lost their home and ended up in homeless shelters.

Furlong said he often went to bed hungry and there were times when he wanted to give up.

“I never had a full childhood. I felt like I wasn’t even human anymore. And I would just think to myself at night, 'Do I continue to do this or do I make something of myself?'"

It is ALL ABOUT personal fortitude, work ethic, and a desire to succeed.

He should have just listened to the two of you fuging idiots, acknowledged defeat, and gone on welfare.



There is probably tens of millions of anecdotal stories of the opposite happening.

#2810231 Study finds strong evidence for discriminatory intent behind voter ID laws

Posted by teeray on 05 June 2014 - 02:40 PM

Please explain how a law that requires EVERYONE to provide an ID....and provides and ID for ANYONE who cannot afford one....is "discriminatory".  The fact that EVERYONE is required to do the exact same thing is the opposite of discriminatory.


You are just another minority making excuses....guess going to get that free ID is just too much damn work for you.


EVERYONE had to pay poll taxes to vote


EVERYONE had to take literacy tests to vote



That is not the exact opposite of discriminatory!

#2810219 Study finds strong evidence for discriminatory intent behind voter ID laws

Posted by teeray on 05 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

Those idiots (yes Del, I am talking about you) that claim having to show an ID to vote "discriminates" against anyone really do not even know the definition of the word "discriminate".


The law requires everyone (every race, gender, age, etc) to show an ID.  The SAME type of ID mind you.....and will provide you with a free one if you can't affor one.   


As such, the law ,as it is written, is the complete OPPOSITE of disciminatory.


Carry on


Much like poll taxes were not discriminatory because everyone had to pay them!!


And literacy tests to vote was not discriminatory because everyone had to take them!!!


Those I think we can all agree were the exact OPPOSITE of discriminatory.




#2810195 What we get for...

Posted by teeray on 05 June 2014 - 02:15 PM

Republicans have been planning this counter assault for years, amazing that they only now know the details.



"The Hill is giving State and the White House poo," says one senior administration source. "The political consequences­ are being used as leverage in the policy debate." According to White House sources, Marc Grossman, who replaced Richard Holbrooke as special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, was given a direct warning by the president's opponents in Congress about trading Bowe for five Taliban prisoners during an election year. "They keep telling me it's going to be Obama's Willie Horton moment," Grossman warned the White House. The threat was as ugly as it was clear: The president's political enemies were prepared to use the release of violent prisoners to paint Obama as a Dukakis-­like appeaser, just as Republicans did to the former Massachusetts governor during the 1988 campaign. In response, a White House official advised Grossman that he should ignore the politics of the swap and concentrate solely on the policy.


"Frankly, we don't give a sh*t why he left," says one White House official. "He's an American soldier. We want to bring him home."

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That was 2 years ago.  How blindsided were they to promise in advance political retribution if he brought home a POW.




#2809873 What we get for...

Posted by teeray on 05 June 2014 - 10:04 AM

Didn't Israel just recently give up 1,000 prisoners for one soldier?


Some countries value the lives of their citizens more than others, and usually these exchanges are lopsided, 5 prisoners was probably a decent deal. 


The character assassination on this soldier for solely political purposes is shameful.

#2809719 Game of Thrones-HBO-Seasons 1, 2, 3

Posted by teeray on 05 June 2014 - 07:29 AM

BTW I am going to be pretty bummed when

The casting on this show so far has been impeccable.

#2809708 Game of Thrones-HBO-Seasons 1, 2, 3

Posted by teeray on 05 June 2014 - 07:18 AM

To me Red Viper's death was more traumatic on the show than in the books. In the books I was more upset for Tyrion than Oberyn, but in the show I was upset that a great character had such a short run. Plus seeing a guys head crushed is worse than reading about a guys head getting crushed.

I think that is a credit to the show runners and even more a credit to Pedro Pascal for making TV Oberyn >>>>> than book Oberyn

#2807535 Snowden Answer

Posted by teeray on 03 June 2014 - 10:27 AM

I'm as USA as a guy gets, but if the secrets being spilled are revelations of immoral acts being done by those leading us,then I don't care who leaks them or where he goes afterwards, he did the right thing.


You are an ends justify the means type guy then.  I just happen to not be that way.


If the information he has disseminated publicly or the surveillance information he used as a bargaining tool to stay in Russia,  allow our enemies and terrorists to revamp their style of communications to avoid detection, and/or carry out counter espionage with our own technology, allowing them to do the US harm, it isn't the right thing.


Possibly making it much easier to put our citizens and military in danger to teach the NSA a lesson is not the right thing in my book. 


So forgive me if I don't sing a traitor's praises as he sleeps safely and soundly in Russia.

#2807509 Hornets Transformation Thread - Live Press Conference @ 12:30 PM (Updated 5/7...

Posted by teeray on 03 June 2014 - 09:53 AM


#2806442 HBO- Silicon Valley

Posted by teeray on 02 June 2014 - 07:35 AM

I was getting ready to say the same thing.  Them trying to create an algorithm to determine the most efficient way to jerk off 800 dudes was one of the funniest things I have seen on TV this year.  

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