July 31, 2014

The Diff: Kyrie Irving’s potential

Today marks the start of a new era: The Diff, where I’ll write lots and lots about sports stats. Kudos to friend and fantasy football semifinalist Marc Sugerman for coming up with the article name, a shoutout to the Q’s scoreboard. And thanks as always to Mike Brenkus for the design.

The Diff

For my first-ever edition of The Diff, I wanted to focus on some thoughts I had about Kyrie Irving over the last week or so. This all started after the Cavs’ impressive 99-83 victory over the Hawks a week ago today. I was at that game with my dad. But the following conversation took place the next day on Gchat with my brother Sam, who you all might recall from our combined offseason post back in June. Hope you enjoy. [Read more...]

While We’re Waiting… Paying College Athletes, Bentley Sues Browns, and Rogers 911 Audio

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com

On paying college athletes: “Ohio State football is a religion in this state. Don’t believe me, go to a Walmart after they lose and tell me what you see. We love to root for Ohio State and root against teams like Florida, USC, and Texas don’t we?  I’m also a die hard Cavs and Indians fan. I haven’t missed a Browns game since I was about 12. So, what’s the difference between amateurs and professionals?  A group of one of the categories gets millions upon millions of dollars a year, while the other group is exploited by a group of money hungry bureaucrats.

Nonsense, you say, college athletes receive scholarships and a chance to play on national t.v.  Nonsense, I say, college football players bring in millions upon millions of dollars to their universities. They spend 5-10 hours a day practicing and have little to no time to spend on studying. The vast majority of them aren’t going to the NBA or NFL, they’re going to the real world. A world in a severe depression that doesn’t look kindly on college dropouts.  Meanwhile, a group of college higher ups get their lush 6 figure salaries off of a 9 to 5 work day and free tickets to see their exploited workers.” [Cleveland Hope]

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