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19 minutes ago, cunninghamtheman said:

On the other side: what’s making college cost so much anyway? It’s out of control.

I call it 'fat cats' lining their pockets and over spending on expenses for extravagant new buildings and facilities when what they had was already adequate. Not sure about all cases, but I'd wager this is the case for the majority of schools.

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11 hours ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Seems like we universally are being ranked as one of the most talented rosters in the league this year. No need to reach for over the hill vets to fill in deep backup roles before TC.

I love Conner Barwin he was a great Eagle...we let him go because of scheme fit,  declining skills....3 years ago. My Birds have a Veteran Championship team without Barwin. Conner really represented the city well, would rather bring back Sproles than Barwin. At the end of his time here with us he was a declining player. We really need to uncover some young talent at DE.

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8 hours ago, cunninghamtheman said:

On the other side: what’s making college cost so much anyway? It’s out of control.

Ham, I am not an authority on this but have made some observations on a number of things. First, When I graduated back when the T-Rexes roamed the planet, it took most students 4 years to get a 4 year degree. Some less than 4 years. The latest figures show now that the average time it takes a student to get a 4 year degree is 5 1/2 years. So if you are borrowing the money and living on campus, that is a substantial increase in tuition. Second, in a lot of cases, kids are picking costlier universities to attend than what they actually need because they feel it will get them a better job opportunity when they graduate. We shouldn't judge education by how much we pay for it. Private schools are not exactly better than public schools. It's the value of education not the price of education that should be focused on. Think of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. They found a Harvard education worthless. That example should give you a hint about the true value of education. In my own life, I currently have two grand kids attending USF and both of them are currently ahead of schedule and will graduate in 3 1/2 years. Both decided to commute rather than live on campus and purchase a meal ticket. Both decided they can wait to party until after they get their degrees and the most important thing of all is that both are paying for their educations themselves instead of Mom and Dad. It is surprising how mature you get in a hurry when you are footing the bill. LOL 

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9 hours ago, cunninghamtheman said:

I never really said consume. I more just alluded to that it took away from focus and time working on his craft. Without all that maybe he could have done more. That’s all. Maybe a few less lifts of his fiancé on his newly surgically repaired knee and a few more proper reps of rehab. Not really making it like he forgot all about football or anything. Just the fact that there was other guys out there doing more to prepare for greatness that offseason.

OK so a total there of 5 hours extra in the off season

9 hours ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Now Barwin is comparable to Brady to you? Oh my. I see Barwin as a good guy. Lost a step when he was playing for us years ago so we let him go. Would he be better day one of Training Camp than a rookie? I’m sure. But the young guy won’t get better from the bench. But where could he be if you get him second team reps by the end of the season? I believe in developing some players. 

You said "pick any position" if you recall

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9 hours ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Do we need another mentor along the Dline? We have Graham and Curry at DE. Cox, Jackson and Jernigan at DT. I’m fine with the amount of veteran mentor ship available.

Maybe the staff isnt???Do you know?

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9 hours ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Terrible argument you attempted here. But if your likeness made millions for McDonalds then yep!!! Pay the man. I remember Michael Jordan and Larry Bird facing off against each other for a Big Mac. Were they the best Big Mac eaters in the world? No, of coarse not. Using their likeness sold a bunch of cheeseburgers though. And it made it worth it for McDonalds to pay millions to use that commercial during the SB. So if Zion Williamson did the same he shouldn’t be able to get paid? President Obama was at the game just to see him play. Tickets were outrageous to try and get a glimpse of him. How many people tuned in to games that Zion played last season? Bought Duke jerseys? Heck, want to go to Duke in the future because of him? These rules are archaic. Most everybody realizes this. I appreciate the way California is going about it. I believe it’s a solid approach.

Whatever man,it's not gonna change because you will it to.It's all there for a reason.GL with this

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9 hours ago, cunninghamtheman said:

But certain jobs are worth more than others. I just posted a list showing plenty of young kids making multiple millions. At 18 flipping burgers at McDs it’s doubtful that’s a path to millions. At 44 after 20 years of flipping burgers at a McDs it’s doubtful that’s a path to millions.

Do those kids have degrees????? The NCAA is about EDUCATION FIRST.IDK we used to call that "opportunity".Thats why there is so much BS today.Noone wants to work,they just want paid and thats fine with you

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9 hours ago, cunninghamtheman said:

On the other side: what’s making college cost so much anyway? It’s out of control.

Professors salaries,maintaining buildings,buying new equpipment, research costs at major universities,the HYPE that "everyone needs to go to college"(which is BS BTW),businesses demanding college graduates for menial jobs that really don't require it,cost of books,tools for students

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5 minutes ago, GreenbleedinFL said:

Maybe the staff isnt???Do you know?

Seems like we do know because they told Long he was going to have a deceased role. They could have kept him if his vet leadership was dire. That would have done what it takes to get him back one more year. He had a very good season last year. And they traded Bennett. Paid Graham and Jackson. Brought back Vinny. The "staff” made those decisions. So yes I feel like I do know. Pretty obvious how things went down this offseason.

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2 hours ago, trini said:

I love Conner Barwin he was a great Eagle...we let him go because of scheme fit,  declining skills....3 years ago. My Birds have a Veteran Championship team without Barwin. Conner really represented the city well, would rather bring back Sproles than Barwin. At the end of his time here with us he was a declining player. We really need to uncover some young talent at DE.

Isn't Barnett "young talent"?

Just now, cunninghamtheman said:

Seems like we do know because they told Long he was going to have a deceased role. They could have kept him if his vet leadership was dire. That would have done what it takes to get him back one more year. He had a very good season last year. And they traded Bennett. Paid Graham and Jackson. Brought back Vinny. The "staff” made those decisions. So yes I feel like I do know. Pretty obvious how things went down this offseason.

Welp he's been talking to Howie,so take it up with them then

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7 minutes ago, GreenbleedinFL said:

Whatever man,it's not gonna change because you will it to.It's all there for a reason.GL with this

Not because I will it to. But this whole discussion started because I posted an article about California changing it. Been talk from many angles for awhile. Feels like national laws are in the works even. I have no power against the NCAA. Not many do. That’s why it takes the big lawmakers that can actually do something to get involved to change things. The NCAA is a vampire.

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2 minutes ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Seems like we do know because they told Long he was going to have a deceased role. They could have kept him if his vet leadership was dire. That would have done what it takes to get him back one more year. He had a very good season last year. And they traded Bennett. Paid Graham and Jackson. Brought back Vinny. The "staff” made those decisions. So yes I feel like I do know. Pretty obvious how things went down this offseason.

Noone said it was DIRE,my god man stop the drama ok? He knows the team,he knows the system.He won't start,he would be  relief player,thats IT!!!

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8 minutes ago, GreenbleedinFL said:

Do those kids have degrees????? The NCAA is about EDUCATION FIRST.IDK we used to call that "opportunity".Thats why there is so much BS today.Noone wants to work,they just want paid and thats fine with you

The NCAA is about money first. PERIOD! 

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Just now, cunninghamtheman said:

Not because I will it to. But this whole discussion started because I posted an article about California changing it. Been talk from many angles for awhile. Feels like national laws are in the works even. I have no power against the NCAA. Not many do. That’s why it takes the big lawmakers that can actually do something to get involved to change things. The NCAA is a vampire.

Calif is a vampire,they cant even fix their own state let alone colleges nationwide

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2 minutes ago, cunninghamtheman said:

The NCAA is about money first. PERIOD! 

LMAO ok WOW welp we need a NCAA CEO and BOD then.take away schools individual rights and make blanket laws-one size fits all  for everyone despite geographic differrences.great idea(thats called socialism) I need to buy STOCK in this newly formed corporation

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11 minutes ago, GreenbleedinFL said:

Professors salaries,maintaining buildings,buying new equpipment, research costs at major universities,the HYPE that "everyone needs to go to college"(which is BS BTW),businesses demanding college graduates for menial jobs that really don't require it,cost of books,tools for students

Kids have to buy their own books. Many times they have to buy these massively overpriced books that their professor wrote. Adding to that professors earnings above salary. Students have to provide their own computers. Many of these big schools are part of these huge television contracts and sponsorships. Everything associated with colleges feels massively marked up and overpriced. At some point if everything quacks like a duck....it is a duck. Seems like pure greed in control. How often have we heard about any of these colleges having to close their doors because they couldn’t make enough money?

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9 minutes ago, GreenbleedinFL said:

Noone said it was DIRE,my god man stop the drama ok? He knows the team,he knows the system.He won't start,he would be  relief player,thats IT!!!

Feels like the "drama” resides only with you. You feel this massive need to sign an over the hill pass rusher to be fourth in line. Just relax. Kick back. See what these four young players with high upside can do. Who knows? Maybe we find a player worthy of becoming a starter with some experience.

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16 minutes ago, GreenbleedinFL said:

 

Welp he's been talking to Howie,so take it up with them then

Wow so he’s been begging Rosie for a job. I haven’t heard anything about him signing a contract. That’s telling in itself. I don’t need to take anything up with anybody. Sounds like Rosie has the same thoughts as me on this matter. 

 By the way I bumped into Rosie and told him that I wanted a job as a depth QB. Must mean I’m signing soon. Look out!!! It’s down to me or Brett Favre...on the short list of guys that want a job with the organization but aren’t getting it.

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11 minutes ago, GreenbleedinFL said:

Professors salaries,maintaining buildings,buying new equpipment, research costs at major universities,the HYPE that "everyone needs to go to college"(which is BS BTW),businesses demanding college graduates for menial jobs that really don't require it,cost of books,tools for students

Interesting that you mentioned "everyone has to go to college" (which is BS BTW). The utility industry, which I was a part of for 33 years, Still has 4 year training programs where they pay you to learn. How many kids even give a second thought to a career in the utility industry. How many high school guidance counselors even steer them in that direction? Most of them don't even think about the electric industry. They just flip the light switch and notice that the light comes on. The 4 year training programs in the utility industry are for Electrical Maint., Mech Maint, Instrumentation, Plant Operators, Linemen, and Welders, Health Physics monitors and etc. When I retired from PPL in 2009, all the graduates of these training programs were making over 100,000 a year. Everyone's definition of a good paying job is different however, 100,000 a year isn't to shabby in my book. The utility industry nationwide is going to loose 40 percent of its workforce in the next 5 years due to retirements. There will be lots of opportunities in that industry for those who are paying attention.

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12 minutes ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Kids have to buy their own books. Many times they have to buy these massively overpriced books that their professor wrote. Adding to that professors earnings above salary. Students have to provide their own computers. Many of these big schools are part of these huge television contracts and sponsorships. Everything associated with colleges feels massively marked up and overpriced. At some point if everything quacks like a duck....it is a duck. Seems like pure greed in control. How often have we heard about any of these colleges having to close their doors because they couldn’t make enough money?

People always want an education and as long as students are dumb enough to take out massive loans they will keep doing it

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9 minutes ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Feels like the "drama” resides only with you. You feel this massive need to sign an over the hill pass rusher to be fourth in line. Just relax. Kick back. See what these four young players with high upside can do. Who knows? Maybe we find a player worthy of becoming a starter with some experience.

"massive need"? Who said that? not me!!! Stop the drama by putting false words in my mouth.I said if he is there and cheap enough whats wrong with a vet BU player?

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4 minutes ago, cunninghamtheman said:

Wow so he’s been begging Rosie for a job. I haven’t heard anything about him signing a contract. That’s telling in itself. I don’t need to take anything up with anybody. Sounds like Rosie has the same thoughts as me on this matter. 

 By the way I bumped into Rosie and told him that I wanted a job as a depth QB. Must mean I’m signing soon. Look out!!! It’s down to me or Brett Favre...on the short list of guys that want a job with the organization but aren’t getting it.

Why would we be in a rush??? I never said that either.You just make up crap as you go to fit your narrative.he gave the Eagles 2 weeks,then he will look elsewhere.if they want him they will take him,if they dont they dont.

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6 minutes ago, 1wrangler said:

Interesting that you mentioned "everyone has to go to college" (which is BS BTW). The utility industry, which I was a part of for 33 years, Still has 4 year training programs where they pay you to learn. How many kids even give a second thought to a career in the utility industry. How many high school guidance counselors even steer them in that direction? Most of them don't even think about the electric industry. They just flip the light switch and notice that the light comes on. The 4 year training programs in the utility industry are for Electrical Maint., Mech Maint, Instrumentation, Plant Operators, Linemen, and Welders, Health Physics monitors and etc. When I retired from PPL in 2009, all the graduates of these training programs were making over 100,000 a year. Everyone's definition of a good paying job is different however, 100,000 a year isn't to shabby in my book. The utility industry nationwide is going to loose 40 percent of its workforce in the next 5 years due to retirements. There will be lots of opportunities in that industry for those who are paying attention.

Like any industry,you can succeed basically in anything.The problem is businesses now require a degree before they even let you in(aka initial screening).So everyone thinks there are no jobs without a degree.it's a mindset change,and a change for the worse IMO BTW I know some mechanics that do pretty well also.even HVAC techs do alright.But the mindset is "you need a degree".

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Maybe we find a player worthy of becoming a starter with some experience." And MAYBE WE DONT,but lets not cover our rears-NAH

 

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