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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:51 am

"How fckn evil and dim-witted can you be to not care about Wolfe and his family?"

If you want to be critical of the hunger striker then you might as well be critical of Wolfe. Think he and his family will do quite well. He came from the private sector, previous job as President Novell Americas, part of a multi-national software company. And as President of the MU system he was paid $450,000/yr,100,000 bonus potential, plus free housing and car so he and the family were doing OK.
Who knows what kind of parachute he had when leaving Novell.

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby shaffe » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:46 am

Harbringer, if you honestly believe the drivel you are posting right now you are one of the most mother fucking stupid people on the face of the Earth. If you are being honest here I sincerely hope you get some mental help because you just do not have the mental capacity to operate in any function that is useful to humanity. Holy shit.

BTW here is the police report for the swastika incident, just to discredit anything you have posted at all since you decided to spill your insanity on the topic.
http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/11/here- ... -incident/

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby nomadcowatbk » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:18 am

can we get back to football please?

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby Highlander » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:22 am

shaffe wrote:Harbringer, if you honestly believe the drivel you are posting right now you are one of the most mother fucking stupid people on the face of the Earth. If you are being honest here I sincerely hope you get some mental help because you just do not have the mental capacity to operate in any function that is useful to humanity. Holy shit.

BTW here is the police report for the swastika incident, just to discredit anything you have posted at all since you decided to spill your insanity on the topic.
http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/11/here- ... -incident/


All racial innuendo aside, Missouri handled this entire incident extremely poorly. There were a couple of incidents and a perceived slight during a protest at a parade at Missouri but I've seen nothing that has indicated that the University of Missouri is any different than any other state university in the country. What goes on at some southern universities is actually far worse (see Ole Miss - noose on statue of black public figure and until very recently they had the racially insensitive Colonel Reb as a mascot). There was certainly no reason why Mizzou needed to throw its two leading executives under the bus - other than, of course, the threat that a football game might not be played.

The entire incident has polarized people across the state which was predictable but I am extremely disappointed for another reason - the state, the curators, the university seem to have now placed Football as the primary driver at the school. Forget about whether or not the people who lost their jobs were any good at what they did or not (never heard any complaints until this incident), what they did was not as important as a football game. The revenue generated by football is indeed a hefty sum of money but the vast majority of the money that makes it back to Columbia is consumed entirely by the athletic department and very little (if any) actually goes to the university. It certainly does nothing to improve the quality of life of students, lessen the high cost of education, or improve the academic quality of the university and that's true not only at Mizzou but across the nation. Now that's something worth protesting about.
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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby Highlander » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:29 am

aknowledgeableperson wrote:"How fckn evil and dim-witted can you be to not care about Wolfe and his family?"

If you want to be critical of the hunger striker then you might as well be critical of Wolfe. Think he and his family will do quite well. He came from the private sector, previous job as President Novell Americas, part of a multi-national software company. And as President of the MU system he was paid $450,000/yr,100,000 bonus potential, plus free housing and car so he and the family were doing OK.
Who knows what kind of parachute he had when leaving Novell.


Honestly, is that what it has come to? If you make a lot of money, it's OK to have your reputation sullied, the quality of your job performance brought into question, your credibility destroyed for absolutely no reason at all. The incidents at Mizzou were real and regrettable but they were isolated incidents that could have happened anywhere and in no way could have been under the control of any administrator across the country regardless of how sensitive they potentially were to color, creed, gender etc.... To even suggest that the wealth of those who were forced out makes everything OK is just plain cynical and it's wrong. I guess libel is fine too if the victim is wealthy enough.

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby droopy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:47 am

Highlander wrote:All racial innuendo aside, Missouri handled this entire incident extremely poorly.

nomadcowatbk wrote:can we get back to football please?


Definitely another mishandling just based on the headline (and sort of about football): Mizzou will wear all-white uniforms against BYU at Arrowhead Stadium
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-co ... 60802.html

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby AllThingsKC » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:22 pm

I'm going on a hunger strike until Mizzou scores a touchdown.
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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby shaffe » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:45 pm

AllThingsKC wrote:I'm going on a hunger strike until Mizzou scores a touchdown.


RIP

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:23 pm

" the state, the curators, the university seem to have now placed Football as the primary driver at the school."

This may be the first act of many to follow, especially for football and basketball teams. What do you think KU would do if the basketball team staged a walkout just before conference play or a game involving a big name opponent? Or OU or TX if their football teams made the same power play? Notre Dame? Or any school scheduled to play in the college football playoffs or the Final Four?


"All racial innuendo aside, Missouri handled this entire incident extremely poorly."
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"Honestly, is that what it has come to? If you make a lot of money, it's OK to have your reputation sullied, the quality of your job performance brought into question, your credibility destroyed for absolutely no reason at all."

Yes, this was handled poorly so we agree on that point. And when you are in a position at a level as Wolfe your job performance does come into question. It doesn't matter if you are the department head of a local government unit, a city manager or in a position like Wolfe had.
Making a lot of money only came into play as a counterpoint since someone brought up the wealth of the family of the striker. As for Wolfe he should still have a bright future. He will be recycled like most executives in business, city managers, school superintendents, and managers in baseball and coaches in football and basketball. As many have said "hired to be fired".


"I guess libel is fine too if the victim is wealthy enough."

It's only libel if the statement is false.


"can we get back to football please?"

Given the seasons so far of the Chiefs, MU, KU and K-State there isn't much more to talk about.

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby beautyfromashes » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:13 pm

Highlander wrote:Honestly, is that what it has come to? If you make a lot of money, it's OK to have your reputation sullied, the quality of your job performance brought into question, your credibility destroyed for absolutely no reason at all.


Yes, that is what it has come to. The anti-1% mob is out for blood. They will demonize this country, our ideals and our history until they steal what they want. Because, well, it's much easier than actually working for it.

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby WSPanic » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:15 pm

Pinkel gone after this year. Health reasons cited, but it's hard not to look at the past week of activity and not draw some connections.

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby beautyfromashes » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:22 pm

Mizzou is imploding. Glad that bomb is in the SEC instead of the Big 12.

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby chingon » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:09 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:Yes, that is what it has come to. The anti-1% mob is out for blood. They will demonize this country, our ideals and our history until they steal what they want. Because, well, it's much easier than actually working for it.


Sounds like a lot of work.

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby chingon » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:20 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:Mizzou is imploding. Glad that bomb is in the SEC instead of the Big 12.


I assume you mean the football program, not the University? Because the events occuring at MU are pretty mild, and certainly don't portend any kind of implosion. I mean, compared to the student movements of the late 60s and early 70s, all this seems pretty tame, and places like Kent State and Berkeley and hundred of others are still chugging along.

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Re: 2014 - 2015 College Football Season

Postby AllThingsKC » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:43 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:Mizzou is imploding. Glad that bomb is in the SEC instead of the Big 12.


:lol:
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Re: College Football

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:42 am

Poor KU football. Just saw a '91 movie called Necessary Roughness about a down and out college football program. A Texas university football team is made up of school walk-ons. It starts the season 0-8. For game nine on the last play of the game the Texas school ties the game 3 - 3 on a field goal kicked by a woman soccer player. Before the play the opposing team is identified as The Jayhawks and the scoreboard has the team as Kansas.
KU football just can't get respect.

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Re: College Football

Postby WSPanic » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:37 pm

aknowledgeableperson wrote:Poor KU football. Just saw a '91 movie called Necessary Roughness about a down and out college football program. A Texas university football team is made up of school walk-ons. It starts the season 0-8. For game nine on the last play of the game the Texas school ties the game 3 - 3 on a field goal kicked by a woman soccer player. Before the play the opposing team is identified as The Jayhawks and the scoreboard has the team as Kansas.
KU football just can't get respect.


That's not just some woman soccer player - it's Kathy Ireland.

And don't forget, Texas State beat Texas at the end of the movie, so a tie to that team isn't so terrible, right?

I also think that the filmmakers were giving a nod to Kansas all time lead in Division I-A college football when it comes to ties (57) - a record that will never be broken.

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Re: College Football

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:24 pm

At the end of the movie Texas State did beat Texas. Went for two points instead of a game tying extra point in game 10.

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