The Winter Olympics is one of my favorite sporting events, mainly because you only get to see many of them during the games. This year the Olympics take place in Sochi, Russia and features fifteen sporting events spread out over two weeks.
Arian Foster may be a great NFL running back, but he apparently is terrible at money management. Foster admits, while a student on scholarship at Tennessee, to taking money for food and having coaches bring him tacos, both are NCAA violations. What Foster seemed to have plenty of money for however, was ink. Not the kind of ink for taking notes in class, but the kind they use in tattoo needles.
So Arian was hungry while in college, which I highly doubt. How many students would love to buy some dinner for one of the best players on the team? Arian's beef is not with getting money for food, he has long been an advocate(saying so in an 2012 interview on the Dan Patrick Show) for college players to be paid. He seemed openly disgusted that coaches make millions while students get nothing. But do they get nothing? No they get a free college education and for a select few like Arian, they get training that could earn them millions playing professionally. If college football players are to receive a stipend, shouldn't athletes in non-revenue producing sports like baseball and women's basketball, also receive an allowance for giving their all for their university?
I remember working full time in a factory the whole time I went to college, without the luxury of someone begging to by me food. Many nights my choices were ramen noodles or paper plates.
I think former Vol, NFLer, and current judge Tim Irwin summed up what many think of Arian Foster and his sob story. Irwin ripped into Foster for "laying down like a dog when he wore the orange" meaning that he took it easy his Senior season to save his body for the NFL.
For the last ten years or so it seems Adidas has been seeming standing around with their heads in the sand while Nike has taken huge lead in collegiate uniforms. it's gotten so bad for Adidas that I've read where big time recruits have turned down scholarships to big time programs based solely on the fact that the program was "an Adidas school" With their new TechFit line, I wonder if it is too little too late for the former leader in athletic apparal.
:2013 NCAA Men's & Women's Hockey Printable Downloadable Brackets
The Road to the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh (for men) and Minneapolis (for women) is set now with the announcement of the 2013 NCAA Hockey Championships for both women and men. Good luck to your favorite school
It's time for March Madness again. The event is so popular that the opening round games also coincide with the least productive work day of the year.
This year is really exciting as there are several teams that could win the national championship. The men's Final Four will be played in Atlanta while the women will decide their champion in New Orleans.