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Everything posted by saevel25

  1. I disagree with this. If the ball is sitting up in the grass, then probably a PW chip shot may work out better. I think it would be extremely hard to judge the speed and trajectory of the ball off the clubface when you use a hybrid or 3-wood. Also, both of those are flatter than wedges, and more likely to get caught up in the rough.
  2. For a bunker shot, I tend to open the clubface up slightly and lower the handle slightly, then do a normal pitch motion. The finish is much more around waist high for a bunker shot, but that might be I am not hitting a massive amount of grass.
  3. Ok, it's just you quoted me, so I thought you were talking to me. No problem!
  4. That is probably because the ball is forward in your stance so that will promote a more of a fade/slice since the arc of the path goes left.
  5. For me it feels like the hands stop around outside the left hip (for righty) as the club thumps down and below the ball to pop it out of the thick rough.
  6. Just my first glance at it. It looks like your hands don't get down fast enough to allow the club head to swing out at the ball. With your amount of turn at impact, you are pulling the club path left. There is a finite distance between the club head and the left shoulder. If you are way open at impact then it will pull the club left.
  7. I didn't know anything closer was illegal? Oh well.. How I would play this shot. I would take my lob wedge, open it up. Set it down behind the ball and then line up to the club so it's forward in my stance. Get the center of my chest to be just in front of the ball with a lot of weight on my front foot. I want to pick the club up vertical and hit down a bit steeper than I would normally do to combat the grass gripping the golf shaft. I will just let gravity and my pivot generate a ton of speed. There will be very little follow through since the club is coming in steeper and I want gravity to do most of the work. The ball should just pop out.
  8. Really? How does that help the 97% of football players who don't get drafted?
  9. Not if the other 4 power conferences just don’t play football with them.
  10. By marketing, you mean making money based off their likeness, not till 2023 and only in California. Nope, it would be based solely on a players ability to market themselves. The rub on that, they can't be wearing any of their college football gear since that is trademarked by the college. Will the QB really make money if they can't wear the jersey? I agree with Erik on this. There can be a lot of quality of life decisions made to the system already that could address a lot of the issues.
  11. There is an putt putt game were the ball can take on random different shapes, one is a cube.
  12. The amount of times I tried to place the ball down and it would roll slightly and I had to re-adjust it. When I see people line it up once and get up to putt and I just think, "No way that is how you want it." I think its more of a mental thing then anything.
  13. It drove me insane that I could not get the damn line to be lined up with the precision that I wanted, LOL!
  14. Good practice drill, hit pitch shots with your right hand only. Not sure I can get the speed for the head height flop shot, but I think it could be possible to do a shorter flop shot one handed and catch it. Now, I am thinking of going to buy some bagels 😉
  15. The advantage is there already. Kids go to schools that can develop them and put them into the NFL. Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, etc... There is a reason why certain teams are always in the top 10 of recruiting yearly. If we had true parity with college football recruiting then it would be more wide spread, and Alabama wouldn't win 33-40% of the Nat. Championships because they out recruit and out train everyone. College Football Value Rankings Where is the extra advantage at? The top teams in the SEC? The top teams in the B10? OU and Texas in the B12? What teams in the past have actually dethrone these guys from being the teams that are year in and year out contenders for national championships? Heck it might actually help the smaller schools who might be able to pool their money to get some more 4-5 stars to go there. They can make the case they have more money to spend on some elite talent versus a place like Alabama who might have to spread it out more to keep players there.
  16. You think Jerry Rice went to Miss. Valley State because the big time college football programs were not paying money? There is so much under the table money being shuffled around, especially in SEC territory, players were getting paid. Also, Rice grew up in a time were people had to drive to high schools and find the athletes. If Jerry Rice was in today's recruiting system, he would have a 4-5 star ranking and be known by every major college team out there. He went to highschool in a county that only had 47,600 people in 2010 census. It probably went to a very small unknown high school during a time when it would be very hard to find him. Also, Joe Flacco transferred to University of Delaware. He was a backup at University of Pittsburgh for his first two seasons. The only reason he got drafted high was because he stood out at the Senior Bowl and combine. Also, that year the QB's depth was not the greatest. Matt Ryan went top 5. Then you have Flacco going 18th, and Brian Brohm going 56th. Indentured workers is a system of unfree labor who is bound by a signed contract to work with out pay for a period of time. College football players are technically free, but they sign a contract with the school to work for a period of time with out pay. If they transfer they are to sit out a year (a penalty). In most cases the schools can also tell you were you can or can not transfer to (another penalty against their mobility to play at another school). There really isn't any payment because they dictate which degrees you should be taking, and most likely would probably lose your scholarship from lack of performance on the field if you choose a more rigorous penalty (no value degree, and another penalty). 2019 NFL Draft Analysis – Average Guaranteed Dollars by Round 1st Round – $16,939,370 2nd Round – $3,786853 3rd Round – $946,211 4th Round – $692,925 5th Round – $301,369 6th Round – $161,745 7th Round – $88,795 Un-drafted Free Agents get $5,000 You are looking at 224 players getting on average 3.2 million. It's a very sharp drop off after the first round. Excluding the top 32 players the average is $980,000. Again, that is only for a very small percentage of football players. That means at maximum 98-99% of football players (D-1) in college barely get anything of value. There are a small few that get worth while degrees, but most don't. They put in 4 years of blood, sweat, and tears to make colleges 10.3 billion dollars in football revenue, and most get nothing out of it. Sorry if I don't see it more on the side of indentured workers than a free market. Not to belittle the situation you went through. The residency set up in the hospital system is complete idiocy in my opinion.
  17. There are rumors going around that the major conferences might split away from the NCAA. That discussion might be off-topic fro this thread.
  18. Umm... did you read my post... I said, I didn't see any benefit from it. No idea why you are calling me an outlier.
  19. So what? Should the colleges just say, "you know what, you are going to get lots of money anyways, let us use you as indentured workers so we can make millions off your abilities". That is basically the situation college athletes are in when they are in a program that is the money machine for the college. We had indentured workers in the past in this country and as a society we kinda said no. At some level these players need to actually get some value for what they are doing in college. If a junk degree isn't valuable enough then they at least need to make money off their likeness and they need to at least get some sort of compensation from the school. This just sounds like pettiness.
  20. This is how I feel about it. I use to do it, then I found it took me so long to get it lined up correctly that I decided it was too much of a pain. I honestly didn't see any benefit from it.
  21. I bet most of those people had better lives growing up not just because they had something click in college. If you come from poverty you, on average your reading level is 5 grade levels lower than someone who came from a more affluent family. Imagine, that kid who couldn't control his upbringing is now sent to college. It makes perfect sense that a lot of kids go down the athletic route. It makes a lot of sense that for them the general education classes might be the only thing they can handle. There are some undeniable facts here. 1. Colleges make excuses in trying to claim they need to be students, yet do not mandate they achieve an adequate degree. 2. They make an absurd amount of money off their athletic abilities. It's clear if colleges wanted to actually care about these STUDENTS, the system would be set up to actually improve them as students and put college first and not athletics. Then, you'd have to accept a lower standard of athletic achievement. They can't memorize hundreds of plays and be expected to major in Finance, Business, Engineering, Medical. Nick Saban's defensive playbook is over 500 pages. Really, they should allow them to count football as a minor degree. That is what they are getting a degree in.
  22. Why? They are not signing up for a degree (at least in football). They are signing up to make the school money, and to go to the NFL. Why should they have to give the scholarship money back. There are plenty of students who drop out, who might get scholarships, should they have to pay it back? I don't think that is a viable system, and would greatly hamper a college's ability to get people to accept scholarships. Not when it comes to football. Football is primarily to give schools more money. This is why schools never mandate that any of their athletes actually must complete degrees. Depends on the school. Like Notre Dame, they hold their football players to a much higher GPA standard than your typical school This blanket statement doesn't come close to covering the entirety of college athletics. Lets be a bit more nuanced here. My stance is, they should be able to make money based on their likeness. I am OK for allowing for more quality of life changes to the system. More flexible transfer rules. More flexible eligibility and scholarship rules. Here is a another side of it. Academic scholarships don't make the school money, yet they are allowed to get a job and make money. To me, if the school is making money off athletes then that is a job. Maybe they shouldn't be just limited to getting a free education.
  23. 1. A lot of sports are supported by football or basketball revenues only. Also, a lot of that revenue goes towards scholarships, so they are getting paid in some regard. Do they think that tennis or swimming actually bring in revenue? I can see some sort of stipend, but 50% revenue is a bit absurd. I bet most schools actually don't have 50% of their revenue left after paying for other sports, facilities, staff, etc.. I am not even sure most college athletics actually make money with their athletic department. 2. I am OK with this option, because it basically exits when a student gets a 5th year of eligibility when they go to graduate school. They may have to redshirt one year, but they get the benefit of being on the team and then playing four more years. 3. I never knew this was an issue. Hey, if someone doesn't want to be an activist and takes your spot because you spend more time being an activist versus being an athlete than tough. I am all for this as long as they don't get the double standard of expecting they have a spot guaranteed to them on a team. 4. I am fine with this. 5. This will require a change to how recruiting goes in NCAA football. They have a maximum # of scholarships available. So, if they go pro, and they're are not more scholarships available, how would they come back? I agree that they shouldn't loose eligibility to play NCAA football if they go early and didn't get drafted. I am not sure that a school should be required to hold a spot for them. They may need to go play at a different school. Though, I am not sure how many three year or two year redshirt athletes don't get drafted. I can understand a senior, who doesn't have any eligibility left. This could create a big logistical nightmare if they allow for a standard 6 years of eligibility.
  24. It was a pleasure to meet everyone. Today was a blast and I was glad we only go hit with a few short lived rain showers.
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