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This is a common cause of player transfers since the coach is a major factor in why a player decides to attend the University.

NCAA transfer rules specify that players must sit out a season before they are eligible at their new school. There are exceptions, hoewever:

  • If this is your first transfer (not applicable for DI baseball, basketball, hockey, and football players)
  • If you return to your first school without participating at the second school
  • If your sport is discontinued or not sponsored at your four-year school
  • If you have never been recruited (and have not practiced beyond a consecutive 14-day period or competed)
  • If you did not practice or play in your sport for two years

For example: After Richard Pitino left FIU for Minnesota in 2013, Malik Smith transferred with him. The NCAA allowed Smith to play right away due to FIU’s 2014 postseason ineligibility from “an insufficient Academic Progress Rate score.”

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The prototypical QB is tall so he can see over their mammoth offensive linemen and has the body to take the hits that they don’t block. This has caused scouts to shy away from “undersized” quarterbacks, though two successful such QB’s come to mind in Drew Brees (6'0", 209 lbs.) and Russell Wilson (5'11", 206 lbs.).

Brees has been to eight Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl in his 13 year career, but it has been as a pocket passer due to his limited speed.

Manziel’s closest comparison may be to Wilson who just won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks. Coming out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a 4.55 40, Wilson was dubbed an “undersized” quarterback by scouts which lead to him falling to the third round. Wilson immediately stepped in as the Seahawks starting QB in his rookie season and has put together some impressive seasons at the helm despite his critics giving much credit to the Seattle running game and defense for his success.

Johnny is looked at to be slightly slower than Wilson, but has an edge in passing ability and arm strength. In Manziel’s words:

The game’s evolving. … You have to be able to create plays. I want to be a pocket passer too and be able to pick apart defenses and beat teams with my arm. But when a play breaks down, the scrambling and running ability [take over].

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Patrick Swayze starred in the movie Dirty Dancing where he lifted a girl above his head, as shown below, however Jordan and his girl are lifted as in high off drugs.

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Reference to the 2010 BP Oil Spill that dumped around 42,000 gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. He uses this simile to show how she spilled her guts (thoughts) out to him.

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Feeling cold and having a stone heart symbolizes a lack of love, where he has nobody warm him up. His loneliness has figuratively hardened him.

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The loving, healthy relationship theme of this song is a virtual opposite of the cause its release is helping. As Boots explained with his Facebook post:

A friend recently told me about a non-profit organization called “Day One” here in NYC. In their words, “Day One is the only organization in New York City solely devoted to the issue of teen dating violence.”

I feel that protecting women from these horrible and unthinkable acts should take precedence in our society. I feel passionate about this because if more women knew that safe places existed from the turmoil they experience, it could possibly prevent these situations from occurring or reoccurring.

Every cent made from this song will go directly to dayoneny.org

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At the time this song’s release, Jack’s hometown of Detroit was in the midst of a financial crisis that lead to the city filing for bankruptcy. Residents were victim to widespread poverty and much of the city lay in ruin.

This imagery paints a desolate picture of his situation, representing a sort of lazaretto of a city.

Jack has put a significant amount of money into restoring parts of the city. This includes the Detroit Masonic Temple which now has a room named Jack White Theater, and a neighborhood baseball field that he used to play on.

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I work hard

Like wood, you know?

Like wood, you know?


This roughly translated Spanish simile further explains how he is a hard worker by comparing it to the physical hardness of wood.

This isn’t Jack’s first foray into the language, as The White Stripes released a Spanish version of their song “Conquest” — appropriately re-titled “Conquista”. Their popular song “Icky Thump” is also a criticism of American intolerance of Spanish-speaking immigrants.

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@WatchDaThrone I disagree wholeheartedly. First of all, Sherman says at the beginning of the article “And if it’s true the Eagles terminated his contract in part because they grew afraid of his alleged “gang ties,” then they did something worse.” The “if” is a key component.

Sherman is merely defending DeSean’s character due to the fact that MANY people are speculating Jackson was/should have been released because of these things — he never calls out the Eagles as an organization and he never called them racist.

Also, all of these other players who have had “legal issues” themselves have been ones they brought upon on their own. DeSean had no control over what his friends did.

If my friend goes out and kills someone today, am I a bad person? Should I be fired because I associate with a murderer? I think this was a thoughtful article that brings up some good points about double standards and I admire him for standing up for his childhood friend

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Not sure if the the “saving factor” was an intentional pun but I loved it either way.

Also just a little extra insight — Blackhawks lines for the start of the series to try to protect Kaner:

  1. Toews, SAADY, Versteeg
  2. Sharp, Handzus, Hossa
  3. Kane, Bickell, Shaw
  4. Smith, Bollig, Kruger
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@BoredBorderlineGenius adding their own songs is fine, but if they have big name artists featured in there when they didn’t actually work with them then you should remove the artists and message them not to do so.

For example, if you see a song — “Blood on the Leaves Remix” by Brock featuring Kanye West — remove Kanye and message me that it isn’t trill

@Abraxas01 never seen Apocalypse Now lol, hope it wasn’t too similar

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GOAT movie. Dead at the on-court picture lol, looks like someone skipped leg day

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Even I gotta give a point for “M Nappy Shyamalan” that’s just classic

Georgetown/FSU being bigger snubs than Minnesota is laughable

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You’re gonna have to drop a little more knowledge on those incredible kicks my man…