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  1. IUALUM03

    Isaiah Stewart Cuts IU

    That came to mind as I was typing it, but every year there are those OAD that something happens to and they end up having to stay. If I am a OAD, I still look at college as a four year deal just in case something doesn't work out.
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    Isaiah Stewart Cuts IU

    Does K coach until he dies? He is 71 at this point and there has not been any indications out there for a while that he plans on retiring that I have heard. You gotta think the if the over/under is 4 years, you take under with him walking away, but? I say this only because when does this start to catch up with his recruiting, where the question mark is there that can be exploited by opposing coaches.
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    NBA Thread

    The MLB need to look at the NBA, but also refer back to how they marketed players in the '90s. Everyone knew who Ken Griffey, Jr., Frank Thomas, Roger Clemons, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGuire, Kirby Puckett, Nomar, Jeter, etc. were. The players had shoe deals and were all over product marketing. The real difference today that I see is you don't see MLB players marketing products like they used to. That has killed the brand recognition, but they have players that are of similar caliber now.
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    NBA Thread

    He has already been put up on the block to pull in Jimmy Butler, but T-wolves weren't interested. If Rockets make any trades, EJ will be involved as a piece of a combo they offer. I saw on TV yesterday that Butler now wants to go to Philly, but don't see what they have the T-wolves would want. Fultz would probably be the piece, but I doubt any teams are really interested in him as a primary in a trade at this point. Just a topic for conversation, what if Butler would be open to Pacers. Would any fans be into it and who would you be willing to part with? Would it make Indy better or is Butler a cancer at this point after the way he has handled his trade demand?
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    NBA Thread

    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/myles-turner-pacers-indiana-has-no-chill Nice little ego stroke for Indiana courtesy of Miles Turner. I couldn't be more happy he signed an extension.
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    Best Job In The B1G

    I think the ranking is based on the fact where Purdue is positioned historically, they are competing against IU and ND for in-state. I think they are saying Purdue is at a disadvantage because of this. Not 100%, but just a guess as to why it was different.
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    Nike?

    To answer your question. It won't. Many of the kids that play for basketball and football programs are persons of color, so it isn't illogical to think that this will strengthen their affinity for Nike. Relating to the general population, this will only help in the long haul and is a well-thought out business decision outside of them taking a social stance. A majority of the US population, especially the youth fall on the Nike side with this and other social issues. In addition, the youth are flocking to brands with some sort of societal viewpoint, such as Patagonia for example.
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    Nike?

    I’m going to bow out of the topic now. I always hate those that sound like they are talking in circles and feel the need to make the same point over and over. I appreciate everyone’s engagement and respect those with opinions counter to mine. This is exactly the kind of dialogue the protest was hoping to initiate in my opinion. Have a good night and try to treat everyone with some kindness and speak up when you see someone being treated unfairly. The world needs more of that.
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    Nike?

    Think about the level of intelligence it took and someone who could deal with working with the lowest margins of error to be elected as the first black president, now look at the level of accountability white counterparts are given. Cough cough, look at two people that bookend Obama and how those supporters of said bookends think obama is the antichrist and bush/trump great leaders. Obama’s has to be perfect, while bush could get arrested and trump can con common people out of their hard earned money, declare bankruptcy, and lie at every turn. If that isn’t white privileged and a full illustration of the inherent disadvantage persons of color desk with, I don’t know what is. (Full disclosure, I vote for both parties in elections, but it doesn’t take a reasonable person to see this.) Since this is a sports forum, let’s talk racial inequality in sports. Don’t you think it is odd that a sports landscape dominated by minorities it is difficult to still find POC in coaching positions, GM roles, and even ownership? It’s seeks to me ex players would make the best candidates for these roles.
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    Nike?

    You are correct, it does protect both sides, but comparing what Kap and other players are doing is in no way comparable to westboro. Regarding the service man, you are correct, he doesn’t speak for all, but it shows that Kap didn’t go into the protest with the idea of disrespecting servicemen and his intent was related to social injustice being brought upon persons of color. Once again, those who serve in the military are not the only ones represented by the flag. I fully support our troops and the sacrifices they made, but the flag is a symbol for all Americans to reflect upon it what the choose. If some aren’t bring represented the sane way as others, then it is fully logical to use that symbol in a form of protest. Once again, I fully believe this protest to be appropriate because it has created a dialogue without negatively affecting you or anyone else in the population. What westboro is the complete opposite of how this protest is being presented and this is without hate or negative affect to those around.
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    Nike?

    You are right, there is a time/place, but most of those times/places have been tried, yet here we are still seeing the same issues. I don’t think anyone would compare BLM or any groups on the right side of social justice is the same as westboro, so it is not even a reasonable comparison. In the end, him kneeling affects you none. This cannot be argued. If this goes away, your life will continue down trajectory it was on, so in my mind this makes it a reasonable protest. You make no mention that of Kap consulting a serviceman in coming up with the taking the knee as a way to still be respectful. Also, you ignore my question at the end. What is the right protest in a forum that will draw the necessary attention.
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    Nike?

    It’s a straw man’s argument and has no bearing on the core topic. Who knows what the motivation is. It is like saying by wearing a pair of Kobe Bryant’s shoes, you can’t be against sexual assault. The world is a complex place and no one can be 100% consistent in their idealism.
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    Nike?

    Not every incident of oppression results in murder. It could be putting a kid in jail for weed ultimately preventing him from having access to a decent job because of it. It could be a white kid who swims at Stanford caught raping a girl getting no jail time beyond time served while a black football player gets years in jail for consensual you dating a girl who is underage, but only two years younger that the black football player only because the father does not want his daughter with a black guy. Or the black guy who is hassled for jaywalking (something everyone does) only to lead to him being arrested and beaten for questioning why the cop is writing him a ticket versus just giving a him a polite warning. How about the kid in Indianapolis who had an off duty cop moonlighting at an apartment complex pool ask kick him out of the apartment complex after he showed he lived there because he got defensive and asked why the other white people at the pool weren’t being asked to prove they lived there. There is so much more here than just those unjustly executed by police officers. There are people of color everyday being harassed by racist individuals strictly because they are uncomfortable in the presence of the due to their own fear a biases.
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    Nike?

    No one person has the right to define what the flag symbolizes, but at its core it symbolizes America as a whole (soldiers, immigrants, everyday citizens, male, female, all religions, etc.). It can’t just represent the good, but also has to be representative of our country’s shortcomings. So if you look at it that way, the flag is the perfect thing to protest. The fact that so many people are reacting futrther validates this was the right approach. The problem has become a certain person decided to use faux patriotism as a distraction from is own issues and a small contingent of the population bought into it hook line and sinker. The same contingent that are more than happy to scream bloody murder about their gun rights and the constitution when it is convenient while waving the flag of the confederacy because it is a part of their heritage, but apparently free speech only applies when they agree. The fact is forced or blind patriotism is far more dangerous and disrespectful to our country than kneeling during a song. Not to mention Kap kneeling was a respectful compromise after consulting with a service man. So my question to those that are disagreeing is this. Protesting violently is not acceptable. Protesting peacefully is not acceptable. What is and why do you think you should have the right to decide what is the right way or wrong way?
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    Nike?

    I am not agreeing with the socks, but as with anything, there are the good and the bad and everyone's perception is a victim of their own experiences. Many of those who are minorities don't have positive experiences with police officers, unfortunately. An easy solution with our police forces are to call out the bad one's, but more often than not (even when caught clear as day on video), that does not happen. It is the same no-narc mentality I often hear police complain about in relationship to the communities they are working. In addition, the idea of protecting and serving their respective communities has been flipped to the communities being expected to protect and serve the police force. There is a certain level of being above reproach that has permeated because of this. It is a difficult job and dangerous, there is no doubt about it, but if you don't have the temperament or mindset to do it correctly under all circumstances, then maybe look at doing something else. A mistake being a police officer has far greater consequences than your average job.
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