Saturday, March 29, 2008
Good for Young and now he can rest all spring and not worry - Young in practice broke a bone and tore his labrum, and will most likely undergo surgery for the third time in his career in the next few weeks.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Again here is the LOHD short list for Mr. Hyman to use - here.
I know the STATE says that now that Capel is out of the picture that USC has focused on Darrin Horn...BUT....Why shouldn't Hyman inquire about this guy or this guy? Seems to fit the mold of what USC needs...a guy who can recruit, has ties to the area, automatic name ID, loads of experience, young/hungry and are a minority which seems to be what USC is after....just thrown' it out there.
Also Strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses would not be able to operate between midnight and 6 a.m., according to this bill currently shaking its' way through the SC House.
Here are some interesting parts to this bill:
B) While on the premises of an adult business or a sexually-oriented business:
(1) an employee, while in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude, may not knowingly do the following:
(a) appear in the view of a patron unless the employee is at least six feet from all patrons and on a stage at least two feet above the floor;
(b) touch a patron or the clothing of a patron; or
(c) while in the view of a patron, touch another person who is in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude;
(2) no patron knowingly shall touch an employee while that employee is in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude, or touch the clothing or costume of an employee while that employee is in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude; and
(3) an employee of an adult business or a sexually-oriented business who regularly appears in a state of sexually explicit nudity or while semi-nude on the premises of that adult business or sexually-oriented business may not knowingly be or remain within six feet of a patron.
Rep Scott Talley, R-Spartanburg, who introduced the bill, said restricting when sexually oriented businesses can operate would cut down on early morning crime -- drugs, assaults, property crimes -- he said is common at strip clubs. And we thought he just didn't want strippers to touch people ... thoughts?
Shouldn't the SC Legislature be foucsing on bigger issues...I don't know like education and figuring out how to correct the fact released this past Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis stating that personal income in South Carolina grew 4.2 percent last year, to just over $31,000. That figure ranks South Carolina's per capita income as the 4th-lowest in the country, followed by Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi.
I'm just sayn'....
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The suspension stems from a third run-in with the law in 15 months for the redshirt freshman, who was one of three players charged Saturday with underage drinking by university police (not to mention a little episode of putting out a fire later that evening). It will mark the second straight year Garcia has been suspended from spring drills.
In addition, according to THE STATE , University officials have suspended Garcia from summer school and will require him to participate in an in-depth alcohol counseling program and submit to drug / alcohol tests if he wishes to return to school in mid-August, when summer school ends. So Garcia would have to be readmitted to USC. Garcia will be allowed to finish this semester at USC, but must move out of campus housing next week.
Thoughts? Do you agree with the punishment?
Nonetheless, here is the latest updated standings:
1. flounder with 47 points
2. tmacballers with 45 points
3. Man Hands with 43 pts
4. General Malaise with 42 pts
4. Dilligaf with 42 pts
6. 2manycocktails with 41 points
6. Cashmoney with 41 points
6. Old Man with 41 pts
9. JR with 40 points
9. Long and Soft with 40 points
11. Driggs Ballas with 39 points
12. Dukies33 with 37 pts
12. A-dubs with 37 pts
12. big angry with 37 pts
15. top dog with 36 pts
At first, I found it ok to help find excuses for these"kids" because let's all agree that we have all made mistakes and can some how relate BUT enough is enough. After about the fourth time a USC player helped THE University of South Carolina gain some front page press in state-wide media publications...my patience and understanding when south.
As Moose asked in yesterdays' report on this incident and the Sunday Morning QB wrote about it here - What shall Spurrier do with Mr. Garcia?
This is the third time Stephen Garcia has gotten in trouble since graduating early and enrolling at USC in January 2007. He was suspended for spring practice last year following two arrests in two weeks. Garcia was arrested for drunkenness and failure to stop on police command last February in Five Points before being charged with keying a visiting professor’s car on campus two weeks later. USC coach Steve Spurrier said Garcia’s “fate is in the hands of the University of South Carolina.”
In my view, I think one of two things should happen to Mr. Garcia, he either needs to be suspended from all team activities like Corey Boyd did in 2005 and sent home OR removed from the team for good.
Not that he needs to be made an example of but this kind of disrespect needs to be dealt with harshly. Team rules need to be enforced and if broken again and again - well it is time to think a little bigger on 'what to do' with players and breaking the law. Tanner kicked a kid off the team who was one of the best players on the team/nation and was a freshman; granted he stole something but his star power was overlooked and it was dealt with harshly.
It is time for Spurrier and the University to 'nip this in the bud;' this whole issue of players getting in trouble, I am not sure if USC/Columbia PD are out to get players but it is time to stop gaining national attention for off the field mistakes. He has had his chances and needs to be treated like a adult. It may be good for him to go home to Tampa be with his child and realize that he is no longer a kid and has a wonderful opportunity to play football for Spurrier, be highly praised and get a 'free' education.
I think most fans agree that we do want to win but let's not sacrifice our dignity in the name of it. It is beyond being funny and now it is bad...bad for fans, bad for current players, bad for future players and bad for past players.