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Can anyone explain to me why

our tax dollars are used to "protect" college football coaches with State Troopers when those same colleges are making millions of dollars in profit from these games?

And Yes, I am a huge fan of college football, but this bothers me every time I see it.

Gregg Easterbrook, who used to write ESPNís Tuesday Morning Quarterback column, frequently addressed this topic. He argued that coaches donít in fact face any unusual security threat that isnít adequately addressed by the general police presence at a game, and that having a personal escort is simply a way of letting the coach feel like a king, president, or some other official who legitimately requires a round-the-clock security detail. Easterbrook often extended this criticism beyond football, noting the many mid-level government officials (i.e. city council members, mayorís wives, etc.) who had expensive taxpayer-funded personal security with little purpose other than to signal that the person is a VIP.

Easterbrook frequently noted that, especially at the NCAA Division I-A level, football coaches are used to always being the most important person in any room, with players and staff beholden to their every whim and a generally compliant media. Being able to parade through a stadium full of tens of thousands of people, escorted by four state troopers, only reinforces this.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Mon Jan 1, 2018, 08:16 PM (7 replies)

OMG, I almost just threw up on my tv....

a corporate national ad praising Mitchie boy for his great work HELPING the working folk of America by passing this abominable tax bill.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:49 PM (12 replies)

Not for the faint of heart...

two of my favorite artists together again...

Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sat Dec 30, 2017, 12:02 AM (0 replies)

Things have gotten really bad in America when

someone asks you "Who is worse, Trump or Kim Jong-un?" and you actually have to stop for a moment and think about it before answering.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:07 PM (15 replies)

I watched The Indian Detective last evening...

on Netflix. It was a very good binge watch. I would recommend it highly.

"A Toronto police officer (constable) investigates a murder while visiting his father in India."
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:17 PM (10 replies)

"Lost" on Netflix

is being removed on January 4th. I am so bummed. I have watched it completely, but wifey has only gotten to season 3 with me. I am going to have to find another way to see the last three seasons with her.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Wed Dec 27, 2017, 08:04 PM (14 replies)

In your opinion, will the #METOO movement maintain

steam or fizzle out like Occupy?
I hope it remains a viable movement and brings change, but I do wonder if anything "good" can maintain itself in this environment.
Your thoughts?
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sat Dec 23, 2017, 12:08 PM (5 replies)

Concerning the "protest votes" that I keep hearing

cost Clinton the election. Can someone point me to a link or "something" that proves that the "protest vote"
was what lost the election to the PGIC.
I have searched and searched and cannot find definitive proof of this, only conjecture.

One of the clearest things I did find was on the NPR site...https://www.npr.org/2016/11/12/501848636/7-reasons-donald-trump-won-the-presidential-election.
It lists 7 reasons why she lost and nowhere do I find protest votes.

This is something I've been curious about for some time and thought I would ask for help here. Please keep this civil if possible.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Thu Dec 21, 2017, 01:47 PM (5 replies)

Just heard a part of Kobe Bryants speech last nite

never a fan, especially after his tryst while married, but one thing he said made me shake my head. "If you work hard enough, dreams come true." That is one of the biggest lies ever told. Most work their asses off all their lives, giving it everything they have...and here we are, our elected officials giving away everything we have worked for to their rich doners. So don't give me that bullchit line. I stopped believing it long ago. Rant off.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Tue Dec 19, 2017, 11:11 AM (3 replies)

There was a lot of hyperbole at the beginning of the

Patriots/Steelers game about it being the "game of the year". WOW, did it turn out to be a GREAT game. Right down to the end.
Posted by Ferrets are Cool | Sun Dec 17, 2017, 08:22 PM (3 replies)
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