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(Some Guy) Video Nice: Today is National Signing Day when high school football players commit to the college of their choice. Overkill: Bama has a web cam set up on their fax machine so fans can see when the commit letters come in   (rolltide.com) divider line 167
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2011-02-02 11:57:08 AM
www.seahorselabs.com
 
2011-02-02 12:12:36 PM
We must get that fax number
 
2011-02-02 12:15:22 PM
As if any of their future players knows how to send a fax.
 
2011-02-02 12:17:10 PM
I read that as Obama for some reason and was highly confused.
 
2011-02-02 12:31:59 PM
I read the first sentence as National Singing Day and was confused as to why high school football players were involved.

/yeah, idiot
 
2011-02-02 12:42:22 PM
My school signed its best class ever today. Yeah, that's right, I'm lookin' at you, Drew.
 
2011-02-02 12:56:49 PM
hey look at that, alabama finally got telephone lines.
 
2011-02-02 01:00:46 PM
Check out who they got getting the faxes off of the machine

cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2011-02-02 01:05:03 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-02-02 01:05:36 PM

Chulainn: We must get that fax number


Looks like all of their campus phone numbers are 205-348-XXXX. If someone had access to a dialer, you could dial all 10,000 numbers and see which ones get fax tones. Then some trial and error would work to narrow it down to the correct one.

/just sayin'.
 
2011-02-02 01:06:57 PM
God damn it Bama!
 
2011-02-02 01:07:57 PM
@ Hang on Voltaire

I salute thee for grabbing this, sir.
 
2011-02-02 01:08:06 PM
Please let this end badly somehow.
 
2011-02-02 01:08:22 PM
thomps: hey look at that, alabama finally got telephone lines.

We've had them for a while now, but until recently they all terminated in dixie cups.
 
2011-02-02 01:08:34 PM

imapirate: My school signed its best class ever today. Yeah, that's right, I'm lookin' at you, Drew.


You damn right!

Lets go Crowell! Go Dawgs!
 
2011-02-02 01:08:50 PM
The day when athletes sign to be slaves for 2 years before jumping to the NFL.
 
2011-02-02 01:08:51 PM

oldebayer: As if any of their future players knows how to send a fax.


that's what you give their high school coach the SUV for. his job is to work the fax for the player.

also, the NCAA said a fax is no longer required. they mentioned that a good cell phone photo could do in a pinch.
 
2011-02-02 01:08:54 PM
Fax? Why don't they just send up smoke signals?
 
2011-02-02 01:09:02 PM
QUICK SOMEONE TELL /b/
 
2011-02-02 01:09:12 PM
Pshaw, real fans start tracking players when they hit high school and harass them on Facebook if they live in the wrong ZIP code for MY AMAZING SCHOOL!

/lolyawn
 
2011-02-02 01:09:36 PM
The Florida State University! Go Noles!
 
2011-02-02 01:09:45 PM
Apparently, Bama is currently receiving a fax from some guy named PC LOAD LETTER.
 
2011-02-02 01:10:56 PM

MugzyBrown: The day when athletes sign to be slaves for 2 years before jumping to the NFL.


hey now, the schools own them for at least 3. well, if the school wants them. and decides to give them a scholarship. and feels like it...but the player is stuck.
 
2011-02-02 01:14:11 PM
The country's obsession with sports vs academics is why we can't have nice things.

Imagine if we rewarded people for being intelligent.
 
2011-02-02 01:15:34 PM

lohphat: The country's obsession with sports vs academics is why we can't have nice things.

Imagine if we rewarded people for being intelligent.


GTFO!
 
2011-02-02 01:16:00 PM
Alabama fan's obession with 17 year old boys is boardline NAMBLA worthy..
 
2011-02-02 01:16:36 PM

lohphat: The country's obsession with sports vs academics is why we can't have nice things.

Imagine if we rewarded people for being intelligent.


We'd give them billions of dollars in free tax-payer-funded grant money so they can spend their lives doing "research", even though less than 1% of the research ever leads to any profitable or useful ideas?
 
2011-02-02 01:18:13 PM
12:35 p.m. -- Buckeye recruit arrested (new window)

One of Ohio State's committed players awoke Wednesday in a Cleveland jail.

Chris Carter, a 6-foot-5, 330-pound offensive lineman from John F. Kennedy High, was arrested Tuesday and accused of fondling a 15-year-old classmate under the guise of measuring her for an ROTC uniform.

According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Carter later admitted to police that he had fondled other girls using the same scheme. According to police, Carter recorded the measurements of eight other girls in a book.

Carter committed to Ohio State 11 months ago. Needless to say, the Buckeyes have not received his letter-of-intent.

/sounds like a great guy
 
2011-02-02 01:19:33 PM

Lost Thought 00: We'd give them billions of dollars in free tax-payer-funded grant money so they can spend their lives doing "research", even though less than 1% of the research ever leads to any profitable or useful ideas?


Because even 1% return on investment in research is better than pure, meaningless entertainment. Especially when the entertainment benefits, monetarily, a tiny percentage of people as a whole.
 
2011-02-02 01:19:59 PM

smallerGov: Alabama f man's obession with 17 year old boys is boardline NAMBLA worthy..


loot-ninja.com
 
2011-02-02 01:20:31 PM

A Fark Handle: 12:35 p.m. -- Buckeye recruit arrested (new window)

One of Ohio State's committed players awoke Wednesday in a Cleveland jail.

Chris Carter, a 6-foot-5, 330-pound offensive lineman from John F. Kennedy High, was arrested Tuesday and accused of fondling a 15-year-old classmate under the guise of measuring her for an ROTC uniform.

According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Carter later admitted to police that he had fondled other girls using the same scheme. According to police, Carter recorded the measurements of eight other girls in a book.

Carter committed to Ohio State 11 months ago. Needless to say, the Buckeyes have not received his letter-of-intent.

/sounds like a great guy


That's sick, and if true, the Bucks are better off without him.
 
2011-02-02 01:22:29 PM

microlith: Lost Thought 00: We'd give them billions of dollars in free tax-payer-funded grant money so they can spend their lives doing "research", even though less than 1% of the research ever leads to any profitable or useful ideas?

Because even 1% return on investment in research is better than pure, meaningless entertainment. Especially when the entertainment benefits, monetarily, a tiny percentage of people as a whole.


You'd prefer mass despression? Or perhaps riots due to unrest? Quelling the masses has much value, indeed.
 
2011-02-02 01:23:05 PM
Football needs to be decoupled from college. These kids are clearly not being admitted to these schools based on their ability to pursue a degree, but the day they commit to one of the many schools clamoring for them is celebrated like it's a holiday. Meanwhile, the athletic department has to hire somebody to babysit them and make sure they go to their classes, taking up seats that could be filled by people who actually care.
 
2011-02-02 01:24:21 PM
One of the things, among others, that I hate about living in Alabama.
No, I didn't catch the game.
I don't know how the quarterback is doing.
I don't give a shiat about Auburn either.
 
2011-02-02 01:30:40 PM

Lost Thought 00: You'd prefer mass despression? Or perhaps riots due to unrest? Quelling the masses has much value, indeed.


Because we need to pay football players millions to prevent disaster. No, people are more than capable of entertaining themselves. Instead we get athletics programs draining money from academics.
 
2011-02-02 01:33:51 PM
smallerGovAlabama fan's obession with 17 year old boys is boardline NAMBLA worthy..

Down here near Raleigh, NC, we have some hosts on the local sports station (Adam and Joe on 99.9) that always start with the "better call Chris Hansen" comments when people get too excited about recruiting. I really appreciate that.
 
2011-02-02 01:35:24 PM
Is there really a cheerleader standing by the fax machine?

/can't load site at work
 
2011-02-02 01:35:32 PM

URAPNIS: One of the things, among others, that I hate about living in Alabama.
No, I didn't catch the game.
I don't know how the quarterback is doing.
I don't give a shiat about Auburn either.


Go Blazers?!?
 
2011-02-02 01:35:45 PM

URAPNIS: One of the things, among others, that I hate about living in Alabama.
No, I didn't catch the game.
I don't know how the quarterback is doing.
I don't give a shiat about Auburn either.


You look so familiar. Not to sound creepy. You look like a friend of my little brother. I was born in Mobile but have lived far far away for about ten years now. The EXTREME BARNERS AND BAMERS!!!111!!!! suck dont they? lol
 
2011-02-02 01:36:42 PM
a.yfrog.com

now that's funny

/richrod is disappointed
 
2011-02-02 01:39:59 PM
And people wonder where ego problems come from.
 
2011-02-02 01:43:32 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Football needs to be decoupled from college. These kids are clearly not being admitted to these schools based on their ability to pursue a degree, but the day they commit to one of the many schools clamoring for them is celebrated like it's a holiday. Meanwhile, the athletic department has to hire somebody to babysit them and make sure they go to their classes, taking up seats that could be filled by people who actually care.


Auburn doesn't require their players to attend classes.
 
2011-02-02 01:46:27 PM
The "camera on fax machine" thing is not news. Many FBS programs have this. My hometown University of Washington had one up today and I guess peak traffic was about 500 people watching. My assumption is that SEC, Big 10 and Big 12 (which is which now?) schools get more traffic, but this really is nothing new.
 
2011-02-02 01:50:05 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: Auburn doesn't require their players to attend classes.


Good. This should be the standard across the board. There is no reason these kids should be wasting time snoring through a class so they can be given an A based on their football skills, while somebody who actually wants to attend college gets rejected.

Throughout grad school whenever I ran a class, I'd have 2-5 kids show up three weeks after classes started with a piece of paper that basically said "I am an athlete, so I can skip whenever I want, not do any assignments, and still get at least a B, or else the athletic department will go to war with you".
 
2011-02-02 01:52:13 PM

microlith: Lost Thought 00: We'd give them billions of dollars in free tax-payer-funded grant money so they can spend their lives doing "research", even though less than 1% of the research ever leads to any profitable or useful ideas?

Because even 1% return on investment in research is better than pure, meaningless entertainment. Especially when the entertainment benefits, monetarily, a tiny percentage of people as a whole.


Since you're clearly a committed utilitarian, I suppose you also consider art, music and creative architecture to be useless pursuits?
 
2011-02-02 01:52:55 PM

microlith: Lost Thought 00: You'd prefer mass despression? Or perhaps riots due to unrest? Quelling the masses has much value, indeed.

Because we need to pay football players millions to prevent disaster. No, people are more than capable of entertaining themselves. Instead we get athletics programs draining money from academics.


Sounds like you should be complaining more about womens field hockey than football if you're worried about draining money.
 
2011-02-02 02:00:23 PM

Kangaroo_Ralph: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Football needs to be decoupled from college. These kids are clearly not being admitted to these schools based on their ability to pursue a degree, but the day they commit to one of the many schools clamoring for them is celebrated like it's a holiday. Meanwhile, the athletic department has to hire somebody to babysit them and make sure they go to their classes, taking up seats that could be filled by people who actually care.

Auburn doesn't require their players to attend classes.


UNC just hires tutors to do their player's assignments. Between that, and the car "leases" available for athletes, I'm starting to think I should have chosen football instead of nuclear engineering.
 
2011-02-02 02:04:37 PM
If you think the priorities of most modern college athletics programs are way out of whack, consider watching Ivy League play instead.

The sports-playing varies from "fundamentally sound and boring as hell" to "dreadful by any measure", but at least you know the guys on the team aren't spending all their time farking the cheerleaders instead of attending class.

/because the cheerleaders are not attractive.
 
2011-02-02 02:06:54 PM

seumasokelly: The "camera on fax machine" thing is not news. Many FBS programs have this. My hometown University of Washington had one up today and I guess peak traffic was about 500 people watching. My assumption is that SEC, Big 10 and Big 12 (which is which now?) schools get more traffic, but this really is nothing new.


Didn't check out the fax-cam but looked on the blog on gohuskies.com to confirm that Kasen Williams was official. Happy day on Montlake!
 
2011-02-02 02:11:42 PM
I mentor a young man through a Florida program and he's signing today with Bethune-Cookman College. It's pretty small compared to all these super athletes but it's a big deal for us. I am super proud of him. He's worked hard to get this far.

The story. (new window)
 
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