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Sunday, March 26, 2017

NBA Draft, 2017, Crawford's Magical 13

By Gregory Crawford @wchoops

Each year in March we bring you start of Crawford's Magical 13, of updated continually as we are 95 days out from Draft and we still don't know all the underclassmen in for 2017. Finally, why 13? If you look back 30 years, in 95 percentage of those drafts, only 13 players mattered. OK, here we go in order of preference as well.

13. Jordan Bell, Oregon C
12. Miles Bridges, Michigan State F
11. Harry Giles, Duke C
10. De'Aaron Fox, Kentucky G
9.  Malik Monk, Kentucky G
8.  Markelle Fultz, Washington G
7.  TJ Leaf, UCLA F
6.  LaVar Ball, UCLA PR
5.  Josh Jackson, Kansas F
4.  Jayson Tatum, Duke F
3.  Jonathan Isaac, Florida State F
2.  Lonzo Ball, UCLA G
1.  Dennis Smith, NC State G

Enjoy and where did I go wrong?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

OSU BsBall Managers

Give the OSU BsBall Managers a follow today:

https://twitter.com/OSU_Managers/status/838833823097864192

This is a brand new Twitter account. As I am writing this the account already has 140 followers. The people behind this account are the hardworking staff that get the baseball team prepared for the road to Omaha every single day.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Marvin Beaverman

Give Marvin Beaverman a follow today:

https://twitter.com/MarvinBeaverman

Marvin Beaverman is the nom de plume for Marvin Yonamine. Marvin is one of the biggest Beaver fans I know. Marvin's dad went to Oregon State, his wife did too, and their three kids are all Beavers. Marvin volunteers on the island as an alumni representative for Oregon State. I count Marvin as my friend and one of the good guys.

Marvin hails from Hawaii.

Marvin has one amazing story. He has worn Beaver gear every single day since January 1, 2001. You can read more about this here is a story by Josh Worden:

http://www.orangemedianetwork.com/daily_barometer/pride-on-his-sleeve-to-wear-osu-gear-for-years/article_84e7e94a-b9b9-11e5-9820-4f7a65391865.html

Marvin is a fun follow. Take a minute and give him a follow today. Aloha!

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

$71 million in outside legal costs from 2014-2017, it is time to reboot the NCAA

Per this link:

https://twitter.com/BryanDFischer/status/839530764370771968

The NCAA spent $71 million dollars in outside legal costs from 2014-2016. Why? Why can't more dollars be spent on the athletes that are generating the revenue?

The NCAA took in almost a billion dollars in  revenue per their 2016 fiscal year audited financial statements. Let that sink in for a minute.

A direct link to the USA Today story is here:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2017/03/07/ncaa-incurred-14-billion-in-expenses-in-2016/98856520/

This is just one side to the story, but I think it is a point worth questioning.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

As tuition goes up, #goducks pay to make a coach go away

How much did David Reaves, former co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach that Willie Taggart hired at the University of Oregon make? Well, according to documents received by the the Eugene newspaper the Register Guard, "$3,750 for 26 hours of work, plus a payment of $60,000". That is $144.23 per hour worked, plus the school has provided no documentation for the lump sum payment.

The $60,000 lump sum payment could represent 416 hours of pay, based on the hourly rate calculated above. 

So, let's see if I have this right. Tuition is going up $945/year in Eugene, but athletics can afford to pay $144.23 an hour plus $60,000, because you have been accused of a crime (DUII) but not convicted, and will likely be facing a diversion program that will mean a dismissal of the charges.

I think it was a poor decision by Coach Taggart to get rid of Coach Reeves. He has been convicted of no crime, he quit a job across the country to take this job, and even the arrest sounded strange. Another coach was in the car with Coach Reeves who too is no longer with the program (Jimmie Dougherty).

How do you justify raising tuition while doing handouts like this? I am asking you U of O president Michael Schill, Rob Mullens, and Tobin Klinger. I don't expect an answer from any of these people, but I hope that the students rise up and protest this decision. 

The $60K is a drop in the bucket compared to the $4,000,000 of tuition dollars that goes to athletics each year:

https://twitter.com/uomatters/status/838996297075941377

Coach Willie Taggart has had a number of controversies. It seems like every week something new pops up. I honestly wonder if Willie will actually coach a game.

Sources for this post:
Ryan Thorburn
http://registerguard.com/rg/sports/35350971-81/oregon-paid-more-than-60000-to-football-assistant-coach-who-resigned.html.csp

Professor Bill Harbaugh @uomatters
http://uomatters.com/2017/03/duck-ad-rob-mullens-paid-taggarts-assistant-60k-to-leave-after-dui.html

Andrew Greif
http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2017/02/jimmie_dougherty_ducks_receive.html

PS Did you know that the Oregon Coast Aquarium offers free admission on your birthday?

http://aquarium.org/visit/tips/

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Monday, March 6, 2017

So, I am the new guy

Greetings, so I am the new guy around here. I wanted to introduce myself. You can find me on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/I_am_orange

I have followed https://twitter.com/wchoops for years, and I am looking forward to this opportunity to work with him and other talented writers.

I Tweet mostly content about Oregon State sports, with a secondary focus on anything Oregon State, Pac 12, pets, adopting homeless animals, and discounts on food, especially free food.

Here is one example, today only at Outback Steakhouse, get a free Bloomin' Onion with any purchase, when you say the magic words "Bloomin' Monday" to your server. You can read more info here:

https://www.outback.com/racing

This offer happens every Monday during NASCAR season, when their driver Kevin Harvick places in the top 10. Thank you Kevin.

Thanks for reading. Give me a follow today.

Friday, February 10, 2017

One Vote For Magic

By Gregory Crawford @wchoops

If Magic Johnson wants to run the basketball side of the Lakers, then let him do it. In my 6 decades of watching and studying the NBA, Magic was the greatest competitor and the greatest player ever in basketball, yes you read that right.

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I am sorry, but when Gregg Popovich goes political on us, it does zero for me. If Popovich is so high and mighty, then he needs to play his stars when fans and families pay big money to watch them.

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Erik Spoelstra is not a good coach, he is a great and future Hall of Famer as a coach. Miami Heat once they got their full compliment of players healthy, have now won 13 in row and without question are hottest team in the NBA.