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Washington football recruit looks like he has a promising baseball career

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by JimmyBuff, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe not. :lol:


    http://deadspin.com/5927114/shaq-thompson-update-strikes-out-five-times-is-now-0+for+37-with-36-ks


    How bad of a pitcher are you if you are walking this guy? :lol:
     
  2. Buffs@5345'

    Buffs@5345' Club Member Club Member

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    Insert Rockies rotation joke here
     
  3. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Supposedly he is earning $80k just to quit before Fall practice. That doesn't seem fair, especially with Bloom not being able to accept $
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Bloom could have accepted any award compensation for his skiing that he wanted to. He just couldn't sign an endorsement deal.
     
  5. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    yeah that's like a waitress only working for the hourly wage and not able to earn tips...shenanigans.
     
  6. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Who's paying the $80K ?
     
  7. PurpleReign

    PurpleReign New Member

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    the Red Sox... he signed a $100k baseball contract (but will be reporting to Udub for football a couple days before fall camp begins). Jake Locker signed a baseball contract with the Angels while at Udub, I think he made around $250k from the Angels while playing football for Washington. The NCAA allows you to be professional in one sport, and amateur in football, as long as you don't accept any advertising money from third parties (or hire an agent for football).

    Many, MANY players over the decades have been paid in one sport, and remained amateur in others. This is nothing new.
     
  8. rodrigo

    rodrigo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we know. Not many have gone oh-fer-the whole season, though.
     
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  9. Ozbuff

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    Maybe Embree saw his baseball highlights and that's why we didn't offer.

    In all seriousness though, if his HS highlights are any indication, he'll be a stud on the football field.
     
  10. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    Baseball is a safe and easy sport. You earn millions and risk little in the way of life-altering injuries and early death from brain trauma or major sports trauma.

    If my kid has the potential to go pro in baseball vs. another sport it's baseball all the way...

    Shaq is a stud. Hopefully his pay keeps him off scholarship for UW. It's wrong to allow some athletes to collect this money and not others though. The NCAA is almost as inept as our Congress...
     
  11. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    After seeing Moyer play this year. The dream might not be dead for you.
     
  12. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    In this case, it doesn't seem fair to the Red Sawx if he waits until fall practice to quit... :lol:
     
  13. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 saw 8 track for $12,000 ban from the last district in any case 15 will be available when the storms rolled in it went from questionable to downright scary with no way out.
     
  14. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Obviously... :lol:
     

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