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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 9/15/2019 8:55:47 PM 
. . . for home football weekends.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190915/football-teams-lik...

Would love to hear giacamo's viewpoint. I might even agree with him on this one. The most absurd example is the team that pays to have its players in a hotel for 2 nights on home football weekends because the hotel has a 2-night minimum.

Last Edited: 9/15/2019 8:59:48 PM by bobcatsquared

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  Message Not Read  RE: cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 9/18/2019 4:04:52 PM 
As you might imagine, I think it's ridiculous. Not only do I think it's a waste of money, but it sends the wrong message to the so called "student athletes". I think pro football teams do that, but these guys are not pros, or are they? It sends the message that they can't be trusted to do the right thing and get to bed on time to be ready for the game the next day. More micro managing. I guess when they get older and have a wife and kids, if they have a big meeting at work the next day they'll be spending the night before in a hotel. Don't need those distractions.
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  Message Not Read  RE: cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 9/30/2019 5:58:21 PM 
Interesting. I liked the comment from the sleep specialist who said sleeping in their own bed would get them the best sleep of all. I have to agree. Do they take their phones away too? If not, I am sure they just lay in bed and play on their phones just the same as they would at home.


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  Message Not Read  RE: cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 9/30/2019 7:04:39 PM 
i wonder how the volleyball team won like 10 MAC championships/tournament championships in a row sleeping in their own beds the night before a match or in some cases two.
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  Message Not Read  RE: cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 9/30/2019 7:25:56 PM 
This is a waste of money. Period.
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  Message Not Read  RE: cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 10/1/2019 8:58:23 AM 
Jeff McKinney wrote:
This is a waste of money. Period.


Couldn't agree more.

Was talking to a friend of mine about this yesterday.

He thinks players staying in a hotel is a good idea.

Why ?

No "temptations" on the night or 2 before a game.
He mentioned things like "mischief" (He said stealing things like
rim covers),drinking,womanizing ,etc.

Wait a second,these are adults.
You should know your responsibilities as a player.
You shouldn't have top baby sit them.

Then again,when I played soccer for O.U. ,we didn't

even get to stay in a hotel for the occasional overnight away game.

We got put up in a dorm on the opposing team's campus.

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   Posted: 10/2/2019 12:12:16 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
i wonder how the volleyball team won like 10 MAC championships/tournament championships in a row sleeping in their own beds the night before a match or in some cases two.


All of their opponents do the same thing?
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   Posted: 10/2/2019 3:43:32 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
Jeff McKinney wrote:
This is a waste of money. Period.


Couldn't agree more.

Was talking to a friend of mine about this yesterday.

He thinks players staying in a hotel is a good idea.

Why ?

No "temptations" on the night or 2 before a game.
He mentioned things like "mischief" (He said stealing things like
rim covers),drinking,womanizing ,etc.

Wait a second,these are adults.
You should know your responsibilities as a player.
You shouldn't have top baby sit them.

Then again,when I played soccer for O.U. ,we didn't

even get to stay in a hotel for the occasional overnight away game.

We got put up in a dorm on the opposing team's campus.



Don't know when you played soccer, but one of the first stories I covered for The Post in 1980 or '81 was the elimination of the soccer program due to the team's vandalism of their on bus during a road trip to Miami.

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  Message Not Read  RE: cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 10/3/2019 6:51:47 AM 
SBH wrote:


Don't know when you played soccer, but one of the first stories I covered for The Post in 1980 or '81 was the elimination of the soccer program due to the team's vandalism of their on bus during a road trip to Miami.


I played soccer 73-74.

Back then,we were the poor step child of men's sports.

In 74 we had a volunteer coach and 1 scholarship.

We also had no budget for fall training camp.

As I posted before,we had to sneak into the football locker
room to get lemonade after practice.

I remember the bus incident.

That may have been the reason O.U. gave for eliminating men's D1 soccer.
But it was clear,when I played,they had zero interest in us.

Why do I think if men's football or basketball did the same thing,their
programs wouldn't have been eliminated.


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  Message Not Read  RE: cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 10/3/2019 8:14:44 AM 
The "inside" story was that President Ping was so irritated by the episode that he demanded that the AD kill the program. Ping swooped in several times to expel athletes (mostly football players) who were trashing OU property. I believe he also was the Prez who vetoed upgrading the hockey program to varsity status based on his experiences attending a few games in Bird Arena.



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  Message Not Read  RE: cost of putting football players in hotel rooms . . .
   Posted: 10/3/2019 8:33:32 AM 
SBH wrote:
The "inside" story was that President Ping was so irritated by the episode that he demanded that the AD kill the program. Ping swooped in several times to expel athletes (mostly football players) who were trashing OU property. I believe he also was the Prez who vetoed upgrading the hockey program to varsity status based on his experiences attending a few games in Bird Arena.



I never heard that.

But like I said,O.U. never thought much of men's soccer,even when we were nationally ranked.

Again,why do I think if it was football or basketball,they would have dealt
with the offending athletes,not kill their sports.

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