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Five Questions Raised By the Unionization of Northwestern Football Players

When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the football players at Northwestern University could unionize left everyone stunned. Not many people expected that the college athletes would qualify under the legal definition of “employee”, and therefore wouldn’t have the right to unionize. Apparently, the NLRB felt differently.

The NCAA issued a laughable statement when it was announced that the players were looking at unionizing back in January; while Northwestern issued a very supportive one.  It’ll be interesting to see what the NCAA has to say now that the NLRB has agreed with the student athletes….and not the billion dollar “amateur” sports commission.

There are many questions that have been asked as a result of this unionization, and we will take a look at five of the more prevalent ones…from least prevalent to most: Continue Reading->


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SBM Exclusive Feature: Sports Doppelgangers, Volume 25

jim delany and walterOddly enough, while we were making fun of B1G Ten commissioner Jim Delany’s quest for world domination, we noticed that Delany bears a striking resemblance to Jeff Dunham’s prototypical crabby old man character Walter.

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B1G Ten’s Jim Delany To Be New Commissioner Of Catholic Church

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First, there was the news that for the first time in 600 years a sitting Pope would resign from office. Now, the Catholic Church is taking advantage of that situation to completely revamp it’s leadership structure.

During this rare “sede vacante,” the Catholic Church announced on Saturday that it would take unprecedented steps in its search for a new leader in order to move the church in a new, growth-centered direction.

One of the major changes announced by Camerlengo Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone was the creation of the office of Commissioner.  The duties of this office are to handle many of the operational and administrative functions, while Benedict XVI’s successor in the Papacy would still retain the position as the Supreme Pontiff.

“The next Pope will function more like a Chairman of the Board,” said Cardianl Bertone. “The business operations of the church needed more focused attention. This is just a smart business decision that will allow us as an organization to better synergize our efforts.”

To fill the new Commissioner position, the Catholic Church appointed Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. The 65-year old Delany has been at the helm of the Big Ten since 1989.

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TSFSG Presents: Ya Girl Don’t Do Brackets, But She Makes Predictions 2012 Men’s Final Four

As March Madness comes to as fast as an end as it began with, I am reminded this time of year why I DON’T DO BRACKETS: By the first weekend, usually the play-in games, I am out of contention and have lost any money I put into a pool. I haven’t competitively done brackets in a few years, much to the chagrin of new followers to TSFSG. When confronted with the usual question, “You’re The Sports Girl, I how do you not do brackets”, I quip back, “YA GIRL DON’T DO BRACKETS” and give the above explanation. I think it’s hilarious how people get caught up in brackets. I would rather play fantasy soccer than do brackets.

But it does not stop me from making predictions, which I guess is what doing brackets is, but I don’t like being wrong that many times. Reviews and predictions for The Final Four in New Orleans after the break!

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