Daily Archives: April 1, 2011

To put things in perspective….

The judiciary is fairly uniformly bad across the south IMHO.  Tom Freeland up at North Mississippi Commenter has blogged on a particularly crooked judge in Hinds County (Jackson) and the bury the ol’ jughead up the ass attitude of the Mississippi Judicial Performance Commission on the crimes this man has committed. Well worth the read.

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If this were a stock chart the pattern would certainly be considered bullish

It’s not the number of readers that is important, it is the quality of reader….. ~ (Sop, December 2007)

Quality naturally brings quantity.

In a very busy news week we are also very busy behind the scenes accomplishing the tasks necessary to form our business entity and move the blog to Slabbed.org.

We’re not certain what kind of response a donate button will generate but that is the initial route we’ll be taking.  Investigative journalism in particular isn’t cheap and to this point Nowdy and I have self funded this endeavor called Slabbed to the tune of 5 figures each through time and that does not count all the time we spend writing posts, replying to emails etc. Continue reading

Jim Brown's Weekly Column: March Madness Are Athletes Being Short Changed?

Thursday, April 9, 2009
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

MARCH MADNESS ARE ATHLETES BEING SHORT CHANGED?

Millions of rabid college basketball fans have been glued to their TVs over the past month as March Madness reached its crescendo this Monday night.  My North Carolina Tar Heels came close in an effort to win its second national title in the past five years.  And the big bucks have been rolling in.  There are lots of winners, with coaches getting big salaries, and colleges spiting up their percentage of huge TV and admission revenues.  But there is one group that is being both exploited and shortchanged. It’s the players, themselves.

There’s certainly not a shortage of income.  This year in the NCAA tourney, television income is estimated to be some $750 million, with an additional $50 million from ticket sales and sponsorships. The cost of a thirty second spot for Monday night’s championship game exceeds $1 million.  And college football is awash with the same increasing yearly income. More bowl games, and the ever increasing television revenue allows most college football programs to cover the cost of a growing array of minor sports. Continue reading