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RE: SBC will ban required athletic events on election day
(08-29-2020 06:39 PM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 06:17 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  It doesn't bother me one way or the other. Players get one day off a week already, so they'll just get that day off instead of another. -


It’s not the moving of a day off. It’s the continued charade using sports for something it isn’t.


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I don't consider the idea that an Athletes job is to entertain. That would be a pro Wrestler's job. If they want to make it easier for their players to vote, than they should. Most work places already have to give extra time by law.

Do I think its a tad silly because most of these players are not residents of the state they play in? Yes, but if this makes it easier for them to concentrate better on playing to the best of their abilities, than Im all for it.
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(08-29-2020 07:40 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 06:39 PM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 06:17 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  It doesn't bother me one way or the other. Players get one day off a week already, so they'll just get that day off instead of another. -


It’s not the moving of a day off. It’s the continued charade using sports for something it isn’t.


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I don't consider the idea that an Athletes job is to entertain. That would be a pro Wrestler's job. If they want to make it easier for their players to vote, than they should. Most work places already have to give extra time by law.

Do I think its a tad silly because most of these players are not residents of the state they play in? Yes, but if this makes it easier for them to concentrate better on playing to the best of their abilities, than Im all for it.


I don’t think it’s their job either. As I said before it’s a charade. Half the team can’t vote here and the ones that can don’t have to take a day off from their lives to do it. It’s just another empty move to show just how much the school’s care about their guys.


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Why does giving athletes the day off to vote rile people up? Why is it controversial to say “hey... here’s some time to cast a ballot.”
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(08-29-2020 11:03 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 08:24 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 03:19 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(08-28-2020 04:35 PM)WolfBird Wrote:  Thank goodness. I was afraid they wouldn’t be able to vote early, on their lunch breaks, or absentee like a normal human who goes to work every Election Day.

The beauty of being a spoiled athlete knows no limits.


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Maybe college athletics ain’t your thing if that miffes you. Normally they are fully scheduled from 6am to 7pm so they’ve got 30 minutes allocated for supper to go vote before reporting to study hall which coincides with the 30 minutes left before polls close in Arkansas. Polls close 30 minutes earlier in A
Alabama, Georgia and Texas.

Supposedly employers in Arkansas are supposed to allow an extra 30 minute break to vote but college football players aren’t employees and counting class time typically book 11 to 13 hours of the player’s day vs the 8:30 for people with jobs.

Beyond all that the NCAA mandates players be given one day off big hairy deal to move that day to Thursday one week every two years. So spoiled and entitled to get a day off 03-yawn


Don’t you think parents with kids are booked from 6 AM to 7 PM too?

For example. Yesterday I was up at 6. In the car line by 7. Home by 7:45. Got ready for work. At work at 8:30. Left work at 12:15 for a haircut. Back to work at 12:50. Left work at 5:00. Picked up kid at 5:20. Home by 5:45. Wife needed me to take her to meet someone on an errand. Left at 5:50. Got back home at 6:30.

That sounds oddly similar to a college football players day, except I did mine while driving 35 miles or so in between as well.

The only reason it’s an issue this year is the same reason basketball quit for two days. There is this level of self importance they have given themselves that is not matched by the outside world.

Normal people just work it in to their day. But college athletes need 8 hours free to make sure they get to the polls. Lol ok.


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How hard is it to grasp you control your schedule more than players?

I’m sorry you are so offended about players getting their day off moved.


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Most white collar jobs give their employees flexibility with their work schedule. I can leave the office anytime for any reason as long as I’m not missing a meeting (which I planned) or working under my required hours.

College athletes and many low wage workers have no flexibility whatsoever. He wouldn’t cry if his neighbors office closed for Election Day but he will cry if college athletes get time to vote.
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SBC will ban required athletic events on election day
(08-30-2020 07:11 AM)Seminowl Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 11:03 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 08:24 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 03:19 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(08-28-2020 04:35 PM)WolfBird Wrote:  Thank goodness. I was afraid they wouldn’t be able to vote early, on their lunch breaks, or absentee like a normal human who goes to work every Election Day.

The beauty of being a spoiled athlete knows no limits.


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Maybe college athletics ain’t your thing if that miffes you. Normally they are fully scheduled from 6am to 7pm so they’ve got 30 minutes allocated for supper to go vote before reporting to study hall which coincides with the 30 minutes left before polls close in Arkansas. Polls close 30 minutes earlier in A
Alabama, Georgia and Texas.

Supposedly employers in Arkansas are supposed to allow an extra 30 minute break to vote but college football players aren’t employees and counting class time typically book 11 to 13 hours of the player’s day vs the 8:30 for people with jobs.

Beyond all that the NCAA mandates players be given one day off big hairy deal to move that day to Thursday one week every two years. So spoiled and entitled to get a day off 03-yawn


Don’t you think parents with kids are booked from 6 AM to 7 PM too?

For example. Yesterday I was up at 6. In the car line by 7. Home by 7:45. Got ready for work. At work at 8:30. Left work at 12:15 for a haircut. Back to work at 12:50. Left work at 5:00. Picked up kid at 5:20. Home by 5:45. Wife needed me to take her to meet someone on an errand. Left at 5:50. Got back home at 6:30.

That sounds oddly similar to a college football players day, except I did mine while driving 35 miles or so in between as well.

The only reason it’s an issue this year is the same reason basketball quit for two days. There is this level of self importance they have given themselves that is not matched by the outside world.

Normal people just work it in to their day. But college athletes need 8 hours free to make sure they get to the polls. Lol ok.


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How hard is it to grasp you control your schedule more than players?

I’m sorry you are so offended about players getting their day off moved.


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Most white collar jobs give their employees flexibility with their work schedule. I can leave the office anytime for any reason as long as I’m not missing a meeting (which I planned) or working under my required hours.

College athletes and many low wage workers have no flexibility whatsoever. He wouldn’t cry if his neighbors office closed for Election Day but he will cry if college athletes get time to vote.


It’s almost like you haven’t read one post made I made talking about it.


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(08-30-2020 12:24 AM)itsmeagain Wrote:  Why does giving athletes the day off to vote rile people up? Why is it controversial to say “hey... here’s some time to cast a ballot.”


Hey it’s almost like you didn’t read any of the posts either.


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Its a big deal to far more people than usual because so many see the need to vote this guy out of office.
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RE: SBC will ban required athletic events on election day
(08-30-2020 07:27 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 12:24 AM)itsmeagain Wrote:  Why does giving athletes the day off to vote rile people up? Why is it controversial to say “hey... here’s some time to cast a ballot.”


Hey it’s almost like you didn’t read any of the posts either.


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Having this day does not hurt me, the players, nor any fan here. If it gives some pleasure and allows the players to fulfil their sense of civic responsibility, why should we not support and encourage them to vote? It really boils down to a good idea and will probably become a national movement among all teams. Glad to see the SBC out in front of the issue.
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(08-30-2020 08:22 AM)Florida RedWolf Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 07:27 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 12:24 AM)itsmeagain Wrote:  Why does giving athletes the day off to vote rile people up? Why is it controversial to say “hey... here’s some time to cast a ballot.”


Hey it’s almost like you didn’t read any of the posts either.


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Having this day does not hurt me, the players, nor any fan here. If it gives some pleasure and allows the players to fulfil their sense of civic responsibility, why should we not support and encourage them to vote? It really boils down to a good idea and will probably become a national movement among all teams. Glad to see the SBC out in front of the issue.


It’s not about hurting anyone. It’s about being fake. What makes getting a college football player getting to the polls more important than getting anyone else to the polls to vote?

The answer is nothing. It’s just another prop in this ridiculous election cycle.

Interesting note. Last time I voted at the Convo. It’s the big gym across the street from the football stadium and on the path they walk to get from campus to the stadium. I was in there about 5 minutes.


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RE: SBC will ban required athletic events on election day
(08-30-2020 08:40 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 08:22 AM)Florida RedWolf Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 07:27 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 12:24 AM)itsmeagain Wrote:  Why does giving athletes the day off to vote rile people up? Why is it controversial to say “hey... here’s some time to cast a ballot.”


Hey it’s almost like you didn’t read any of the posts either.


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Having this day does not hurt me, the players, nor any fan here. If it gives some pleasure and allows the players to fulfil their sense of civic responsibility, why should we not support and encourage them to vote? It really boils down to a good idea and will probably become a national movement among all teams. Glad to see the SBC out in front of the issue.


What makes getting a college football player getting to the polls more important than getting anyone else to the polls to vote?



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Nothing. That's why there have been efforts to make voting day national holiday or move it to a weekend, so that everyone can participate. Since the forces resisting that have been able to prevent it from happening, organizations like private businesses and athletic conferences are having to do it piecemeal.
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(08-30-2020 08:15 AM)AlwaysSunny Wrote:  Its a big deal to far more people than usual because so many see the need to vote this guy out of office.

Or to keep this guy in office.
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(08-30-2020 08:40 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 08:22 AM)Florida RedWolf Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 07:27 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 12:24 AM)itsmeagain Wrote:  Why does giving athletes the day off to vote rile people up? Why is it controversial to say “hey... here’s some time to cast a ballot.”


Hey it’s almost like you didn’t read any of the posts either.


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Having this day does not hurt me, the players, nor any fan here. If it gives some pleasure and allows the players to fulfil their sense of civic responsibility, why should we not support and encourage them to vote? It really boils down to a good idea and will probably become a national movement among all teams. Glad to see the SBC out in front of the issue.


It’s not about hurting anyone. It’s about being fake. What makes getting a college football player getting to the polls more important than getting anyone else to the polls to vote?

The answer is nothing. It’s just another prop in this ridiculous election cycle.

Interesting note. Last time I voted at the Convo. It’s the big gym across the street from the football stadium and on the path they walk to get from campus to the stadium. I was in there about 5 minutes.


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Honestly, there vote is not any more important than the next guy. But every vote is important and their time is more restricted than most students. It also gives them a bit of ownership in having a day set aside for them. This is one of those situations that you go with the flo and hope that all can enjoy the sun shining on their backside as well as your own.
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(08-29-2020 04:37 PM)TheOriginalBigApp Wrote:  
(08-28-2020 07:30 PM)warhawk09 Wrote:  Should be a national holiday.

Agreed. Early voting starts about 4 weeks out. Should have a national holiday for each of those too 01-wingedeagle

If you can’t grasp the difference between the two, I’m sorry but I can’t help you with that.
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(08-30-2020 10:28 AM)warhawk09 Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 04:37 PM)TheOriginalBigApp Wrote:  
(08-28-2020 07:30 PM)warhawk09 Wrote:  Should be a national holiday.

Agreed. Early voting starts about 4 weeks out. Should have a national holiday for each of those too 01-wingedeagle

If you can’t grasp the difference between the two, I’m sorry but I can’t help you with that.

i grasp it firmly. Riddle me this: if I participate in early voting, do I still get the national holiday day off on Election day?

Do we also get national holidays for federal election primaries? What about state and local elections & ballot issues? Should we have state holiday's for state elections?
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I’m all for allowing people the opportunity to vote, but I think it’s silly to ban any kind of workouts or practices on election days. Our football team 5 players on our roster that are from 60 miles or less of Jonesboro. 2 on M basketball. 1 on W basketball. I think those that do want to go vote should be excused from workouts, but I don’t see college students driving 2+ hours to go vote. I also think it’s silly to make it a national Holliday. Businesses should allow employees to come in late, leave early, or have a longer lunch to vote, but this is literally something I do on my way home from work, even with kids in tow. If someone is not able to put the effort into making arrangements to vote in person on Election Day, early vote, or absentee vote, I doubt they have put the efforts into looking into the candidates and issues that are being voted upon. I’d rather not shut down businesses and the economy for a day for a hollow attempt at being virtuous, that accomplishing nothing.
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(08-30-2020 01:46 PM)GoBigRed26 Wrote:  I’m all for allowing people the opportunity to vote, but I think it’s silly to ban any kind of workouts or practices on election days. Our football team 5 players on our roster that are from 60 miles or less of Jonesboro. 2 on M basketball. 1 on W basketball. I think those that do want to go vote should be excused from workouts, but I don’t see college students driving 2+ hours to go vote. I also think it’s silly to make it a national Holliday. Businesses should allow employees to come in late, leave early, or have a longer lunch to vote, but this is literally something I do on my way home from work, even with kids in tow. If someone is not able to put the effort into making arrangements to vote in person on Election Day, early vote, or absentee vote, I doubt they have put the efforts into looking into the candidates and issues that are being voted upon. I’d rather not shut down businesses and the economy for a day for a hollow attempt at being virtuous, that accomplishing nothing.


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(08-30-2020 11:42 AM)TheOriginalBigApp Wrote:  
(08-30-2020 10:28 AM)warhawk09 Wrote:  
(08-29-2020 04:37 PM)TheOriginalBigApp Wrote:  
(08-28-2020 07:30 PM)warhawk09 Wrote:  Should be a national holiday.

Agreed. Early voting starts about 4 weeks out. Should have a national holiday for each of those too 01-wingedeagle

If you can’t grasp the difference between the two, I’m sorry but I can’t help you with that.

i grasp it firmly. Riddle me this: if I participate in early voting, do I still get the national holiday day off on Election day?

Do we also get national holidays for federal election primaries? What about state and local elections & ballot issues? Should we have state holiday's for state elections?

Election day is a state holiday in Virginia. Wisely, dumped Lee-Jackson Day and replaced it with election day. Election day is more than showing up to vote for some people. Perhaps they want to work the polls or give people rides to the polls. Seems like a reasonable thing for the conference to do. Frankly, what differences does it make for you or me?
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Always interesting to see people opposed to making it easier to exercise our right to vote.
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I suppose theres no real harm here. Just don't expect me to pretend like this is anything other than what it is...a very ironic and paternalistic soft bigotry of lowered expectations.
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(08-30-2020 05:03 PM)eaglewraith Wrote:  Always interesting to see people opposed to making it easier to exercise our right to vote.


When I was 18 years old I figured out how to vote absentee and I didn’t have to have anyone show me how to do it.

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