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3.31.2010

And they make fun of Auburn's academics?

Hey everyone. I saw this last night on the Ohio State-Tennessee replay:



Evan Turner is the star player for Ohio State. He's sure to be a NBA lottery pick this summer, so clearly he's not concentrating on academics. Yet I get such a kick out of this major. Here's the official description:
"Students of this major learn to plan and manage money and other financial resources. Classes cover such topics as setting financial goals, creating and managing budgets, and avoiding and solving financial problems."
Keep in mind ... he's not even IN the major yet. He's laying the academic foundation to eventually delve deeper into the complex world of fundamental budgets, learning how to make change, how to use a bus card, how to buy groceries.

I'm sure he'll get there someday. Forget for a moment that he's a second-semester junior.

OK. It's good to have a diversion sometimes. I'll have a practice report up around noon.

60 Comments:

Blogger Seanzie said...

Wednesday Substance.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Arsenal...on top like it should be.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

So I could have attained an undergraduate degree basically learning what I have to do on a daily basis?

9:54 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Exactly!

9:55 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

lol...

9:55 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Apologies to Jeremy and Wes ... I've been jabbering about this on Facebook for hours already.

9:55 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Dave Ramsey would approve of family resource management.

I think.

9:55 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Who makes fun of Auburn's academics?

Lemme at 'em. Lemme at 'em.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm talking about the Sociology-gate and all that nonsense.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

UGA has a similar course of study in the Home-Ec department. My neighbor's son got a similar degree and then became a stock broker ...yikes!

Not to be deterred by the subject/humor of this thread, I'll re-post from the end of the last thread.

Finebaum has his weekly column out that claims Beat Writers have fallen in prestige/substance and are now just media lap dogs for the schools. PF contradicts himself later in the column by using the Meyer incident as an example to make his point, then mentions that Meyer later apologized to the reporter ....which negates the argument PF is a shock jock that lives off creating controversy and I place no value on his opinion, but this does raise a few thoughts.

According to most accounts, the schools limit media access more now than in the past. This is probably due to the 24 hour media cycle, internet and the fact that the media as a whole is much more apt to emphasize/exaggerate the negative just to create a story than in the past. Beat writers in the past focused on players, formations, opponents, fundamentals, etc. Nowadays, a fight at practice or a DUI will get headline reporting. Sometimes social engineering-inspired comments are mixed in an article and disguised as "reporting".

I still see that there are well-respected beat writers like JGT out there. Maybe not as many as in the past, but still enough to fill the demand. The problem for the beat writers is that the public demand is changing. A growing number of sports fans nowadays are more concerned with the gossip of sports, than the substance of sports.


JG, thanks for what you do. Your newspaper reporting is always devoid of gossip-unnecessary opinion. Your tactful restraint, humor and control on this blog has set a great example and made this an enjoyable place for opinion to be expressed.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

How to balance a checkbook 101...I could have pulled a 4.0. Travesty.

10:06 AM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

i love a nice new thread early in the morning.

that is great stuff JG. ha.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

maybe I should go back to college. I obviously could benefit from some of those courses.

Scottie B - you really RAWK! You are my favorite! (don't tell the others)

10:09 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

In college I could have balanced my budget very easily. I didn't have anything to budget.

10:10 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I'll murderize ya.

10:10 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

G, any behind the scenes talk about BB assistants today? How bout that Ward kid that signed to play with UT?

10:11 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

CH=B - When 2.0 was about 8 years old, LGG Byron bestowed that appellation upon her because she was (and is) so very much like her mother. (Molly dog was eventually given the designation "oh point 2" as she shared similar traits with her "mother" as well)

10:12 AM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

thanks THT....but i already knew.

whoot-whoot!

hey, who else is going to a-day? i'm sure it has been discussed. i'll be there.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I need the creative help of the Hotties.

I'm starting a new series of podcast (non-sports related) and I need a catch name not currently in use.

The focus is primarily movie series reviews with some delving into television series of yesteryear.

Any ideas?

Email me - jaybskipworth@yahoo.com

Thanks.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Siskel and Ebert

10:18 AM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

Sensi, the movie critic. hehehe. oh, this is gonna be good. :)

10:19 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Been doing it for years, Scottie. Finally putting it to audio.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Not sure if LGGB and I will be driving 1000 miles to watch a scrimmage, but if we do, we'll be sure to bring the HABOTN.COM/HOTTIE HO! placards... unless we forget them.

10:21 AM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

the only new movies i really get to watch are the ones mrs. scottie picks out. i know all about the romantic comedies. arrggghhhh.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Jared said...

The Hottest Old TV Show Podcast on The Net?

10:21 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

HOTSPOTN ... that sounds... well, I'm not really sure what that sounds like.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Sounds like a lawsuit coming from The MA and Jay G.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Your mom goes to college.

10:35 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

Speaking of A-day. Are there any HABOTN plans? I'll be there with the family.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

You think the MA has enough money to sue? Lawsuits are expensive, and they're firing half their workforce.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Lowcountry Barbee said...

FRM - a nice acronym for "paying the bills". Of course, if that were my major, I'd have no money with which to pay said bills, but at least I'd be able to create a budget as evidence of that fact.

Of course, that's coming from someone with precisely zero ballin' skilz.

So... back to work.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

it's a little slow in here and it's gorgeous outside. So LGGB and I are going out to have our own spring practice and toss the pigskin.

10:56 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

When I refreshed I got a big 'do not enter' sign and a message saying this probably isn't the site I'm looking for.

10:56 AM  
Blogger CH=B said...

ehyou, I got that message this morning also. but since it was trying to take me to google I clicked on it to continue and it brought me right to the posts.

11:00 AM  
Blogger scottie b schwarzenegger said...

ehyou, "This is not the site you are looking for....Move along."

(scottie waves hand mysteriously at his monitor)

11:02 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

This is not the site I'm looking for. I'm moving along.

11:02 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

With a minor in home economics, he would make for a great stay at home mom.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Varez Ward didn't just sign with Texas. He played. I think he may have some interest in Auburn.

11:14 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I knew I shouldn't look at the guided tour of the iPad...

Now I'm gonna be forced to get one.

11:24 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Jay,

You hearing anything about Tennessee for this upcoming season? A few folks I know up that way are saying that it is going to be their worst team in years.

11:32 AM  
Blogger michael said...

FSJ, I heard the same thing. Someone told me he heard Dooley is a major jerk too.

Calling a guy a jerk from third hand knowledge. Yep, sounds like SEC football to me! He's a jerk!

11:34 AM  
Blogger THT 2.0, G.G. said...

Hey Digger, Cincy, JGT, et al.

So far I have enjoyed 2 days in Copenhagen and am now in Tromso, Norway. I absolutely love the Danes; they are so friendly and easy going. Norway is gorgeous. Cold, but gorgeous. Tomorrow I'll be heading back to Oslo before traveling to Stockholm on the 2nd. On the 6th I fly to Skopje, Macedonia to visit friends for a few days before going to London for a week long business strategy seminar. Afterwards i have 4 free day in which I hope to travel to Cornwall to see the Eden Project.

There. Done. Now, hopefully THT will stop junking up HABOTN.

11:40 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

When I grow up...I want to live like THT 2.0.

Very nice indeed.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Me too! FSJ

11:43 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

In shocking news....(not)

Sandra Bullock's husband is heading to rehab.

Wonder if it is Tigeresque rehab or what?

11:44 AM  
Blogger FSJ said...

THT,

When I was younger my parents wouldn't let me go to Attalla without permission.

For some reason, they didn't trust me.. ehehehe.

11:45 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

It's already getting a little hot to suit me. I need to move to Norway.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

FSJ wants to be an Auburn fan when he grows up.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

agreed, ehyou. Over 70 F is just too hot.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great hearing from 2.0. I like to live vicariously through others!

FSJ, my husband has 2 iPads reserved for pickup appointment on Saturday at 9:30 a.m (one for him, and one for daughter). He bought me the Macbook and iPhone, so I can't complain.

11:57 AM  
Blogger 61 Degrees North said...

Move to Alaska. It almost never gets above 70 here. Maybe just a few days in July.

Of course, it's below freezing for six months of the year, but it's not hot.

12:01 PM  
Blogger bigdaddy334 said...

whats up everybody

12:05 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Alaska is (in my mind) one of the finest places on earth. I'm currently reading one of the best books I've ever picked up:

The Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible

12:10 PM  
Blogger 61 Degrees North said...

Only downside of Alaska is it's so darn far away from anything. Of course if you live here, then it's pretty close. But you know what I mean.

12:12 PM  
Blogger 61 Degrees North said...

Alaska does NOT have:

Snakes
Alligators
Kudzu
Fire Ants
Armadillos
Thousands of Bama Fans

What a great place to live!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

2.0 postulates that Family Resource Mgt is post-graduate work, sort of like law school, thus explaining the persistent "Pre-" designation for his major.

Yes, she was kidding.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

This southern boy says cold weather is only good for reducing yardwork and shipping chocolate (okay, and skiing, if you live in or can afford to go to the mountains).

12:26 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I thought of another thing. It's good for not having mosquitoes. I am a mosquito magnet.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Retrospecting a week later, I still get a kick out of JGT's comments about the tOSU athlete's academic endeavors.

3:50 PM  

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