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re: Nielsen looking less likely per Jane Slater - Martin Blank
[quote] theoretically, all they'd have to do is restrict him from being a football coach in a set number of parishes[/quote] Seems odd that he’d have a non compete only for LSU by listing EBR parish. I know it has to have a time period and specific parishes. But it doesn’t seem likely that ...
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re: Paging Tigerbaitlawyer - What the Hell is going on? - Martin Blank
Not guys like Chase, even though that’s clearly about the draft and not COVID. But Gilbert, Olujari etc are a different animal. Especially if more are on the way as rumored. Nobody would believe that’s COVID related. A Baton Rouge jury in a contract dispute trial sure wouldn’t. If LSU gets ...
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re: Paging Tigerbaitlawyer - What the Hell is going on? - Martin Blank
The phrase “which allows the Team to effectively compete in ... the Power Five” pretty clearly ties the “appropriate and competent” language to on-field stuff. Assuming you could use such general language at all, it’s far more likely you could use Gilbert and other non-draft defections as your r...
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re: Paging Tigerbaitlawyer - What the Hell is going on? - Martin Blank
Absolutely. Woodward is running a multi-million dollar business. If he fires O it’ll be a business deal. Even if LSU had an iron clad case, if they win at trial and pay zero, there is nothing stopping O from spilling his guts or worse. The saying is that you don’t pay escorts for sex, you p...
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re: Paging Tigerbaitlawyer - What the Hell is going on? - Martin Blank
Title IX stuff is specifically mentioned in the “for cause” firing portion of Orgeron’s contract. If he is caught up in any of that it’s a slam dunk firing for cause. Also, the very first duty of Head Coach on page 2 is “administering, leading and managing the Program in a professionally appropri...
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re: Paging Tigerbaitlawyer - What the Hell is going on? - Martin Blank
O definitely needed to be managed in a more hands on manner. But I doubt there are many AD’s that wouldn’t pay their championship coach a ton and/or give him free reign on his next DC. That’s the kind of rewards and leeway an elite HC is gonna want in order to agree to take over for O. So Woodwa...
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re: Pels openly discussing trading Jrue - Martin Blank
If Brooklyn would give up Dinwiddie, Levert and Allen in a Jrue trade, wouldn’t the Pels want to keep at least Dinwiddie and Allen? If not all three? From there seems like you could maybe pair up Lonzo and Levert to make a deal for another solid piece. In my perfect world KD and Kyrie demand...
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re: Any thoughts on what this going to do to the housing market? - Martin Blank
Do you think that will still be the case for the LFT market with $10 oil for the foreseeable future?...
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re: Any thoughts on what this going to do to the housing market? - Martin Blank
No doubt on RR A RR house just hit the market that was bought in 2017 at $191 a sq ft. The initial list price was $185 a sq ft. So that seller knows they’re gonna take a serious haircut. ...
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re: Florida Governor just dragged his balls across the rest of the country - Martin Blank
It’s been a while, but state line checkpoints should be a slam dunk violation of the Privileges and Immunities clause, IIRC. ...
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re: Any thoughts on what this going to do to the housing market? - Martin Blank
Ah. The classic move of small houses up front to fund the line of credit, big houses in back to make your profit. Makes sense. Those front houses will move fast as people want to get into Gallet/Southside schools as cheaply as possible. I’m intrigued by those in the $600 range. I could see t...
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re: Any thoughts on what this going to do to the housing market? - Martin Blank
Interesting. Was I in the ballpark in terms of the number of houses and average cost?...
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re: Any thoughts on what this going to do to the housing market? - Martin Blank
And there is another subdivision about to be built just north of the roundabout at Verot School Rd. and Milton Hwy. That one will probably add 50-100 more houses in that $350,000 range which is already stagnant in Lafayette. ...
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re: F1 2019 Season Thread (Next race: Dec. 1 Abu Dhabi) - Martin Blank
McLaren finishing as the clear “best of the rest” would be interesting. They have the money and will to legitimately challenge Red Bull in 2020 with further improvement. Give Zak an off-season where he can sell sponsors on “get on board now because McLaren is back,” and they’ll have the funding ...
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re: LSU offers Walker Howard - Martin Blank
He’s not. He turns 16 in about two weeks. ...
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re: Men’s Track 4x1 Relay just dropped the baton smh - Martin Blank
Stupid question - how is a coach responsible for baton drops in individual meets? I get the criticism of no middle or long distance guys. That’s a structural / recruiting issue that coaches are responsible for. Shaver decided to not recruit those guys or hire a coach to develop them. Isn’t dr...
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re: CPM Monday Updates - Martin Blank
His dad runs a pitching academy type place, roughly along the lines of Driveline or something similar. So going home means getting access to not only his dad but an indoor facility with a mound, radar gun etc. And he gets to see mom for mother’s day. ...
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re: Glenn Cecchini (Barbe baseball) - Martin Blank
At the 14u level there are several teams that are de facto school ball teams. ED White and Catholic NI, off the top of my head, both have their rising 9th grade teams all playing together. ...
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re: Les Miles and Kansas have spoken about the coaching job - Martin Blank
Les’ buyout isn’t just reduced by coaching salary. It’s reduced by any and all salary. So those Dos Equis commercials, and anything else he does like that decreases what LSU owes him. He doesn’t have to go on “sham” interviews if he’s making money elsewhere. This also assumes he hasn’t just been...
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re: Condition of the real estate markets in Lafayette - Martin Blank
Curious myself. If it’s where you think, it seems like that’s the area of LFT where there may be some bang for the buck. ...
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