Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: College Basketball Scandal
The FBI is investigating and charging college basketball coaches for bribing players https://t.co/pP6TB88YXt— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) September 26, 2017
Holy Moses. The freaking FBI is behind the bust and the NCAA was nowhere to be seen on the legwork of the investigation. So far we know that Arizona, Auburn, South Carolina, and Oklahoma State are tied to this with Miami (FL) being a rumored school. The whole thing was not as simple as coaches paying players/AAU coaches either, apparel sponsors for universities also influenced the exchanging of cash:
College basketball's sweeping shoe company scandal is years in the making https://t.co/bYKnpFnwwF— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) September 26, 2017
An Adidas employee got arrested - this is insane. It’s been said elsewhere online, but this is something that everyone had an idea that this was going down and it was just never regulated/brought out into the open. The easy remark to make with Division 1 athletes in the money making sports is that they are paid off to attend certain universities. I am really excited to see how this shakes down and how the NCAA responds, since this is not an investigation being led by them.
Today’s (off)topic: 3D Televisions
Those things have disappeared, huh? The marketing push to get one of them into your home was nothing less than a bombardment of commercials. Nobody wants to wear special glasses just to watch their television. All 3D televisions had going for them were movies coming in a 3D format, but if the video game consoles passed over that technology in favor of virtual reality, then the 3D TV demise make a lot of sense. Has anyone ever used a 3D TV outside of the ones Best Buy would demo?
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