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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaRabbit View Post
    I think there is a lot a naivety in this sentence (not saying your nave da_coach just the statement). There are a ton of examples of people that on the outside appear as extremely trustworthy individuals but are anything but.

    There was just a guy down by Corsica that got busted in what amounted to a Ponzi scheme with cattle. A family member of mine knew someone who lost a lot of money in that deal. That person said you never would have suspected that guy of doing something like that.

    Greed does weird things to a lot of people. When there is money involved and stuff is happening behind closed doors I'd be very suspicious.
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    Interesting to see the perspective of other schools' fans on this relationship. I too feel uneasy about the ways of this non-profit healthcare entity.

    https://letsgodu.com/2019/08/13/cozy-summit-league-relationships-cast-dark-shadow-over-augustana/#more-69691

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJacks2011 View Post
    Interesting to see the perspective of other schools' fans on this relationship. I too feel uneasy about the ways of this non-profit healthcare entity.

    https://letsgodu.com/2019/08/13/cozy-summit-league-relationships-cast-dark-shadow-over-augustana/#more-69691
    Yes this is very interesting. One DU fan said if the DU basketball team continues to play like dog**** in a low conference, they have not where else to go. Why does the source of money make people uncomfortable? Its like the classic line in one of Humphrey Bogart's movie Casablanca which is not an exact quote, " I am surprise there is gambling going on here. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...29&FORM=VDQVAP

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJacks2011 View Post
    Interesting to see the perspective of other schools' fans on this relationship. I too feel uneasy about the ways of this non-profit healthcare entity.

    https://letsgodu.com/2019/08/13/cozy-summit-league-relationships-cast-dark-shadow-over-augustana/#more-69691
    I get some of the points being discussed, but the article and the comments just sound real salty towards the Dakotas. One comment made it sound like Denver shouldn't even be associated with The Summit or the Dakotas; we're apparently beneath them. My answer to that is simple: beat the Dakota schools then start talking. I'm sorry that the young D1 schools from the Dakotas are more successful than you (not really), but you can't talk crap about us if you can't show success of your own. (Hockey isn't Summit League, so that can't really count.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE PRIDE IS BACK!!! View Post
    I get some of the points being discussed, but the article and the comments just sound real salty towards the Dakotas. One comment made it sound like Denver shouldn't even be associated with The Summit or the Dakotas; we're apparently beneath them. My answer to that is simple: beat the Dakota schools then start talking. I'm sorry that the young D1 schools from the Dakotas are more successful than you (not really), but you can't talk crap about us if you can't show success of your own. (Hockey isn't Summit League, so that can't really count.)
    Surprise! Surprise to the outside world, some one in the Dakotas has money.

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    I don't think the LetsGoDu article is negative about the Dakotas - the question is: 'Does Sanford Health, a major sponsor, influence the selection of a new conference member in a way that benefits all the conference and members over the long-term?" If the Summit League was Colorado-centric and Coors played the same role as Sanford, I guarantee the Dakotas schools would be asking lots of questions. Long term, this relationship will backfire for the Summit League.

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    How messed up is our healthcare system when a "non-profit" hospital throws money around like Sanford does? A quarter million to each school for an endowment scholarship? We have people in this country that literally can't afford health insurance yet we allow a non-profit to do stuff like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaRabbit View Post
    How messed up is our healthcare system when a "non-profit" hospital throws money around like Sanford does? A quarter million to each school for an endowment scholarship? We have people in this country that literally can't afford health insurance yet we allow a non-profit to do stuff like this.
    I'm not a financial expert but I thought they have to get rid of the money to show they are non-profit, otherwise the terminology doesn't make sense to me....yes they all overcharge, agree on that,just don't make a huge profit in the first place and give your patients affordable health care instead?..... Sounds logical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackdaniel View Post
    I'm not a financial expert but I thought they have to get rid of the money to show they are non-profit, otherwise the terminology doesn't make sense to me....yes they all overcharge, agree on that,just don't make a huge profit in the first place and give your patients affordable health care instead?..... Sounds logical.

    My point exactly. If they have this much excess cash they could lower prices and benefit a much larger percentage of society other than a handful of student athletes at Summit League schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaRabbit View Post
    How messed up is our healthcare system when a "non-profit" hospital throws money around like Sanford does? A quarter million to each school for an endowment scholarship? We have people in this country that literally can't afford health insurance yet we allow a non-profit to do stuff like this.
    This is America where the market does wonderful things such as this. I agree Sanford should do more to benefit the general population who often end up being Sanford clients. Are you reading this Kelby? Probably not. I am very certain that all member schools of the Summit League did not return the gifts. They are very much like the Casblanca cop who closed the casino because there was gambling going on and of course he did not refuse to take his winnings. We are all in this together I fear.

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