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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    edited February 6
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    Post edited by tempo_n_groove on
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    Take the quiz, see how you do and compare. It’s no wonder this country is fucked. Look at the scores. “We love the uneducated and ummm, ignorant.”

    Gift article.

    https://wapo.st/3SGJAOt
    Softball questions to own the Biden haters, lol.
    So, how’d yo do?
    Softball = EZ.
    4 for 4 there Feckles.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,248
    Take the quiz, see how you do and compare. It’s no wonder this country is fucked. Look at the scores. “We love the uneducated and ummm, ignorant.”

    Gift article.

    https://wapo.st/3SGJAOt
    Softball questions to own the Biden haters, lol.
    So, how’d yo do?
    Softball = EZ.
    4 for 4 there Feckles.
    Sure, sure you did, Einstein. Now tell us about the scooters and cell phones.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    Take the quiz, see how you do and compare. It’s no wonder this country is fucked. Look at the scores. “We love the uneducated and ummm, ignorant.”

    Gift article.

    https://wapo.st/3SGJAOt
    Softball questions to own the Biden haters, lol.
    So, how’d yo do?
    Softball = EZ.
    4 for 4 there Feckles.
    Sure, sure you did, Einstein. Now tell us about the scooters and cell phones.
    Softball questions.. Man you are a peach. Why would I lie about the easy questions? Simply listening to NPR I can get those questions easily...

    I replied about both them already, look back in the thread for the answer Feckles.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,248
    edited February 6
    Take the quiz, see how you do and compare. It’s no wonder this country is fucked. Look at the scores. “We love the uneducated and ummm, ignorant.”

    Gift article.

    https://wapo.st/3SGJAOt
    Softball questions to own the Biden haters, lol.
    So, how’d yo do?
    Softball = EZ.
    4 for 4 there Feckles.
    Sure, sure you did, Einstein. Now tell us about the scooters and cell phones.
    Softball questions.. Man you are a peach. Why would I lie about the easy questions? Simply listening to NPR I can get those questions easily...

    I replied about both them already, look back in the thread for the answer Feckles.
    If I’m a “peach,” you’re a lemon, Gallagher. You never did answer how it was that someone newly arrived was able to acquire a scooter and a cellphone so quickly. Just that you were going to find out. Talk about ….”……..”

    Tell us again how “nothing is being done.”
    Post edited by Halifax2TheMax on
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,505
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
    You did say "crazy business".  Wooden used to get ALL the greatest players and bench them, so it falls under what you are saying as to not utilizing them.

    The Boeing example though made sense to mass hire and get rid of the dregs.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    Take the quiz, see how you do and compare. It’s no wonder this country is fucked. Look at the scores. “We love the uneducated and ummm, ignorant.”

    Gift article.

    https://wapo.st/3SGJAOt
    Softball questions to own the Biden haters, lol.
    So, how’d yo do?
    Softball = EZ.
    4 for 4 there Feckles.
    Sure, sure you did, Einstein. Now tell us about the scooters and cell phones.
    Softball questions.. Man you are a peach. Why would I lie about the easy questions? Simply listening to NPR I can get those questions easily...

    I replied about both them already, look back in the thread for the answer Feckles.
    If I’m a “peach,” you’re a lemon, Gallagher. You never did answer how it was that someone newly arrived was able to acquire a scooter and a cellphone so quickly. Just that you were going to find out. Talk about ….”……..”

    Tell us again how “nothing is being done.”
    Lemons make lemonade, chicken francese and lemon mirengue, you are cobbler...

    Scooters they rent through loan sharking or there are places that will sell them to the migrants.
    Cell phones the same way.  For deliveries they have to borrow someone else's phone to do the apps as the ones they are given wont allow the downloading of the apps.

    So now you don't have to re-read through the other pages.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,248
    Take the quiz, see how you do and compare. It’s no wonder this country is fucked. Look at the scores. “We love the uneducated and ummm, ignorant.”

    Gift article.

    https://wapo.st/3SGJAOt
    Softball questions to own the Biden haters, lol.
    So, how’d yo do?
    Softball = EZ.
    4 for 4 there Feckles.
    Sure, sure you did, Einstein. Now tell us about the scooters and cell phones.
    Softball questions.. Man you are a peach. Why would I lie about the easy questions? Simply listening to NPR I can get those questions easily...

    I replied about both them already, look back in the thread for the answer Feckles.
    If I’m a “peach,” you’re a lemon, Gallagher. You never did answer how it was that someone newly arrived was able to acquire a scooter and a cellphone so quickly. Just that you were going to find out. Talk about ….”……..”

    Tell us again how “nothing is being done.”
    Lemons make lemonade, chicken francese and lemon mirengue, you are cobbler...

    Scooters they rent through loan sharking or there are places that will sell them to the migrants.
    Cell phones the same way.  For deliveries they have to borrow someone else's phone to do the apps as the ones they are given wont allow the downloading of the apps.

    So now you don't have to re-read through the other pages.
    Wow, thanks for that insightful reporting there Geraldo. What time are you opening the oven?
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    Take the quiz, see how you do and compare. It’s no wonder this country is fucked. Look at the scores. “We love the uneducated and ummm, ignorant.”

    Gift article.

    https://wapo.st/3SGJAOt
    Softball questions to own the Biden haters, lol.
    So, how’d yo do?
    Softball = EZ.
    4 for 4 there Feckles.
    Sure, sure you did, Einstein. Now tell us about the scooters and cell phones.
    Softball questions.. Man you are a peach. Why would I lie about the easy questions? Simply listening to NPR I can get those questions easily...

    I replied about both them already, look back in the thread for the answer Feckles.
    If I’m a “peach,” you’re a lemon, Gallagher. You never did answer how it was that someone newly arrived was able to acquire a scooter and a cellphone so quickly. Just that you were going to find out. Talk about ….”……..”

    Tell us again how “nothing is being done.”
    Lemons make lemonade, chicken francese and lemon mirengue, you are cobbler...

    Scooters they rent through loan sharking or there are places that will sell them to the migrants.
    Cell phones the same way.  For deliveries they have to borrow someone else's phone to do the apps as the ones they are given wont allow the downloading of the apps.

    So now you don't have to re-read through the other pages.
    Wow, thanks for that insightful reporting there Geraldo. What time are you opening the oven?
    I cook everyday. Come on down. I only drink reds so if you want white you'll have to supply your own.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,505
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
    You did say "crazy business".  Wooden used to get ALL the greatest players and bench them, so it falls under what you are saying as to not utilizing them.

    The Boeing example though made sense to mass hire and get rid of the dregs.
    I didn't realize that Meta was encumbered by a scholarship limit.  I guess it is apples to apples. And the number of "great" basketball players each year was 13 and UCLA got them all.  
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MN Posts: 4,792
    There's some parallel there but it's not like UCLA giving scholarships to the best players cost them more than giving them to second-tier players. In fact they didn't get more players than they otherwise would have. Hiring and paying more people than needed just to keep them from competitors is a way different game.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
    You did say "crazy business".  Wooden used to get ALL the greatest players and bench them, so it falls under what you are saying as to not utilizing them.

    The Boeing example though made sense to mass hire and get rid of the dregs.
    I didn't realize that Meta was encumbered by a scholarship limit.  I guess it is apples to apples. And the number of "great" basketball players each year was 13 and UCLA got them all.  
    Wow, you just cant see that UCLA acquired the best players and didn't utilize them like Meta hired a bunch of people and didn't utilize them...
    If that's not a similarity I won't try to explain it any more...
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,505
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
    You did say "crazy business".  Wooden used to get ALL the greatest players and bench them, so it falls under what you are saying as to not utilizing them.

    The Boeing example though made sense to mass hire and get rid of the dregs.
    I didn't realize that Meta was encumbered by a scholarship limit.  I guess it is apples to apples. And the number of "great" basketball players each year was 13 and UCLA got them all.  
    Wow, you just cant see that UCLA acquired the best players and didn't utilize them like Meta hired a bunch of people and didn't utilize them...
    If that's not a similarity I won't try to explain it any more...
    UCLA recruited and gave scholarships to the best 13 people they were able to do.  Is it really your argument that all 13 players on the 1975 UCLA team were better than every other player in division 1?

    That would be a feat considering only one player from that team was a first or second team All American. If your argument were true then shouldn't all ten spots be occupied by UCLA?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_NCAA_Men's_Basketball_All-Americans

    Like I said,  apples and oranges.  
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
    You did say "crazy business".  Wooden used to get ALL the greatest players and bench them, so it falls under what you are saying as to not utilizing them.

    The Boeing example though made sense to mass hire and get rid of the dregs.
    I didn't realize that Meta was encumbered by a scholarship limit.  I guess it is apples to apples. And the number of "great" basketball players each year was 13 and UCLA got them all.  
    Wow, you just cant see that UCLA acquired the best players and didn't utilize them like Meta hired a bunch of people and didn't utilize them...
    If that's not a similarity I won't try to explain it any more...
    UCLA recruited and gave scholarships to the best 13 people they were able to do.  Is it really your argument that all 13 players on the 1975 UCLA team were better than every other player in division 1?

    That would be a feat considering only one player from that team was a first or second team All American. If your argument were true then shouldn't all ten spots be occupied by UCLA?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_NCAA_Men's_Basketball_All-Americans

    Like I said,  apples and oranges.  
    The best players and didn't utilize them means they were great and didn't play...great in high school, they were recruited, recruited just like Meta did... AND DIDN'T USE THEM.,..

    I give up, you're right..
  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,023
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
    You did say "crazy business".  Wooden used to get ALL the greatest players and bench them, so it falls under what you are saying as to not utilizing them.

    The Boeing example though made sense to mass hire and get rid of the dregs.
    I didn't realize that Meta was encumbered by a scholarship limit.  I guess it is apples to apples. And the number of "great" basketball players each year was 13 and UCLA got them all.  
    Wow, you just cant see that UCLA acquired the best players and didn't utilize them like Meta hired a bunch of people and didn't utilize them...
    If that's not a similarity I won't try to explain it any more...
    UCLA recruited and gave scholarships to the best 13 people they were able to do.  Is it really your argument that all 13 players on the 1975 UCLA team were better than every other player in division 1?

    That would be a feat considering only one player from that team was a first or second team All American. If your argument were true then shouldn't all ten spots be occupied by UCLA?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_NCAA_Men's_Basketball_All-Americans

    Like I said,  apples and oranges.  
    The best players and didn't utilize them means they were great and didn't play...great in high school, they were recruited, recruited just like Meta did... AND DIDN'T USE THEM.,..

    I give up, you're right..

    its your contention they recruited these players to purposely bench them?
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 35,023
    So fuck stick has made the claim that the markets only doing so well because he is the leading candidate for president in this upcoming election. I don't know the market seems to have reacted pretty favorably to today's news out of the DC circuit
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    mickeyrat said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
    You did say "crazy business".  Wooden used to get ALL the greatest players and bench them, so it falls under what you are saying as to not utilizing them.

    The Boeing example though made sense to mass hire and get rid of the dregs.
    I didn't realize that Meta was encumbered by a scholarship limit.  I guess it is apples to apples. And the number of "great" basketball players each year was 13 and UCLA got them all.  
    Wow, you just cant see that UCLA acquired the best players and didn't utilize them like Meta hired a bunch of people and didn't utilize them...
    If that's not a similarity I won't try to explain it any more...
    UCLA recruited and gave scholarships to the best 13 people they were able to do.  Is it really your argument that all 13 players on the 1975 UCLA team were better than every other player in division 1?

    That would be a feat considering only one player from that team was a first or second team All American. If your argument were true then shouldn't all ten spots be occupied by UCLA?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_NCAA_Men's_Basketball_All-Americans

    Like I said,  apples and oranges.  
    The best players and didn't utilize them means they were great and didn't play...great in high school, they were recruited, recruited just like Meta did... AND DIDN'T USE THEM.,..

    I give up, you're right..

    its your contention they recruited these players to purposely bench them?
    Wooden grabbed them so other teams could not, if they did not fit in the group then yes, he benched them.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,638
    mickeyrat said:
    So fuck stick has made the claim that the markets only doing so well because he is the leading candidate for president in this upcoming election. I don't know the market seems to have reacted pretty favorably to today's news out of the DC circuit
    Is that Megalomania or is he the all powerful Oz?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,505
    mickeyrat said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:

    Meta is the company that hired thousands of software engineers that they didn't need and couldn't use.  They only did it to prevent them from going to competitors.  That was the craziest thing I've heard in business in a while. 
    Ever hear of the Yankees? Or the John Wooden UCLA Bruins?

    I wanted to add to this.  In the mid 90's Boeing would hire a ton of people then have a massive layoff 6 months later.  They would retain only the best of the bunch.  Working for Boeing at that time was a lifetime job, so losing it meant there was definitely something wrong with you as my captains brother was a testament to that and working next to him in the docks.
    What a strange analogy.  The Yankees and Bruins could only add up to the roster limit.  And so each player has a role.  The Bruins didn't have 30 players on scholarship. 

    The problem with Meta's strategy, besides being a cash burn,  is that now you have engineers who had no roles and they literally would spend days on meet and greets, if they had any at all.  They were not on any products or projects.  So when they were RIFed, they didn't have any relevantĺ experience and stalling their careers
    You did say "crazy business".  Wooden used to get ALL the greatest players and bench them, so it falls under what you are saying as to not utilizing them.

    The Boeing example though made sense to mass hire and get rid of the dregs.
    I didn't realize that Meta was encumbered by a scholarship limit.  I guess it is apples to apples. And the number of "great" basketball players each year was 13 and UCLA got them all.  
    Wow, you just cant see that UCLA acquired the best players and didn't utilize them like Meta hired a bunch of people and didn't utilize them...
    If that's not a similarity I won't try to explain it any more...
    UCLA recruited and gave scholarships to the best 13 people they were able to do.  Is it really your argument that all 13 players on the 1975 UCLA team were better than every other player in division 1?

    That would be a feat considering only one player from that team was a first or second team All American. If your argument were true then shouldn't all ten spots be occupied by UCLA?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_NCAA_Men's_Basketball_All-Americans

    Like I said,  apples and oranges.  
    The best players and didn't utilize them means they were great and didn't play...great in high school, they were recruited, recruited just like Meta did... AND DIDN'T USE THEM.,..

    I give up, you're right..

    its your contention they recruited these players to purposely bench them?
    Wooden grabbed them so other teams could not, if they did not fit in the group then yes, he benched them.
    But again,  there is a scholarship limit so it's not the same.  Second,  they were not all the best players as evidenced by only one all- American.  They were the best team. 
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