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Jessica's fiance is a Yale graduate

Jessica Simpson spent her 30th birthday with her fiance, former Yale University wide receiver and San Francisco 49ers tight end Eric Johnson, on the Italian island of Capri.

 

I hope it works out for her.  I can't believe she is with a Yale graduate.  I know she plays dumb to some extent.  Now I think maybe she is secretly really smart.  She is either a brilliant marketer or someone brilliantly markets her.

Re: Jessica's fiance is a Yale graduate

  • Just because the player graduated from Yale, doesn't necessarily mean he's super smart. Most serious football players major in general studies and get a LOAD of free tutoring to help them pass classes. There are smart football players...don't get me wrong, but there are also some fairly average academic performers too. :-)

     ETA: I guess I'm only educated in the ways of my alma mater's conference. My apologies.

  • image joeysgirl2008:
    Just because the player graduated from Yale, doesn't necessarily mean he's super smart. Most serious football players major in general studies and get a LOAD of free tutoring to help them pass classes. There are smart football players...don't get me wrong, but there are also some fairly average academic performers too. :-)

    True, but the Ivy League has very strict academic expectations. I went to Brown and I definitely knew some guys that weren't the sharpest to be at Brown, but nevertheless, were intelligent enough guys & were good athletes. And, there's no such thing as an athletic scholarship at the Ivies, they can only play games on weekends (or weeknights on locations within an hour's driving distance), harsher restrictions on off-season play, and minimum grades. 

    Yes, we should shouldn't assume he's brilliant just because he went to Yale. On the other hand, we shouldn't assume he got in on athletics alone just because he's a football player.

  • image joeysgirl2008:
    Just because the player graduated from Yale, doesn't necessarily mean he's super smart. Most serious football players major in general studies and get a LOAD of free tutoring to help them pass classes. There are smart football players...don't get me wrong, but there are also some fairly average academic performers too. :-)

    This is a huge generalization and really not a well-thought out response. At all.  

  • Guess you didn't read my last sentence? I admitted there are some smart players (who do care about their education)....but not ALL players are like this, at least, not in my conference.
  • Does he even have a job?
  • image joeysgirl2008:
    Guess you didn't read my last sentence? I admitted there are some smart players (who do care about their education)....but not ALL players are like this, at least, not in my conference.

    No. I read your entire post. 

    Your conference is pretty far from the Ivy league.

    My guess would be that you work with football in some capacity and that makes you think you can comment on this. I still find your post--and this follow up post to be quite judgmental.

  • I don't think the guy is a dummy, he was supposed to attend the University of Pennsylvania for Wharton Business School's MBA program but ditched it to be with Jessica.  But in the end, he may be an idiot if he's banking on his relationship with Jessica.  I'm sure her father has an iron-clad prenup for Eric Johnson.
  • image TEM325:

    And, there's no such thing as an athletic scholarship at the Ivies

    I was watching the Harvard-Yale game a few years ago (I remember it was played at whichever stadium doesn't have lights -- so that right there tells you the importance they place on athletics!) and the announcer guy graduated from either Harvard or Yale, I don't remember which. Anyway, he was drafted into the NFL and said he used his signing bonus to pay off his tuition since, as you said, athletic scholarships don't exist in the Ivy League.

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  • Yale, schmale.

    How smart can he be?

    He's choosing to marry Jessica Simpson.

  • image mavjen:
    he was supposed to attend the University of Pennsylvania for Wharton Business School's MBA program but ditched it to be with Jessica. 

    and that's all i needed to know.

    oh, and ditto AA :)

  • image angryasian:

    Yale, schmale.

    How smart can he be?

    He's choosing to marry Jessica Simpson.

    Yes

     

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  • Now this makes me want to watch a new season of Newlyweds so we can see his "you've got to be fuckingkiddingme" looks when she says something stupid!

     

  • image joeysgirl2008:
    Guess you didn't read my last sentence? I admitted there are some smart players (who do care about their education)....but not ALL players are like this, at least, not in my conference.

    I am not suprised that this is your impression since I am assuming you are talking about the SEC. I think your views are a bit skewed as not all major conferences are like that.

    Even some of the other major conferences have decently high academic standards and hold their athletes too it. Yes they get tutoring but that is because they have to devote a huge amount of time to their sports and the tutors are there to help them bridge the gap of lack of free time. It isn't because they are dumb.

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    image joeysgirl2008:
    Guess you didn't read my last sentence? I admitted there are some smart players (who do care about their education)....but not ALL players are like this, at least, not in my conference.

    No. I read your entire post. 

    Your conference is pretty far from the Ivy league.

    My guess would be that you work with football in some capacity and that makes you think you can comment on this. I still find your post--and this follow up post to be quite judgmental.

    I agree with this 100%, be careful making blanket statements. I find your comments kind of offensive personally. But maybe that is becuase I am married to a "dumb" football player who was on the Deans List all four years of college and a defensive starter. I understand that you said that there are "some" smart ones, but that indicates that the majority are dumb. From my experience most are middle of the road and tend not to underachieve or overachieve. You tend to hear about the "bad" students more than the "good" or "average" students which gives everyone else a bad reputation.

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  • OK, I'm way late to this conversation but I agree with the poster who stated he wasn't necessarily up to the normal Yale standards of admission. 

    One of my best friends was a heavily recruited football player.   He met with coaches from Harvard, Dartmouth, Princeton and a couple others, if memory serves.    Very smart guy (went on to a top tier law school after college), but maybe not quite good enough grade/gpa wise to get into Harvard.    He expressed his concern about this with the coach, and the coach said, "don't worry about that.   I'll take care of it if you're a recruit."   

    So even though there may not be scholarships, there most certainly are waived standards for recruited athletes.    I don't know if they can only use that for a few players or if they can get their entire recruiting class through.   I also don't believe they're going to let in dumb guys who need to take underwater basketweaving just to graduate.    But I don't think you can assume that he's super smart just because he went to Yale.    He obviously was a prime recruit (duh, he was an Ivy League player recruited to the NFL).

     

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