Originally Posted by taylorssc
College football is not the only option. Go overseas, go to Canada. They can go play pro ball if they want. NFL and NBA don't stipulate that you have to play in college, just that you've been out of high school for a certain number of years.
ReadR00sters got it right, scholarships are charity. Again, college sports is amateur athletics. Amateur stipulates non-paid. All schools agree on the same amount, you're correct. That amount is zero. It's not collusion, it's a group of institutions all competing under the banner of amateur athletics.
If they want anything more than zero, go pro or change the definition of the word amateur.
I'm not familiar with you on this board, are you always like this? You're acting like somebody kicked your dog. It's a message board discussion. Relax.
Scholarships are not charity. I'm not sure how you have come to that conclusion. A football scholarship is contingent on a person having a specific skill set and using that skill set for the benefit of the athletic program. It is not freely given, and has nothing to do with the financial need of the person receiving it.
I do find humor in the relax comment though. I guess when someone points out that your comments are uniformed and, in some cases, pretty overtly racist you think it's a contentious affair. Get some thicker skin -- it's just a message board, remember?