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Old 06-01-2014, 05:05 PM   #61
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Worship?

So expecting student athletes to be given the same right as every other adult in this country amounts to "worship?"

You, sir, are an idiot.
I guess the idea of amateur athletics is beyond your tiny mind to fathom, no one is forcing these adults to sign their rights away they choose to. The $40k year free education is only a portion of the perks of being a STUDENT-athlete, you leave out the fact they get world class strength, condition, and nutrition training, the travel costs, etc now since you want to pay them how about then the student athlete pays for their travel costs, you don't like that do you? Let them unionize make them pay their union dues, they get hurt they pay for the surgery and treatments. In your case since you never done college sports the concept of student-athlete is beyond your comprehension.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:19 PM   #62
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I got a stipend from scholarship excess, and also played musical gigs for cash when I was in school (which would be illegal for football players)... I couldn't have worked a job due to my academic obligations, but having an extra $2,000 a semester in stipend money really went a long way. Student-athletes probably work harder (definitely longer hours) than I did as an undergrad, and I am currently a medical student. Anyone who doesn't think that student athletes deserve a stipend are probably former athletes at smaller schools who are butthurt they didn't get anything.

As an aside, Dabo Swinney is against stipends and says a college education is plenty of payment.
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^Yeah a $40,000 a year free ride education isn't enough or in the case of Northwestern $63,000 a year tuition. But most the half literate babies can't comprehend they are getting a world class education that their intelligence level doesn't deserve. They are getting a chance to get out of these bad neighborhoods with an education if they can't respect or understand that they just should passed over for someone who actually wants to better themselves.
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I guess the idea of amateur athletics is beyond your tiny mind to fathom, no one is forcing these adults to sign their rights away they choose to. The $40k year free education is only a portion of the perks of being a STUDENT-athlete, you leave out the fact they get world class strength, condition, and nutrition training, the travel costs, etc now since you want to pay them how about then the student athlete pays for their travel costs, you don't like that do you? Let them unionize make them pay their union dues, they get hurt they pay for the surgery and treatments. In your case since you never done college sports the concept of student-athlete is beyond your comprehension.

I bet your "tiny mind" doesn't even know the origin of the concept of "amateurism"

Psst...it's not inherently virtuous, as you seem to imply.

Remember when everyone freaked out at the idea of the Olympics allowing professionals?
"ZOMG NOOO! It will ruin the games!"

And they're still going...the world didn't end. Whaddya know.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:52 PM   #65
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Came into this thread hoping for some entertainment and was not disappointed.
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Maybe they should bring in someone with integrity to oversee the proposals. Someone above reproach. Maybe someone like Tim Tebow. That would work.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:25 PM   #67
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Unlike student athletes, she was allowed to get a job, even though she was on a full scholarship.
But she didn't get all the "perks" like free off season workouts, runs at 5 AM, free strength and conditioning year round, free 2 hour practices almost every day during spring and season including some glorious 2-a-days in the nice warm sunshine.
I'm sure she would have traded that job and the $$ for the life of a football player any day!
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In full support of this.
This is how the NCAA will change...their big money makers have to flex the muscle, and things will change.

As they say, Money talks.
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I think you guys are missing something.

Sports is a bubble right now. Pro teams, the amount of money paid to college conferences.

The good times are going to last forever eh?

Look there has been one big thing driving this insanity the past few decades. The willingness of broadcasters, and mainly the cable broadcasters to pay insane money to the NFL, the NBA, and well the SEC/Big10/Whathaveyou for broadcast rights.

I think that cable companies actual force people to pay for content (the NFL, etc) that they would not if it were an optional addition to a cable bill. In effect they tax non-sports watchers so they can acquire content to attract sports watchers.

Cable companies are under pressure from the internet, and the fact that increasingly people are dumping cable because they don't want to pay for all the crap they never watch.

One day a major sports league (or college conference) is going to put their viewing rights up for bid. And there will be no bidders, or only bidders at a reduced price from the last time they went up for auction.

And then we will have a new world. I might add that if budgets get much tighter with municipalities, we might have more cities that grow a pair and tell team owners "Oh yeah? Well just leave then. We aren't subsidizing your team's profits with public money, no matter what other idiot cities decide to. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out chief."
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As an aside, Dabo Swinney is against stipends and says a college education is plenty of payment.
Personally, I think he should ask for a refund....
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If the direction of college football today doesn't tell you something. IE the most underclassmen coming out before they are truly ready. They don't give a flying f* about the fact that they were allowed to attend a school to use their football program for a springboard to the pros. They are not at the schools for an education old school thinking will not help us anymore with this problem. Yes! There is people leaving early who should and yes there is others that need more time that are leaving also. We are going to see a lot more of ncaa debasketballation happening to football(yes I made that up lol) where no name teams that keep all or most of their players around 4-5 years are beating us on the field. Pay these guys they can't take a scholarship to the store to buy their crab legs and clothes lol. Let's keep these on the fence guys around longer and enhance our programs resume. Don't agree I don't care this is my vote.
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It's the truth regardless if you believe it or not. But when you hear the worship of college players this naivety doesn't shock me.

You are the reason this country is what it is and my generation will have to pay for it. SS will be broke, your ass will be old an dilapidated and I the young tax payer will pay for that. We are paying for the sins of our fathers now. So enough with the entitlement generation bull crap. Good for you that you slaved in college to go in the Air Force a govt job paid for by us young tax payers. I'm sure you are going to retire with your big fluffy govt pension too huh. Don't give me that bull crap. You are the biggest whiner I have ever seen, just because my generation didn't walk uphill both ways to school doesn't make you superior. Get over yourself. Geez
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But most the half literate babies can't comprehend they are getting a world class education that their intelligence level doesn't deserve.
Maybe G-d can ask THIS guy for mercy.

After all, he holds the key to all of the answers as well as judgement capabilities.

Messy job but somebody has to do it.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:16 AM   #75
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You are the reason this country is what it is and my generation will have to pay for it. SS will be broke, your ass will be old an dilapidated and I the young tax payer will pay for that. We are paying for the sins of our fathers now. So enough with the entitlement generation bull crap. Good for you that you slaved in college to go in the Air Force a govt job paid for by us young tax payers. I'm sure you are going to retire with your big fluffy govt pension too huh. Don't give me that bull crap. You are the biggest whiner I have ever seen, just because my generation didn't walk uphill both ways to school doesn't make you superior. Get over yourself. Geez
He's not that old, he's still in his twenties. He's only talking big. He may have been in the reserves, but he's currently just a part time lawn-mower.
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