The end of college football

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Tennessy XO, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    It will spread... Absolutely.

    Luckily for me I don't care one damn bit about college football.

    Hopefully they get $2 per hour. Slave labor.
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  2. Tennessy XO

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    I think they will get a certain amount per game.

    I think players will and should be able to sell their own likeness, signature and sign endorsement deals.

    Why can't you market yourself?

    If Nike wants to pay Johnny Football a couple million to do shoe commercials while he is still at A&M they should be able to.

    I welcome the end of college football as it is now. Give me the minor league NFL I want it to be. Watch it crumble and a better product with stronger links to the league, better access to players and an end to the NCAA are what I desire.
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  3. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Right... I have no problems with them marketing themselves and getting paid by Nike and such.

    I just don't think they should be paid by the schools though.

    If other companies want to pay the players of their choice, so be it. But not every player should be paid. There are some serious scrubs out there.
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  4. LosingBy3

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    There's a reason sports are labeled as extracurricular activities in schools.

    I think they should make a percentage for at least being on TV, but this unionizing is pushing it.
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  5. The Playmaker

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    The people defending the pay for play are the same ones who only list examples of guys like Manziel, Alabama, Cam, Ohio St, etc etc. Not every football school has 1. the resources 2. the money 3. the talent.

    The funny thing about Northwestern unionizing is they don't really matter right now. Most of the guys that are going there know they'll be getting an education and football is just something on the side.

    The idea is just ridiculous but ESPN and all these other major media outlets just keep shoving it down our throats and now over the past 2 years apparently everyone is on board for it. If you think the major issues in NCAAF are bad right now, wait until these student athletes actually start getting cash in their hand. Signing bonuses? Performance bonuses? What's under the table? Unions? NFL minor league? How do you differentiate salary in a top football player and bench volleyball player? Where does the money come from? Like less than 10 schools actually make a profit off their football program. How about over signing? It's an issue now for major programs who basically have to cut people, how much more complicated is that going to get when they sign a deal expecting to get paid? What about medical bills? If they're out for the year do they get paid?

    So many questions. People say it should happen but hardly do I ever see someone come up with the execution of a program like this.
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  6. RTH

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    Made me think of this almost immediately:
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  7. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    This is going to be tough, if the schools do pay the players. Major schools have a lot of money to pay out, and minor schools simply couldn't pay their top players 500,000 dollars every year. It would make for another huge recruiting advantage.

    IMO, the best thing for football would be for the NFL to make an actual minor league.. and let the NCAA be reserved for college student-athletes. Fans would whine for awhile, but they would eventually be happy that their players actually want to be there, and go to school there.

    Let the NCAA talent battle against the NFL minor league talent.

    NFL has no international feeders, or minor league. It's NCAA or nothing now.

    EVERY other major sport in the US has international ties, or a minor league

    NBA-players come from all over the world, plus minor leagues

    MLB-all over the world, minor leagues

    NHL-all over the world, AHL and other minor leagues

    NFL-NCAA.
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  8. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    Why is this the end of college football?
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  9. The Hammer

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    This is part of a larger movement by labor unions. They are quietly trying to unionize post secondary students across North America. With falling union memberships many labor unions are looking to post secondary schools as a new source of members and, of course, union dues. I think it is a strategy that will fail but the unions are desperate. Fall numbers mean less money for union aristocrats to pay themselves large salaries with, take business trips to socialist conferences in Venezuela, fund Israel boycotts, pay off politicians and hire professional protesters.

    This move with student athletes is seen as a way for unions to get their foot in the door with the entire student body.
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  10. Tennessy XO

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    I could see that too.
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