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  1. Does anyone have the PFF grades from the cowboys game?
  2. I've just been surprised so many people are just now realizing the dude is insanely cocky, thinks he's always "misunderstood". This quote was also used to describe Jachai but he doesnt have issues, he IS the issue. With that said I do think he has talent and can play in this league, but he needed to go to a team that would tell him to stfu and tone it down. The browns who are always starved for attention were one of the worst possible landing spots, I felt the same way about the Jets.
  3. If college athletics is the equivalent of civilization then yes, that's exactly what I said.
  4. This is total misinformation, one year scholarships are obviously year to year but four year scholarships while not fully guaranteed are basically guaranteed unless you screw up. They cannot be reduced or revoked for athletic underperformance, you’d have to become academically ineligible, off field issues, etc... in order to have it revoked. Athletes on four year scholarships stand to lose that security if they become paid. It’s also worth noting, that at most major universities for either football or basketball you are basically on scholarship for life. The university welcomes players back, gives them access to facilities and merchandise, tickets to games, employment opportunities with the university, etc... This is not to say the NCAA and colleges are completely innocent, but the one sided view that the kids are being scammed that is being portrayed just isn’t true.
  5. Competitive balance while obviously important isn’t worth arguing because it doesn’t exist today with the current rules. Go look at recruiting class rankings, it’s the same schools consistently in the top 5. This will only widen that gap which while a downside, is one that already exists and the creation of others that don’t exist today are more important IMO.
  6. I’m well aware of the terms I’m using but in the waterfall of calculating profits, we have to get to net revenue first. If you prefer me only using gross revenue and profit that’s fine, but everyone is only looking at gross revenue figures they see from tv deals.
  7. I think you need to go back and re-read some of the posts then, it has clearly been outlined how this has far reaching negative impacts across college athletics. Also, your first sentence outlines how little you know about the issue. Go do some research and you'll quickly figure out there is not much profit being generated. People need to learn the difference between gross revenue and net revenue.
  8. Correct, none of the state legislation will matter. The NCAA’s changes to their policies are what will matter.
  9. One of the biggest things I fear is that for those unaware, pretty much every college athletic program besides football and basketball runs at a loss for universities. Has this money lined the pockets of some higher ups, of course. But the lions share of those dollars is reinvested back into the university in a variety of ways, including subsidizing all of the other student athlete sports. Ohio State operates 37 division 1 programs, all of which are paid for from the proceeds of the football team. Disrupting the distribution of that revenue is likely to also mean the sunsetting of programs for other students. Also, what is now going to stop universities from pulling some benefits given to players in their major programs once they realize this kids have their own money? Why give a kid a scholarship who has a $300k endorsement deal? Also, good luck keeping academic eligibility a thing once all the cash flows in. I totally get what the other side of the table is arguing, but to me the list of negatives far outweighs the positives. We are talking about the 1% of college athletes that will receive any sort of meaningful sums of money to potentially impact 100% of college athletes negatively.
  10. First off because there is no direct pay to play system that would work. As has been discussed here, allowing them to profit off their own names is going to be a gigantic mess that isn’t going to work either. This is the problem with this argument, nobody has been able to outline a plan that does not exacerbate all the existing issues while creating a whole slew of new ones. Everyone is just quick to say “pay the kids” but nobody actually has an idea on how to do it because it doesn’t work. I am not against the kids getting a piece of the pie, I just find it ridiculous that people try to say they’re not getting anything in return for their athletic services. If there is a way for the NCAA to set aside a fund and provide shares that vest down the road or something we may be on to something, but I’m not sure how that could work with things like Title 9. I’m all ears for a plan that doesn’t tear down the whole system.
  11. Jamal was on with Rich Eisen today, only a few minutes into the interview but the guy just sounds flat out miserable.
  12. This is certainly a selfish take but there is also an element that after watching what has gone on in the NBA, what's currently gone in in the NFL with players very rarely sticking with the teams who drafted them, I don't want that same me first mentality to permeate into collegiate sports. I don't begrudge anyone who wants to make as much money as they can, but that doesn't mean I enjoy it. I get there hasn't always been loyalty showed from owners towards players but as a fan, I like when my guys stay as my guys. And in college sports, I like when the players make it more about the team and university they represent rather than themselves. This is certainly not the case with plenty of players but you always hear stories of players who attend a university because that's where their brother and father and grandfather went. To see that maybe go away because another school may open up more lucrative marketing opportunities? Just sucks that everything always has to be all about money.
  13. I don't get how people don't understand this aspect of it. This is not a reason for not paying them, but if you don't think having a bunch of college aged kids with a ton of money isn't going to lead to a lot of bad situations you're just not paying attention. Grown men, professional athletes get scammed routinely, best of luck to a 19 year old with $500K in cash available to be "invested".
  14. Kids will be transferring annually, if you want to maximize your earnings in an extremely regional sport you need exposure to as many markets as possible
  15. They do not have the same food, the athletes of course have access to the same facilities the rest of the student body does but you’ve clearly never been in the athletic facility for a major program. Im an Ohio State alum and the food available to them in their practice facility is so far above and beyond anything available to the regular students.

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