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@AllTideUp @xmego9 I did not intend to sound self righteous in my comments and am sorry I got on your nerves. No, the current state of major college sports and how it will evolve in the future have no effect on my life other than the degree of enthusiasm I feel in supporting them. Perhaps I am being Pollyannaish in my desire to see Saturday afternoons reserved for amateur contests between college rivals playing for nothing more than school pride but that's just the way I feel.
Nowhere in my comments did I say or imply that major college athletics are the "bane of our society". I love, and do not disdain, college sports. Otherwise I would not read this blog every day. I do in fact like the Ivy League model. It's better, in my opinion, to have glorified high school games rather than sub-standard professional games.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The End Is Nigh (For College Sports As We Knew Them); What The NLRB’s Ruling Means For The SEC
If the end is nigh for college sports as we know them then I say "good riddance". All the one-and doners, transfers, sham classes, and special perks reveal that the term "student-athlete" is just a marketing catch phrase. The two major college sports are nothing but big multi-million dollar businesses, pure and simple, and the players are employees in fact. What happens next will probably play out very closely to the scenario you have outlined but I hope not. I would like to just throw out the baby with the bath water and start over. No more scholarships, if you want to play and are a student in good standing then walk on and try out. Then maybe universities could get back to their true mission.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The End Is Nigh (For College Sports As We Knew Them); What The NLRB’s Ruling Means For The SEC