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|5 hours 13 min ago||allows star athletes from poor backgrounds to support their fam||
If you're going to resort to the "free market" justification, then we should allow the star athletes from poor backgrounds to make money without having to go through the ridiculous charade of being a "college student" simply to get that money.
The fundamental problem is a direct result of the NFL using college football as a de facto minor leagues, and it does so by its own rules that prevent players right out of high school to become professionals. The fact that the NFL gets away with this creates the incentive to cheat in the first place, because there is a large pool of players from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who are forced into going the college route because that's the only viable way of training to become a professional athlete. Because they're not in college to get an education but to become professional athletes, the relative educational advantages of one school over another are irrelevant, and their choice comes down simply to who's offering the most cash. That might make good financial sense for them in the short term, but it undercuts the notion that they are "representatives" of the educational institution in any meaningful way—they're simply marketing tools.
I know it's never going to happen because the NFL will never create a meaningful minor league voluntarily, but if it did, within a fairly short period of time we'd see an exodus of top players out of CFB into the minor leagues. While the "quality" of play would probably decrease at the collegiate level because many of the elite athletes would be in the NFL or its minor league, CFB would not suffer greatly in terms of fan enthusiasm, at least among those fans who root as much for the institution as for the players on the team.
|5 hours 32 min ago||What am I missing here?||
Yeah, this was burying the lede.
How exactly are Michigan recruits missing out on all that cash? Are other schools paying Michigan recruits to simply visit? That seems like an unwise use of bagmen money—you'd think the bagmen would want a return on their investment.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Lagavulin||
and a pungent Stilton.
|2 days 16 hours ago||so the ugly nature of this game won't hurt Michigan in the eyes||
Not sure how anybody can say that's categorically true right at the moment. If we lose out the rest of the season and BIG tournament, games like this ain't gonna help.
|2 days 18 hours ago||and be sure to google lemon party||
|2 days 18 hours ago||Anybody who fakes bylines and stories is an asshole||
but why would anybody want to spend any time at a site like Chatsports or The Cauldron to begin with? Considering the gigantic amount of interesting stuff available online that's actually real information, the idea of wasting even five minutes watching FB videos of some bonehead blathering out his ass about pro sports is mind-boggling.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Put that in your pipe and smoke it||
and then stick it up your ass, Pete.
|2 days 22 hours ago||he joined Bennie Oosterbaan and Fielding Yost as the only coach||
??? Michigan tied for first place in the conference in Mo's first year. A guy named Schembechler did the same thing in his first season.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Disappointing that he's going back home||
but we're losing potential, not proven production. He caught 2 passes in 13 games, so it's not the case that our offense was already dependent on him.
We will survive.
|3 days 17 hours ago||only mens ncaa d1 player in history to play in 3 final fours.||
Way to bury the lede bigtime—the more impressive stat is that he played in three CHAMPIONSHIP games.
Whether or not other players have matched or exceeded that is another question.
|3 days 17 hours ago||My apologies... poor copy/paste.||
No apologies necessary, at least for adults. Thanks for the info.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Speaking of rumor mills||
whatever awful thing that happened in EL was described as heinous and horrible and arrests were coming any minute, and the last thing I read was that the Ingham County prosecutor wasn't even ready to put out warrants and wanted more information/evidence. Seems odd that something truly heinous would not be accompanied by plenty of evidence, but maybe the prosecutor is being extra careful. Puzzling, at least to this non-attorney...
|4 days 6 hours ago||I can understand why someone who has to drive 3-4 hours to A2||
It's interesting how the cretinous toothless redneck fans of LSU or Clemson can manage the horrific, insuperable obstacles inherent in attending night games several times a year while the intelligent, educated, and highly successful fans of the Leaders and Best are unable to get past those same sort of barriers even once.
|6 days 1 hour ago||They do have high levels of mercury though,||
No, it's not a fact.
|6 days 2 hours ago||If the earth is flat, then why can't I see Cuba from Key West?||
It's the chemtrails that are obscuring the view, silly. Why do you think the gubbermint is spraying them in the first place?
|6 days 2 hours ago||friends jump on board that whole "cancer is a scam"... They died||
I recognize this is dickishly insensitive, but all I can think of when I read stories like this is that it's natural selection in action.
|6 days 3 hours ago||strawberry ice cream tastes better than vanilla||
The belief that strawberry ice cream tastes better than vanilla = the belief that there's a giant underground alien base near Dulce, New Mexico.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Flat? What a crock of lunacy||
Everybody knows that the earth is square with a roulette table in the middle of it.
|1 week 1 day ago||As great a QB as Brady is||
watching a movie about his life outside of football would be sleep-inducing.
|1 week 2 days ago||We'll find out soon||
that Bobby Goren has been undercover on the MSU training staff for six months, but somebody ratted him out and he's been locked in the Sparty sauna for the last 12 hours with no water. Will Eames get there in time?
|1 week 2 days ago||run to the convenience store for a pack of Marlboro Lights||
If you're gonna take up smoking again, do it with a real cigarette.
|1 week 2 days ago||Finebaum should eat his own head||
A penis eating itself? That might even be beyond LSUFreek's abilities to depict.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not a done deal yet||
"The Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney's Office expects to make a decision on whether to charge three MSU football players in connection with a sexual assault investigation "in the short-term future," prosecutors said."
While it would undoubtedly ignite a firestorm of public criticism, the prosecutor's office could decide not to issue warrants if it concludes that the evidence provided by the MSU police isn't sufficient.
|1 week 3 days ago||The only autonomous component I will ever have in my car||
|1 week 4 days ago||It doesn't refer to ED or non-Ed||
It refers to size:
|1 week 4 days ago||Been with my wife for 40 years, 37 of them married||
And some stupid banty cock is giving me advice on Valentine's Day.
|1 week 4 days ago||He might have a goofy-looking delivery||
but the ball seemed to get there quickly and accurately, regardless of distance.
|1 week 4 days ago||makes you wonder if jerry sr. wasn't also abused as a child||
I've posted this before about Jerry Sr's father:
"His father Arthur served in the field of youth service programs for over 30 years, mostly as director of the Brownson House in Washington, Pennsylvania, a community recreation center for children. There, he founded the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling program and created junior basketball, volleyball, boxing and football programs for the Brownson House."
Of course I have no evidence, but I would bet a hefty chunk of change that Jerry Sr. was himself abused either by his father or by somebody connected to his father's own youth service programs. One way abusers get access to victims is by participation in activities that children are involved in, and the activities in Arthur Sandusky's programs would have been the ideal means for contact.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's impossible for me to fathom the mindset||
that would impel an experienced adult coach to tell a teenaged gymnast under her tutelage to shut up about getting molested by a team doctor.
What the fuck is wrong with people?
|1 week 6 days ago||From a career success standpoint||
it would be much better for him to fall to the very end of the first round, or to the very end of the second round. If he gets picked early in the first or second, he's going to end up at a crappy franchise like Cleveland, SF, Chicago, Jacksonville, or the Jets.