College Players Getting Paid

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Y'all are making mountains out of molehills. Only a select few 0f the very high profile players is going to get significant amount of money. College football will go on just like always except that your Johnny Manzells will be able to openly sell autographed footballs instead of through some sleazy agent in a hotel room.
     
  2. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    Your source?

    However, from just a few years ago, "Cal sports are in big trouble. After completing the most expensive college football stadium overhaul ever, the Golden Bears now owe more money than any other college sports program. Hobbled by debt service payments, the athletic department ran a $22 million deficit last year and expects to end this fiscal year deep in the red."

    Plus, "several of the programs incurring the deepest debts (Texas A&M, Washington, Texas, Oregon, Michigan, LSU) also enjoy some of the broadest donor support from alumni. And it doesn’t appear anyone comes close to matching Cal’s current $400+ million debt problems.

    Cal enjoys enough support to offset regular costs that balances a regular budget, but in no way do they come close to matching the insane $400+ million debt the Bears must repay on the Memorial Stadium renovation."

    As for Arizona and I suspect others, "The largest chunk of the UA’s athletic department revenue now comes from NCAA and conference distributions, media rights and bowl game payouts. Those figures accounted for $31.18 million in the 2016-17 school year, making up 34% of department revenue." So UofA is getting most of their money from other places....and absolutely NONE of it is going to the players who are the primary source for generating ticket sales.
     
  3. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Senior Member

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    So if only high profiles players on a team say it's a RB get money but a great offensive lineman who opens the hole for this RB gets nothing how do you think this will affect that lineman and the whole team in general? Say its the QB who gets the money but not the recievers who make him look good get nothing how will that work? The whole thing sucks. It came from California so it sucks even more. Only way this could work is a stipend of equal money for all players which is the only sane idea.
     
  4. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Maybe Joe Burrow could take the whole team out to dinner every week. It's been known to happen that an All Pro QB or RB to buy nice gifts for his teammates. When Earl Campbell had a great year he bought all his OL handmade cowboy boots and some QB once gave his teammates Rolexes.
     
  5. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    That had to be Broadway joe
     
  6. furduknfish

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    That's some big ass boots...
     
  7. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Senior Member

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    This terrible Cali idea will wind up being a social and legal nightmare if ever enacted. Once again no one should adopt any ideas from the people who run that state currently all they do is f#$k things up.
     
  8. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    No it isn't. I guess you could try and give the star QB or WR or Point guard the same money as Susie the tennis player that no one has ever heard of.

    You telling me that is going to work?
     
  9. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Not tennis, silly, softball.
     
  10. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    That too

    I don't care if it's the kicker or the walk on that never plays, cant pay the "lesser sports" the same money
     

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