College Players Getting Paid

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  1. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    Where did you read that?

    Look, right now, the lowly linemen and non-stars are often very poor athletes. They get tuition and room/board paid for but they don't get enough money to eat what a football player eats. They have no time for a job. Meanwhile, administrative fat cats are raking in millions based on player images and names.

    Likewise, the non-revenue sports athletes are also barely squeaking by. This bill would allow the well-known stars in their sport to be more comfortable.

    The haves already have. Boosters are paying kids, everyone knows it, nobody wants to admit it. Do people here really believe that the Knights and Pickens of the world haven't already paid for talent at some level? So if an offensive line group does a meet and greet, signs some autographs for $$, who freakin cares? The sky isn't falling and there is time for things to be amended.

    This...was...inevitable. The greedy conniving bastards in Indiana need to be re-organized and not driven by money like they are now.
     
  2. kluke

    kluke Veteran Member

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    I think the same schools that are at the top now will stay at the top. The willingness to spend big $$$ on football is what separates the cream from the skim milk now; and it won't change.
     
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  3. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I don't know about USC but at LSU football players have enough good food to feed a third world country. That includes everybody from the superstars to the backup long snapper, There are full time highly paid nutritionists on staff to make sure that players who need to gain or lose weight or optimize their best playing weight are getting the right foods.

    The players live in very nice apartments on or very near campus but with the new $25 million dollar operations center players don't even have to worry about choosing to eat or be late for class because they can eat at the center without having to go anywhere.

    Yes, the star players are going to have more money and drive nicer cars than the average player but it's always been like that.

    Even if every state enacts the new law I don't think it will have much effect except with the really high profile superstars who may want to choose signing with Oregon because they can get a Nike sponsorship instead of Oklahoma or Ohio State and getting a deal from some car dealership.

    In the end the players with the big deals are going to have to perform to keep those deals The history of college football is fraught with 5 star high school players who turned out to be duds in college. And vice versa, little known afterthought signees develop into stud RB;s, LB, OL and DL.
     
  4. seabrookcajun

    seabrookcajun Founding Member

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    Yeah, one of my LSU roommates was a football walk-on and he told me the scholarship players could get as much steak as they wanted.

    How about LSU players getting Exxon sponsorships. Both have Tiger mascots.
     
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Let the Tiger out of your tank.
     
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  6. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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    That’s only privileged parents.
     
  7. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Wouldn't work. Lot's of rich parents might have dumb kids who they have to pay somebody to get them into a prestigious college but no football coach who has to win to keep his job is going to sign a 150 pound linebacker just because his parents are Kardashians.
     
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  8. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    Im not so sure. What is the real difference between a high dollar parent paying for his kid to play, than a northwestern st taking money to play lsu?
     
  9. furduknfish

    furduknfish #freebrady

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    Step 1 - Accumulate wealth
    Step 2 - Redistribute wealth
    Standard socialist playbook. Just watch and see...
     
  10. furduknfish

    furduknfish #freebrady

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    Plenty, permanent organization vs temp individual.
     

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