Posted by onside on 6/8/2011 3:50:00 PM (view original):
Posted by rmancil on 6/8/2011 3:33:00 PM (view original):
Posted by all2matt on 6/8/2011 2:48:00 PM (view original):Last I looked the NBA ,N.H.L. pays its players pretty darn well. Most of the other sports also. Fact is no other(PRO FOOTBALL,BASEBALL EXCLUDED) sport generates the revenue that major div 1a does. The reason that you nor the other 1000 want ta be players can play is your not good enough to sit the bench much less start at any of these elite programs. All of these players are the best of the best high school athletes. The N.C.A.A. should set up a program to pay them for their services. They should also have some form of health care set up for long term needs.
Posted by rmancil on 6/8/2011 10:54:00 AM (view original):have u heard of the olympics?
Name one other top entertainment industry that pays its stars room and board. Not condoning breaking the rules I am saying the rules are out dated and one sided these div 1 a elite athletes are as close to be professionals as you will find and earn the schools muti millions.
The old days of jobs being handed out for summer employment or a few years of high pay for basically nothing from school alumni is a clear violation as well but went on for years.
These players are top notch talents who make millions for their schools they deserve better than a free ham sandwich for 4 years of their lives and memories doesn't pay the rent..
A free ham sandwich? Really?
How about an education at some of the finest universities in the world? How about getting your room and board paid for you? How about getting the opportunity to train alongside similar-caliber athletes with top-notch coaches? Those are all pretty incredible opportunities, aren't they?
I don't understand it. People claim that these guys need lots of spending money. There are kids who go to college in worse circumstances (similar financial situation but without a full ride scholarship) and they are able to enjoy all four years. Why can't athletes be held to the same standard?
I can just here the director of the latest big hit movie telling the actors hey you get to work with the best directors and camera crews in the world and go to some great locations what more should you expect? How many folks would love to act for free! Hey we paid your room bill!
Nascar owner to his driver "Hey you get to work with the best cars in the world, some of the best mechanics and engineers plus we pay your food and room bill!"
Rock music promoter to Rock star and band " hey you get to work with some of the best musicians in the world and travel all over the world plus we pay your room and food bill how many folks would love to have your job!"
6/8/2011 4:00 PM (edited)