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bye bye college football
03-27-2014, 01:42 AM #1
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CHICAGO — In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board means it agrees football players at the Big Ten school qualify as employees under federal law and therefore can legally unionize.







The Evanston, Ill-based university argued college athletes, as students, don't fit in the same category as factory workers, truck drivers and other unionized workers. The school plans to appeal to labor authorities in Washington, D.C.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/co...z2x6xqWmzu
northwestern has already said they will discontinue class one football

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03-27-2014, 02:04 AM #2
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03-27-2014, 02:12 AM #3
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they get thousands and thousands in scholarship funds ..gaah.gif give them a freaking salary and take away their tuition grants 13.gif

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03-27-2014, 03:16 AM #4
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This is a dumb decision, we already have Adult Football players that cant handle wealth, Imagine what we will see happen when these Kids start rolling in dough.

What this really boils down to is the College with the most money can buy the best Team.

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03-29-2014, 04:58 AM #5
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It's long overdue.

The football and basketball coaches and athletic directors get paid millions of dollars. Some get $5 to $10 million a year!

There would be no harm in paying the players $1,000 a week.

Fill up a stadium with 75,000 fans at $30 a piece and you've got $2,250,000. Pay the players and you're left with over $2,000,000, not counting programs, hotdogs, beer, hats and jerseys. Throw in a little TV revenue and it's all good.

At my alma mater, there was a REQUIRED student activity fee from every student for $37 that went to the athletic program. Profits from the dining halls also went to the athletic department. $37 x 25,000 = $925,000 per SEMESTER!!

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03-29-2014, 10:32 PM #6
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well I heard of one option today..start a trust fund for the players..they will have money to start their adult lives..and taxes probably could be deferred ..

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03-29-2014, 11:00 PM #7
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(03-29-2014, 10:32 PM)j browsing Wrote:  well I heard of one option today..start a trust fund for the players..they will have money to start their adult lives..and taxes probably could be deferred ..

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03-30-2014, 12:11 AM #8
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(03-27-2014, 03:16 AM)Not Gumby Wrote:  This is a dumb decision, we already have Adult Football players that cant handle wealth, Imagine what we will see happen when these Kids start rolling in dough.

What this really boils down to is the College with the most money can buy the best Team.

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Not if there is a set amount each player could receive. I say let the schools have minor league teams so that the athletes don't have to be students and then make their scholarships academic scholarships for those that actually want a college degree.

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03-30-2014, 08:50 PM #9
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Also the players have a major risk of injury that can affect them for the rest of their lives. Yet if they accept a $10 gratuity or even sell the free tickets they are given, the entire program gets penalized by the overpaid NCAA administrators.

The million dollar coaches biggest risk comes from eating too many fancy dinners.

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03-30-2014, 11:18 PM #10
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(03-29-2014, 04:58 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  It's long overdue.

The football and basketball coaches and athletic directors get paid millions of dollars. Some get $5 to $10 million a year!

There would be no harm in paying the players $1,000 a week.

Fill up a stadium with 75,000 fans at $30 a piece and you've got $2,250,000. Pay the players and you're left with over $2,000,000, not counting programs, hotdogs, beer, hats and jerseys. Throw in a little TV revenue and it's all good.

At my alma mater, there was a REQUIRED student activity fee from every student for $37 that went to the athletic program. Profits from the dining halls also went to the athletic department. $37 x 25,000 = $925,000 per SEMESTER!!

With that rationale they should pay HS players.

This just turns college football into semi-pro which sucks out loud.

Also not all college teams make as much as say Alabama or Florida which means players will be going to the team that pays the most which means smaller schools wont be able to compete. Paying players will ruin college sports.
03-31-2014, 12:22 PM #11
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Ironically, Northwestern is one of a very few institutions where the athletes have some pretty rigid academic standards.
I don't see how anyone will benefit from this decision.
I also don't understand the rah-rah mentality that is ingrained in American sport programs, to me it's just the bastardization of a game.
Hofstra University abandoned it's intercollegiate sports a few years ago, they're still there.

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03-31-2014, 05:48 PM #12
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I wouldn't mind seeing an end to big time college sports.

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04-01-2014, 12:01 AM #13
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(03-30-2014, 11:18 PM)KILLUMINATI Wrote:  
(03-29-2014, 04:58 AM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  It's long overdue.

The football and basketball coaches and athletic directors get paid millions of dollars. Some get $5 to $10 million a year!

There would be no harm in paying the players $1,000 a week.

Fill up a stadium with 75,000 fans at $30 a piece and you've got $2,250,000. Pay the players and you're left with over $2,000,000, not counting programs, hotdogs, beer, hats and jerseys. Throw in a little TV revenue and it's all good.

At my alma mater, there was a REQUIRED student activity fee from every student for $37 that went to the athletic program. Profits from the dining halls also went to the athletic department. $37 x 25,000 = $925,000 per SEMESTER!!

With that rationale they should pay HS players.

This just turns college football into semi-pro which sucks out loud.

Also not all college teams make as much as say Alabama or Florida which means players will be going to the team that pays the most which means smaller schools wont be able to compete. Paying players will ruin college sports.

Most high school coaches get paid a mere stipend, less than minimum wage.

All the players on every team would be paid the same.

College sports is semi professional football. But they use slaves instead of paid players who risk lifetime injuries.

From the example I gave above 100 football players combined would still earn less than the coach in some cases. Reduce it to $500 or $300 a week if that is what is needed to make it work.

Most coaches could 'get by if their pay was only $1 million or $300,000. They'd still stand in line to get the job.

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04-01-2014, 05:14 PM #14
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One more thing. Paying the players $500 a week would probably keep more of them in school longer.

Some players make themselves eligible for the draft because they and their families are really poor. So they are desperate to get some money.

But if they had some steady cash to send home, then the stress would be off. No, the amount of money wouldn't match anything closer to the pro contract, but taking the desperation out of the equation would allow the player to make a more rational decision.

The net result is some good players would stay in college longer making them better NBA players when they finally did go pro.

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