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View PostJoeGator, on 03 February 2014 - 10:47 AM, said:

My problem is that players are ungrateful for the opportunites they are given.

But hey, this is what happens when you suck their dick their entire lives and hero worship 16 year olds.

They don't care if they ruin college athletics forever, as long as they get that money.

Yup, welfare has already made pretty much every kid feel entitled like everyone owes them what they want in life... Then athletic programs come in and assure these kids of how great they are and how happy they'll be made if they sign up. Thousands of fans follow them on Twitter and treat them like celebrities, following their every move looking for any indication as to where they might commit. Coaches try to cater to their needs and demands and promise them the world.


IMO NCAA should at least allow them to be compensated by sponsors or make money off of their autographs. If Nike wants to give a kid $100,000 to advertise a new product, why should the NCAA step in and say they can't? If some local car dealership wants to offer a Kenny Powers type deal to some second stringers, why would the NCAA stop that? There are easier ways for players to get cash without all of this BS.

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I think Northwestern is preparing for players to be deemed as employees.  They're already trying to define them as "temporary employees" which are barred from unionizing.  I think it's probably grasping at straws considering the NFL has a players union that represents players who typically play for just a few years.

http://espn.go.com/e...m-college-union

Edited by nova, 19 February 2014 - 10:21 AM.


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Many have pointed out that this makes Northwestern the worst place for a union groundswell. And perhaps this is true. It is tough for a kid who graduated in a program that graduates everybody from a rigorous academic institution to argue that academics comes second, and a Northwestern lawyer is hammering him on that logical incongruity.

It's true. Kain Colter is the supposedly perfect kid, at the supposedly perfect school. That may make this an awful test case.

But Kain's participation here is an indicator of the incredibly broken nature of the sport we choose to be fans of. This is the reckoning of college football: The perfect kid at the perfect school is sitting on stage and swearing to tell the truth. And what he's saying requires a labor board and a team of lawyers to say whether he fits something he's supposed to be the ideal of. If Northwestern is wrong, nobody is right.

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The College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), which has been led by Northwestern's Kain Colter, won its case at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Wednesday, which means that Northwestern football players are seen as employees rather than student-athletes, and that they can form a union.
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I hate everything about it. Posted Image em. Quit school and go work at Quiznos if you want money, you whining bastards

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Get rid of all the scholarships and give it to students who can't afford the outrageous cost of attending these fine private universities.
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Does anybody else feel the fan is about to be exploited even more than usual?
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Am I the only excited about the possiblity of this trickling down to all of college football and the response of people in the south if there is a players strike and a season is lost?!?

I don't know about you guys but I am going to record EVERY Paul Finebaum show because that material is going to be GOLD!
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When is more than enough not enough?
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I have no problem with the injuries being paid be the school. But it could get messy

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View PostNoah, on 27 March 2014 - 09:16 AM, said:

The College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), which has been led by Northwestern's Kain Colter, won its case at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Wednesday, which means that Northwestern football players are seen as employees rather than student-athletes, and that they can form a union.

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its all a bunch of talk..........whether some decision has been made in some isolated case or not, aint gonna happen

commercial endorsements lmao?  thats one thing that the NCAA is against and can support because it fits perfectly into "unfair advantage".  A kid at Fresno St. isn't going to give a kid the exposure that say a USC can, which is what would be required in order to even be considered for an endorsement opportunity




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