Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by B1Buff, Jun 22, 2009.
IMO, only if it is established and regulated by the NCAA (not sure how goo that would be, though). The problem if you allow the individual universities to determine the amount or if you allow boosters and agents to get involved, it would change the entire landscape and give the schools with the wealthy boosters a competitive advancage in recruiting. I say a small stipend across the board to compensate for the fact that student athletes are not able to work if they want to due to the time demands of their respective sports. However, where is that money going to come from?
I think the ncaa should pay them. After all, the make a lot of $$$ off these kids.
Let's not pretend as if a lot of these students aren't already being paid. Cheating is rampant, I would argue, at a lot of BCS schools. I mean, how else did DS get his unicorn? :smile2:
They are compensated with scholarships and other incentives. If that Pandora's Box is opened, it won't be long until you see a headline like "Josh Smith holds out of fall camp due to wage dispute."
The problem is that if the NCAA pays football players, or basketball players, that they make a lot of money from, they will also have to pay athletes in non-revenue sports. And you know it will not be the NCAA that actually pays the players. That will be up to the schools under NCAA "oversight" (definition: "We didn't punish USC for giving a player a house?? That was an ovesight") and it will get very expensive for schools.
Of course, the players are getting their education for free, so should they also get cash? I tend to think yes, but the other issues will make that damn tough... :huh:
can someone tell me exactly what a full ride gets you? like free housing food stipend etc.
Oh they most positively should, but it would mark the end of college athletics as we know it.
Considering that less than ONE FRIGGIN' percent go on to play pro ball, I say getting the benefit of a Schollie nominally worth $100K, is more than enough comp, fer cripes sake! And that doesn't even count the tutoring and other academic resources, as well as the name recogniton and networking value of having played CFB!
I know! Let's ask those boys if they would give up FB for solo study time(no tutors, no support) and $8/hr. job at Panera Bread---or some other sh*@ job the typical college student takes!
If more than 75% say "yes", then we'll compensate them all for playing FB, instead.
No. You either play the game because you like to play the game or you don't play the game. Professional football is play for pay.
Paying student-athletes above a scholarship in college simply invites more problems than are already occurring in college athletics. It's a stupid idea.
Many people are concerned about schools cheating the system right now. Just wait until pay for play comes around in college athletics. Money = the root of many evils.
Pretty sure they already do (U$C)
I saw that you had a misquote there; most people say it as 'Money is the root of all evil', whereas the quote correctly done is 'FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY is the root of all kinds of evil'. ( 1 Timothy 6:10) I think the misquote is a way for broke people to justify why they don't have any money. Trying to say that it is itentional to try to be a good person, since having lots of money makes you evil (per the misquote).
And back to topic-- paying them is a bad idea. Will open a huge can of worms, as all sports will have to be covered, making the list of schools who operate in the black even smaller. And widening the advantage the big schools have already.
I used to buy into the argument that it was all good that the kids didn't get paid and they got an education, blah, blah, blah. And the argument that money is the root of many evils is totally true.
I've lost that idea, however.
Issue #1 - There is just a sick amount of money in the system now. Coaches salaries are disgusting now. Why should all these people make so much money off what is essentially slave labor?
Issue #2 - They get a free education. I'm sorry, but that's total #@$!. How many schools do you hear about that help the kids cheat to get grades? What exactly are they being taught if they can't even pass classes? How many fans or athletic officials really care if these kids get a degree? How many players don't graduate or graduate without any appreciable education? Yes, I know, they're given the opportunity. Of course only as long as it doesn't affect their practice time.
Issue #3 - Yes, money causes issues. I'm of the opinion that it's better to legalize it and make it very transparent rather than keep it all under the table like it is now.
Sorry but it's time to admit that this is a for profit, professional football league. The people who are providing the labor for the product should get paid.
Define what it means to "get paid". Because if you are of the opinion that it means receiving some kind of monetary compensation, then you must also be of the belief that their college education is "free".
If you want to get paid to play football go to USC!
See Issue #2 in my original post. I don't believe that most college football players are getting an education and I don't believe the administrators, fans, coaches or NCAA executives really care. As long as the money and wins keep rolling in, who cares what happens to the kids.
Should paying for tutors to write papers and or take tests for the players be considered part of the compensation?
No pay then. Maybe just a lot of parties, starting with the recruiting process, of course...
All the big schools give them perks, Ever wonder how kids from poor neighborhoods live in nice off campus apartments while their parents can't afford one? Considering all the money they make for the university, I've got no problem with that - they deserve better than a dorm room.
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