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Texas A & M Chancellor mr. Sharp

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by PhillyBuff, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. PhillyBuff

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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's hard to say without the context.

    It wouldn't surprise me if a university president thought that Olympic athletes were still all considered "amateur athletes" just like college athletes are.
     
  3. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    because bloom played football, if i remember correctly (and given my addled state, i may not be remembering right).
     
  4. bombay

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    Still pissed at Judge Hale.
     
  5. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Yes, exactly.

    If Bloom had been a skier, or a diver, or swimmer - participated in an olympic sport - it would have been different.
     
  6. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Basically if you are in a sport where your autograph is nearly without value, you can sell it. If in a sport that generates $$$ for the school and the NCAA, and therefore your signature might have value, you can't. Makes perfect sense.
     
  7. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    What makes perfect sense is there is absolutely no way to police this in the football / basketball realm. Therefore, the easiest solution is to outlaw it altogether.

    If you allowed players to sell their jerseys, autographs, etc. - then schools with big money boosters will be lining up to "buy" players.
     
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    Slade's right, even though it's still bull****.
     
  9. Alfred91

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    I always figured the reason that Bloom got ****ed is because schools like tOSU and Bama would line their kids up for some **** like ping pong endorsements and abuse the **** out of the system.
     
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    Noooooooooo! Not Alabama! They would never abuse the system! Now, the Fuskers on the other hand, two words: Tractor Endorsements!
     
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    Not sure why guys like Vic Lombardi don't get this. He keeps arguing that if a kid can make money selling his autograph, he should do it. You are correct. This would open the door to even more corruption.
     

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