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    Two things...

    If the vast majority of major college football programs made money, the argument to ban football might be a more precarious one. But too many of them don't—to the detriment of academic budgets at all too many schools. According to the NCAA, 43% of the 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision lost money on their programs.
    That may be so, but it is irrelevant

    Second, where did this guy go to school at, The University of Chicago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinTxHusker View Post
    Second, where did this guy go to school at, The University of Chicago?
    probably got cut from his junior high team, and has a vendetta. and I'm being sarcastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinTxHusker View Post
    Two things...

    That may be so, but it is irrelevant

    Second, where did this guy go to school at, The University of Chicago?
    Penn.

    Wrote Friday Night Lights, so he's got a football pedigree.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Bissinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
    Don't shoot me...I'm just the messenger. Several good reasons, though.


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304743704577382292376194220.html?m od=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read
    this stupid thread should be banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by statman29 View Post
    No, but any politician that comes up with a bill to ban should be banned from being a politician.

    I could see it now Liberals want to change rules, like making it non-contact flag football and no score would be kept because it would be demoralizing to a young man to lose.
    liberals wouldnt want rules, the radical right want their rules in place.

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    The article contains a pretty weak set of arguments. The biggest problem with CFB isn't that it takes away from academics. The problem is the fact that players generate millions of dollars and don't receive equitable compensation, even though they can be harmed by the game.

    Example: How much did Dennard's run-in with the law cost him in the draft? Could his aggressive behavior have been a result of injuries? Possibly. Aggression and agitation are side effects of concussions. Of course, I don't know if injuries were really to blame for Dennard's behavior at all. But no one is even asking the question, and that's the problem. Dennard just takes the financial hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
    Don't shoot me...I'm just the messenger. Several good reasons, though.


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304743704577382292376194220.html?m od=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read
    Lost interest after the first couple paragraphs. Just some idiot intellectual trying to sound intellectual.

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    No, but Division 1 (FBS) should be trimmed to about 75 or 80 teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    Penn.

    Wrote Friday Night Lights, so he's got a football pedigree.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Bissinger
    Not quite as bad... no one ever confused Penn with The Monsters of Midway... U of C had that moniker before the Bears... where do you think they got the nickname and the Orange C? After WW-II; UNL hired a Nebraskan from U of C to be the UNL Chancellor - ... and the belief was he wanted to run football into the ground... and we had nearly 20 dreary years until we hired the Bobfather...

    Hey, U of C brought back football... albeit at D-III level...

    Fordham, St. Mary's (of Calif) and U of Chicago were once the top FB programs in America... Only one out of three rolls off the tongue....

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    should only be banned if they try to make it into NFL lite....damnit! to late


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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerator 5000 View Post
    The problem is the fact that players generate millions of dollars and don't receive equitable compensation, even though they can be harmed by the game.
    Do interns work at investment banking houses making virtually nil while their efforts benefit brokers making big dollars?
    Do para-legals do the work of lawyers, get compensate a fraction of what lawyers make and their work benefits the lawyers and law firms they work for?
    Do medical students work as residents and interns making virtually nothing in terms of compensation, performing tasks that benefit the doctors and medical institutions they work for?

    Each is an example that correlates to a college football player. The athletes shouldn't be compensated by the university any more than they already are (free school, room and board ...). The athletes' issue should be with the NFL. If the NFL didn't restrict entry into their market place then those kids who did not want to choose college AND could make the immediate jump to the NFL could bypass their "internship" and immediate make the jump into the professional world. I suspect that would be less than 0.1% of the kids going to college in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wcbsas View Post
    Do interns work at investment banking houses making virtually nil while their efforts benefit brokers making big dollars?
    Do para-legals do the work of lawyers, get compensate a fraction of what lawyers make and their work benefits the lawyers and law firms they work for?
    Do medical students work as residents and interns making virtually nothing in terms of compensation, performing tasks that benefit the doctors and medical institutions they work for?
    I think the biggest difference is that most college football players do NOT go to the NFL, whereas nearly every intern will go on to be a full-time employee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peder View Post
    I think the biggest difference is that most college football players do NOT go to the NFL, whereas nearly every intern will go on to be a full-time employee.
    I have a hard time with people saying players should be compensated for several reasons:

    1. They are getting compensated, very well, as compared to the normal non-athlete student

    2. People look at the revenues being generated a say players should get a cut. Why? Just because there are dollars out there? In even the best case scenario the monies generated by programs such a Texas, Ohio State, NU and 57% of the other FBS schools are plowed back into the other non-revenue sports at that institution. Title IX would not be possible without the revenues generated from college football! Hundreds of non-athlete students benefit from the athletic program - from being managers, videographers, medical staff, equipment, weight room assistants, tutors, trainers ... Should these people get a cut too?

    3. Lastly it is about choices. If the athlete doesn't like his position and situation (financially) don't play. Colleges are not forcing anyone to play football.
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