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    Did College Football Die today?

    Fox Reporting that a NLRB arbitrator has ruled that the Northwestern Football team can be allowed to form a union. Ruling will now go to the full NLRB for a decision.

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    Why would college football die over this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoREDo View Post
    Why would college football die over this?
    As in if this is true, then college football will be no different from NFL, which is just a bunch of overpaid prima donnas who are only in it for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRED..CHEESEHED View Post
    Fox Reporting that a NLRB arbitrator has ruled that the Northwestern Football team can be allowed to form a union. Ruling will now go to the full NLRB for a decision.

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    Instead of doing the right thing by adding in a small stipend to the scholarships, the greedy jerks are gambling with the only truly great sport the country has left. Sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoREDo View Post
    Why would college football die over this?
    It wouldn't necessarily...but greed on both sides might be sparked and THAT could dramatically change, and in some folks eyes, possibly "kill" the game.
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    College football will not die. But I do worry about the smaller sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest Fan of All View Post
    It wouldn't necessarily...but greed on both sides might be sparked and THAT could dramatically change, and in some folks eyes, possibly "kill" the game.
    I think this is a overreaction to the word "union" and some people are conditioned to freak out over that.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if this became the catalyst for some of the "major" schools to break off from the NCAA and form a smaller division comprised of essentially big-money schools.
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    Its not the players but the labor organizer who heads up their union I fear. I can just see prior to a big game there will be a strike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoREDo View Post
    I think this is a overreaction to the word "union" and some people are conditioned to freak out over that.
    I sure hope that is the case. But, I do believe that "the powers that be" are risking far more than they should with this...a small stipend would have satisfied nearly everyone. This? Who knows if it will have a dramatic effect or no effect at all?
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    The players may want to negotiate certain things, which will lead to schools trying to drive a hard bargain on other things.

    There is the potential for things to go badly. Not saying it WILL, but it very well could.
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    The article said this applies to 'Private' Institutions not public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joncarl View Post
    The article said this applies to 'Private' Institutions not public.
    It said that's the case "for now."
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    The players may want to negotiate certain things, which will lead to schools trying to drive a hard bargain on other things.

    There is the potential for things to go badly. Not saying it WILL, but it very well could.
    I agree completely.
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