what a great start of the day
bravo, Johnny. Thank you for the insight.
I only wish there were more funny gifs here
I was at the McDonald's All-American game last night, and without too much basketball recruiting knowledge my takeaways were
- Tyus Jones looked like the best player in the game. Incredible command of the game.
- D'Angelo Russell plays a very smooth game. He's got a good set of moves on the offensive end already, which will definitely help the Buckeyes next year. His defense needs refinement though.
- Jahlil Okafor looked like a beast. Definitely stood out on the west side.
- Cliff Alexander plays with attitude. A ton of dunks.
Do you really want to have a bidding war for talent ?
Sounds like the NFL, where people still pay to watch their favorite teams, even though the teams bought their services.
Do we want to have players jumping from team to team because they get a better offer ?
Sounds like the NFL.
How much player compensation is enough ?
Let's force administrations to take a better look at their costs so they can re-arrange where current dollars are spent and allow for a market cap per team and free market forces to determine what is enough.
What do you think will happen to ticket prices ?(who do you think pays for this ? )
Ticket prices go up. Consumers pay for them.
What do you think will happen to smaller schools ability to pay/attract great players ?
They don't have as strong of an ability to pay/attract great players. Similar to how it is today where bigger colleges have nicer facilities, pay for better coaches, have a stronger alumni base that gives more donations, and have more fans to pay for tickets/jerseys to generate more revenue.
How will college coaches be able to manage/discipline their players when they have to deal with a union ?
They bench the players.
Are fans prepared for union strikes and litigation ? Are you prepared for one schools to strike in support of players at another school ?
I'm not prepared for strikes, nor am I happy with the current NCAA system.
What about "right to work" states and players who don't want to join a union? What if a player doesn't want to pay union dues ?
Then they don't play.
How can coaches remove a player from the team when their union says they shouldn't be ?
Bench the player.
Are you prepared for unions for high school players(you don't seriously think it will stop at the college level do you) ?
I highly doubt there will be unions in high school where they don't generate even close to the amount of revenue college athletics does.
Are you prepared to pay for player pensions and health benefits etc when players become injured or loose the opportunity to play in the NFL ? Are you prepared for endless injury litigation ?
I think they should have better medical benefits.
why turn this into a generation battle?
we should be discussing proposals that create a system that is more fair to everyone involved, which I strongly believe entails a complete overhaul of the NCAA.
let's not all pretend that paying taxes will stop D-I athletes from playing football if they were paid
If you don't like the system, take your ball and greed and go home.
And where exactly would they go if they were good enough to be professionals?
It's impressive how much hate the SEC has brought out in us to make it a comparison to TTUN
so you're always scared?
haha just messin with you
I'd rather take my chances with a senior Braxton this year vs. whoever ends up being our starter next year
please stop downvoting comments you don't agree with
those were great links, especially liked the working in retail one
DJ wouldn't have to repeat the fact that they aren't normal students if people didn't continuously compare athletes to regular students.
Good jab though, makes you sound real .... child-like.
DJ your over the top writing style continues to give me many good chuckles. Thank you
just gotta check Birm's recent activity to see if he started a "Torrance Gibson is Number" article ;)
no one likes blue
I think the whole point is whenever you have an underperforming unit, either offense or defense, it will be exposed once you play a strong enough team to take advantage of your deficiencies.
FYI: if you say "lifestyle", GLBT folks may not like it. It's like saying they chose it, which isn't how they feel.
This is where I stand on the issue too. I don't think I've ever heard definitively if you choose your sexual orientation, but since I never chose to be straight, I can't assume non-straight people chose either.
Really impressed by the quick turnaround for changes we asked for. I read this site at work on a PC (chrome) and everything looks spectacular now. I'm even kind of adjusting to all the images on the front page.
did I just see him hit a step back 3? holy mackerel
Thanks for the great article and sharing your side of the recruitment process. I really enjoyed reading it.
saw this on a comment on the ESPN story - it's the same fan as the one in this video: