So the only good thing Gene Smith has done is hire Urban right? We should play a new game called "Who is the dumbest person who could still offer a ton of money to Urban to coach here? I guessing we can go as low as 4th graders as being equally qualified as Gene Smith and still not screw other areas up as bad as he does.
My point was people arguing to pay players have several arguments. One is, they provide a higher value than they are being "rewarded". Another is they are not being paid enough to be able to make basic functions work like eating and because of this are "forced" to take money from boosters etc. My question was not in regards to argument one, it is to the second. If all these athletes are going hungry, why don't we hear from all sports. I would imagine, if I wanted to push my agenda of paying student athletes, I would get both men and women, and a range of sports saying " I can't even afford Ramen". But we don't hear that. It makes no sense.
If its not the argument why do they keep saying it?
You really think someone from, for example Alabama's, tagline will be "Don't go to OSU, they hate unions but we are sooooo pro union"? Wow...
Actually last night Napier said he goes to bed starving. So how is it that apparently only mens basketball and football players are hungry? There have been two arguments; should they be paid for their value and should their benefits be raised such as an increased stipend, guaranteed schollys etc. Well if we are talking about the second argument; how come these other sports don't have problems with food etc?
If hes retiring, then I should probably bring up the Undertaker-Mankind match from way back when was amazing. Lot of entertainment growing up.
I heard an interesting question today. Why havent we heard from other athletes, such as female or baseball etc about these issues. It seems its only football and basketball. So if players are starving in Football how are they doing fine in track? Seems if they were being taken advantage of(as far as lack of food etc, not making money) we would hear equal issues with other gender or sports. All sports have practice in the off season and travel in season so there is no difference there. So why are football players allegedly short on food and wrestlers arent?
Why dont we hear Asians, or other ethic backgrounds have the same problems? As long as people think other people control their situation they won't take responsibility to better theirs because its someone elses fault they are there./End Rant
Maybe 75% of people realize how expensive a college degree is and that under 1% of these athletes would bring in more than that. What about the 3rd string guard? Or the womens fencing team? This has disaster written all over it. Yea Braxton brings in money but 99% of the student athletes don't.
As someone who had to pay for college these players can screw off. They also get top notch tutoring, training, and one of the best post college connections for jobs. Can you imagine being a former OSU player in Columbus? Thats all you need on your resume to get pretty much any job assuming your halfway competent. Most jobs in the real world are about connections and who you know. I can't imagine being an OSU player in Columbus(or anywhere in the US, we have a huge alumni base). And finally, this is all their choice. You're not required to play football or even go to college. Its a choice.
The problem is if I call you a faggot there isn't a context where you being a bundle of sticks make sense.
However I can say someone raped the contract we sent over, meaning they pillaged it and changed it without our consent. See how that works.
Also using "BAD WORD" doesn't give you a pass of saying it. Why use parentheses? You still said it. Its like that Louis CK skit about white people saying the N word. Youre putting the word in my head by saying The N Word. / End Rant
From Dictionary.Com: an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation
Seems about right on the spot. Also, I never want to hear anyone say "we murdered them", or call anything a battlefield, or a soldier, or warrior if we are getting up in arms about this. Seems we are picking and choosing which violent attrocity we can speak about. Seems very liberal of you to determine what people are allowed to say or not say.
100K in Europe with their taxes is not very much money. Stay in school, get a degree and take your chances with the D league/NBA.
Cant blame him for going home and making 150K+ a year to play a game.
I often wonder when people cheer for the NCAA to get taken to the cleaners in these suits understand the consequences of that. Say your from Northern Ohio and your pro options are a crap buffet. Do we really want to not have OSU sports to cheer for? What do you think colleges are going to do when we are in a crap economy and attendence(in school) is lower and 90% of the colleges don't even make a profit? Yea the current system kind of sucks but the alternative isn't always better.
I think the reason for some of his coverage is alot of commentators used to be coaches and coaches LOVE players that play defense and play hard. He plays basketball "the right way". Therefore he gets a little more airtime than he probably should. Also, people are jealous of people who have their stuff together. Hes athletic, smart, well behaved, good looking etc. Jealousy.
The better question is how did it get to the point that it was that good?
I can see this since we are over the cap..wait whats that? We are like 30M under and we can't pay his 4M dollar bonus???
Sometimes a coach needs to show his players he has their back.
Semantics.... Can you imagine if Jackie Robinson pushed(or punched) every fan who said something stupid to him?
The problem with the M Smart situation is as a player you can never go after a fan...no matter what. If players punched every fan who was a jerk then it would be a boxing match every game.
Good thing Deshaun left early to play in "not the NBA". This isn't the NFL, you don't have a short shelf life. I don't know what he was thinking.
So I am normally pro athletes, but I got to thinking on this whole guaranteed scholarship thing recently. Say I got a 'ship for good grades and then my first semester I get a 1.0. I would lose the scholarship. So should I feel bad if Joe Athlete doesn't perform up to grade, similar to my theoretical situation? Now, insurance for injuries is a whole other matter that I feel they should be taken care of no questions.
Also P.S. Public Unions are ridiculous. Unions were meant to protect employees. Why should govt. employees need protection?
I think it makes more sense for places like Akron to compete with Youngstown St then Ohio State considering resources. Would this just have D1 be like 50 -60 schools and add the rest to D1AA?
Hopefully we can turn this negatives into an "Us against the world" type mentality. Urban has a history of finding reasons to have a team play angry. Between Spence and this he should be able to manufacture that pretty easy.