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Comment 25 Apr 2017

I see your point, but still insist players are absolutely free to act in their own interest. Going to college presents them with the very best opportunity (at least for now) to market their skills. 

The NFL doesn't have a minor league. High school football players cannot 'sell their talents to the highest bidder' like high school baseball players do every year. The NCAA is the NFL's default minor league program.

Not defending the status quo... it is what it is... and it boggles the mind how baseball and football could be so different.

Nevertheless, to imply that players aren't free is inaccurate, and depending on the schools in question **cough cam newton cough** sometimes players do get to select the highest bidder.

Employers offer pay... which is used for housing, food and essentials. Colleges offer housing, food and essentials in lieu of pay. In addition to that, the kids receive expensive coaching, trainers, dietitians, physicians, and top notch training facilities, all of which add up to elevating their 'net worth' as athletes.  

All that said, here we are on a great website dedicated to our beloved Buckeyes... really hesitate to think what would happen to college football if colleges were allowed to offer millions of dollars to their players. How would that change the landscape? It's an interesting debate. Taking it a step further... should high school athletes be able to earn money or shop around for a school? I mean, what's the difference between an 18 year old college frosh, and an 18 year old high school senior?

Comment 03 Feb 2017

Let's see. Got some time to kill. Need entertainment. What to choose.

The Devil Wears Prada, or a rerun of the 2014 Sugar Bowl? 

Bridges of Madison County, or a rerun of The Game 2006?

Not a debate in my house.