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Nick


from Columbus, Ohio

MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2010

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Comment 07 Jul 2019

I agree, I just think Westbrook and Love next year would be a legit contender. There aren't any "Big 3s" to compete with. But the Cavs should either do a trade like this or trade Kevin Love to maybe Portland if rebuilding.

Comment 07 Jul 2019

You don't think we should give KLove a chance at a title with his former college teammate and a legit center so he can play PF?

Comment 07 Jul 2019

2 1sts, Sexton and clearing out 75 million in cap space after one year is a pretty good haul, better than what Miami or NY could offer.

Comment 26 Jun 2019

IMO you can't have that setup. Players would have to earn money on their own without use of school copyrights or likeness like any other student at the school could do. Schools / conferences shouldn't be involved in it at all. If a player can, on their own accord, make money off their image or skills through selling merchandise or creating content then let them do it. 

Comment 26 Jun 2019

I wouldn't even argue in this direction. Most of these programs aren't rich, most don't even make money. Many rely on student fees to pay for the programs. The money the big programs make go to the other sports that don't make money and to giving athletes resources that are valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars, most likely. 

With that said, students should 100% be able to make their own streaming, video channels or merchandise and profit off their name if they want as long as they don't use any university likenesses. That way they can profit off their own skill or personalty, just like any other student at the school. 

If lawmakers want athletes to be paid then they should force the NFL to lift the embargo on 3 years out of high school and allow teams to buy young talent and develop it themselves like they do in soccer. 

If lawmakers want to really help the athletes they should focus on their health and require at least 2 days off each week, not allow more than 1 football game per 7 days, not allow more than 4 games in a row without a BYE, and get rid of plastic pads/helmets. 

Comment 06 May 2019
  • I like HoosierBuck's comment. Get rid of plastic helmets, but I'd also take away plastic pads and cleats 
  • All players have to sit 1 yr after transferring, unless they have more than 48 credit hours and 3.2+ GPA at their current school, but no other limitations
  • All players have 5 years of eligibility automatically
  • All Power 5 scholarships must be valid until the student graduates. Schools accepting a graduate transfer must honor a full scholarship for their master's degree
  • All Power 5 schools must transition to semesters so schools can have a BYE week for finals in all sports
  • Games must be at least 6 days apart and no more than 4 weeks in a row
Comment 01 May 2019

Let the NBA pay them, college shouldn't be a free minor league for pro sports. Most players in college don't go on to play in the NBA so no reason to change the whole system for less than 0.1% of players.

Comment 23 Apr 2019

Seems to me Haskins Sr was concerned about fake news/hit stories and wanted to see what it was about before he said anything. Just in the future, don't talk to reporters, they are as slimy as politicians.

Comment 24 Feb 2019

Looks like rent/stipend money to me. Players DO get paid money its just to pay for their expenses (which can be a lot at OSU). So not smart to carry it around in cash, but that is their choice.