Generation IG. That's what we're dealing with now. Most of us had to wait for our favorite song to come on the radio. Now it can be streamed on demand. We had to wait to see sports scores or check movie listings in the paper, or catch the weather at 11. Now it's immediate and on your phone. We had to wait to get pictures developed. Now it's immediate and no one prints them out anyway. Don't like the game that's on ABC regional? No problem - you can switch to any of about a dozen other games at the same time. Can't get your buddy on the phone? Text them. Or use Snap location to see where they are.
Point is now with Generation IG and the transfer portal, there's really no such thing as a Commitment. Maybe call it a Direction. The whole nature of a commitment is the commit part - to not change. You can change directions easily. Not so much a commitment - not in the real world, anyway. These kids are going to be in for a rude awakening when they hit the real world. Most of them won't make it to the next level, and many who transfer will step down in order to play more, so eventually they'll end up in the real world with the rest of us.
What's going to happen when their boss gives them an assignment they find too difficult, when the guy in the next cube has one they consider easier? Or they don't get the promotion they think they should get when they think they should get it? How's it going to look to have 3 jobs in 3 years (sorry, Chase)?
What if they do make it to the NFL? Well, you can't just tell your team you don't want to play for them anymore! Oops, my bad - apparently you can - and still get paid millions for it (sorry, Deshaun). What kind of lesson is this teaching the kids who look up to these guys?
I get the idea of the portal, and sure, it's going to work out for some teams in some years, but there are a lot of kids that it won't work out for, and it's definitely not going to give them any help in preparing for the real world, even if they DO make it to the NFL.
It may end up paying dividends for a few. But for most - short term, who knows. Long term - probably not. But hey - it's also the time of Give the People What they Want (regardless of if it's good for them or not).
I have no problem with kids who want to transfer...
Nov 9, 2021, 4:13 PM
The problem really started when the NCAA eliminated the "sit out a year" requirement.
Reinstitute that and all of these kids will think twice before transferring.
You want to transfer? Fine....go where ever you want but you are going to sit out one year before being eligible to play again.
No hardship waivers, no appeals, no reprieves or any other BS excuses they (or their attorneys) can invent. You transfer...you sit a year period end of discussion. It's simple, it's fair and it consistently applies to everyone.
I have teenagers, so you don't need to tell me about things that are here to stay
Point is how this is bad for the kids in general. I don't have a problem with someone who has graduated being able to transfer, or, like another poster said, if they have to wait out a year. But the instant gratification just doesn't translate to the real world and it could set these kids up with problems in the future.
Give me a break. How many careers were wasted in College Football over the years because of "commitment to a school and coach" and then freshman year the coach leaves and is replaced from someone who doesn't want them?
Or the kid gets hurt and the school pulls their scholarship?
Etc, etc etc
This isn't the instant gratification generation. This is the real world generation. Y'all are just jealous you didn't have the choice in the 60s/70s/80s/90s.
What is that green thing? Is it a pill dispenser with a built in pill crusher? And why does it only hold 10 pills. Seem like 7 or 14 or maybe 21 would work better for a weekly pill schedule. Also, such a strange way to alphabetize your pills. You'd think M, Tu, W, Th, Fr, Sa, Su would be more logical. I guess I just don't understand this new-fangled technology.