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Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily
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Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 13, 2024, 3:11 PM
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WITHOUT A DOUBT - The majority of fans care more than the players do how their team does. Uncomfortable truth.

https://www.dawgnation.com/whos-hot-whos-not/carson-beck-lamborghini-georgia-football/CYGHK7EET5DD3DSKXMDVXUW2JI/

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Re: Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 13, 2024, 3:25 PM
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"But it does put the power structure in jeopardy as players’ perceived value gives them leverage over their coaches, or leads to a higher tolerance of inappropriate conduct or lower standard in the classroom."

LOL. In what possible way could Georgia's tolerance of inappropriate behavior be any higher or academic standards for football players be any lower??

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Giving a Jawja football player a Lamborghini is like giving a toddler a gun

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Feb 13, 2024, 3:28 PM
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Just sayin, nothing could go wrong there.

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LOL!!***

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Feb 13, 2024, 3:30 PM
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No one gave him the Lambo.


Feb 13, 2024, 6:06 PM
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He bought it with his NIL money.

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Feb 14, 2024, 7:05 AM
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It’s the same as Cade Klubnik being sponsored by a car dealership and getting a truck, it’s a part of their NIL deal

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Feb 14, 2024, 7:48 AM [ in reply to No one gave him the Lambo. ]
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Who cares? It's still a gun.

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Re: Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 13, 2024, 3:31 PM
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Understood. Makes you wonder if getting that type deal at that age either spoils him so he doesn't work as hard or does it make him work harder to make even more in the future. At least for first game next year I hope he is distracted by all this.

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Let's just hope

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Feb 13, 2024, 3:46 PM
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we can knock him out of his flip flops.

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Re: Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 13, 2024, 4:03 PM
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The sooner we accept that this is not college football but rather semi pro ball perhaps it will be easier to move on. In fact, with pro players being contractually bound for periods of time longer than one season, pro football is more stable than college in this era.

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Author Mike Griffith is the biggest idiot in college

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Feb 13, 2024, 4:04 PM
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football. He claimed after the 44-16 beatdown, Alabama was still the better team.

That said, if UGA gives car to him, why wouldnt Lurch take it?

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Feb 14, 2024, 5:50 AM
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UGA can’t give him a car but his NIL deal can. Georgia can’t be involved with it

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Feb 14, 2024, 7:42 AM
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If they were involved, it wouldn't be the first time.

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Re: Author Mike Griffith is the biggest idiot in college


Feb 14, 2024, 7:49 AM [ in reply to Re: Author Mike Griffith is the biggest idiot in college ]
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Who cares. He got a car. That's the point.

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Feb 14, 2024, 10:24 AM
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Getting a car at UGA goes back to Hershel Walker and before him. That must have been the early UGA NIL program.

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Re: Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 13, 2024, 4:20 PM
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That has always been the case.

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Re: Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 13, 2024, 4:24 PM
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You are on a rival teams football forum.

You're interest in college football has a long way to wane before it actually means anything

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Feb 13, 2024, 4:37 PM
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I don't even know if college football exists anymore at the Power 4 level. I mean if you look at objectively and honestly.

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Feb 13, 2024, 4:49 PM
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I challenge you to put out a list of 5 things during a game that leads you to lose interest in football. Just us our game against either Notre Dame or Florida State or any other game. I bet you can't do it because when the ball is kicked off, football is football and a great game is still a great game.

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Feb 13, 2024, 4:59 PM
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I think the comment the OP makes is more broad than just the in game experience. For me, at least that's the case. It's the totality of the sport as a whole.

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Re: Years ago, when I was a high school player, The only reason, that I thought,

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Feb 13, 2024, 5:03 PM
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that you played the game, was out of sheer love for it. The reward was being able to get on that field and play. That was payment enough for me and the guys, that I played with. Then I read an interview with Bernie Casey. He was wide receiver for the LA Rams. In the interview, he said; the only reason I play football is for the paycheck, other than that, the game means nothing to me. I thought maybe he was the only one, then I read another interview with, I think his name was Rich Volk, but I'm not 100% sure. Anyway he was an all pro safety for the Baltimore Colts. He pretty much said the same thing as, Casey. The writer ended his story by saying; that he wasn't the only player with that attitude. I can't tell you how heart broken I was to realize, that the game I loved so much was being played, not for the love of the game, but for how much money. Oh well, it ain't love that makes the world go round, but greed.

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Feb 13, 2024, 6:15 PM
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Why would you ever think money wouldn't be the prime motivator for a pro player? Do you think a plumber engages in the work of plumbing because he loves $hit or he gets paid?

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Re: Read about Chuck Bednarik.

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Feb 13, 2024, 11:18 PM
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He said when he played, players had to have second jobs to support themselves and their families. He worked construction, pouring concrete, (hence his nickname, “Concrete Charlie”). He said, he made more money working construction than he ever did playing football. The last time I saw Earl Campbell, he was in a wheel chair, because of the punishment his body took, playing football. An interviewer asked him if he had any regrets, and he said no. If I had it to do all over again, I’d do it. I loved the game just that much. A defensive lineman, whose name I can’t remember, recently said, I’d play this game, if I never got a dime. The game means that much to me. If you’ve never read it, read the book”Instant Replay, The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer”. Those were football players, that was when the game meant more than a buck. Sure, they got paid, but I’d be willing to bet, most played the game because they loved football.
There was a semi pro team in a near by town some years ago. When they had tryouts, the owner told them, what they could pay the players, but then he told them not to expect anything, because the team probably wouldn’t make enough to pay them. The only real thing he could offer them was a chance to play. And that was really all they wanted. They had over 300 players to try out, just for the love of the game.

Does that answer your question?

I don’t know about plumbers, but I was an industrial control electrician. I didn’t always like my job, but I did love the work I did. Doing a well done job was extremely satisfying, and I’d be willing to bet a lot of plumbers fell the same way, regardless of the crap they had to deal with.

Maybe that’s something you don’t get.


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Feb 14, 2024, 7:50 AM [ in reply to Re: Years ago, when I was a high school player, The only reason, that I thought, ]
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Some play for the petty girls. Who knows?

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Re: Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 13, 2024, 6:28 PM
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There is no guarantee this young man will ever play one down in the NFL. He would be better served to drive a Toyota and invest his NIL fortune in the stock market. Invest smartly, and live the rest of your life off the growth.

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Long gone are the days when UGA only had to give Herschel a gold Trans Am !***

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Feb 13, 2024, 7:33 PM
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I won't single out Beck, because my problem is that of

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Feb 14, 2024, 4:16 AM
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perception...perception by other team members across the college football spectrum.

Frankly, I believed there was team dysfunction at Clemson when DJU arrived on campus with his reported deals. Dysfunction due to envy, jealosy, bitterness, you name it, that seethed beneath the lines, so to speak. Why in the dingdongdillywhopper would you NOT expect 18 and 19-year-olds to be fuming over a teammate's "special con$$$$iderations" thereby allowing him to look as if he stepped off the pages of GQ or out of an exotic car dealership or out of an "Only for a Megastar" hair salon?

And where does that take us? Right back to my belief that both this NIL and new transfer rule business were no less than creations by Satan himself to disrupt, debase, demean and defeat college football. And every freaking one of us, right from the schools on down through the fan bases are guilty as Saturday night drunken whoremongerers for allowing it to happen!

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Re: Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 14, 2024, 5:45 AM
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Just do like I do now. Watch your dogs only and tune in at playoff time. Spend extra time now on things that matter. Screw them for what they’ve done to this game.

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Feb 14, 2024, 6:30 AM
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This goes back to the media always harping on paying the players. It wasn't greed that kept them from being paid. People with common sense saw what would happen once you started paying them. Once a player has a monetary reason to choose one school over another college sports are in trouble.
If things don't change you will see a slow decline in college sports. This is not sustainable.

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Re: Yet another reason my interest in college football wanes daily

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Feb 14, 2024, 7:35 AM
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Why would this bother you? Your coach is known to show up in a helicopter to visit recruits. Seems like cash is the uga way of making the difference in recruiting.

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