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Topic: Isn't a scholarship, etc
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Isn't a scholarship, etc

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Posted: Oct 3, 2019 8:32 AM
 

Pay for play? And isn't the school you choose, reflective of the publicity you seek and post-grad opportunities? Since when is getting something (schollie, etc) the same as nothing? WTH is wrong with the world?


You'd think ... especially since student loan debt

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Posted: Oct 3, 2019 8:55 AM
 

is such a hot button topic right now.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2019 10:13 AM
 

If you don't see it then it must not be real.

That is the approach that many are taking with the scholarship money.

Athletes never get to feel like they have cash, so they are pretending that the tuition, housing, etc are all a worthless exchange for their time and effort.

I had a conversation with a young person the other day and told them that I don't get paid for my job.

I told them that all of the people who I've promised my money to (mortgage, electricity, food, children, etc) actually get paid for me to work.

I said it in a joking manner but also to let the young person know that getting paid for something doesn't mean you get disposable money to do with it what you want.

I choose to trade my income for the comforts and necessities in my life. Apparently college athletes and politicians have decided that money attributed to the necessities of life does not actually count as real money.


Apparently not.


Posted: Oct 3, 2019 10:26 AM
 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/16/post-truth-named-2016-word-of-the-year-by-oxford-dictionaries/


Post-truth...is


Posted: Oct 3, 2019 10:32 AM
 

A word? Uh uh...it's two words, joined at the hyphen.


Word of not. Two words or not. Hyphenated or not.


Posted: Oct 3, 2019 11:12 AM
 

It's certainly the way more and more people "roll" these days.


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Posted: Oct 3, 2019 10:36 AM
 

Greed!

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The estimated cost for 1 year of a Power 5 football player


Posted: Oct 3, 2019 10:42 AM
 

Has to be in the range of $75,000. The player and his family pay nothing for all this. If you add up tuition, meals, room, supplies, clothing, travel, etc...... it has to be a huge number per athlete. If these kids didn't play football, they would out a lot of money to attend college like ordinary kids do. I think a better idea to "compensate" athletes is to provide incentives like the coaches get. Pay them $500/each for division championship, $1,000/each for winning the conference, $2,000/each for a bowl win, and $5,000/each for NC.


^^And that adds up to


Posted: Oct 3, 2019 11:29 AM
 

A lot of federal and state taxes. At day's end, all this legislation being proposed at the various state and federal levels isn't as altruistic as appearances would suggest. The truth is almost always a level or two beneath the surface.


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