Topic: People won’t realize how good the American college sports model is until it’s gone
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People won’t realize how good the American college sports model is until it’s gone

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 11:17 AM

I know it’s in vogue to blast the NCAA at all times but in the grand scheme of things we have a great college sports system in the US.

I have worked with Olympic sports at several universities and student athletes from other countries flock to the US for our system, because it exists nowhere else in the world in such a format. Even countries like the UK, Germany, Australia, the Scandinavian countries etc.

The ability to play the sport you love (whatever it is because the NCAA has a LOT of variety) and have your schoolOmg paid for while you get to travel the country and make memories for a lifetime with teammates is something that we seem to be taking for granted.

Over 600 universities (in all divisions) provide these opportunities for young men and women. We can’t let the majority of them disappear to benefit a select few.

It bothers me when I see people say things like “blow up the whole system”. Not realizing how much would be lost and how many thousands it would affect.

It is Indicative of Gen Z and Millennials Entitlement

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 11:40 AM

Unfortunately, Gen X only has itself to blame for raising a bunch of spoiled brats.

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I understand your perspective

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 12:58 PM

But do believe Gen X gets blamed a bit too much overall for the “techno-hippies” (ie. millennials) due to bad parenting. Clearly there have been some significant deficiencies for our parenting but a good measure (I would argue the vast majority) of these spoiled kids today has been generated by our schools and universities, which are between marginally and prodigiously Leftist oriented. Parents are doing their best with their kids but failed to see the damage that our school systems have created.

Sadly the conservatives try to stay out of people’s lives and as such, haven’t seen the cultural war that has been waged since the 60s as significantly as they should have. Identity politics is the calling card in today’s environment and as such, victimhood is rampant.

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Re: I understand your perspective

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 2:24 PM

And who are the first and should be most influential to these kids? The parents.

I do, however, agree that schools are partly to blame.

I gots the confused.....

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 4:06 PM

I’m technically a millennial (born in 1985) and my parents are boomers.... The last Gen Xer was 5 years old when I was born.

That's usually how it goes.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 11:46 AM

And generally you can never get back what you lost.

Re: That's usually how it goes.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 12:19 PM

It's funny you say that. I totally agree. It'll never be the same if people give in.

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It will be just like the old saying, which is unfortunately

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 5:20 PM

literally as well as figuratively doubly true for me, since BOTH houses I lived in growing up burned down.

"You can never go home again."

I doubt very seriously if we will ever hear of anyone referring to 2020 as "the good old days".

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Once the Boomers fade into obscurity a more equitable system will emerge.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 3:02 PM

Generational accusations and arguments are frankly stupid whichever direction they go.

Frankly your argument is could be construed to have a socialist leaning. The revenue generating sports should subsidize the non- revenue generating sports. The gender implications are significant. Candidly in the big picture, your premise might be right. From a capitalistic perspective, college football players should get as much of the revenue that they generate as they can.


Re: Once the Boomers fade into obscurity a more equitable system will emerge.

Posted: Aug 5, 2020 9:38 PM

The players don't generate on their own. They benefit from a MASSIVE support system that was built over generations. Now they think they're bigger than the institution. This is unacceptable and completely wrong headed of them.

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I agree... Now, change "coaches" for "players".

Posted: Aug 6, 2020 12:21 AM

'Equitable' is a term that's completely ignored in a capitalist system.

But then there's 'greed', and this is what you get.

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