[–] ilikeskittles 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I don't disagree with this.

[–] BeHereNow 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No rational person would.

Those who would in no particular order: chancellors, rich assholes, Rich alumni assholes, moneygrubbing shit bags.

[–] Water 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Fuck the NCAA, getting rich off unpaid "student athletes". I wish football had a minor system so that development could work like baseball and hockey. Want to focus on playing, go to the minors. Want to get an education, play college. You have the chance to advance from either one. I like the idea of student athletes but football is just redicolous and I love college football.

[–] BohMoon 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

NFL does have a farm system, it's called NCAA and it's all free for them. But, yes, I agree, NFL should be forced to have a farm system.

[–] dirt-reynolds 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

No, they shouldn't be forced to anything other than follow the law and pay taxes. Don't like it? Don't watch it. It's pretty fucking simple.

[–] 22jam22 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The solution is simple.. Make it all non scholarship and expand proffesional leagues or something... Kinda like Europe, u could have pro teams in college towns and they could pay there players enough to go to college..

[–] IAmMightGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

honestly couldn't help but read "student athletes" in cartmans voice


[–] Workingsteel 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

We should remember its a kids fucking game, and stop treating it like some gladiatorial show.

[–] BeHereNow 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Bread and circus for the unwashed masses my friend.

[–] Workingsteel 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yea i know, it's just disheartening. I love sport. Still play Men's rugby at a high level to this day, and it's probably what kept me out of jail in my youth. However, this idol worship has nothing to do with sport or the achievement of physical prowess.

[–] aGameCalledCountries 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." 1 Cor 13:11

[–] bagano1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You realize that if they took the university affiliation away from most of these teams, interest would drop overnight?

Take all the top teams, end the requirements for players to be students, call a team like the Ohio State Buckeyes the Columbus Buckeyes, and watch people stop caring about the games, especially when their QB or RB can leave mid-season for Dallas. The NCAA would be fucked.

[–] Workingsteel 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good, its currently artificially inflated to make profit and distract the average individual. Make it about the sport and not branding.

[–] badweather 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And basketball. College rape statistics would drop to zero overnight.

[–] Wonder_Boy 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

College football was well established before professional football came about. This system has been ingrained from the beginning. Baseball was professional long before it came to college.

Unfortunately, i see no incentive for the NFL or the NCAA to change the arrangement.

[–] FUCK__ISLAM 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

College football predates the NFL & AFL by decades. Professional leagues were created to capitalize on the popularity of college football. If "amateur" athletics have been professionalized then they should be returned to amateur status. This is easily accomplished: No scholarships and no full time coaches. Only students paying their own way (or who have an academic scholarship) and remain in good academic standing get to play. Instead of coaches, the team will have faculty sponsors just like any other school club. Let the NFL do with that whatever the fuck it wants.

[–] bagano1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good article. I'm really sick of the stupid comments that "The NCAA is great, they pay for your education, that's a great deal!"

No it fucking isn't. If you're a second-string, third-string bitch, a kicker or some shit, yeah, it certainly is. If you're a top quarterback prospect or decent starter at another position, you're getting screwed. Worse yet, even if you're some scrub and someone wants to give you money, you can't take it. Everything you buy has to be reported to the school and NCAA. Meanwhile, your coach is driving to school in a Mercedes and can retire after the season if he never gets another job again. What a load of crap. Almost everyone involved that isn't a player or student is making a ton of money. It's fucked up.

[–] Antifa_Hivemind 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree with this. Or at least make it so that even a small percentage of the tuition from professional/grad school programs actually goes to resources for those students and not to f@cking football equipment. Those roided out bone heads get enough money from undergrad tuition.

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