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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by GATORAZ, Apr 15, 2014.
Shabazz Napier... what a martyr. He starved for the next generation of college athletes.
So will this result in schools being able to give unlimited food stipends? Because that seems like a big loophole. They should just allow schools to have a 24hr dining hall for athletes which would solve this problem.
That would be yummmm!
It's a step in the right direction IMO. I'm not in favor of giving cash stipends to student-athletes (it'll wreck college sports as we know it); but some common-sense measures like this will greatly help.
The problem w/ this is the "have's and the have-not's". Alabama will be having the equivalent of Ruth's Chris and Central Michigan will have Krystal Burgers (best analogy I could come up with). It's the whole reason the food issue was banned in 1973. Some schools can afford to provide the best and some schools cannot even afford peanut butter sandwiches, literally. How do you make everything equal? Seriously. You can't just say, "Oh well, that's how it is!" All D1 schools need to be able to compete (i.e recruit) equally. The facilities are out of hand as it is (compare Oregon's facilities to Troy State's). Now this is just one more thing (and I agree that this is a good step...just have to figure out how to make it equal/fair for all schools to compete).
That's my point. They can get food in the hands of players to resolve this situation w/o giving them straight cash. If schools are allowed to give unsupervised stipends, then I guarantee it's going to get abused.
Isn't this pretty much the way it used to be back when they had athletic dorms?
I've always found it interesting that the mamby-pamby, "fairness" crowd fought to do away with those (preferential treatment for athletes) which, IMO, has created much of this mess along with other messes associated with players living off campus.
There are still rules about the food that they can give them, it's just in unlimited quantities now.
You are never going to be able to make everything equal unless you try to limit the athletic budgets of schools. It's not Oregon's fault that Troy doesn't have million and billion dollar boosters backing their program like they do.
Seems to me that Napier simply went to the wrong school.
The real problem is that big funny looking head Napier has... once food crosses his event horizon it causes a weird macro level replication of your principle. Every time he looks at it, it varies velocity... so he can't successfully stick a fork in it.
You can understand why the kid is frustrated.
Well, Nutella is nearly 100% High Fructose Corn Syrup. That indeed should be banned.
So is Gatorade!
You are absolutely WRONG. GatoRade is one of the few sports drinks that does NOT contain HFCS. Powerade does, though.
When Pepsi bought Gatorade they agreed not to change the ingredients for 2 years. They now use high fructose corn syrup.
CRAP if you are right.
Also, read below. FSU created GatoRade and we stole it.
Why you should never rely on Wikipedia:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gatorade Company, Inc.
The Gatorade Company, Inc. is a brand of sports-themed beverage and food products, built around its signature line of sports drinks. Gatorade is currently manufactured by PepsiCo and distributed in over 80 countries. The beverage was first developed in 1962 by R.A. Johnson at Florida State University, to replenish the combination of water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes that the school's student-athletes lost in sweat during rigorous athletic competitions. It was originally called Seminole Firewater. Then, The University of Florida took it, patented it, and called it their own in 1965. Its name was derived from the collective nickname of the university's athletic teams, the Florida Gators.
Looks like some Nole Clown just made that change yesterday. He only put it in the overview section though... the history section still specifies it as invented at UF.