What happens if the players choose to strike, say the day before the Georgia or FSU game? If the players are in a union and are deemed to be employees, will their compensation (tuition, room, board, books, medical care, any stipend that they receive) be taxed as income? If not, why not? If so, how will they pay those taxes? If a player gets suspended and the union files a grievance, will his suspension be placed on hold until the grievance is settled? What happens if the coach decides to bench him anyway? The questions go on and on. I don't recall any laborers in the "old" plantation system getting the opportunity to earn a valuable college degree, or getting specialized training that ultimately resulted in their achievement of great wealth and fame. Their participation on the plantation was coerced and not optional or voluntary. To refer to college football as a "plantation system" is an insult to their memory. I think I know what you were trying to imply, but please use a different analogy.