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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by atlmover, May 25, 2024.

  1. paidinfull

    paidinfull GC Hall of Fame

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    Again, if the team is just renting our facilities and colors, I don’t think you’ll have the same investment from the fans/alumni, which means the tv money will dry up as well. Separate the team from the school and you separate the money from the team. Especially if there’s 20 other sports teams that are still affiliated with the school.
     
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  2. grumpa

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    Like this idea a lot but it'll take legal action to make it happen. Perhaps a Class action lawsuit that says colleges cannot use "special talents" as a consideration for admission.

    Right now you have kids scoring 1500 on their SAT getting rejected from Georgia Tech so a kid who scores a 640 can attend and play football. That is flat out wrong and a misuse of taxpayer dollars.
     
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  3. paidinfull

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    1. Pretty sure those scholarships are funded by the athletic dept.

    2. The gov’t is going to piss away your tax money and use it for all kinds of dumb shit you don’t want anyway.
     
  4. grumpa

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    This speaks to the true value -- it's the brand and the demographics that are loyal to it.

    CFB is upside down right now - t
    1) the seat in the classroom should be occupied by a student who has the academic talent to be there (and btw the scholarship amount is far less than the actual cost of the seat in the classroom -- probably less than 50%)

    2) undoubtedly true but eliminating college carve outs for kids with little to no academic talent is the right thing to do
     
  5. partdopy

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    College football is subpar from a performance standpoint. The players are basically by definition either not good enough or not mature enough for full NFL performance.

    That's why I wonder what the value proposition is for "professional" university sponsored teams. They're not students, not good enough to be professional, don't care about the school, etc... so what is supposed to draw new viewers after the current ones age?

    It's just a rehash on previous failed professional leagues, difference being this one can sponge off the existing fan bases. Should provide a few decades of cash but what then?
     
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  6. Wanne15

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    Just like the sports program is already a separate entity, no one cares about paperwork.
     
  7. paidinfull

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    We may find out.
     
  8. Wanne15

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    Texas cleared 191 mil last year. If they are putting it into their program, that’s fine but it should be paying the football payroll first and foremost.
     
  9. Wanne15

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    An extra hundred students taking Dumbo classes on a huge campus doesn’t really affect much
     
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  10. paidinfull

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    The athletic department may have generated that much, but they didn’t just pocket it, lol. They probably carry that much in debt, or more.

    You’ll have to talk to the title IX folks about now the money gets split up. I think you’ll be disappointed though.
     
  11. paidinfull

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    Think there are about 500 athletes on UF’s campus, but a good portion of them outside of football and basketball are getting real degrees. Most of our athletes in the equivalency sports are also qualified for bright futures scholarships, so they aren’t all dopes. We have some academically focused kids in basketball and football too, but I get that the standards are definitely relaxed and they’re fewer and further between.
     
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  12. Wanne15

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    Football is different. Copeland couldn’t spell cat nor catch a pass.
     
  13. Wanne15

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    Title 9 is some bs. Do t put that in my business
     
  14. Crusher

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    Not only that, they pay for the players school costs, room and board, AND arrange him to be paid a salary. Its a f’d up arrangement my friend.
     
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  15. Crusher

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    Only the integrity of the school, but they jumped that shark many years ago.
     
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  16. FranceGator

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    You seem to want college football without the college. Fine, Gainesville Gators. They can rent the stadium.
     
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  17. pogba

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    Yeah the players who generate all the revenue don't deserve money. Just coaches who earn millions telling them what to do. Transfer portal needs to be fixed. Players need to be paid regardless.
     
  18. Wanne15

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    Nope, I just couldn’t care less what the contracts and business dealing are nor go I care what. Mertz’s chemistry grade is.
     
  19. Wanne15

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    You’ve heard some of these guys try to form a sentence right. There’s not much of a standard. I like it when I see an athlete get a good education no doubt but it’s football.
     
  20. atlmover

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    Agreed....and I have a daughter at GT currently. Its no joke academically.
     
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