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PAC-12 shakedown

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by 62gator, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. 62gator

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  2. spincycle81

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    Sounds great, I wish them luck

    Edit: some of their demands are over-the-top, obviously, but the idea of banding together to exert their power is long overdue
     
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  3. danmann65

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    I agree with this. If this is a starting point and not the end point I think it is almost reasonable. College football and basketball make coaches and administrators rich while the kids who do the work get almost nothing.
     
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  4. GatorSean

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    Some of their demands are perfectly fine... then you get to this one...

    "Distribute 50% of each sport's total conference revenue evenly among athletes in their respective sports."

    and just have to LMAO. They're just trying to make themselves millionaires.
     
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  5. eastowest

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  6. Gatorcola

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    Title IX called and said no to this idia of revenue reimbursement.
     
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  8. nolancarey

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    I don't know the facts behind the claim that athletes are being exploited academically. Can someone with more knowledge on the subject please elaborate?
     
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  9. danmann65

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    So only the coaches should be millionaires. Honestly, I think they would be happy being thousandaires. To not see the exploitation of student athletes is mindboggling.
     
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  10. spincycle81

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    I say pay them what the market dictates...if that's millions then so be it. But only so long as the athletes are afforded the same opportunity. They need to organize before they'll have a chance to be listened to.

    Change brings fear, fear brings resistance. It won't be an easy fight... nobody ever wants to give up their power to anyone else.
     
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  11. gatorbogey

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    Question is, should college remain amateur?

    and also, as a gator alumnus, you could literally field a team of true students - pull them out of classRooms And/or frat houses- and I’d cheer regardless.

    im of the mindset, To eliminate the exploitation of the “ college athlete” - let the nfl develop a minor league for the athletes wanting to be semi-pros and then, for college : let’s go back to true students playing in college.
     
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  12. g8rtrucker

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    This whole concept of exploitation is absurd. No one is forcing these kids to play against their will. They volunteer to play college ball and get a free education(of which only some of them avail themselves ) in order to display their talents to the NFL, MLB, NBA etc. They could just as easily get a job after high school if they don't want to play by the rules set forth for college scholarship athletics. This is NOT indentured servitude we are discussing.
     
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  13. GatorSean

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    Guess what? Dan Mullen wasn't a millionaire when he played college football. He put in literally decades worth of work before achieving that level of success.

    Now you just want to handout millions to everyone on every team? Your lack of understanding the concept of hard work and dedication is what is mindboggling here.

    No one is forcing any of these guys to play college ball. They can quit tomorrow. They can pay their own way through school and/or train on their own for pro-ball. They have that choice.

    What choice would you make? I would play CFB, get free school, free boarding, free food, and free world class training. I think that would be--by far-- the better option than trying to do it all on my own. And if other people are getting rich, so what? I'd be getting exactly what I agreed to get. That's not exploitation. Not even close.
     
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  14. LLCoolJ94

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    HOT TAKE:

    Racial injustice? Cool.

    You want equal outcomes. Fine.

    Black Americans represent about 13% of the American population. Therefore, to ensure equality of outcomes, each football team can field a maximum of 13% black players on their rosters.

    Same for the rest of sports.

    Enjoy.
     
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  15. LLCoolJ94

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    Pretty racist. I guess the Latinos, Whites, Asians and basically everybody else can just kick rocks I guess.
     
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  16. LLCoolJ94

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    Talk about privilege. I thought they didn't care about the academic scholarships? I was told that they are worthless, and that players need to be compensated in addition to that. No? Which other scholarship offers any benefits even remotely close to these demands? Serious question. I'll wait.
     
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  17. LLCoolJ94

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    Honestly, I think they are overpaid by a whole lot.
     
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  18. 96Gatorcise

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    I feel there is some legitimate gripe, some of these demands are over the top and non starters.
    The rebuttal is simple.

    As the PAC12 we are willing to sit down and have a discussion. If you chose not to play, your scholarship will be revoked and you will be asked to leave campus.
     
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  19. hotelgator

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    Oh boy!!!
    If there was no Pac 12 conference, would it ruin our lives? It's a fairly uninteresting product from top to bottom, the D alone is embarrassing.

    Maybe UCLA can just dump that joke of a coach and his enormous contract!!! Thank all things Holy we hired DM!!!
     
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  20. LLCoolJ94

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    Part of the problem is that they do not appear as interested in a negotiation. They have pointed a gun in the direction of the Pac-12 and are attempting to hold them up.