I honestly feel guilty after watching that bloodbath, I’m being totally serious

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    • #116604
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      Ute Fan

      it’s really not much different than romans watching people get slaughtered in the colleseum.

      The coaches get paid millions and totally let their players down when the time comes for them to make their mark.

      The players pend 4 years pouring their heart and soul into the game, only to come away with broken bodies and Sh*tty degrees (sociology or communications is what most of them choose because they don’t have the time or energy to get a degree that will actually benefit them). They don’t learn how to study because they are basically forced to pass their classes.

      Then the coach’s/school’s/NCAA’s defense is that it builds character or some bulls**t like that.

      These guys deserve to be fairly compensated. At the VERY least they should receive free health insurance for the rest of their lives. Heaven knows they will need it in 20 years when they are making $20 an hour (if they are lucky) and their bodies are in shambles from the punishment they took on their way to almost doing something that in the grand scheme of things really means absolutely nothing.

      You and I are as much to blame as anyone else for supporting this. I am ever worse because I get so damned mad about all of it. This whole thing is tremendously immoral. The universities that abuse these kids and force degrees down their throats should at least have the decency to force them to graduate in a field that will help them support their families in the future.

      The debaucheristic NCAA is venality at it’s worst.

    • #116613
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      Ute Fan

      I’m sorry, I thought this was America? These kids aren’t being forced to play football. They can play other sports, they can choose other professions. They don’t have to accept all the stuff that comes along with playing college football, they can go out into the world and try and earn it on their own. 

      They can have their parents pay for a similar experience with their after tax dollars on their own dime for the coaching, training, education, food, room, board, nutrition, education, tutors. Why don’t you add those numbers up and get back to us, then add 20-30% on top of that to adjust for a parent paying for that with after tax dollars. 

      Do the accounting on that before you make th we kids out to be the sad victims here. 

      • #116617

        Ute Fan

        Too bad this hot take didn’t self combust too

        • #116643

          Ute Fan

          Worst take ever.

          I played. I have permanent injuries (mostly rugby). Now in my 40s and I feel it every day. AND I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING. You think it for the scholarship? Or for the potential money?

          It’s for the team. For they guys I literally bled on the pitch for, and they for me. They are still my team. Even if there wasn’t a stadium of fans (there often wasn’t), teams are battling for each other.

          Screw your ignorant couch-sitting views. We should feel honored they share the game with us. You comment devalues their effort as a financial calculation. It is about heart, soul and family. Money is a bonus not the reason.

          F*ing idiot.

    • #116721

      Ute Fan

      Goodness. Hard to respond to this kind of imagination.

    • #116738

      Ute Fan

      Yeah these coaches missed several tackles and blocks. Yep.

    • #116778

      Ute Fan

      I think I speak for a lot of people. If I had the physical tools to play D1 I would have gladly taken a “lesser” degree and thrown myself all in.

      You will not find a player, at any stage in their life EVER say they wish they never played.

      Plus, it’s a fallacy if you think sociology and communications are the only options for degrees. Axe Zane Beadles. I could fill a page with examples of players with “hard” degrees. Hell, just scroll through the roster, you’ll become a little more educated on the matter.

      Every kids’ college experience is of their own choosing.

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