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Just because you are able to correctly format a research paper and convince an uniformed reader of your position does not make you right.
Just look at this way: If college athletes are paid then smaller schools will have to drop those sports due to economic necessity. This way you end up with only a handful of teams, resulting in fewer games, shorter seasons, and less opportunity for athletes. The only way around this is to drop Title IX so that the money making sports don't have to support the money losing sports. In this situation all sports except basketball, football and maybe hockey get dropped, resulting in less opportunity for athletes.
An alternative to this is to allow athletes to be paid In terms of the revenue they create for the school, resulting in no compensation for money losing athletes and creating disparity among payments between athletes at different schools or even on the same team. This would eliminate all parity in college sports.
So basically, even if players deserve to be paid, which is debatable, they shouldn't be paid because of the impossibilities that it creates.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
lol who said I was right? i just said we will see what i get on the paper?by no means is that me saying i am right and that u are uninformed. hell i cheated on most of the paper anyway.u care about this way more than i do.im too lazy to even read ur long response to me
That is an element often forgotten - they are doing something they love and enjoy. Something that many do for free and without any reward just because they like it. Doubtlessly, there are some 'darker' sides to it, too, but it's silly to think of it entirely in terms of kids equated to sweatshop labor who can't afford food. (I know the cafeterias used by athletes are usually a cut or two above those perused by most regular students, I've never seen a starving college football player).
The grade that you get on your paper does not effect the veracity of your argument. And by the way, impressive use of telling me that I care too much just because you can't respond.
1. No, sweat shop salaries are not the result of pure market forces, they are distorted by the exploitation of power advantages enjoyed by manufacturing companies over their workers.
2. The NCAA represents a cartel organized in restraint of trade, and would be illegal in any non-athletic context
3. I can't speak to the apprenticeship model in Europe, but the unpaid internship model in the United States is nearly as ridiculous and galling as the exploitation of college athletes, it's certainly more socially destructive, and it should be illegal, at least in the context of for-profit businesses.
4. I fail to see how your description of soccer differs from current practices in major college football and basketball programs, other than the soccer players get paid.
5. The lower-scholarship and non-scholarship levels of college sports are not big business...no one is signing multi-billion dollar deals to televise the Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. If Eastern Michigan wants to drop levels because they cannot afford to pay players, then good, let them. How about injecting some honesty into the system: let amateurs be amateurs and professionals be professionals.
6. There is no good argument as to why a university should be involved with big time sports, period. There is a reason that virtually no other country on Earth has an intercollegiate athletic system like ours. But its the system that we have and its so ingrained at this point that there's no possibility of changing that, so we should strive to do the best within the system we have.
7. Your willfully blind insistence that universities are not already involved in professional sports is laughable. When a university rakes in tens of millions of dollars from its football program, it is involved in professional sports. When conferences of universities are signing 9-figure television deals, and creating their own dedicated sports networks, they are involved in professional sports. When the coaches of teams are paid 7-figure salaries, they are involved in professional sports.
8. This whole argument is a perfect and horrifying illustration of Gaventa's third dimension of power at work. Well done, NCAA.
Why shouldn't this logic be extended to college coaches and athletic directors? Why not have them coach and manage sports "for fun and the love of the game"?
Who cares about this debate right now. Michigan is going to the Final Four!
These kids get a world class education, training table, swag, tutors, special priveleges, and a means to a profitable end, be it a job or the pros. I don't think they should be paid either.
WE IN THE FINAL FOUR!
This post was edited by Due51 12 months ago
you seem salty. I was never trying to argue i was just giving a few facts I thought people might find interesting. I still havent even read ur response to me because i really could care less. I read the first sentence about u saying I think I am right and responded to you.if ur gunna get all butt hurt over this subject then it must be personal for you or you just care a lot more than i do lol and the grade will tell me how good the research is and how good the facts and arguements are, since you know thats what it is getting graded on lol
This post was edited by Woody04 12 months ago
I love that McGary sig pic
is ur profile name wingerine because ur a big red wings fan too??if so i love it.too bad they got destroyed yesterday...could have been a real solid day beating the hawks and Michigan goin to the final four lol
Love this video from when they came home last night.
This picture accurately describes how excited Beilein can get. Clearly, there were not enough subs involved.
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Yes, made it about 13 years ago when I first started cruising around message boards. i'm still dragging it around with me. I wore number 19 all my life, Stevie Y was my hero.
That's after Burke made his shot against Kansas, isn't it?
Wow Coach B, show some excitement!
no way Steve Yzerman is my hero too! I have played hockey my whole life but wore #4 because I was a defenseman and Scott Stevens and Bobby Orr were who i tried to play like but #19 is my other lucky number. Yzerman will always be my favorite player of all time, that will never change. best leader ever
No, that's from the Florida game, the player out of focus in the foreground is Scottie Wilbekin
hilarious picture though, Beilein is great.
I was about to say. haha
This post was edited by TAMUWolverine 12 months ago
It's midway through the Florida game, I think it was the first of GRIII's ridiculous alley-oops.
Cool!! His teams created a lot of fun and memories for me. Every game was a reason to party!! Especially the teams with Probert and Kocur.. lol
Well, the coaches/ADs aren't college students first and foremost. That's a pretty big difference if you ask me..
Some of the people advocating that college players should get paid are some of the same people I've seen on here call out some schools for paying recruits. That's pretty much one and the same, so I guess you aren't against paying recruits?
Now that we're talking about your name, I have to say this - I can't see your name without unconsciously thinking of "tangerines." And then I get hungry for some delicious citrus fruits.
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