Win, Lose, Drew by Drew Litton for August 06, 2013

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    ConserveGov  almost 10 years ago

    Hope somebody shows this toon to “Johnny Football” because it looks like a crystal ball right now.

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    ConserveGov  almost 10 years ago

    Nobody forces them to go to college. They can sit out a year after high school or play Arena Football for a year and then go pro.Or they can just go flip burgers at McDonalds.

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    ConserveGov  almost 10 years ago

    Easy tiger…..I read it and thought it was nonsense and gave my reply. If you disagree, then as the Germans say, “Tough shitzky”.

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    phoenixnyc  almost 10 years ago

    Sorry, Dave, I have to disagree with you. Why pay college athletes and not, say, college musicians, college lab assistants, etc.?.Nearly every field requires some form of unpaid internship when you’re in college. It’s how the kids pay their dues.

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    Fourcrows  almost 10 years ago

    David,I’ve heard this argument before, but I don’t agree with it. Top college athletes are already “paid” between $25k to $85k (or more) per year in free tuition, free food, free housing, free books, free travel, and free medical care. That is their agreement with the school. I personally would much rather see some of that $10.8 billion go towards the academic side of the schools, just a little. The only feeling I have towards compensating college athletes financially would be the video game industry. Currently, EA can use the images and names of collegiate athletes without their permission and without paying them. Since, in that case, the player as an individual is being used for profit, EA should offer some compensation, or just make a game with false names and images but similar statistics to keep the games realistic.

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    phoenixnyc  almost 10 years ago

    Irrelevant. What about Fortune 500 companies that provide internships to college students? Last time I checked, those were unpaid, too—and the kids taking them didn’t get free rides, the way student athletes do.

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