No, but what will happen is a UK booster tells the player, come to UK, I’ll pay you $50,000 to advertise for my used cars. Or the Duke booster says he’ll pay $100,000 so he can use the kid’s picture to advertise for his pharmacy chain. Or a kid wants to record an album so a booster for UCLA sets him up with his buddy producer who pays him $70,000 for his audition.
And it … will … never … be … enough.
So no, it’s not the end of civilization (a generally dismissive remark), but it will eventually lead to the end of CBB as we know it.
We love KU BB. I can never understand folks that want to set in motion a process that will lead to the end of something that we love.
Why can’t folks leave well enough alone? Change is not always good.
And it is “well enough.” Players get enough. Their only worth is derived from participating in NCAA activities. Without the NCAA, they’re worth is zero (meaning, from a marketing and athletic revenue perspective).
When folks make decisions based on the poor black kid who has to support his family, that destroys any logical analysis. We are immediately supposed to convulse and react with compassion, and that “compassion” is supposed to dictate the playing field for everyone else.
That is how one perspective makes decisions and judgments. Feelings. Contrived or otherwise. Maybe, just maybe, we should be spending more time looking at why that black kid is supposedly needing to support his family. Where is the family? Where is the dad? Why did his brother get shot in a drive by? Why does he have a child of his own and is only 19 years of age? Why do his two sisters each have different last names?
Right, it’s the system’s fault and the NCAA needs to pay the kids more because of the inner city mess.
That is what this all about. The inner cities are a cesspool – where many of these athletes come from, so we have to pay them because their family structure is a mess and they supposedly need it. That’s all this is.
I saw Tim Tebow attacked this past weekend, and yesterday, because he had the temerity to oppose California’s idiocy (referring to the pay deal for athletes – I know, it could be anything). Not only attacked, he was demonized, mocked, called every name in the book, white privilege, ignorant, etc. Of course, there’s always the undercurrent of insults from those on one side of the political fence about his Christianity.
I saw a post by Jeff Allen, a professional athlete. There was a big hit in the KSU/MSU game, and he was mocking Tebow, asking if it was a privilege to get hit like that. Again, these folks are just lacking all logical application. It is a privilege to play. How many kids would give anything to be in that position? That have worked hard but just aren’t good enough. And the kid that got hit is playing by choice. Personal choice. But no, because he’s playing football and gets hit hard there’s something that creates some entitlement to more than he’s getting.
It’s that personal choice thing that, again, one side of the fence always avoids. One side of this argument has feelings. One has logic. One claims the system (or anything by the individual) is to blame. One focuses on personal choice and decisions. Sound familiar?