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(Sports Illustrated)   Tickets to attend the Bama vs Texas A&M are listed at an average of $763 on the secondary market, the most expensive ever. Which is roughly one tenth of the average illicit compensation for each player at the two schools   (college-football.si.com) divider line 21
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2013-09-11 09:08:13 PM
Hell, Fluker got fifty times that it sounds like.
 
2013-09-11 09:08:16 PM
To be fair the secondary market is like the only place the schools don't earn money off the players.
 
2013-09-11 09:21:57 PM
I don't have a dog in the fight - I love listening to Bama fans on Paul Finebaum and when I was a kid I always liked how the A&M cadet corps kissed the honey next to them when the Aggies scored.

But I have a feeling this game is going to be a blow out with Alabama on the winning side.

I think Sumlin has been neutered in his disciplining of Johnny Football and will be rumored as going to the NFL by week 8 (What team - depends on who is 2-6 or 1-7).
 
2013-09-11 09:52:05 PM

js34603: To be fair the secondary market is like the only place the schools don't earn money off the players.


You don't think the schools hold back huge blocks of tickets to sell on the secondary market?
 
2013-09-11 09:53:57 PM
I just wonder how the poor t-shirt wearing fans of both schools afford such financial frivolity in their meager blue collar existences.  And even if they do, how they explain it to their wives.
 
2013-09-11 10:15:11 PM

ongbok: js34603: To be fair the secondary market is like the only place the schools don't earn money off the players.

You don't think the schools hold back huge blocks of tickets to sell on the secondary market?


I do now!
 
2013-09-11 10:20:04 PM
After two games A&M's run defense is statistically among the worst in division 1. And that's against Rice and a I-AA team. You might argue that roughly half of the starters were suspended but I'd counter with all that proves is that they have no depth. And you're going to need depth against Alabama. Not to mention half the starters will see their first action against the best team in the country while the other half have yet to see a quality opponent. Unless Alabama has absolutely no answer to Manziel (and, given Saban, I think they will have at least a partial answer) I think it's going to be a long day for the Aggies. For that kind of money I'd just buy a new TV... I can always change the channel at half time.
 
2013-09-11 10:41:35 PM
These are Deep South college football fans.  They literally have almost nothing else to live for.
 
2013-09-11 11:11:47 PM
Average player at either school gets $100,000 scholarship over 5 years...

Seems fair :)

/not counting "work study" money
 
2013-09-11 11:28:56 PM

ongbok: js34603: To be fair the secondary market is like the only place the schools don't earn money off the players.

You don't think the schools hold back huge blocks of tickets to sell on the secondary market?


And the season tickets that are in the secondary market were originally purchased for a lot more than the printed price.
 
2013-09-12 12:33:02 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: These are Deep South college football fans.  They literally have almost nothing else to live for.


The hope that the South will rise again?
 
2013-09-12 02:01:14 AM

smerfnablin: Average player at either school gets $100,000 scholarship over 5 years...

Seems fair :)


it's not.  there shouldn't be limits on outside income.  scholarship students in music or comp sci can work outside gigs based on their unique talents.  why shouldn't football players be able to endorse the local car dealership or get a pile of cash for being talented?  oh yeah because the ncaa are a bunch of farktards.  either ban athletic scholarships and get back to the gentlemenly roots of collegiate competition, or allow the olympic model.  the schools pay nothing, but the athletes can have others paying them appearance fee, endorsements, etc.

/also the schools don't even bother to force the players to receive an education.
//some seek it out on their own.
 
2013-09-12 05:14:24 AM
THANKS BAMA
 
2013-09-12 06:36:56 AM

theurge14: I just wonder how the poor t-shirt wearing fans of both schools afford such financial frivolity in their meager blue collar existences.  And even if they do, how they explain it to their wives.


Well, you don't need a college fund if your kids are too stupid to make it through college anyway.
 
2013-09-12 08:05:57 AM

12349876: ongbok: js34603: To be fair the secondary market is like the only place the schools don't earn money off the players.

You don't think the schools hold back huge blocks of tickets to sell on the secondary market?

And the season tickets that are in the secondary market were originally purchased for a lot more than the printed price.


Technically, those were donations. It's basically like a bar that offers nickel pitchers, but has a $5000 door charge.
 
2013-09-12 08:18:30 AM

Yes please: Technically, those were donations. It's basically like a bar that offers nickel pitchers, but has a $5000 door charge.


a tax deductible door charge.  after all, ncaa football is a non-profit business showcasing amateur student-athletes* in the purest form.  there is no money made for anyone involved.  the coaches and universities provide the opportunity to play in front of 80K screaming fans out of the kindness of their hearts

*otherwise they would be employees due workers comp when injured.
 
2013-09-12 10:38:40 AM
Meanwhile the 10% of faculty/staff that care more about academics than college football schedule all their errands for during the game, when the streets and stores are as empty as the vast majority of the state.

/part of the 10% while a grad student/TA
//10% may be an overestimate
///slashes come in threes
 
2013-09-12 10:55:52 AM

Agent Nick Fury: I don't have a dog in the fight - I love listening to Bama fans on Paul Finebaum and when I was a kid I always liked how the A&M cadet corps kissed the honey next to them when the Aggies scored.

But I have a feeling this game is going to be a blow out with Alabama on the winning side.

I think Sumlin has been neutered in his disciplining of Johnny Football and will be rumored as going to the NFL by week 8 (What team - depends on who is 2-6 or 1-7).


agree.   i don't think manziel plays the entire game.  i see him getting just.....leveled.  decleated.
 
2013-09-12 12:44:44 PM

Agent Nick Fury: I don't have a dog in the fight - I love listening to Bama fans on Paul Finebaum and when I was a kid I always liked how the A&M cadet corps kissed the honey next to them when the Aggies scored.

But I have a feeling this game is going to be a blow out with Alabama on the winning side.

I think Sumlin has been neutered in his disciplining of Johnny Football and will be rumored as going to the NFL by week 8 (What team - depends on who is 2-6 or 1-7).


What an aggy "honey" might look like....

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2013-09-12 02:08:08 PM

Maud Dib: Agent Nick Fury: I don't have a dog in the fight - I love listening to Bama fans on Paul Finebaum and when I was a kid I always liked how the A&M cadet corps kissed the honey next to them when the Aggies scored.

But I have a feeling this game is going to be a blow out with Alabama on the winning side.

I think Sumlin has been neutered in his disciplining of Johnny Football and will be rumored as going to the NFL by week 8 (What team - depends on who is 2-6 or 1-7).

What an aggy "honey" might look like....


img.fark.net

Bullshiat, that's Chris Farley.
 
2013-09-13 10:18:23 AM

A Fark Handle: smerfnablin: Average player at either school gets $100,000 scholarship over 5 years...

Seems fair :)

it's not.  there shouldn't be limits on outside income.  scholarship students in music or comp sci can work outside gigs based on their unique talents.  why shouldn't football players be able to endorse the local car dealership or get a pile of cash for being talented?  oh yeah because the ncaa are a bunch of farktards.  either ban athletic scholarships and get back to the gentlemenly roots of collegiate competition, or allow the olympic model.  the schools pay nothing, but the athletes can have others paying them appearance fee, endorsements, etc.

/also the schools don't even bother to force the players to receive an education.
//some seek it out on their own.


I agree to some extent, but given these kids already have a hard time concentrating on school to begin with, to give them unlimited opportunity to sell their name and image at local car dealer commercials would probably guarantee that they would ruin any chances they had of actually graduating with a worthwhile degree in their hand. They would get agents, and these agents would book them for hours of filming of commercials and what not on sundays, when they should be getting ready for the academic week.

I think i would be OK with college football players getting a cut of whatever memorabilia is sold that has their name and image on it. I think it's the height of hipocrisy that the NCAA banned pryor from selling his signature, but made millions selling jerseys with his name on it.

I further think it would be OK for athletes to be allowed to sell limited amounts of memorabilia with their autograph on it. What amount that would entail I have no idea, but I wouldn't want any athlete to give himself carpal tunnel syndrome signing thousands of footballs instead of studying.

Finally, I think the right to do these things should be contingent on the players having ABOVE average grades for their majors. That is, they should have better grades than non-athletes currently studying what they are studying. At least that way, even if the athletes picked a gimme major like general studies or sports management, they would be motivated to do well on that and learn something--even if by accident.

But yeah, I could work when I was in college and made some money in the summers working in my dad's clinic and later on in a lab. College athletes should be afforded some sort of supplemental income based on their skills, or if the NCAA refuses that, should at least be afforded a stipend to better cover living expenses. Cases where a player was suspended for accepting a bag of groceries or curtis enis getting suspended for accepting a suit to wear to the heisman ceremony (he couldn't afford his own) are a travesty in an industry that is making millions upon millions of dollars off these same players.
 
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