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2014-03-26 04:05:55 PM
The NLRB ruled  for a union?

Shocking.  Truly.
 
2014-03-26 04:06:25 PM
$hocked!
 
2014-03-26 04:06:31 PM
Good.  They should be paid.
 
2014-03-26 04:07:19 PM
Good. This won't improve things overnight, but it was a necessary step towards change.
 
2014-03-26 04:07:29 PM
Wow, I'm shocked, Shocked, I say.

/really
 
2014-03-26 04:07:30 PM
This?  A news flash?
 
2014-03-26 04:07:39 PM
Oh, look, a sports story that sorta kinda matters.
 
2014-03-26 04:09:18 PM
Wow. Yeah, this could change things a lot.
 
2014-03-26 04:09:28 PM
This may result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a shame.
 
2014-03-26 04:09:43 PM
If student athletes are employees, then they're entitled to workers compensation, which would mean bye bye to lots of sports programs.
 
2014-03-26 04:09:51 PM
*Cough*
static4.businessinsider.com
 
2014-03-26 04:10:04 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: This may result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a shame.


That would be awesome.

It's a terrible relationship.
 
2014-03-26 04:10:26 PM

Radak: This?  A news flash?


If it helps I submitted it with an 'interesting' tag and let the mods decide. They decided it was news flash worthy.
 
2014-03-26 04:10:27 PM
If this is upheld and spreads to cover everybody, they'll biatch and scream, but they won't stop playing D-I, and they can't stop playing women's sports to cover the cost. (They'll biatch and scream the loudest about that.).
And if it's true for football, it's gonna be true for basketball, and where relevant hockey and baseball.

The 'schools' will find a way to pay whatever it takes to keep the athletic supporters happy, even if it
means paying the gladiators upfront instead of slipping them a hundo, or an escalade, in the bushes every once in a while.

College football is already doomed, anyway, as the middle school parents come to understand the meaning of the results from research into sub-clinical,  long-term, repetitive non-concussion head impacts, and stop letting their kids jump onto that end of the conveyor belt.
 
2014-03-26 04:10:44 PM
Haha.jpeg.

Now we get to listen to pundits that make millions covering college athletics complain loudly about how unfair and unjust this is.
 
2014-03-26 04:10:59 PM
Yes, it would be a dark day indeed if universities were reliant only on their academic prowess to get noticed.
 
2014-03-26 04:11:56 PM
Death to the NCAA!
 
2014-03-26 04:12:01 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: ay result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a


It's also a shame that athletes are forced into a program that wont protect them or pay them what they're worth.  A lot of programs will fold, or stop offering scholarships, and the ones who can pay more will get the better players.  It's a shame for the fans, but a win for the athletes.  It was a shame for the owners when slavery was abolished, but that was a pretty good deal for the slaves.
 
2014-03-26 04:12:09 PM
although i agree that college athletes should be paid, i wonder/hope this will be more than just for football and basketball.  other college athletes have to live by the same rules (can't work, grade point average, others but afternoon beer is kicking in) even though they don't get the espn love affair.
 
2014-03-26 04:12:22 PM
Good. Reformation of the corrupt college sports establishment is overdue.

//Not naïve, know it's a toe in the water.
 
2014-03-26 04:15:05 PM

Smosh: The Irresponsible Captain: ay result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a

It's also a shame that athletes are forced into a program that wont protect them or pay them what they're worth.  A lot of programs will fold, or stop offering scholarships, and the ones who can pay more will get the better players.  It's a shame for the fans, but a win for the athletes.  It was a shame for the owners when slavery was abolished, but that was a pretty good deal for the slaves.


There was a large amount of implied sarcasm in my post.
 
2014-03-26 04:16:20 PM

Smosh: Good.  They should be paid.


They're not even asking for money at this point.  They're asking for things like guaranteed medical coverage for football-related injuries and stuff like that.
 
2014-03-26 04:17:00 PM
This will end well. Yep.
 
2014-03-26 04:18:00 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: This may result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a shame.


By "what a shame" I assume you mean "who gives a flying rat turd fark".
 
2014-03-26 04:18:13 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Smosh: The Irresponsible Captain: ay result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a

It's also a shame that athletes are forced into a program that wont protect them or pay them what they're worth.  A lot of programs will fold, or stop offering scholarships, and the ones who can pay more will get the better players.  It's a shame for the fans, but a win for the athletes.  It was a shame for the owners when slavery was abolished, but that was a pretty good deal for the slaves.

There was a large amount of implied sarcasm in my post.


Yeah, but if I ignore it then I get to make a post that compares sports to slavery.  I'm going to bring up nazi's in about 50 more posts or so
 
2014-03-26 04:18:30 PM

Smosh: The Irresponsible Captain: ay result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a

It's also a shame that athletes are forced into a program that wont protect them or pay them what they're worth.  A lot of programs will fold, or stop offering scholarships, and the ones who can pay more will get the better players.  It's a shame for the fans, but a win for the athletes.  It was a shame for the owners when slavery was abolished, but that was a pretty good deal for the slaves.


This is a victory for maybe 10% of the college athletes. As smaller programs shut their programs down there go the scholarships. Okay, maybe that's good in your opinion but there are a lot of poorer kids whose only chance at going to school was a scholarship (I was one) and they are the ones who actually take advantage of getting a diploma.
 
2014-03-26 04:18:41 PM

That guy on the bike: although i agree that college athletes should be paid, i wonder/hope this will be more than just for football and basketball.  other college athletes have to live by the same rules (can't work, grade point average, others but afternoon beer is kicking in) even though they don't get the espn love affair.


A more likely scenario is that universities with disband the "non-revenue" athletics and those athletes will be left with a lot fewer scholarship options.
 
2014-03-26 04:18:53 PM
Awesome. Labor exploitation takes a hit.
 
2014-03-26 04:19:42 PM

MugzyBrown: If student athletes are employees, then they're entitled to workers compensation, which would mean bye bye to lots of sports programs.


This is not a bad thing.
 
2014-03-26 04:19:47 PM

rugman11: Smosh: Good.  They should be paid.

They're not even asking for money at this point.  They're asking for things like guaranteed medical coverage for football-related injuries and stuff like that.


I think most people had zero idea that was happening.

How many student athletes medical bills are payed with Medicaid? Anybody ever even asked the question before?
 
2014-03-26 04:21:58 PM

rugman11: Smosh: Good.  They should be paid.

They're not even asking for money at this point.  They're asking for things like guaranteed medical coverage for football-related injuries and stuff like that.


GOOD!
 
2014-03-26 04:22:00 PM

Agatha Crispy: Smosh: The Irresponsible Captain: ay result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a

It's also a shame that athletes are forced into a program that wont protect them or pay them what they're worth.  A lot of programs will fold, or stop offering scholarships, and the ones who can pay more will get the better players.  It's a shame for the fans, but a win for the athletes.  It was a shame for the owners when slavery was abolished, but that was a pretty good deal for the slaves.

This is a victory for maybe 10% of the college athletes. As smaller programs shut their programs down there go the scholarships. Okay, maybe that's good in your opinion but there are a lot of poorer kids whose only chance at going to school was a scholarship (I was one) and they are the ones who actually take advantage of getting a diploma.


There are dozens of other methods to get full ride scholarships that don't require you to participate in sports.
 
2014-03-26 04:22:47 PM

Yanks_RSJ: That guy on the bike: although i agree that college athletes should be paid, i wonder/hope this will be more than just for football and basketball.  other college athletes have to live by the same rules (can't work, grade point average, others but afternoon beer is kicking in) even though they don't get the espn love affair.

A more likely scenario is that universities with disband the "non-revenue" athletics and those athletes will be left with a lot fewer scholarship options.


That is unfortunate for the students who are relying on those scholarships, but it speaks to a larger problem about the costs of what is becoming an almost necessary level of education.  Considering all the money we dump into student loans and scholarship programs, I wonder if it wouldn't be cheaper to just offer free undergraduate tuition at public schools.
 
2014-03-26 04:22:54 PM

scottydoesntknow: Radak: This?  A news flash?

If it helps I submitted it with an 'interesting' tag and let the mods decide. They decided it was news flash worthy.


Good thing I didn't comment that you should feel bad then.  ;)
 
2014-03-26 04:22:55 PM

MFAWG: rugman11: Smosh: Good.  They should be paid.

They're not even asking for money at this point.  They're asking for things like guaranteed medical coverage for football-related injuries and stuff like that.

I think most people had zero idea that was happening.

How many student athletes medical bills are payed with Medicaid? Anybody ever even asked the question before?


I can only speak for Northwestern but I blew out my knee when I was a senior and they took care of everything including physical rehab after I graduated.
 
2014-03-26 04:22:57 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: This may result in some universities dropping their athletic programs as it gets too expensive. What a shame.


And you mean teams that normally would only travel a few hundred miles now travel a couple of thousand miles for a conference game wouldn't do that?!

Seriously, it's all nice when West Virginia faces off with Texas A&M in CFB and the players have chartered flights.  Tell that to the women's Lacrosse team that have to take a bus 1,300 miles to one and then drive 1,300 miles back.
 
2014-03-26 04:23:24 PM

Yanks_RSJ: That guy on the bike: although i agree that college athletes should be paid, i wonder/hope this will be more than just for football and basketball.  other college athletes have to live by the same rules (can't work, grade point average, others but afternoon beer is kicking in) even though they don't get the espn love affair.

A more likely scenario is that universities with disband the "non-revenue" athletics and those athletes will be left with a lot fewer scholarship options.


i hope this doesn't lead to the closing of the university pools and tracks since there will be no point in them if they don't bring in money for the sport
 
2014-03-26 04:24:12 PM
There is more evidence every day that college football and men's basketball are minor league pro sports, not amateur athletics.
 
2014-03-26 04:24:14 PM

Smosh: It's also a shame that athletes are forced into a program that wont protect them or pay them what they're worth.


Well, if the NFL would just let them go straight into the pros right after high school*, this stuff would be settled...

*I'm not actually advocating 18-year-olds going straight to the NFL. That would be disastrous from an injury standpoint.

/My actual advocation is stuff like football academies, like European soccer teams have youth soccer academies. Though, obviously, the academies would be owned by the NFL rather than the individual teams.
 
2014-03-26 04:25:00 PM
I guess it's time to raise tuition to cover player salaries?
 
2014-03-26 04:25:25 PM

That guy on the bike: Yanks_RSJ: That guy on the bike: although i agree that college athletes should be paid, i wonder/hope this will be more than just for football and basketball.  other college athletes have to live by the same rules (can't work, grade point average, others but afternoon beer is kicking in) even though they don't get the espn love affair.

A more likely scenario is that universities with disband the "non-revenue" athletics and those athletes will be left with a lot fewer scholarship options.

i hope this doesn't lead to the closing of the university pools and tracks since there will be no point in them if they don't bring in money for the sport


I seriously wouldn't be surprised if some of those student-athletes drop a division.
 
2014-03-26 04:26:08 PM
Where are they going to get the money to pay the players? Based on the last reports I read (2004-2009 NCAA Study) athletic departments have to get an average of somewhere around 10 million dollars from the university just to stay afloat. The big revenue generator is obviously football, and secondary to that basketball, but every other sport operates at a loss which the football/basketball revenues cover. And even at that, only 50-60% of the football/basketball programs actually generate profit.

What a great deal for all the athletes in the non revenue sports or attending non FBS schools who are about to lose their chance at a free education so that football players at 40-50 schools might get paid.

http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/REV_EXP_2010.pdf
 
2014-03-26 04:26:20 PM

UNC_Samurai: Yanks_RSJ: That guy on the bike: although i agree that college athletes should be paid, i wonder/hope this will be more than just for football and basketball.  other college athletes have to live by the same rules (can't work, grade point average, others but afternoon beer is kicking in) even though they don't get the espn love affair.

A more likely scenario is that universities with disband the "non-revenue" athletics and those athletes will be left with a lot fewer scholarship options.

That is unfortunate for the students who are relying on those scholarships, but it speaks to a larger problem about the costs of what is becoming an almost necessary level of education.  Considering all the money we dump into student loans and scholarship programs, I wonder if it wouldn't be cheaper to just offer free undergraduate tuition at public schools.


That's just not bootstrappy. It will never happen.
 
2014-03-26 04:26:33 PM
When I realized that sports players that get injured (that are not worth the investment to rehabilitate) are discarded like racing horses...I felt a little disgusted. The fact that progressives scream about way smaller injustices against the poor and downtrodden, but most everyone lets the NCAA have a pass is unacceptable.

If you finish your (free-ish) 4-year degree un-drafted and then get a job at Natioanl Rent-a-Car, GREAT!!!!!! Too bad, if you hurt yourself 3 years into your program, are poor....and your free good grades are now gone too...
 
2014-03-26 04:26:43 PM
This should be one hell of a death rattle.
 
2014-03-26 04:27:38 PM

scottofwolfpen: Where are they going to get the money to pay the players? Based on the last reports I read (2004-2009 NCAA Study) athletic departments have to get an average of somewhere around 10 million dollars from the university just to stay afloat. The big revenue generator is obviously football, and secondary to that basketball, but every other sport operates at a loss which the football/basketball revenues cover. And even at that, only 50-60% of the football/basketball programs actually generate profit.

What a great deal for all the athletes in the non revenue sports or attending non FBS schools who are about to lose their chance at a free education so that football players at 40-50 schools might get paid.

http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/REV_EXP_2010.pdf


Considering that those same schools give $4million a year to the CFB coach, and another $2million to their AD, I have a hard time feeling sympathy.
 
2014-03-26 04:27:39 PM
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Student Athletes
 
2014-03-26 04:28:12 PM

uncoveror: There is more evidence every day that college football and men's basketball are minor league pro sports, not amateur athletics.


Less then 10% of all college athletes play men's football or basketball and less than 3% of them turn professional. If universities start dropping sports the Alabama's and USC's will be fine (they pay them already) but the smaller schools don't have a chance.
 
2014-03-26 04:28:37 PM

ColonelCathcart: When I realized that sports players that get injured (that are not worth the investment to rehabilitate) are discarded like racing horses...I felt a little disgusted. The fact that progressives scream about way smaller injustices against the poor and downtrodden, but most everyone lets the NCAA have a pass is unacceptable.

If you finish your (free-ish) 4-year degree un-drafted and then get a job at Natioanl Rent-a-Car, GREAT!!!!!! Too bad, if you hurt yourself 3 years into your program, are poor....and your free good grades are now gone too...


This is why I don't follow major college sports:  it's effectively a dick measuring contest for graduates/boosters of those schools.

Look at the old Southwest Conference around the time SMU's program started paying players to play.
 
2014-03-26 04:29:39 PM

Agatha Crispy: MFAWG: rugman11: Smosh: Good.  They should be paid.

They're not even asking for money at this point.  They're asking for things like guaranteed medical coverage for football-related injuries and stuff like that.

I think most people had zero idea that was happening.

How many student athletes medical bills are payed with Medicaid? Anybody ever even asked the question before?

I can only speak for Northwestern but I blew out my knee when I was a senior and they took care of everything including physical rehab after I graduated.


Coworkers son plays baseball for Gonzaga. They covered the deductible on a couple of broken fingers suffered in practice, but charged his insurance for the bulk of it.
 
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