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5 days ago  
FTFA : "Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., lead sponsor of the College Athletes' Bill of Rights, warned that the July 1 enactment date was "an existential threat to sports as we know it"

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5 days ago  
Please explain your assertion, subby.

The entirety of the college sports industry is empowered to make money off the name and likeness of college athletes, with the exception of the athlete themselves. 98% of college athletes have no "brand" that could be monetized, but a small group of athletes have names that are actively monetized. A significant number of those will never go pro; their brand value is highest while they are in college (and currently ineligible to cash in on their fame).

It's a complicated question. The "level playing field" angle is bullshiat from the start, though. Schools use their top athletes names and likenesses for merchandising and profit generation. They're not using the third stringers who get the same scholarship package as the top talent. If it is supposed to be a "level playing field," athlete names and likenesses either shouldn't be used in any promotional materials/merchandising or limited to the same usage across all scholarship athletes. But that's not the case and won't be the case--because certain athletes have a higher brand value. And the school's seek to make money on those brands. And they currently do not compensate the actual owner of the brand. Which is bogus.

Anyway, I suspect people will shiatpile and call me names for pointing out the gross inequity of a system that generates billions of dollars on the names and likenesses of a few individuals, but collectively bans those individuals from at least sharing the profits generated from sales of their personal brand.
 
5 days ago  

beezeltown: collectively bans those individuals from at least sharing the profits generated from sales of their personal brand.



Their agents from robbing them blind, you mean.
No late teens, early 20s kid knows how to mange money, that is why they should be acing a math and econ class, rather than beating their brains out on a field of dishonor.
And they aren't. So they will be shark bait for scammers who bribe them with shiny things.
See also, Agents of Rock Stars that made it big, then lost it all in the 1900s.
Marketing agents are not wealth managers.
They will pull the kids away from the limited time they have for study and pocket most of the money.
You will see this happen. You will see worse happen.
There will be blood.

You are asking them to juggle too much.
If they want an education, then they should study.
If they want to play sports, then they should go pro, after they study. Or skip all that book learning.
If they want to be a model and a spokesperson, then a few acting classes might be advised.

If they want to be a swiss army ATM for a school and an agent, then they probably will end up like that braindead QB hucking crap on TV commercials
 
5 days ago  
Yep thats a FARK headline alright
 
5 days ago  

vudukungfu: beezeltown: collectively bans those individuals from at least sharing the profits generated from sales of their personal brand.


Their agents from robbing them blind, you mean.
No late teens, early 20s kid knows how to mange money, that is why they should be acing a math and econ class, rather than beating their brains out on a field of dishonor.
And they aren't. So they will be shark bait for scammers who bribe them with shiny things.
See also, Agents of Rock Stars that made it big, then lost it all in the 1900s.
Marketing agents are not wealth managers.
They will pull the kids away from the limited time they have for study and pocket most of the money.
You will see this happen. You will see worse happen.
There will be blood.

You are asking them to juggle too much.
If they want an education, then they should study.
If they want to play sports, then they should go pro, after they study. Or skip all that book learning.
If they want to be a model and a spokesperson, then a few acting classes might be advised.

If they want to be a swiss army ATM for a school and an agent, then they probably will end up like that braindead QB hucking crap on TV commercials


So what you're saying is, it's in their best interests not to get paid for their likeness?  You're a very good person.
 
5 days ago  

Somacandra: FTFA : "Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., lead sponsor of the College Athletes' Bill of Rights, warned that the July 1 enactment date was "an existential threat to sports as we know it"

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He is right, it is a threat to sports as we know it. We know college sport to be a massively exploitative operation where a select group of administrators make staggering amounts of cash while the people who are putting their health on the line gain nothing.

Now all those fat cats will have to share some of that pie and they are not happy.
 
5 days ago  

vudukungfu: beezeltown: collectively bans those individuals from at least sharing the profits generated from sales of their personal brand.


Their agents from robbing them blind, you mean.
No late teens, early 20s kid knows how to mange money, that is why they should be acing a math and econ class, rather than beating their brains out on a field of dishonor.
And they aren't. So they will be shark bait for scammers who bribe them with shiny things.
See also, Agents of Rock Stars that made it big, then lost it all in the 1900s.
Marketing agents are not wealth managers.
They will pull the kids away from the limited time they have for study and pocket most of the money.
You will see this happen. You will see worse happen.
There will be blood.

You are asking them to juggle too much.
If they want an education, then they should study.
If they want to play sports, then they should go pro, after they study. Or skip all that book learning.
If they want to be a model and a spokesperson, then a few acting classes might be advised.

If they want to be a swiss army ATM for a school and an agent, then they probably will end up like that braindead QB hucking crap on TV commercials


FYI you're arguing against kids up to like age 22 having lemonade stands or babysitting or waitressing or internships or monetized social media etc.  After all it might distract them from an education.
 
5 days ago  
> "It really isn't an exaggeration to say the future of college sports is in jeopardy,"

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5 days ago  
vudukungfu: beezeltown: collectively bans those individuals from at least sharing the profits generated from sales of their personal brand.


Their agents from robbing them blind, you mean.
No late teens, early 20s kid knows how to mange money, that is why they should be acing a math and econ class, rather than beating their brains out on a field of dishonor.
And they aren't. So they will be shark bait for scammers who bribe them with shiny things.
See also, Agents of Rock Stars that made it big, then lost it all in the 1900s.
Marketing agents are not wealth managers.
They will pull the kids away from the limited time they have for study and pocket most of the money.
You will see this happen. You will see worse happen.
There will be blood.

You are asking them to juggle too much.
If they want an education, then they should study.
If they want to play sports, then they should go pro, after they study. Or skip all that book learning.
If they want to be a model and a spokesperson, then a few acting classes might be advised.

If they want to be a swiss army ATM for a school and an agent, then they probably will end up like that braindead QB hucking crap on TV commercials
I don't like that red states are doing this.

Just cut to the point.
 
5 days ago  
College sports' problem is that only the bureaucrats get rich (all while signalling their great virtue), while the workers, from the star quarterback to 3rd string offensive guard receive the same meager compensation.  If only there were a similar parallel from history.

mikaloyd: Yep thats a FARK headline alright


Inaccurate, comically woke, and inflammatory?  Yep, checks out.
 
5 days ago  
What the fark kind of Gen Z nonsense is this headline?
 
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