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(Some Gridiron Man)   It looks like it is safe to say that college football is dying   (buckys5thquarter.com) divider line
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1410 clicks; posted to Sports » on 05 Jul 2022 at 2:05 AM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-04 8:43:15 PM  
17 votes:
The N stands for knowledge.
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/old Big 8 joke
//stopped caring about college football for all the reasons in the article
///Western Michigan excepted
 
2022-07-05 2:39:35 AM  
6 votes:
They should try this kind of thing in Europe with professional soccer teams.  Just get all the best teams from the biggest markets into one league.  I bet that would go over swell.
 
2022-07-04 8:49:10 PM  
5 votes:
Well I for one am geeked that we all finally get to see UCLA-Rutgers at noon eastern.
 
2022-07-05 2:15:20 AM  
4 votes:
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2022-07-04 10:10:37 PM  
3 votes:
Or, OR...

The NFL pulls its head out of its ass and creates a professional league for college-age players, and pays them, AND puts that on in the spring. Make it so that if you go through that league, straight out of high school, just like in baseball's minor leagues, you can fast-track your way into the actual NFL if you're good enough. No 3-year wait necessary (but still likely).

You're then eligible for the draft after each season.
 
2022-07-05 2:44:42 AM  
3 votes:
You'll get over it.
 
2022-07-04 7:01:58 PM  
2 votes:
It does seem a bit strange that the biggest source of pride for some institutions of higher learning is a sport known to cause permanent brain damage.
 
2022-07-04 9:04:21 PM  
2 votes:

Wadded Beef: Well I for one am geeked that we all finally get to see UCLA-Rutgers at noon eastern.


UCLA will cover the 142.5 pt sorrad
 
2022-07-05 2:21:24 AM  
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2022-07-05 10:18:58 AM  
2 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Funny how no other country in the world has the problem of a sport having taken over their university systems.


No, European football (soccer) teams have junior squads and start recruiting genuine children, then ruthlessly weed them out and cast the inferior ones aside with nothing to show for it. They make no pretense at education, which these guys can get if they actually want one.
 
2022-07-04 10:50:07 PM  
1 vote:

TheMaskedArmadillo: I am sure as shiat not going to drive to Alabama for a football game (and I am not sure Alabama has an airport were anything bigger that a 4 seat Cessna can take off and land...)


That's OK, you can watch Bama kick the shiat out of Texas from the comfort of your home just as easily.
 
2022-07-05 3:54:07 AM  
1 vote:
A part of me wonders why schools like Iowa are going along with this, since they will be marginalized in their own conference.  I suppose they think their chances are better off starting and staying in a national megaconference.
 
2022-07-05 7:00:46 AM  
1 vote:

IRS.Agent.009: aerojockey: A part of me wonders why schools like Iowa are going along with this, since they will be marginalized in their own conference.  I suppose they think their chances are better off starting and staying in a national megaconference.

usually conference money is spread evenly.  so an Ohio State, Michigan, USC, etc will do all the heavy lifting while Rutgers and Purdue just cash the check to be a conference whipping post.


Not what I mean.  Iowa stands to benefit most by being in a conference like Big Ten more or less as it is; if the conference goes national and gets too large to be manageable, then teams like Iowa and Purdue are the expendible ones.  So, sometimes I think they'd be wiser to push for status quo.  But I suppose the writing is on the wal; and national hyper super mega ultra conferences are the inescapable future, then better to go along with getting the first leg up.

Rutgers is in no danger because it gives the Big Ten a toehold in the a New York market.
 
2022-07-05 10:34:39 AM  
1 vote:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Marcus Aurelius: Funny how no other country in the world has the problem of a sport having taken over their university systems.

No, European football (soccer) teams have junior squads and start recruiting genuine children, then ruthlessly weed them out and cast the inferior ones aside with nothing to show for it. They make no pretense at education, which these guys can get if they actually want one.


Thank you for shooting down another "this is the only country in the world where..." post. We are not that exceptional, other than for gun violence and small number of other things.
 
2022-07-05 10:37:24 AM  
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