Re: There is an easy answer. Get big money out of college sports. and let athletes play where their skills take them.


Author:Nosferatwo
Date:2019-03-04 14:49:11
In Reply To:There is an easy answer. Get big money out of college sports. and let athletes play where their skills take them. by Russ
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The guy I'm thinking about never got the chance to play in the NFL. The NCAA crushed him, and he made some stupid choices in response which cost him any chance of making it to the NFL.
Are you thinking of Maurice Clarett? Because if so, he got crushed by the NFL, not the NCAA. He sued over the three-year rule, and he lost.

If he came around today, though, he could try to play in the XFL or the AAF.

I guess I'm still bewildered by the thought that athletes are entitled to enter the pros when they feel they're ready, rather than when the leagues do (not that their reasoning is always innocent). Those same players would be laughed out of the building if they walked into ESPN and demanded to be put on SportsCenter or Monday Night Football.
The other option is to admit that college sports are often used as the minor leagues, and pay these guys to play in their own minor league conference. It would help restore parity to the game.
It could also be the complete death of the sports. The minor leagues, once they're branded as such, are black holes of interest. College sports work because they are promoted as the best of what they are. A scenario like yours would turn thirty or so colleges (imagine the fights over who makes the cut) into essentially the NBA G-League. When was the last time anyone gave a damn about that, even though the players there are better quality than all but the most elite college players?
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