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April 21, 2019

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CGNC

I want to see our new tatted Sing-Sing punter blast someone. I really do. He looks ferocious

solarcane

Soup
You are correct too.
I still can't see how Major League Baeball exists.

Maybe because their season is so long they can rob fans and TV stations with pure saturation.
You can only own so much Atlanta Braves replica gear no?


Sarasota 'cane

One of the big issues I see is we confuse folks who are stewards of other peoples money (Executives of public corps, board members, public officials, school presidents, etc.) with business OWNERS. If you OWN a private business then you can self-regulate because it's your money.

If you are a steward of other peoples money (Public corp, state agency, state schools, etc.) then you are subject to oversight and regulation. The issue as I see it is the foxes are sitting on each others boards and they are regulating each other with a wink, wink.

UM will never be able to pay the money for a HC that a state school pays because they have to use their own money. It's self-regulating.

Sarasota 'cane

Pro franchises only exist in their current form because of corporate socialism. They are not subject to market forces.

When Joe Robbie built Joe Robbie Stadium for the Dolphins he was for a time the owner of one of the most valuable franchises in the NFL.

Nowadays it's a curse for a pro franchise to own their own house. They way they maximize returns today is to have the local municipality build you your house, assume all liability for the house, but garner no return on the investment.

Not sure if you all noticed but when Ross updated Hard Rock with "his own money" (complete B.S. when you factor in the tax abatements that he received) he also "donated" Hard Rock to the city of Miami Gardens. He keeps all the profits, the city assumes all the liability, and when it's time for a new house he can pack up and leave Hard Rock for greener pastures and have a new "sucker" build him a new house.

I give props to San Diego for letting the Chargers go. That community had finally had enough and they told the Chargers to scram.

solarcane

Sota,

Much respect man, you explained things great, learned a couple things from you.

solarcane

Hi CGNC,

So you are saying "Deserve Victory" was more or less horse doo doo?

Sarasota 'cane

I stand corrected on Ross donating Hard Rock to the city. Looks like his "donation" was rejected. Apparently he and the Heizenga's still own it and the city will pay them $75,000,000 plus tax abatement's to operate it.

Go Canes!!

Make the NCAA put a set percentage of total revenues, let’s say 15%, into a fund.

Give every college athlete that fulfills predetermined requirements, finish their degree and competes four years eligible for a one time payout AFTER graduating.

Incentivizes graduation, maintains some semblance of amateurism and gives graduates a kick start after they finish.

86Cane

The foxes are guarding the hen houses.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 26, 2019 at 04:51 PM

Are there any pictures of these "foxes"?

solarcane

What does a full ride 4 year scholarship at Miami including room meals medical,classes etc, for a football player go for?

Say you work at McDonalds for four years what do you make there?

In a way athletes are being paid pretty well compared to some of their peers ?

Terrance Sullivan

Sarasota Stephen Ross has now dropped roughly 700 million on the Rock. Love U Man but trying to clown him for that I can't get down with that. Yeah and San Diego are idiots because now they let that Facility go down. They are missing out on numerous multi Million Dollar Events Yearly that other Cities are Getting. So Congratulations San Diego U Played Yourselves.

86Cane

#SocialismRulesInSarasota

Terrance Sullivan

SolarCane Most players whether they are Football or Basketball will be there 5 Years and if they are smart like Dallas Crawford and Demitrius Jackson they Got their Bachelor's and Master's degree and it was 400 thousand. When you include All the Free Gear, Staying in Luxury Hotels, Free Healthcare, Unlimited Meals, etc. The Hell with them working at McDonald's let's say they work for the City or County, or Admin Assistant or Teacher or whatever How many people making 80 thousand a year.

86Cane

Poor, poor, little football players, getting a $400,000 degree and a lifetime of opportunity.

Here's an idea: Get your degree, be smart, study the profession, learn your trade, get a job as a GA, then position coach, the an OC or DC and then a Head coach?

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | April 26, 2019 at 08:48 PM

When is the last time a TV network paid a BILLION dollars to watch a kid flip burgers or $100 million for the night manager at BK to train him.

solarcane

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 26, 2019 at 09:17 PM

So you are saying a full 4 yr scholarship player,and a kid flipping burgers are exactly equel because the kid with a half million dollar free ride isn't getting another million dollars to play a sport he played for free from 6 yrs old. I'm missing your point.

solarcane

Posted by: 86Cane | April 26, 2019 at 09:13 PM

Sometimes you make really logical arguments.. Not all the time mind you but I am 100 percent with you here.

solarcane

When they start paying college football players
Texas will win the next 10 national championships in a row.

No kid in Florida will consider small potatoes Miami.

Be careful what you wish for.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | April 26, 2019 at 09:35 PM

My point is college athletes are making hundreds of millions for coaches, ADs, bowls, TV networks and universities just to name a few.

In a supply and demand society everyone generating that kind of money is compensated accordingly, except college athletes.

In what world is it fair for Dabo to make $10-15 million a year including endorsements and Trevor Lawrence be ineligible and a pariah if a booster buys him a free meal.

Instead assistant coaches are stuffing 10 grand into a pair of sneakers and mailing them to a recruit, risking only the kid’s eligibility, while the HC talks nonsense on TV about amateurism while cashing a $500k a month paycheck.

It’s disgraceful.

Sarasota 'cane

Ross did not put 700 million into the Rock, and the money he did put in he gets back in tax abatements.

And let's not forget he was threatening to sell the team to an L.A. investment group before he squeezed the locals for a handout.

Sarasota 'cane

And what school charges 400k for a 4 year degree?

solarcane

T Sully unreal!
All that and then people feeling they should get another 50 grand a game.

Too bad a bunch of those folks didn't have to pay their own way through a four year apprenticeship trade program, while laboring for bricklayers,steelworkers,or another trade.

solarcane

Go,
Dabo didn't start out making 10 million dollars,
Lawrence will make more than any college football coach in a couple years, and I won't bother watching him play just for the money.

Herbieibis

Dam Clemson coughed up 93 mil.for Dabo to hang around for 10 more years. Somebody is making sum loot.

solarcane

Are there any pictures of these "foxes"?

Posted by: 86Cane | April 26, 2019 at 08:40 Pm

Somehow I feel like native is about to join the conversation.

JCane

Score 2 and strand 2 in bottom 8th, but two hits gets the game total to only 6 tonight while finally taking a lead, 4-3, heading to the 9th at the Light vs. VT.

solarcane

T Sully,
Lets say you are humble talented high school player growing up in Immokalee.

Wouldn't 3 years living in Coral Gables, everything paid for and the opportunity to be a multimillionaire before you are 25 maybe be payment enough to play something you love to do?

JCane

Canes Win! Feliz pitches the 9th, throws a lot of junk in the dirt that the last two VT batters kept swinging out for the last two outs as Ks, and the Canes pull out a win from a game they looked like they were gonna blow. Good pitching, no hitting, the routine E by the SS position(backup guy, Vilar), but an ugly win is still a win. This team is finding a way to pull out a whole lot of wins against the teams they're supposed to beat this year.

Terrance Sullivan

It can be Immokalee it can be Live Oak whether you grew up in a Trailer Park or in the Hood and U can go to Coral Gables for 5 years Get a Bachelor's and Master's Degree all Expenses Paid a Lifetime of Connections and a Chance to Possibly become a Professional Football Player or Maybe become a Head Coach One Day, or Become a Professional SportsCaster, etc. It's all about if Players want to get the most out of the Experience or Not.

solarcane

Ohio State and Texas A&M
Athletic budgets 2018


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2019/01/23/ohio-state-texas-am-athletics-top-200-million-revenue-2018/2659056002/

Herbieibis

I guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholder when it comes to what we think k is talent compared to the NFL. No Canes taken through 3 rounds. Maybe we need to adjust our evaluation on what talent is.
Surely Jackson and Willis should already be gone.

BigWindyCane

No Canes drafted in the first three rounds. Jackson and Homer could have benefited from another season in Coral Gables. Lots of dreams smashed today.

IMO, Willis and both Jacksons will go early on Day 3. I still think the Canes have four drafted. Maybe five. But a high number will make NFL rosters because they are better than their record

HillviewCane

Posted by: 86Cane | April 26, 2019 at 09:13 PM

90 % of degrees don't even cost 1/4 of that.

A guy like Dabo is a hypocrite. This is the same guy who said.

"But as far as paying players, professionalizing college athletics, that's where you lose me. I’ll go do something else, because there's enough entitlement in this world as it is.” He is making over 10 million a year in salary and endorsements to coach football and is talking about entitlement? It makes Dabo look like an entitled POS.

For me personally the biggest thing for me is the mind blowing hyporcrisy. It's just like coaches wanting to be able to move at will and players having transfer issues. It's a lack of balance and fairness. Not equality but fairness.

Outside of Urban Cryer when is the last time you seen a coach laying in the hospital with health issues from the sport.

These kids work really hard and it's not an amateur sport. Not with all the money being made. We pay kid actors, kid entrepeneurs etc. But these athletes can't even get outside income...in a way that's above board.

It needs to be addressed. Don't know if there is a perfect solution and don't think it has to be perfect but an effort should be made to address it.

HillviewCane

Posted by: solarcane | April 26, 2019 at 09:44 PM

Not necessarily true. My best friend took 1/3rd of his potential salary to live in LA over Eastern Washington state. To live in Miami with some change in your pockets is better than living in most college towns. It's why doctors in Miami, LA, New Yorks etc. often make less than those in smaller towns. Living other places is not nearly as enjoyable.

thirstybuzzardcane

These kids are getting an education for free. This whole thing paying the players is ludicrous.

thirstybuzzardcane

You're opening up a can of worms if you start paying college athletes.

thirstybuzzardcane

Joe Jackson should've stayed for one more year. Willis and him should've been picked already.

thirstybuzzardcane

Someone is getting a steal when they pick Willis. I'm sure his past didn't help him at all.

solarcane

Posted by: HillviewCane | April 27, 2019 at 07:29 AM

I think your friend would be an exception to the rule Hill.

Texas boosters could wine and dine potential professional 18 yr old college students and offer twice the money Miami could.

On social media you see
a lot more pictures of kids throwing wads of money around more often than degrees for marine science.

I agree with everyone that coaches are way over paid.
I also think that the college players that people feel sorry for will be making a ton more than they are in 3 years if the players have any talent.
Jmo

HillviewCane

Posted by: solarcane | April 27, 2019 at 08:18 AM

Yep they could but here is the thing. My problem is it being against the rules. Everybody else is getting wined and dined. Coaches are, ncaa officials are, school administrators are. Let's be real the best players often get compensation outside of the boundries anyway. There is no reason to go to Clemson or Saban's car dealership extension football program otherwise.

Allow the kids to get paid and stop victimizing them. Yankees can pay more and don't always win etc.

It's the hypocricsy of the system. EVERYONE ELSE GETS PAID except the players. The greatest value of the scholarship isn't recognized in my opinion because so much possible study time is used for practice. Maybe if the athletes good get free degrees including room and board for life that would be better. Not just tuition but room and board also. Then they would have freetime to study while pursuing degrees later and can actually focus on grades and learn something. The current system is bs.

Go Canes!!

You guys who don’t want players to get anything more from the mult billion dollar industry created off the sweat and labor off the sweat of their backs care more about how it would affect you not them.

That can of worms is already wide open. It’s time to find a fair and equitable way for the kids generating all this money to get a fair, equitable part.

CoCane

No payment system needed.

Just stop blocking the players that are good enough to get paid off of themselves.

Autograph signings, appearances, endorsements etc...

86Cane

Give every college athlete that fulfills predetermined requirements, finish their degree and competes four years eligible for a one time payout AFTER graduating.

Incentivizes graduation, maintains some semblance of amateurism and gives graduates a kick start after they finish.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 26, 2019 at 08:09 PM

I kinda like this idea. Anything the promotes staying IN school and graduating is a positive thing.

86Cane

For 90% of these college football players getting a full scholarship, room, board, training, coaching, travel, medical care and more is the absolute best possible opportunity and outcome for them.

Nobody is forcing them to play college football.

For every ONE of them that would turn it down there are at least 1000 more who would take that offer in the blink of an eye. To make it seem like the are suffering, being abused or being taken advantage of by the system does not hold water.

86Cane

I found the picture of the "foxes" guarding the hen house:

https://canespace.typepad.com/.a/6a00e008c672588834022ad38dcdc8200c-pi

86Cane

Projected 4 Year Degree Price
4 Year Sticker Price: $265,096
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
$66,274 $68,615 $71,038 $73,547

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Miami to be $265,096 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

86Cane

Undergraduate Tuition
Tuition for University of Miami is $47,040 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 69% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 230% more expensive than the average Florida tuition of $14,261 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 101st in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 2nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,444 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $48,484.

Housing Costs
On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $13,666 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Coral Gables should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies
The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses
If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,124 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,124 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs
The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to University of Miami was $66,274 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Florida residence status as there is no in-state discount.

MLAlumni1970

Perfect Pair--SOUPSTER & SOLAR
I've been gone too long. Arrived home in Michigan Thursday. Lots of stress in Florida, of my making. I bought a brand new condo in Satellite Beach. Oceanfront, 2200 sq ft. OCEANA OCEANFRONT CONDOMINIUM. 6th floor, 32 ft. oceanfront balcony, accessible from living room and master bedroom. Or MADAM, MISTRESS bedroom!! Air mattress here I come. My Richard helped me out and used inheritance too. Too much info, I know, but I am a Florida resident and voter now. When I get the deed, I will register it.
Too far from the U and football, but if our dreams come true, and the CANES are in a huge bowl game, I will fly to whatever airport and Tom or another Canespacer can pick me up, and away we go.
I will be happy just to be able to see them on TV.
Hope everyone is well.

UMike

Redwine the first Cane off the board. Didn't see that coming.

Terrance Sullivan

UMike didn't see that either.

Terrance Sullivan

Congratulations Sheldrick Redwine!

BigWindyCane

Soup will be happy to know that a Killian Cougar (Redwine) was the first Cane chosen

HillviewCane

Posted by: 86Cane | April 27, 2019 at 11:52 AM

The problem is that they give up so much study time to be a student athlete. These guys put up an insane amount of time crafting their sports skills. It's why it so hard to excel academically for most.

Also Miami is one of the most expensive schools in thy country. What are instate costs at UCF,FSU,UF,FIU,FAU other state schools across the country? Their degrees cost are much lower.

If anything if you are giving these kids "full rides" allow them to just focus on football the first 3-4 years. Then cover their tuition, room and board after their playing eligibility is over. Right now it's too hard to get full use out of their scholarships academically. Let them play ball if they get drafted great if they don't cover all of their expenses after once they are working to earn degrees.

Covering as many degrees as they want is a gift but this current system exploits them. Despite what coaches say everyone knows the sport is the number 1 priority while they are in school. We don't have a blog on the academic component of their "student-athlete" experience. They are being short changed by an industry making billions off of them. What's worse is it isn't necessary. It's just exploitative. To have a guy like Dabo talking about exploitive kids while taking home over 10 million a year is disgusting.

You could take 2 mill per year off his salary and give each FB an extra 2k a month. He would still have 8 per year. Do the base extra compensation for the team and let the best make money from endorsements/boosters whatever.

The NCAA is the bad guy here and the system that holds it up. We can't claim the scholarship is the be all end all compensation when they lose 20-30 hrs of potential study time that devalues their degrees.

86Cane

#GoCougars

#GoCanes

Terrance Sullivan

HilviewCane a Simple Google Search can answer your questions. But one thing is for sure in life most people want affirmation not information. In the time that some people can write essays on here they could do the same research and have legitimate information to bring to the discussion but instead we get a bunch of nonsense 😂😂 😂😂 😂😂 😂.

HillviewCane

Posted by: 86Cane | April 27, 2019 at 11:52 AM

See even you acknowledge the cost at most schools isn't the same as UM.

I get the fear of not wanting to lose the joy received from college football.

I hear what you are saying about value in scholarship. There is value.

However in a sense of trying to understand your point of view. Why are you so against ways that can possibly pay the players a bigger piece of the money they make for schools, networks, cable suppliers, advertisers etc. etc.? Why should they be kept at the bottom of the scale for compensation? Why not try to improve the system.

I mean so many of these kids are pushed to major in crap degrees where they will have a hard time finding employment. Their degrees aren't as valuable as we pretend. If they were allowed to get degrees for life I would consider that a form of compromise with value but as it currently works...not so much.

Since most don't make it to the NFL they would probably be better off in most cases going to an in-state school and placing that time spent on the sport focusing on their degrees. Making sure they have good GPAs and marketable skills.

It would be better than short changing their "student" experience to play the sport.

Terrance Sullivan

Congratulations Michael Jackson getting drafted by the Dallas Cowboys!

thirstybuzzardcane

For 90% of these college football players getting a full scholarship, room, board, training, coaching, travel, medical care and more is the absolute best possible opportunity and outcome for them.

Nobody is forcing them to play college football.

For every ONE of them that would turn it down there are at least 1000 more who would take that offer in the blink of an eye. To make it seem like the are suffering, being abused or being taken advantage of by the system does not hold water.

Posted by: 86Cane | April 27, 2019 at 11:52 AM


Soup gets it! Why do you think the whole Clemson DL came back for their Senior year? It was for the love of the game. They would've been all multi millionaires if they left early

BigWindyCane

CB Michael Jackson to the Cowboys in the 5th round

BigWindyCane

DE Joe Jackson to the Cowboys in the 5th round!

Terrance Sullivan

Congratulations Joe Jackson being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

BigWindyCane

Another Killian Cougar Jaquan Johnson drafted by the Bills in the 6th round

Terrance Sullivan

Congratulations Jaquan Johnson drafted to the Buffalo Bills!

Terrance Sullivan

Congratulations Travis Homer getting drafted to Seattle Seahawks!

BigWindyCane

Wow. Six rounds in the books and Gerald Willis hasn’t heard his name called. I am very surprised

86Cane

#GoCougars

#GoCanes

86Cane

See even you acknowledge the cost at most schools isn't the same as UM.

Posted by: HillviewCane | April 27, 2019 at 02:34 PM

This was never an argument or point of contention. You are oversimplifying the issue.

1. You are assuming that all football players want to go to college to get a degree. I would be willing to bet that upon entering college over half of the football players have NFL dreams and no intention of getting a degree.

2. Secondly, saying that they should just choose a State school because they are cheaper than a private school is not the reason players choose a school because of #1 above. Most choose a school that either gives them a chance at early PT or the chance to showcase their talents on the National stage or has a great winning tradition or a great head coach.

So $265,000 at UM for a 4 year degree PLUS all of the perks and benefits of being on a team (travel, hotels, coaching, weight training, seperate food and nutrition program, medical care and treatment, etc.) does probably come close to $400,00 over 4 years.

You tell me what other job most of these high school grads, many with very limited skills, are going to get that will "pay them" $400,00 over their first 4 years of employment while traveling all over the United States just to play a game that they love?

86Cane

Six rounds in the books and Gerald Willis hasn’t heard his name called. I am very surprised

Posted by: BigWindyCane | April 27, 2019 at 04:57 PM

At this point "people" are going to start making assumptions about the reasons why. Not talent.

TonyCane

86Cane, political forces will ultimately take care of this. Let’s say the Democrats won in 2020. Several candidates are promising free college tuition. With that will come the requisite revenue gathering to pay for it. What will not come is college cost control.

Fast forward another few years. Taxes have gone up, and continue to rise. And Alabama is now paying their new coach Dabo Swiney $25M per year. They’ve also just invested $350M on a new player complex filled with luxuries for the players only. Meanwhile taxes continue to go up to pay for this expenditures. Football, with its health issues, will be a prime target for pressure.

Terrance Sullivan

Wowza Willis didn't get drafted didn't see that one coming.

AfriCane

OMG! They hated on Willis. Anyone with inside info on what happened? One of the top DEs on the number 5 defense in the CFL?
If I were him, I’ll give the middle finger to free agency & the NFL & head to the CFL.

TonyCane

Nor did I. He should have been the first Cane drafted. I’m hoping Miami signs him as a RFA.

solarcane

Let me throw this out.
With 65 players getting another $25,000 a game what do season tickets
go for?

AfriCane

I’m so upset about Willis! WTF???

solarcane

Willis was really working hard to be a better human being. Seems like the NFL public relations folks are holding his feet to the fire no?

AfriCane

Solar, F that! There was a guy that was arrested for a break in. He was dismissed. Went to another school, and still got drafted in the 6th.

AfriCane

Honestly, with Willis not drafted, I don’t think I care for the other guys that were. Willis was the heart of our 5th overall ranked defense last year. I’M HURT DAWG!!

solarcane

Afri
I feel you man I was proud as hell of Willis and Diaz turning his life around.

Herbieibis

Willis not being drafted is a dam travesty. Looks like all teams got together to give him the middle finger. What a joke.

solarcane

Willis signing With the Ravens right now FA
Lewis and Reed must have stood up and bitched

AfriCane

And someone’s going to tell me kaperneck was wrong that NFL teams don’t conspire.

AfriCane

For real solar. Please send link to story.
He’s got to be a priority FA though!

AfriCane

I just really wonder what they were looking at!!

solarcane

Willis ravens

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article229583589.html

AfriCane

Thanks solar. GMs were sleeping on the job when they didn’t draft GW. It’s just makes no sense. Well, Baltimore got a deal, a steal, and a pissed off cane.
It almost made me cry.
Fock this bullsheet. !!!

Alex D

What's good Legion/Canespace? Long, long, long time no post. The NFL must have got wind on possibly why Willis was suspended for a year or he may have a possibly failed a specific test at the NFL Combines? Something is definitely not right, especially when small school unproven linemen were being selected before him. Just my take. Late.

thirstybuzzardcane

Let me throw this out.
With 65 players getting another $25,000 a game what do season tickets
go for?

Posted by: solarcane | April 27, 2019 at 07:35 PM


As long as they have escalator Soup doesn't care how much they go up.

TonyCane

Malik to the 49ers!

Go Canes!!

How in THE HELL did Willis not get drafted.

solarcane

Poor Russel Wilson 140 million for four years, that poor sumbish got robbed not being paid to play college ball. How the hell will he make ends meet?
I wonder when that oh yeah moment comes to people that want college players paid?

solarcane

I WOULDN'T BET AGAINST IT IN 2019

DJ Dallas throws 2 passes to Tate Martell during the season.

KJ Osborne is ACC player of the week before Jeff Thomas or Brevin Jordan

With a game on the line in field goal range we pass to Mallory or Osborne

JCane

One run scored in the 2nd holds up for a 1-0 win over VT for a 30-14 record, 10th straight win over the Hokies and game 3 tomorrow prior to a 3 game set next weekend vs. Bethune Cookman. Pitching has been solid in these two games while the bats have gone to sleep.

Would love to know the real story as to why Willis wasn't picked. Physical skills clearly weren't the reason.

TruCane81

No payment system needed.

Just stop blocking the players that are good enough to get paid off of themselves.

Autograph signings, appearances, endorsements etc...

Posted by: CoCane | April 27, 2019 at 10:20 AM


THIS!

It is difficult to convince most people that these young guys should get a cut of the billion dollar industry built on their talent. Trying to convince them is a lost cause.

But barring players from making their own money is criminal, and the fact people think it is ok alludes to underlying biases I do not wish to stir up discussion of.

If a college freshman on scholarship wants a job or starts an online business profiting from their image, content, or lifestyle there is nothing to stop them, but an athlete loses eligibility for their own ideas and products?

The hypocritical and disingenuous nature of college sports “amateurism” really gets under my skin. For some reason people really hate paying athletes, even though the money is rooted in television advertising. Get millions of people to watch you perform your job every week and you will make the big bucks, too. So much vitriol. I wonder why.......

solarcane

Ok here is another idea, pay them a flat nationwide average salary.

Have them pay ss and income tax.

Have them pay for their own room and board, and a monthly property maintenance fee.
Your company pay your mortgage and grocery bill and mow your lawn?

Have them Pay for 25 percent of their medical. Give them a better deductable
For each season without a claim.

Have them file for workman's compensation if they miss practice or games due to an on the job injury.

Have them pay their own doctor bills for injuries not related to practice or games. Pickup basketball games, screwing around etc.

Withhold a game missed portion of their salary for non team related injuries causing them to miss practice or games.

Have them Pay for their transportation to home games, practice,special events.
Your company pay you to come to the home office everyday?

Have them pay for their transportation
meals and lodging to volunteer work, community service, and place of worship.

Lay them off without pay if game attendance drops below a prior season.

Have them pay income tax on anything they profited on.

Give them a seasonal performance bonus for exceptional work, take out income tax.

Give them raises based on performance.

Pretty much treat them like part of the adult workforce.


solarcane

If we start paying college players because they bring a profit to a college, when do we start paying IMG Academy players.

If you have a concession stand at your high school field how much do you pay your players?

How much does each St Thomas kid get from tee shirt sales?

Surely kids that play in the Little League World Series should get a check from ESPN.

AfriCane

If anyone can get a story from www.theathletic.com. I saw a piece on Twitter that GWIII had a fight with the son of a Raven’s OC when he was in Florida. But I couldn’t read everything because I can’t see the Wole post because a subscription is needed.

solarcane

How things have changed .
Duke qb 1st round draft pick,
Miami best defensive player undrafted.
smh

Go Canes!!

Most NFL Draft Picks (Last 5 Years):

46 - Alabama
40 - Ohio State
33 - Florida
30 - Miami
29 - Clemson
27 - LSU
26 - Oklahoma
25 - FSU
24 - Michigan
24 - UGA
24 - Washington
23 - USC
22 - Stanford
22 - UCLA

BigWindyCane

I don’t know much about why Willis wasn’t drafted. Seems very odd. There will be a lot of speculation about it because it cannot be explained based on his performance and talent. I thought he would be at least a third round pick.

My guess is that his multiple suspensions in college had something to do with it, and I am sure NFL teams questioned Willis about the suspensions during interviews, and if Willis’s answers weren’t plausible, he will not get drafted. In this era, some of the best NFL players get kicked off of NFL teams due to behavioral issues.

Another oddity is that I read in the Herald that Willis refused to have a group workout with the Dolphins and Willis (or his agent) insisted that the Dolphins spend one of their individual workouts on him. IMO, that probably hurt his draft stock too.

There are a few other issues I could speculate about, but I won’t. I thought some NFL team would take a chance, especially my Dolphins. I was very very wrong about that.

BigWindyCane

Most NFL Draft Picks (Last 5 Years):

46 - Alabama
40 - Ohio State
33 - Florida
30 - Miami

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Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 28, 2019 at 09:40 AM

Wow!

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