NickCave, on 06 November 2013 - 02:04 AM, said:
Then what is the point of amateurism? Really?
You're on record as being in favor of amateurism (or the NCAA), in general, and that's a pretty common sentiment. I think the counterpoint, though, is that it's a sham. If you can't profit from your own ability, nobody should be able to profit from it. The notion that Johnny Manziel, professional prospects aside, generates millions upon millions for Texas AM, yet can't write his name on something in exchange for money, is patently absurd. His arm, his talent, is worth millions of dollars. Right now, that money can be collected by Texas AM only. If she shatters his knee tomorrow, he'll never see a penny of that.
I don't understand what you think the value of amateurism IS. Let's talk about it.
I think that my perfect definition of amateurism would be universities playing sports against each other with students that will never be professionals. In doing so, colleges can cheer for themselves in a fun way for everyone, while the student/atheletes get a free education.
iZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:
napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.
Essay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said: