Originally posted by bill718
I agree. big and rich are not illegal, but the questions must be asked:
1. As part of institutions of higher learning, what purpose does college football serve? Is it simply a revenue generating entity? Is it simply a farm system for the NFL?
It generates revenue to fund the shortfalls of the remainder of the athletic program.
It is no more of a farm system for the NFL than baseball is to the MLB
or basketball to the NBA and/or WNBA
or soccer is to the various soccer entities
or hockey is to the HNL
or golf is to the PGA and/or LPGA
or tennis is to the WTA
What a ludicrous assertion. Certainly all of those entities benefit through the courting of these athletes.
However, all athletes are not used....only a small fraction ever play in the pro ranks,
yet all enjoyed the college play and in many cases, scholarship money they received.
The sad fact is there are several people who get to go to college based on their athletic ability.
That is not said to demean them, just to state it as fact.
If you are saying that athletics should be dropped from colleges altogether, then you are a fool.
WAY too much alumni money is contributed to colleges in support of the athletics program.
This entire ordeal is another blatant attempt by our government to stick its nose in where it doesn't belong.
Just like the steroids review in MLB. What a joke!!!
Why didn't they do this to the NFL during the last 40 years??
Why not the NBA as well???
How about the NHL???
It reeks of selective attacks initiated by congressmen/women who need press.