2020 College Football Season

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billmac91

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If you assume that all those scholarships would disappear if football wasn't played in the fall for this one season, that's true. But I don't think that is true, and there are a ton of schools other than Big 10/AAU schools that have cancelled fall sports but not wiped out all athletic scholarships.

You can follow the running list of sports being cut by university in above link. To your point, for one season, they'd likely be able to maintain, certainly at a P5 school. But if football were permanently cut?? Scholarships for sports would dwindle compared to what it is today.

I personally, see nothing wrong with giving football additional attention this fall, to make it as safe as possible, and then allowing other fall sports to continue in the Spring (if they don't have a delayed start in fall). If a non-revenue generating athlete doesn't understand the significance of what the football team does for them, they should immediately be forced to take a finance class as punishment.
 

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Beyond enjoying college football as a product more than any other sport, the fact these kids generate so much revenue for all other scholarship athletes, without being fairly compensated, is a testament to them. Even without being fairly compensated, these first rd NFL draft picks are screaming "we want to play like the rest of the P5". And they're being ignored.
I like college football more than any other college sport as well, but I still don't think the personal feelings of those athletes are any more important than anyone else's.

I get where you're coming from....I'd just simply state, many of those other college scholarship athletes, wouldn't have scholarships, if not for the football team. So yeah, I hold them in higher regard. The average college football player is not going to the NFL. The average college player still generates a shitload of revenue by being a cog in the wheel that produces hundreds of millions of dollars a year to fund the rest of the athletic department. While risking their personal health (which they do beyond Covid-19 every time they strap up). So yeah, I do hold college football players in higher esteem. And that's not a slight to any other non-revenue generating sport....just my opnion.
Fair enough. I just can't elevate one kid's career aspirations or love of playing as any more worthy than that of any other kid. Just because you're a better athlete than someone else doesn't make your feelings more important.

Don't really know what else there is to say on that.
 

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I like college football more than any other college sport as well, but I still don't think the personal feelings of those athletes are any more important than anyone else's.



Fair enough. I just can't elevate one kid's career aspirations or love of playing as any more worthy than that of any other kid. Just because you're a better athlete than someone else doesn't make your feelings more important.

Don't really know what else there is to say on that.
I didn't say a better athlete....there is a difference. A kid on the track team could be an absolute freak of an athlete. But without football, that kid who runs track, likely only has a handful of options to pick from out of high school. And the non-freak track athletes careers end after HS because there aren't enough resources to support a track program that loses money.....so again, yeah, I hold football players up on a bit of a pedestal. They create opportunities for thousands of other student athletes annually, that wouldn't get the opportunity to compete at the college level, without the revenue generated by football.
 

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Purely in terms of completing the fall football season, that's not a bad thing. The diseases was always going to hit the colleges eventually. The earlier it hits, the more likely it'll burn it's way through and let the season be completed afterwards.

Obviously, that's leaving aside whatever damage is done by the disease to those who get sick.
I think schools can only tolerate so much, even Alabama has said that once they run out of quarantine room they will have to switch to online only. That might happen this week. Lets remember that the people making the decisions also live in the college towns and are older. They might want football and to keep the school open but the risk to themselves and the community will out weight any of that at some point.
 

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This sets up nicely for a playoff conisisting of the 4 power 5 conference champions squaring off. It takes all of the other stuff out of it. With no Pac Ten there are 4 conference champs. Write-em in and let's go.
 

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