- Dec 6, 2007
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In theory I agree they should be allowed to profit off of their likeness, also in theory you should be able to go to college without huge debt.
The issue becomes competitive balance and that is out the door. We are already losing that, its always the same 4 teams almost in the playoffs, Alabama, Ohio State Clemson and Oklahoma, you can throw in Auburn and a few others make it and OSU and/or OU get thrown out, but really only 6 or 7 teams are every invited to the part.
So sadly, maybe you are right, teams like my beloved Purdue will never, ever have a shot to make the playoffs....kind of sad but maybe I am the one that needs to face reality.
Those aren't the best teams because they pay the most, those are the best teams because of what they invested into their programs and the culture they've built.
Harvard and Yale have bigger endowments, so do a number of other schools. If the amount of money a school has decided how good their program was, the argument could be made that this will lead to MORE competitive balance, not less.