- Dec 6, 2007
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Let's look at, for instance, a guy like Marcus Lattimore. Guy was basically the next Bo Jackson, Adrian Peterson, ect. Then, catastrophic knee injury and his entire career goes up in smoke.
During that time, South Carolina was going to major bowl games and earning tons of money from the SEC. And what does he get? Maybe a 4 year degree and a pat on the back?
Fucked up. Sure, we can say that this hurts the small guys. OTOH, Ohio State beat Miami of Ohio how badly? How many times has Alabama beat an FCS team just for a paycheck?
People are acting like this is going to end parody in NCAA Football. 12 different teams have won a National Title since the BCS started in 1998. All of them from a major powerhouse in college football that spends well over 10 million a year on coaching alone.
Let them earn some money.
If anything, the argument would be made that major college programs will have to deal with the fact that kids may not be as motivated if they’re not fuckin starving and broke as shit.
Giving other programs a chance to take advantage.
There are no REAL reasons to oppose this.
The spirit of amateurism, the coaches not wanting to deal with it, et al.