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College football 2020 offseason thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Players worried expressing concern about their safety during a pandemic to serve as unpaid amusement is admirable. And who is in charge of your hypothetical conversation, the secret cabal of sportswriters sworn to the altar of wokeness?
  2. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    One of the worst college athlete tweets ever. To Jones' credit, he grew up and I think he graduated pretty close to on time.
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  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

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  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

  7. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    That's quite the Freudian slip.
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  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    They're calling for a legally binding contract that includes "fair compensation." My guess is they're not going to get that one. Can't very well see the Pac 12 unilaterally saying, "Sure. Everybody gets $75,000 per year starting today." The definition of counterproductive. Congrats, guys. You get your salaries. But you're also instantly ineligible to play under NCAA rules.

    I'd have respect for this initiative if it could stick to health for now. The cash part of it is untenable until the NCAA acts. The social justice part is admirable, but what is the Pac 12 supposed to do on a moment's notice? The plate is too full.
  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Whoever is advising Pac 12 players on a mass boycott, for starters.

    To be clear: If that’s what happens with the sport, so it goes. I’m just saying it won’t be as fun and exciting as everyone thinks.
  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It is not an agenda designed to be met.

    It’s an agenda designed to put a stop to the sport until “full reform” is achieved.

    That’s what activists/reformers want to spend the fall doing. Not playing football and organizing unions instead.
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    what does that even mean?
  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    The quote that best sums up this absurd dance:
    “We're all trying to think, hey, what can we do for our kids, so they have a season and a chance to compete for a championship," one Power 5 athletic director said. "And, quite frankly, how can we justify playing football?"
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