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If you had trouble getting a Wii for xmas, here's why

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Or, at least part of why. Bowls wrangled four teams worth of them for college players:


    If you're in the players should be paid camp, then you'll have no problem with this. On the other hand, some of this stuff does seem pretty swank. I like the Best Buy shopping spree.
  2. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    And the NCAA that allows this is the same NCAA that suspends college hoops players for half a season because they played one game in their home country overseas on a team that happened to include a couple older pro players.

  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Amateur athletes my ass.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Ohio State athletes get 6 free tix to the game but LSU athletes do not? ???
  5. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    What I'd like to know is how many of those Wiis are going to wind up on eBay compliments of said players.
  6. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Oh, four teams' worth of Wiis.
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    What a joke. Might as well let the players scalp their tickets, too.
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    What makes you think they aren't?
  9. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I'm sure some do. Maybe they could do a combo deal -- Wii and two tickets to a bowl game.
  10. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Some of the players off UGA's 2002 SEC Championship team got caught selling their rings on ebay ...
  11. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    While they were still on the team, I take it? What happened?
  12. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Because you generally don't get free tickets in hand. Your name gets on a list at the gate. Of course, you could sell the chance to get your name on the list, but I think schools do some sort of vetting of the list to make sure the players aren't actually selling them.

    In the old days, they did get actually tickets and alums would pony up big bucks to buy them as an extra incentive.
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