Scholarship Athletes are Employees

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  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,102 Senior Member
    Who called you a bigot?
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,971 Senior Member
    Steven - let me clarify. I should have been more specific.

    I do not think college athletes should be paid salaries. I do think they should get the equivalent of workers' comp if badly injured, should own the rights to their names and images once they leave the school and should retain whatever scholarships they received if they leave the team "under conditions other than dishonorable" as the military phrases it.

    I also think that football and basketball college sports are the equivalent of baseball's minor league system and that it is naive to assume that the money they bring in is spent largely on academic improvement.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Who called you a bigot?
    This is how I took posts 20 and 22
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    George K wrote: »
    Steven - let me clarify. I should have been more specific.

    I do not think college athletes should be paid salaries. I do think they should get the equivalent of workers' comp if badly injured, should own the rights to their names and images once they leave the school and should retain whatever scholarships they received if they leave the team "under conditions other than dishonorable" as the military phrases it.

    I also think that football and basketball college sports are the equivalent of baseball's minor league system and that it is naive to assume that the money they bring in is spent largely on academic improvement.

    Comic? Could you please explain fungibility?

    I think I noted early on that I had little issue with things surrounding medical care. And of course, I don't think a kid should lose his scholarship because his knee got destroyed by a 300 lb. DL.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,102 Senior Member
    Well I don't see it.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Shocking.
    Anyway, whether you see it or not, Ouzel may now understand why the Rumsfeld comment was referenced. Or maybe not.
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,971 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    This is how I took posts 20 and 22

    Only the Hexed One knows for sure. I thought the wording very ambiguous, but believe he referred to Rumsfeld.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    I'm not saying.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    It doesn't matter. Either way, I'm long over it. Only brought it up because OP thought he found an opportunity to take a shot and call me bush league for some reason.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Hextall wrote: »
    I'm not saying.

    Post of the day
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,971 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    It doesn't matter. Either way, I'm long over it. Only brought it up because OP thought he found an opportunity to take a shot and call me bush league for some reason.

    I'd of thought you'd be happy to be considered to be in Bush's league.

    Go figure.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Who doesn't love Bush?
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,971 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    Who doesn't love Bush?

    A rhetorical question, one trusts.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    I think it might be closer to a presupposition.
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,971 Senior Member
    Yes, but a somewhat optimistic one.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Yeah, no kidding.

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