Re: "Confessions of an Agent"
Sometimes I almost think the best way to deal with these problems is to develop 'anything goes' policies. Drop all the rules about amateurism in big-time college athletics, let's stop pretending there is anything 'pure' about it. There's almost no way to stop it. If someone wants to pay an athlete, let him. If someone wants to give the athlete a car or help pay his rent, so be it. What does that hurt?
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"