Re: College Sports
Good stuff WVRed. improbus, I completely agree with what you said.
There is plenty of blame to be passed around. NCAA, NBA, NFL, sports networks, and the institutions themselves. The fact of the matter is that I dont know if it can ever be fixed. Everyone that shares in the blame, benefits from the system that is in place and what it has become.
The NCAA hides behind the cloth of righteousness while siphening money off schools and "student-athletes".
The NBA and NFL use the schools for their minor league system. The NBA created the "one and done" with their rules of entering the draft. And although the NFL draft rules seem to be set up right, it also forces kids to go to college that otherwise wouldnt. Both leagues could set up a minor league system.
Sports networks feed off it like buzzards. They hand out big $, because advertisors are standing in line to cut them a check.
The institutions themselves use the cash bonanza to upgrade their facilities. Which isnt limited to athletics, it also goes for libraires and buildings of higher education. They have become dependent on it.
I dont know what the answer is.
...and this one belongs to the Reds.