Re: O'Bannon v. NCAA (aka Could Ohio State go D3)
Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
I have no degree and I'm ridiculously ahead of my peer group in about every measurable financial way, unless they had trust funds or large inheritances (and I'd even beat some of those.)
So yeah, I'm unaware I guess.
I know you'll say small sample size, but my response is that the data you're looking at is all backwards looking and has little to do with what is happening now and will happen in the future.
Surely, everyone has to realize college degrees have been devalued with so many people getting them, and that's not even getting into the dubious cost to benefit ratio after the last decade of skyrocketing tuition. I sort of work in the field, kids and adults going to school are 100% getting a raw deal. The only way it makes sense to go to school is if it's free or heavily discounted, or if you really have your heart set on something that actually requires the knowledge to do the job (doctor, lawyer, accountant, etc.) I just don't think colleges are giving up something incredibly valuable to these athletes.
I shouldn't have said worthless, I was being glib. It has some worth. Not as much as some seem to think, and not nearly enough to be just compensation for the more elite athletes.
As an aside, Braxton Miller might not be the reason Ohio State sells out, but he's a big reason they went 12-0 last year, and 12-0 sells a lot more jerseys than 6-6. I've lived in Columbus under both scenarios, and it's pretty apparent.
Sounds like more rationilization to vindicate one's choices than truth. It seems you are ridiculously ahead of your peer group in lacking humility also. While some of university is more trade school than intellectual pursuit, there is more to receiving a higher education than wage potential at some point in time.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Last edited by traderumor; 03-22-2013 at 01:45 PM.