California Goes Big Business; When it Suits Government

Posted by  $  Thoritsu 2 weeks, 4 days ago to Education
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Here is the great hypocritical State of California...signing a bill into law to allow college athletes to be professionals...as long as their patronage is in-line with the school's patronage...under the auspices of keeping people that barely have the brains to study the anatomy of the opposite sex in school.

College athletics is rivaling organized religion in hypocrisy. My sincere hope is that CA schools engaging in this option are simply barred from all NCAA participation.
SOURCE URL: https://lebronwire.usatoday.com/2019/09/30/california-governor-gavin-newsom-signs-fair-pay-to-play-act-alongside-lebron-on-the-shop/


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  • Posted by Abaco 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    It's idiotic. But, in California "breads and circuses" are of the utmost importance. The NCAA should just step in and hand out the proper punishments... I was an NCAA athlete (football). I think this is a joke. But, it's also a joke that sports is such a high priority. It's just become an avenue to raise up to very high levels of admiration people who can barely spell their own names. That's why this is happening in California is pushing this. It's what the left likes...
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    • Posted by  $  2 weeks, 3 days ago
      I am disgusted by college athletics. Originally intended to well round students, it has become a circus (as you say), and bringing people to college that simply don’t belong there, while dropping the original purpose entirely.

      BTW, what position did you play?
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Personally, I think that colleges should divest themselves of sports entirely, i.e. still have a program, but divest it from any shred or semblance of education entirely. Hire the kids they want to play for them. Turn it into semi-professional ball and let them keep the names of the schools they are loosely affiliated with. But here's the kicker: the money generated by the sports team can't go back to the academic arm of the school. None of it. You want to play the game, play the game. Right now they're using it as a cash cow to fund their other endeavors. Take that away and it'll shrivel up.
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