Saturday, July 26, 2008

Brace weighs in on athlete pay and other links

When Brace and I talked about video games, it was a pretty light topic. When the AJC talked to him the conversation delved into paying players...the most difficult subject in college sports. Although Brace and I didn't talk about it, the ACC Kickoff was a reminder to me how unfair the current system is. These kids are not normal students and have schedules and pressures that compare to professional sports. However, Title 9 law will prevent them from ever getting paid and I don't see the NFL starting a costly minor league any time soon. So I just put the exploitation out of my mind and hope that every BC kid takes advantage of his free education. Since that is the only compensation, you better make the most of it.

Missing the Super Bowl with a broken leg was tough on Kiwi.

Dunbar is turning heads in New Orleans and he has a good shot at making the team.

More Purvis stuff from the ACC Kickoff.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

In terms of paying athletes, they get plenty in terms of a 50k education. Perhaps a stipend is appropriate for living expenses, but if you start paying them, where's the professional/amateur line? How do you weigh who gets what between individual players and in between different sports? Might as well start letting them negotiate contracts at that point.