The only sport(s) I could see this even being a remote possibility is baseball/basketball.
There is no way that the best HS football player could go straight from HS to the Pros and not get quite literally killed.
lol Adrian Peterson a guy who's college peak was as a true freshman couldn't have played in the NFL?
Devin Hester couldn't have played in the NFL out of HS?
Heck guys like Lavar Arrington who was washed up by 26 would of benefited hugely from going straight to the league. He was clearly a much better player 19 years old than he was at 28.
i'm pretty sure lavar arrington was a RB coming out of HS, so no, i don't think he'd have benefited
he's an example of a guy who benefited from going to college and having college coaches find/develop him at a more realistic position. the NFL ain't got time for that
quote:This is one of my least favorite cliches on this subject. It's simply avoiding the reality of the situation regarding who is signing these contracts.
and players willingly sign away their rights to their image while in college. nobody put a gun to their head
This is one of my least favorite cliches on this subject. It's simply avoiding the reality of the situation regarding who is signing these contracts.
It's the multi-billion dollar NCAA preying on the 18 year old inner city athlete.
i didn't know they were coerced into playing college football...
quote:The difference is only one of those 2 entities have already reaped the guaranteed benefits.
you don't think that johnny football has benefited from his 2 years at TAMU?
quote:Well to be fair, if CFB magically vanished, I have a feeling this mythical minor league football system would be a rather huge deal, so he wouldn't be toiling away there.
you think if he was toiling away in a minor league system, being years away from the nation knowing who he is, he'd be better off?
quote:As I said...
you must remember
all of these athletes only have one choice in life: to play (insert sport). they have no other choices as to how they wish to live
It's simply avoiding the reality of the situation regarding who is signing these contracts
The difference is only one of those 2 entities have already reaped the guaranteed benefits.
If he were to get hurt and possibly never play in the NFL, he's never going to get the value he brought to the university just last year, let alone a couple more years.
Well to be fair, if CFB magically vanished, I have a feeling this mythical minor league football system would be a rather huge deal, so he wouldn't be toiling away there.
College sports is only a multi-billion dollar industry.
quote:That's the difference, a rather huge difference.
quote:See my 2 posts above on that subject.
that's part of the risk of signing that contract
quote:How are these remotely comparable? The CFL and NFLE are for players who basically aren't good enough for the NFL, and a select few may make it with enough reps. The mythical minor leagues of football would house basically all of the NFL's future stars. It would replace CFB, obviously lose some of the luster and tradition, but people would be infinitely more interested in that than NFLE or CFL.
this is possible, or it could be the CFL or another NFLE
quote:It's not 1960 any more, big time college athletics is a business.
Because professional athletes get compensated with $ and student athletes get compensated with scholarships