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catholictigerfan
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Because the NFL essentially requires it. And bc football isn't a global support, their only options are in the US, pretty much.



ok I get in the real world the NFL requires it. My question has to do with in general or in your ideal world, why should college athletes go to college before they play pro ball? (college baseball is the one exception) Would you be ok with college athletes who didn't get a degree and didn't have to go to classes?

what is the benefit of classes that probably aren't that difficult for a college athlete who will make his living playing a sport?



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So, now only right to work states will have college football?


This will be hilarious if it ends up killing unions everywhere






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onmymedicalgrind
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ok I get in the real world the NFL requires it. My question has to do with in general or in your ideal world, why should college athletes go to college before they play pro ball? (college baseball is the one exception) Would you be ok with college athletes who didn't get a degree and didn't have to go to classes?

what is the benefit of classes that probably aren't that difficult for a college athlete who will make his living playing a sport?

I'm with you 100%. I think if a player is good enough, he should be eligible to get drafted right out of HS if not sooner. Irrespective of the sport.






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catholictigerfan
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I'm with you 100%. I think if a player is good enough, he should be eligible to get drafted right out of HS if not sooner. Irrespective of the sport.



but what about someone who isn't good enough and needs some semi-pro or college experience? should they be required to take classes work towards a degree even though they won't get it?

my question still stands

for a college athlete who will likely go pro, what will easy classes do for him when he is going to make a living playing sports.

Note: I'm playing devils advocate slightly, I want to try and further this discussion to ask some important questions.



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SpartyGator
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I'm not sure they realize the full capacity of what is about to happen. They will long for the days of full rides, housing paid for, food paid for education paid for.

If this takes place, and it has a domino effect around CFB, you can say good bye to everyone but the Big Boys.

Those with the most money, can negotiate the higher compensation.

This is bad.



Yeah, the more I've read about it this afternoon, the uglier it seems. I generally don't hate unions like this board does (although I don't agree with them either), but this definitely is one I don't agree with.






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higher compensation
This is not solely a compensation issue.






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LSUGrrrl
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Right to work states can still have unions. Players simply have to petition their state labor board for approval and then hold a vote. States can deny, of course, but would risk losing out on best players who want to get paid.





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Peter Sung Ohr was appointed Regional Director of the Chicago Regional Office (Region 13) in 2011. Mr. Ohr began his career with the NLRB in the Honolulu Sub-regional Office as a Field Attorney, where he worked from 1997 until 2005. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the NLRB’s Division of Operations-Management.


The Obama Administration. Sucking the joy out of life, one day at a time.



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The justices' unanimous ruling on the narrowest of grounds against the Obama administration could invalidate hundreds of decisions by the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency at the center of this legal fight.

At issue is whether three people named by President Barack Obama to the board were ineligible to serve because their appointments were made while the Senate was technically in a "pro forma" session during the 2011-12 winter holiday break....board lacked a binding quorum because the recess appointments made by Obama were not legal



SCOTUS rules against the national labor board






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