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StupidBinder
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re: Why does society perceive playing football earns the right of payment?
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The regular season is what it is. But teams are playing to get into the CFP. I’d be curious to see posters thoughts on making Bowl games/CFP games Pay Per View events. Hypothetically, let’s say 1MM viewers (very conservative number IMO) at $10/event. With teams having 85 per roster that would total 170 players. If it were just split to the players that’s roughly $58M per athlete. We know it wouldn’t shake out that way so let’s say $30M to each player and the remaining amount is totaled up and donated to the school.


I don’t know. I agree that, compared to paying for a fight, it’s a bargain. But human perception is weird sometimes and I think a lot of people are going to scoff at the idea of paying to watch a game when all they’ve needed in the past was a cable subscription.

Insofar as this is a way to get players paid, I don’t think it solves the problem. You’re only paying a small fraction of players, so the “the NCAA is making all this money while players get nothing” argument will still be made.


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Hester Carries
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re: Why does society perceive playing football earns the right of payment?
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You can be paid to play football for LSU right now. The issue isn't that, it's whether getting paid makes you ineligible.

All I propose is dropping the ineligibilty part if a player gets $ from a non-university source.



You're not thinking this through. Odell Beckham could go back to LSU of they were willing to pay him more....


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Tshiz
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re: Why does society perceive playing football earns the right of payment?
Bc I produce a product businesses are willing to hire me for.

BUT I understand the risk involved in my job.

Players play for the potential of making money later, but they disregard the risk of playing. They act like they deserve money, buts not the circumstances that they are agreeing upon when signing up to the play. That was my point.

Sure, I could try to play football to maybe make it big, but I could also be a cripple at 33. VS learning another trade and putting my mind to work.

That is a decision we all need to make..


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