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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    A lot of colleges are probably just going to end their scholarship programs for student athletes, and that's sad considering that some of them wouldn't be able to attend otherwise.
    how sad is that, really?
    any kid who wants to go to college can borrow the money to make that happen. so, if the kid wants a college education, he can get one

    ... you know, like other kids who go to college
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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    how sad is that, really?
    any kid who wants to go to college can borrow the money to make that happen. so, if the kid wants a college education, he can get one

    ... you know, like other kids who go to college
    It is sad. Not everyone can afford a loan either.

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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It is sad. Not everyone can afford a loan either.

    why not?
    why are we only concerned about those athletes
    how about the academically advanced students who want to go to school
    thought you were interested in changing the university's focus from athletics to academics
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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    why not?
    why are we only concerned about those athletes
    how about the academically advanced students who want to go to school
    thought you were interested in changing the university's focus from athletics to academics
    What are you talking about? There are academic scholarships too.

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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What are you talking about? There are academic scholarships too.
    every student does not qualify for an academic scholarship
    just as every athlete does not for an athletic one
    most students have to borrow to attend college
    and if a student believes they will graduate then they cannot afford not to take out a loan
    the cost of attending college will soon be retired from the extra money they earned because they acquired a degree

    but those on athletic scholarship should be able to earn money from their labors ... to return to the thread topic
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    every student does not qualify for an academic scholarship
    just as every athlete does not for an athletic one
    most students have to borrow to attend college
    and if a student believes they will graduate then they cannot afford not to take out a loan
    the cost of attending college will soon be retired from the extra money they earned because they acquired a degree

    but those on athletic scholarship should be able to earn money from their labors ... to return to the thread topic
    Do you have any IDEA how much it costs to go to college nowadays? No, scholarships are important. A lot of people cannot afford to pay back student loans even AFTER they graduate. A lot of college graduates are having a VERY difficult finding work for one thing.

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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    let's be real, the reason chris webber and countless others bitch about it is they could not give 2 ****s about the 'education' or scholarship, except that the scholly is required for their pro career tryouts for a given year. What they want is cash plain and simple.
    Then get a job. no one is forcing them to play football or go to college.

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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    Then get a job. no one is forcing them to play football or go to college.
    Dude i am not defending them. If anything, i think a huge # of athletes and even 'normal students' don't belong in college at all. I'd rather see the 80% who jerked off thru high school banned from any federal aid and the 20% who actually worked and got into a decent school get rewarded with 100% grant funding.

    All those "one and dones" for kentucky basketball? The **** are they doing in college?

    But if they take your advice and "get a job", there goes college sports as we know it.

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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    Then get a job. no one is forcing them to play football or go to college.
    Good Lord! College is continuing education and NOT a job no matter what sports you participate in! This whole thing is just silly to me, and I hope it's overturned. If players feel like colleges are exploiting them, then there are other ways to deal with that.

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    Re: NLRB rules NW University footballers can unionize

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Dude i am not defending them. If anything, i think a huge # of athletes and even 'normal students' don't belong in college at all. I'd rather see the 80% who jerked off thru high school banned from any federal aid and the 20% who actually worked and got into a decent school get rewarded with 100% grant funding.

    All those "one and dones" for kentucky basketball? The **** are they doing in college?

    But if they take your advice and "get a job", there goes college sports as we know it.
    yes you are. the past 10 posts have done nothing but defend them.

    If anything, i think a huge # of athletes and even 'normal students' don't belong in college at all.
    how elitist of you.

    we should do what other countries do like china if you don't pass the test then you go work on a farm or factory somewhere and any formal education is out of the question.
    /sarcasm.

    no i was being honest. if they want money then go get a job. if they want something that will forever grant them more money even after college then a degree is the way to go.
    the chances of them getting into pro sports is slim to none.

    only 10-20% of high school students get scholarships to play sports. only 2 maybe 3% of them make it to the pro's.
    the rest go undrafted and un-signed and having a college degree to fall back on is better than nothing.

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