| FTBL Gurley with an dumb tshirt - Not Concerned About Athletes (NCAA)

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The responses to this. Free healthcare for life for college athletes, are you kidding me. Goodness people, think before you speak.


 

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Per the NCAA, there are 460,000+ student athletes per year. What is the average cost of healthcare per year to make it FREE?

At 40 years, the NCAA would have 460,000 * 40 = 18,400,000 on the payroll. So let's say the average cost of insurance is $12,000, that's $220,800,000,000 a year.

There is a reason that businesses don't offer pensions anymore.
 

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To quote coach Bryant : "the ncaa has never done anything to help anyone but themselves". Those sobs have outlived their usefulness
 

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he did get his education from UGA? Now didn't he?
 

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His shirt is not dumb, as the NCAA does not really care about the athletes. The idea of free healthcare forever, that is dumb though, as no school, not even the ones that turn a profit annually, could afford that. Only like 10-15 athletic departments turn an overall profit, annually, the rest are in the red. These people do not understand economics. they see that cfb makes a billion a year but fail to realize that is distributed amongst like 300 schools, which then have to support all of the other sports that lose money.
 

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His shirt is not dumb, as the NCAA does not really care about the athletes. The idea of free healthcare forever, that is dumb though, as no school, not even the ones that turn a profit annually, could afford that. Only like 10-15 athletic departments turn an overall profit, annually, the rest are in the red. These people do not understand economics. they see that cfb makes a billion a year but fail to realize that is distributed amongst like 300 schools, which then have to support all of the other sports that lose money.
And that is why it's a stupid shirt, because everything he said is inserted with the meaning of that shirt, not just the words itself, it's the idea behind it all that they are trying to represent.
 

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And that is why it's a stupid shirt, because everything he said is inserted with the meaning of that shirt, not just the words itself, it's the idea behind it all that they are trying to represent.
Not disagreeing, was just clarifying. The moral for Gurley and others, do not use a truth to support a lie.
 

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His shirt is not dumb, as the NCAA does not really care about the athletes. The idea of free healthcare forever, that is dumb though, as no school, not even the ones that turn a profit annually, could afford that. Only like 10-15 athletic departments turn an overall profit, annually, the rest are in the red. These people do not understand economics. they see that cfb makes a billion a year but fail to realize that is distributed amongst like 300 schools, which then have to support all of the other sports that lose money.
Sure it is, they care about the athletes. Might not be how you or Todd want them to care about them, but I promise you they care about them.
 

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I see it as a win win situation. Athletes get a free education as well as free tutoring and I'm pretty sure they eat better than the average Joe on campus. No proof of this but once they graduate, the 99.9% of major university athletes who dont become professional athletes can probably find a great place of employment at pretty much anywhere they want.
 

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I see it as a win win situation. Athletes get a free education as well as free tutoring and I'm pretty sure they eat better than the average Joe on campus. No proof of this but once they graduate, the 99.9% of major university athletes who dont become professional athletes can probably find a great place of employment at pretty much anywhere they want.
They put in alot of work for that education. Nothing is free.
 

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Nobody seems to be talking about the marketing value athletes receive for free as well. That is to say, when a highly recruited player plays for a big school it is often a matter of course that they get drafted into the NFL and make big bucks. Well, guess what... if it weren't for the NCAA and college football as an organized institution in sports, then the NFL would never even know about them or give a crap. Somewhere in this debate, if it is truly going to be fair, someone needs to address this aspect. Three to four years playing college ball is massive and free marketing, but it is just taken for granted and assumed to have no discernible value. The free education is huge too, but there is free marketing and branding as well.
 

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They put in alot of work for that education. Nothing is free.
Well they are earning more than the average American then if you want to play semantics. Average income, what, $45,000. Some of these guys are getting $100,000 a year worth of education, room and board, apparel, medical attention, marketing etc.
 

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Well they are earning more than the average American then if you want to play semantics. Average income, what, $45,000. Some of these guys are getting $100,000 a year worth of education, room and board, apparel, medical attention, marketing etc.
Wanna compare that to how much the schools are making off of them?
 

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Wanna compare that to how much the schools are making off of them?
Divide it out by the roster number and the players not making them any money and it's not as much as you and the outspoken athletes think. It's been mentioned before that only 10-15 programs make money, add in other sports, men's and women's, and there are losses.

The main question I have to you is, does the company you work for not doing the same thing with you, give you compensation for your hard work? And don't they make large amounts of money off of what you and all the other worker bees do? That's called a free market, and they are entitled to make money while they compensate you. The NCAA and these universities are doing the exact same thing. We've talked on here before about how the football profits are fed back into the program and the educational side. Sure, there are people making money, but everyone is getting a piece of the pie. The athletes are getting more than you're willing to admit. The exposure and ability to go to college for three years, carry a C average, not graduate, and then millions of dollars is a life we could only dream off, while also "making" over $100,000 a year in perks. Those are minimal requirements to simply show the beauty if the deal. Let's also not forget their families are traveling to games for free. Know those bowl games and Championship games we pay $5,000-$10,000 for tickets and travel to go see? Yeah they get theirs paid for. Know those $5,000 donations we pay and $2,000 season tickets we pay for each year? Yeah, they get that for free as well. Not even sure we have spoken about that being added to that $100,000 number. Trust me, they are making out just fine. They have a choice to make where they can ride that gravy train, hone in their athletic ability and utilize the world class coaching they will get and hit pay dirt in a faster time than any normal person, or they can quit and go do their own thing. Which usually is not nearly as profitable. Just go ask a lot of the one and dones that never made it, or the guys that left a year early because they could only see money and were never heard from again.

The NFL players are never happy either, hence why there are always union talks and threats of strikes. You have guys sitting out that have two years left on a deal they happily signed four years before. Where does it end? Sounds like they simply want it their way or they will pout.

To answer your question in a more simple way... what does it matter if we compare those numbers? They agreed to the scholarship they signed. Do you go complain to your boss when your company had a more profitable quarter or year and ask for more money?
 

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