Jim Delany’s much ado about nothing

Turns out when you get into the weeds of what’s at stake for schools, financially speaking, if O’Bannon goes south, the results are far from apocalyptic.

Which again raises the question of what in the hell these guys were thinking in the first place.  This deal, especially before the TV revenues were brought into the complaint, could have been settled for a few pennies on the dollar.  Plus, working things out amicably would have made for good public relations.

Instead, where they are today is what you get when greed and arrogance trump common sense.  Given the decision makers, I can’t say that’s surprising.

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6 responses to “Jim Delany’s much ado about nothing

  1. The other Doug

    The plantation owner doesn’t negotiate with the slaves.

  2. Scorpio Jones,III

    All Fred had to do was reprimand Jan Kemp and give her a job back, not that job, just any job, but……

  3. I’m absolutely ready for all of this stuff about the O’Bannon case to be taken care of and for common sense to be injected into college sports. The NCAA and its members need to understand their endeavor is now big business and the rule book needs to change to give players an opportunity to trade on their likeness. I will admit that the comparison of college athletics to a plantation irks me a bit because there’s no comparison between the voluntary participation in college sports and the involuntary servitude associated with one person owning another as property.

  4. Dog in Fla

    The argument against negotiating with labor is simple: Management must never give in to the uncalled for use of the so-called court system (which in event it certifies the class against us, should be abolished), and labor must never be rewarded for using it. Negotiations give legitimacy to them and their methods and undermine we who have pursued all the money through non-peaceful means. Talks can destabilize the negotiating owners’ revenue sharing systems amongst themselves, undercut nationwide efforts to suppress the workers, and set a dangerous precedent.

    http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/62276/peter-r-neumann/negotiating-with-terrorists