I tweeted yesterday about what an excruciating experience it was to catch Andre Ware bloviating about college player compensation. Ware’s basic position seems to be if he can’t figure out a way to make something work, he’s against it. (He’d fit right in over at NCAA headquarters.)
One of the things he fretted about greatly was the idea that paying players would somehow rupture the delicate balance of competition that amateurism somehow magically sustains right now. Andre, I’ve got some news for you – when four of the Big Five conferences are reporting annual revenues totaling more than a billion dollars, that balance train done left the station already. So unless I missed you suggesting that the big boys share some of that loot with their less fortunate Division I brethren, I think I’d worry about something else.