I like Michael Lewis’ writings a lot. And I’m not unsympathetic to the argument that the money being generated in college football could be better utilized in how it’s distributed.
But this piece in the New York Times yesterday… geez. Pay Vince Young $5 million for a season at Texas? And don’t you just love how some anonymous “NFL front office executive” is willing to opine on these salaries? Like it isn’t the NFL that benefits the most from the current setup.
But even more than that staggering proposal, how would you implement something like that without running afoul of Title IX? How could schools whose athletic departments – or football programs, for that matter – don’t generate revenues in excess of their expenses (which are the large majority, by the way) possibly add on this type of cost and survive?
I’m not asking rhetorically here. I really don’t have a clue how this could be implemented. What am I missing?