In response to Stacey Osburn’s tender question – But do we really want to signal to society and high school students that making money is the reason to come play a sport in college, as opposed to getting an education, which will benefit you for a lifetime? – has she noticed how much money Jordan Spieth’s made since he left Texas in the middle of his second year there to turn pro? Too bad college football players don’t have the same choice available to them.
The NCAA’s problem isn’t that it’s a choice of love or money for the kids. It’s that the NFL has a staggering love for money.