“There’s no doubt that safety is maybe the issue of the day.”

Before you get all misty-eyed at the thought that the NCAA might finally be on its way to making sure that its amateur student-athletes have health-care coverage after they have finished their college careers, let’s remember that schools have to be prudent.  Or at least give lip service to being prudent.

Ohio State president Michael Drake joined Pastides in this view, saying: “It’s a complicated issue … but it’s certainly something that I’d like for us to be able to discuss and would think upon very favorably.”

Complicated = “before we do this, we’ve got to make sure we can still afford to keep spending money on shitty coaching contracts, bloated administrative staffs and unnecessary facilities”.

Maybe they’ll be able to pay for it with the next round of playoff expansion.  Sounds like the perfect opportunity to create a study group that’ll get back with recommendations in a few years…


Filed under It's Just Bidness, The Body Is A Temple, The NCAA

4 responses to ““There’s no doubt that safety is maybe the issue of the day.”

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    So give us credit for thinking nice thoughts but we’re not gonna do anything until somebody puts our feet to the fire.


  2. The other Doug

    “We’ve gotta go to 8 because of the rising cost of healthcare.”

    I blame Obama for playoff expansion


  3. Scorpio Jones, III

    I’m surprised Pastides did not mention coaches health. 😀