You will be shocked, shocked to learn that Tom McMillen, president and CEO of the LEAD1 Association, the lobbying arm of College Sports, Inc., which lobbies Congress on behalf of athletic departments, has a few thoughts he’d like to share about why the Olympic model would be bad for college athletics. The whole thing is pretty much a joke. This may be the funniest line:
And finally, there is concern about the execution of such a program. How do student-athletes balance their education demands with their appearances (for) endorsements.
In the immortal word of Clay Davis, sheeee-it. If there’s any concern, it’s how student-athletes balance their athletic demands with those endorsement appearances. I mean, you wouldn’t want your star player rushing to make a plane to fly across the country to play a game now, would you?