Fellas, if you’re not too busy this Saturday…

Jerrell Powe was an Ole Miss defensive lineman who played for the Nuttster, which give you some indication of the time frame involved here.  To his credit, he completed his degree this spring semester.  Like any excited graduate, he wants others to share in his graduation ceremony.

This, in particular, is very thoughtful.

The obvious point here being if financial conditions were a bit more favorable, some football players wouldn’t feel the same pressure to jump ship for a pro career before finishing college.  That’s a lesson an organization that relentlessly pounds the message that it’s there for student-athletes to succeed in something other than sports hasn’t bothered to learn.

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11 responses to “Fellas, if you’re not too busy this Saturday…

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Well done Jerrell, well done.

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  2. Greg

    “if financial conditions were a bit more favorable, some football players wouldn’t feel the same pressure to jump ship for a pro career before finishing college.”

    OR…..they could remove the temptation and bypass college altogether….go straight to the pros.

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    • Keep beating that deceased equine, if it makes you feel good.

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      • Greg

        LOL!….as opposed to you?? You’re SOOO.. sensitive. Predictable & fun to watch though. Keep waving that flag & fighting the good fight. Continue with the good work…..you are appreciated for all you do. Best blog on “these here internets”.

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        • Here’s the thing… even assuming there are tons of high school players ready for the pros, the NCAA has no control over what the NFL does and the NFL has no financial incentive to comply, so why offer it as a solution?

          What I bitch about is something the NCAA does in fact have control over and which violates antitrust law. It also seems to be building momentum, as I keep finding new stories about which to post.

          By the way, why do you see every disagreement as being purely personal and emotional?

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  3. Greg

    “By the way, why do you see every disagreement as being purely personal and emotional?

    No, it is just that you are so predictable. When anyone disagrees, you attack. I use to think that you should just stay away from your comment section & not run off your readers (some). But for me, I get a chuckle out of seeing you get riled so easily. It keeps me coming back.

    As far as athletes and compensation goes, they (athletes) have choices….free college is nothing to sneeze at. I don’t have the answers to all of it (fairness), but I am sure you do.

    Nonetheless, what is posted here will not change things. But if you feel so strongly about it, do something about it other than “bitch” Keep up the good work, sometimes you just help make my day.

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    • Sanford222view

      “But if you feel so strongly about it, do something about it other than “bitch” ”

      It’s a blog. It’s kinda the point.

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    • Codie Alan

      Dilly Dilly

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    • Codie Alan

      Free 4 year college degree is nothing. They should be getting that for free anyway. It’s the liberal way dontcha kno dat already….

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    • No, it is just that you are so predictable. When anyone disagrees, you attack. I use to think that you should just stay away from your comment section & not run off your readers (some). But for me, I get a chuckle out of seeing you get riled so easily.

      “Keep beating that deceased equine” is your example of a riled-up attack?

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  4. David H.

    I don’t think Myles Brand will be able to make it to the ceremony…

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