The cost of doing amateurism

What an effing waste…

All that and NCAA Football canned, just so Mark Emmert wouldn’t have to share with players.

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19 responses to “The cost of doing amateurism

  1. Cojones

    As wasteful as not voting. Get out there and cast your vote today.

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    • Anonymous

      The problem is that everyone on the ballot is a POS, even for my local offices. The party primary process weeds out anyone that is worth a damn. I’ll be holding out until the General Election where I’ll vote my normal straight Libertarian ballot and write-ins (except for the couple of people locally that I like).

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      • gastr1

        If you have the ability to vote third party, it means that what the resulting government does really won’t matter to/affect you personally. Enjoy your privilege while you have it.

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        • Anonymous

          Everyone has the luxury of voting third party if they so choose. Many people think that modern politics is some epic battle between good and evil, but they need to understand two simple things. The Federal Government is dysfunctional. The State Government is impotent. The issue at hand is that the majority of people want a large Scandinavian style welfare state, but they are unwilling to pay taxes. The State Government has a constitutional requirement to get voter approval to increase taxes. People will not vote for it. The populace has to decide that it either no longer wants a large welfare state (my preference), or that it is willing to pay Scandinavian levels of taxation (I wouldn’t mind having the working class and middle class chip in either). Until then, we will continue to run $1T deficits and the government won’t solve anyone’s problems while preventing people from fixing their own problems.

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          • Macallanlover

            Well stated Anon. With both parties moving to the extremes, there is a huge opportunity for a 3rd party which reflects moderate stances. I believe the vast majority of voters would be more in line with this stance but are “forced” to vote with the established, well financed/organized parties. Everyone is losing given the current directions, imo.

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          • gastr1

            That’s right…the “luxury.” Because some people’s livelihoods and status in this country, even their voting rights, really do depend on voting for something that actually will be in place, and the luxury is not something they can afford. Thanks for illustrating the point for me.

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            • Anonymous

              WOOOSH!!!!! You completely missed the point. No ones livelihood, status in the country, or voting privileges (voting is not a right), is dependent on which team wins an election. If you believe so, then you are delusional. The Republicans can’t campaign on ending sanctuary cities, building a wall, and deporting 12M illegals if they actually do those things.

              Even then, are you forgetting that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006 that authorized and funded 700 miles of border fence. How about the fact that Obama deported more people than any other president?

              Everyone can afford to vote third party. If you vote third party and an third party doesn’t win, then nothing changes. Your government is a gang of thieves writ large. If one of the teams has convinced you that voting for them is important, then you have been snookered.

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              • Cojones

                Shh! Russian bot. ^^^

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              • gastr1

                “No ones livelihood, status in the country, or voting privileges (voting is not a right), is dependent on which team wins an election.” Clearly you live in a bubble. You continue to prove my point in your utter ignorance of the consequences of elections. As I said at the beginning… enjoy your privilege.

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                • Anonymous

                  I am sorry that you have been snookered and are suffering actual fear about the future of yourself or loved ones. The truth is that we have had a year and a half of continuous rule with a Republican House, Republican Senate, Republican President, and 34 Republican Governors. None of these things of which you are afraid have happened. They are sitting around collecting their salary, going on junkets, collecting bribes, etc. You had a similar run from 2001 to 2007. All they gave us was the stupid Iraq War, the proxy war with Iran, and a new Medicare entitlement. When they keep the House and Senate in November, do you know what they will do? They will start campaigning about how you have to re-elect Trump and give them bigger margins in the House and Senate so that they can (insert dumb Republican rhetoric). You know what they won’t do? The things of which you are afraid. You know what they (and the Democrats) also won’t do? Anything to address the ticking time-bomb this is the unfunded liabilities for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

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                  • Anonymous

                    Oh yeah, in 2001-2007 they also doubled the size of the Department of Education with that stupid-ass No Child Left Behind nonsense.

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                  • gastr1

                    “None of these things of which you are afraid”…I havne’t even said what that was. Haven’t even said D or R. Just said lives are affected… I think 12 billion in aid in to farmers makes that point pretty well, for one. But rant on, privileged bubble man, yes, I am the “snookered.” LOL. What’s Gary “High Times” Johnson up to these days, anyway?

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                    • Anonymous

                      Haven’t even said D or R. Just said lives are affected

                      People that are afraid of the Ds don’t complain about “privilege”, worry about that status of people in the country, or show concern for voting privileges. They worry about brown Papists and the LGBTQ community

                      .What’s Gary “High Times” Johnson up to these days, anyway?

                      He was just at FreedomFest talking about how to grow the Libertarian Party and get more people elected at the local level so they can demonstrate actually solving problems. You can make fun of Gary for liking to partake in weed to take the edge off, but he is probably the only person in the country that demonstrate a Governorship that was more successful than Bill Weld’s.

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                    • Anonymous

                      Eh, just came back to see that, per usual, I can’t type in real time. I meant that Gary is probably the only person in the country that CAN demonstrate a Governorship that was more successful than Bill Weld’s.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    You can’t put a price on principles. $44 million tis but a trifle when defending the lofty ideals the NCAA stands for.

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    • Got Cowdog

      I’m with you Hog. As a person of principle I respect the NCAA for standing up against fairness and equality of value.

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  3. 92 grad

    Admittedly, I have no idea how law offices and practices work. Seems to me the NCAA could employ their own attorneys and pay them million dollar salaries and save themselves a lot of money? Don’t organizations have in house lawyers?

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    • 69Dawg

      They have in house lawyers but when you are getting sued by an expert in the field, the in house are in the outhouse.

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  4. Jt (the other one)

    They are STUDENT ATHLETES Senator!

    Mark Emmert MUST MUST MUST DEFEND the sanctity of the poor innocent students from the evils of making a buck for working you butt off!

    And the schools?????What will it say if the schools are making money off of amateur athletes and paying them!!!!

    For the love of all that is HOLY! Can’t you just leave them alone to their money?

    Just kidding.

    Screw the National Communist Athletic Association…

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