Today, in NIL: it’s all relative

Comparing notes in the locker room:

Kenny McIntosh thought he’d never see the day Name Image Likeness would become a reality, but teammate Kendall Milton said he has been anticipating it for some time.

… “I don’t know about any other schools, but at Georgia we have a brotherhood, so that’s not a problem in the locker room,” said McIntosh, who’s entering his third year in the program. “I see more players trying to help each other out with deals.”

Milton, a second-year player, agreed with his stablemate.

“For me ‚I know I have to keep the main thing the main thing,” Milton said. “I very much think (distractions) could happen somewhere else, being that some athletes will get very big deals, and athletes other places that won’t get deals.

“But we have a brotherhood in the locker room, and we discuss the deals we have, and we’re happy and excited for each other.”

“… athletes other places that won’t get deals.”  Yeah, one way of dealing with potential jealousy issues might be to say, “bro, think about how they’ve got it at Georgia Tech.”

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8 responses to “Today, in NIL: it’s all relative

  1. Ran A

    Going to take a while t sort all of this out. Georgia has lost out on three or four key recruits this month, with some blaming it on not being cutting edge with NIL. Not buying that; Kirby will get in front of this, as will Saban. At the end of the day, winning is the first thing that gets kids in. You win, and the rest of the stuff (including NIL money) will take care of itself.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      “Georgia has lost out on three or four key recruits this month…”
      Bah. We haven’t lost anyone that we want until December or February. It’s not like Kirby doesn’t know the meaning of the word flip.

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  2. Texas Dawg

    Milton said. “I very much think (distractions) could happen somewhere else, being that some athletes will get very big deals, and athletes other places that won’t get deals.

    So it is not only some of the poster on here (who get ridiculed for the belief) that think this has the possibility of disrupting a locker room.

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      Amen, Tex!!!!!!!! Human nature is #1 in the Laws of Unintended Consequences. What is #1 under Human Nature???? Why, Jealousy, of course!!! Foolhardy to pretend otherwise. YMMV.

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  3. bucketheridge

    I think Milton’s reference to “keeping the main thing the main thing” points to the more likely source of any locker room problems, which I think would be issues relating to players putting their marketing interests above what’s best for the team, a la Roger Dorn in Major League.

    Any player upset about another teammate making some money without anything more was likely to have been a problem already. But if teammates think guys are more obsessed with their “brand” than the next game then that’s a problem.

    I can’t get over how people think this is going to be new to guys. Quarterbacks get hotter women and their face on TV more than linemen. It’s the way the world works, it’s always been that way, and every player is cool with it so long as the star is a regular guy in the locker room.

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    • Texas Dawg

      Just read an article this AM about that very thing. It was quoting Michael Jordan and how he felt that too many players in today’s NBA were more interested in advancing their brand then improving their game. He stated that they were more concerned with individual stats (that would sell) than overall team success.

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