Fair Pay to Play Act

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  1. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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    That salary is Exhibit A for California...


    You dont get to break NCAA rules just cause the state law says you can. NCAA has no obligation to let teams with paid players into March Madness, no?
     
  3. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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    Of course not. And viewers have no obligation to watch March Madness which has no California teams in it, if all the good players go that way for the $.
     
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  4. jts1207

    jts1207 Making Stingtalk Great Again

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    Whos going to bankroll the GT strip club sponsors?
     
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    DressCheeseSideSeaboard Cyborg

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    Sticky Smelly Nasty. You expose your kids and your family to this garbage and you may think you're cute but you are an enemy of mine.
     
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    GTCrew Well, I'll be...

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    People watched March Madness back when the best players were skipping college altogether, why would that change if the California schools literally set up a semipro league?
     
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  7. BigDanT

    BigDanT In it to rustle the Jimmies

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    WE would be the bag men.
     
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    DressCheeseSideSeaboard Cyborg

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    But it could be out in the open, I assume, because of this.
     
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    BigDanT In it to rustle the Jimmies

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    Yeah idk. I’d assume so. But I think paying players before they come to a school is still bad.
     
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    That’s maybe where the bagmen would come into play. Otherwise, we could promise them a do-nothing job like supervising a building downtown or buy billboards where they would get paid for their likeness.
     
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    18in32 Petard Hoister Ban Hammer'd

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    Although I'm a big fan of amateurism, I can imagine some version of this rule which would be OK.

    What I'm definitely not OK with, is letting the nutjobs who run California dictate collegiate sports policy to the rest of the nation. This is akin to their retarded "something in this product causes cancer" labels and their emissions rules, which all of us get stuck with. California officials are already claiming it would be illegal for the NCAA to prevent Cali schools from engaging in post-season play for violating NCAA rules.

    I sure hope the NCAA and the feds push back on yet another California power grab.
     
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    oldgold68 Bitter old man

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    Does this mean the NCAA will reinstate our acc championship that was vacated? I'm guessing un-vacate is not a word, but...
     
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    oldgold68 Bitter old man

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    I'm in for fo dolla.
     
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    faujacket ACC Network Freak Ban Hammer'd

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    College players are already paid with stipends.

    Not to mention about $60,000 cash essentially being in full ride free housing free food.

    Bad decision by Cali governor.
     
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    Wait, they are arguing the NCAA is not allowed to enforce their own rules? I know a basketball team who might be interested in talking to their lawyers...

    Even if some loon judge finds the right to March Madness in the Constitution, the NCAA can simply say the punishment for paying a player is X% of the sport's budget. The NCAA will probably choose this because it is the "solution" that makes the NCAA richer.
     
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    18in32 Petard Hoister Ban Hammer'd

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    I believe the argument is that the NCAA is violating antitrust law. No doubt there are other arguments as well.
    If a judge says that paid players from Cali are entitled to participate, then the judge would also implicitly be ruling that the NCAA didn't have the authority to penalize the school for letting the player participate.
     
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    If the NCAA is a voluntary organization, no? You think there is merit here?

    I think it is antitrust that Augusta National won't let me play their tournament. As a citizen of Sealand, my govt has declared that I am eligible to participate.
     
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    Because when the best players skip college altogether, it affects everyone equally. Singling out California schools and denying them the postseason would isolate 12% of the US population and 14% of US GDP during the most profitable portion of any sport. That's enough to sting the bottom line of the NCAA even if the idea never spread to other states, which it may.

    Or do you think revenue would be unaffected by a deserving PAC-12 champ being passed over for the CFP? History tells us the only reason the CFP exists is because an SEC rematch in the BCS title game drew historically bad ratings.

    That's to say nothing of the negative press coverage (to which even the NFL is sensitive over various issues). The NCAA is well within its rights to stonewall Cali over this, but it would not necessarily be wise.
     
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    No, it did not.
    There is no evidence that the Cali schools not being present would correspond to a 12% drop in revenue. I would bet any amount of money the impact would be far, far below 12%. AND, March Madness is split back out, so less participation for Cali just means more money for everyone else.

    Yes any slight decline would be more than offset.
    This isnt filthy rich players bashing the USA and Americans, dude. I think most people will side with the NCAA here bigtime that college should remain "amateur" and that pro sports should be pro. I dont think many people will actually side with California. We shall see.
     
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    midatlantech Dodd-Like

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    It also happens to be a great opportunity for Trump to go after Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida , Virginia, NC and Michigan football fans. The timing is perfect.

    The problem is going to split conferences however. The ACC will have to drop BC and SU very soon.