Fair Pay to Play Act

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  1. Tampa Jacket

    Tampa Jacket Varsity Lurker

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    I think this would stick a knife in GT's football program.
    You can bet that Georgia, Bama and the schools that value football more than college education are not going to be outdone by schools from California that pull Georgia High School athletes out of Georgia and lure them away with $$$.
    The laws WILL be changed in Georgia.
    The Governor and lawmakers will lead the way, no if's and's or but's about it.
    UGA = Win at all costs.
     
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  2. GT98

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    Players already are getting paid. But certainly, the endorsement opportunity to be exploited by athletic depts that have lots of revenue would make the gulf between the haves and have nots wider than it already is.

    A small chance. Every 4 or 5 years of a full recruiting cycle provided that GT has a really good QB and a top notch offensive play caller (at least in my lifetime).

    I've wondered if/when that collegiate athletics drops the pretense of being amateur (for the $ sports, not the others), if it would result in a true semi-pro league and GT and others could form a separate league that really is amateur. However, would that be "well funded"? I'd still support GT and attend games, but I think that I'm in the minority here.
     
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  3. GTCrew

    GTCrew Well, I'll be...

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    Bagmen money will go a lot farther when it gets written off as a business expense.

    We will never get a playcaller if we have to bid millions for them. I am not saying I'm not ready to find out what happens after college football implodes into semipro and amateur.
     
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  4. BigDanT

    BigDanT In it to rustle the Jimmies

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    I am sad by these developments. Hopefully whatever happens is reasonable.
     
  5. GT98

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    I agree with the bagman notion, which is why I think that the endorsement deal (if it catches on in other states--especially those with "Big State school U" that "fear" losing recruits/players to California schools) would make the uneven playing field even worse.

    To clarify, I meant that (since I've been attending GT games '84), GT has been really good not only when it had a really good QB, but also with a terrific (for the most part) playcaller like Friedgen and Johnson), which helped to narrow the talent gap inherent against the big state schools on the schedule.

    Sure. Again, I realize that I'm in the minority, but I would still attend/support GT athletics if there were a "semi-pro" league and whatever league GT was in. However, I wonder how economically viable such a league would be.
     
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  6. gtphd

    gtphd Very Stable

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    If the ACC broke off from the NCAA, it would be economically viable.
     
  7. Killick

    Killick “The past is never dead. It's not even past.”

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    All depends on TV money not attendance. And don't bet that uga prospers in the semi pro league. Vandy, Kentucky, etc drop off their schedule. Every week, they play somebody on equal footing like Clemson, Bama, LSU, Texas, etc. TV money follows those games, but how many eyeballs? Lots of fans at schools that won't make the cut like I'm assuming South Carolina, North Carolina, VT, Syracuse, Nebraska, Illinois, Michigan State, Arizona, maybe even Tennessee. Something will come along to service the non-semi-pro league. I'd expect we could make a pretty good conference with those teams.
     
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  8. Walton

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    If the doors were truly wide open for players to go get all the money they could, do you think college football would fracture so that there was still a NCAA with "amateur" college football and then some other league that was basically semi-pro? I sort of think that regular college football would prevail but I could be wrong.

    I expect that will not happen and the NCAA and football will muddle through with a lot of half measures.
     
  9. faujacket

    faujacket ACC Network Freak Ban Hammer'd

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    60,000 for school scholarship, plus room and board and food is ALL COVERED. Add stipends it’s like cutting a $100,000 check to Each Player. They don’t provide a service at all. They are living the dream with a full ride. It’s not a service for the fans, it’s for themselves.
     
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  10. gtfan088

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    The "unlevel playing field" phrase is making the rounds from the NCAA and ADs. I'm not sure how to feel about this new law, but ROFL at the idea that there's currently a level playing field.
     
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    If this happens, then why is a limit on number of years a player is eligible ok? Work on a phD in ditch digging for 7 years including a coloring book dissertation that takes three years to complete.
     
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    How many college football programs are profitable? I thought most of them were not
     
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    The good programs? :(
     
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    Flywheel What year is it?

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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...-revenues-more-than-1-billion-2017/402486002/

    Does not include individual football program budgets.
     
  16. oldgold68

    oldgold68 Bitter old man

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    I would, but they all were QB's at the cesspool before transferring.
     
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    ramblinwise1 beware the zealot

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    coit Posting at a high level

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    Why would the NCAA challenge a state law? They will just rule all California schools ineligible.
     
  19. floridajacket

    floridajacket The Real DB Cooper

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    It would be a material change to TV contracts, allowing ESPN or CBS to get out of a contract or force a change in terms, especially in the contracts with the PAC-12.
     
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    coit Posting at a high level

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    No change to contracts. They can play the games all they want. Just won’t count for anything in the NCAA’s eyes.