The NCAA decision to allow colleges to pay their athletes for playing may have one excellent consequence. Until now an athlete who committed a felony or flunked all the easiest courses their college could offer were punished in one of two ways: suspension from the team or expulsion from the college. Either of these actions made teams less competitive and disappointed loyal fans. Now the NCAA pay-to-play initiative offers a third alternative. Cut the player's salary but leave the player on the team, subject to being called an "amateur athlete" - harsh punishment indeed. After all, cutting salaries is how private business reacts to people who perform poorly, except, of course, CEO's,Executives, Directors, Managers, Chairmen, Bank Presidents, and their immediate relations. Perhaps, like their counterparts in private business, top level athletes could receive bonuses for bad decisions and destructive actions.
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US Census, state tax revenue for the state of NY (largely funded by income tax on Wall Street bankers/brokers) fell from $147B in 2008 to $92B in 2009 - a 37% drop. If you think bonuses are anywhere near the same level when things go badly as when they go well, you're smoking some powerful stuff.
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I like how the post starts with a bad idea and then switches into what he thought was a witty political statement. It's basically two asinine posts merged with a ****astic segueway.
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Suppose a player drops out of school in order to turn pro, will he trigger a "golden parachute" ? O so rojo will describe the kind of ink that the universities will be swimming in!
Considering the restrictive definition of "amateur" as applied to hockey players, the idea of turning a full 180 degrees is ludicrous as well as hypocritical.
This will be very interesting. Can the smaller NCHC schools like Duluth and St Cloud afford the $2,000 per kid if voted in by North Dakota, Denver and a couple of the other bigger budget programs in that league? Where do Western, Miami and UNO fit in that scheme? How about CC? This will be very interesting. Do you once again end up with the same split among the bigger and smaller budgets that destroyed the WCHA?
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