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backhousepirate

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The speculation is fun and interesting, but I'm speculating


that in 5-10 years we won't recognize where this ends up. I can see where it will ruin college athletics, and/or it could end it for some schools and vault some schools to new levels (think metro areas with lots of large corporate entities and media markets.) Locally ODU and Charlotte have an advantage and there is nothing we can do to compete with those markets.

I am betting it alienates a significant number of fans that see this as professionalizing athletics and asking questions such as: What does professional athletics have to do with my school? These guys are making more money than me so why am I subsidizing them? Our best players are transferring to move to more attractive markets, what's the use in working to get them here in the first place?

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but I think in the long run this turns out to be a boom for stars and a big negative for the average athlete.

(In response to this post by printem)

Posted: 07/01/2021 at 11:08AM



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  The speculation is fun and interesting, but I'm speculating -- backhousepirate 07/01/2021 11:08AM
  Why a big negative for the average athlete? -- Mr Juan 07/01/2021 3:26PM
  Since you seem to hate everything and -- BlueSabre 07/01/2021 12:08PM
  You can thank the Univ Admin, AD, and coach McNeil -- turbopir8 07/01/2021 12:18PM
  I doubt they will miss you 😢 ** -- BlueSabre 07/01/2021 1:34PM
  I know they won't either. THAT is our problem. -- turbopir8 07/01/2021 1:47PM
  I am at the age (74) where I don’t let -- BlueSabre 07/01/2021 2:05PM
  Turbo and I are cool. Appears you are the one -- BlueSabre 07/01/2021 5:04PM
  Lol simmer down, pops. remember your age. ** -- highlow 07/01/2021 5:20PM
  Don’t worry about me. I can handle -- BlueSabre 07/01/2021 5:23PM
  Definitely one step closer to disengaging, not many left ** -- PortCityPirate 07/01/2021 11:59AM
  Just enjoy it for what it really is....entertainment. ** -- SuperRegionalDreaming 07/01/2021 12:03PM
  ...said the lion to the Christians ** -- highlow 07/01/2021 12:38PM
  You really need to unsubscribe -- BlueSabre 07/01/2021 1:38PM
  Thus many avoid attending hoops, football. ** -- SuperRegionalDreaming 07/01/2021 1:36PM
  In addition to what you just said..... -- JS-Pir 07/01/2021 11:25AM
  Hey, I'm CJ Crump for Happy's Pool Room ... . ** -- '82Pirate 07/01/2021 11:07AM
  RACK! *cigar chomper takes my quarter, perfect rack.* ** -- Pirate Stout 07/01/2021 11:26AM
  Depends heavily on the rules that come out -- Mr Juan 07/01/2021 11:02AM
  Make BLM pay to wear their logo. ** -- ultraviolet 07/01/2021 12:16PM
  Uncharted ** -- Baytree 07/01/2021 12:32PM
  Piratelaw....legal opinion? ** -- printem 07/01/2021 09:35AM
  Someone like Holton, probably matters -- ecu91 07/01/2021 09:27AM
  Some schools already have plans in place -- ApexNiner 07/01/2021 09:24AM

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