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  • -Deborah-
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    NFL News

    Time for a sparkly new NFL News thread!!

  • Panoptes
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    Making a million dollars in a 30 year career is easy for anyone that tries to in an American life.

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  • kreton
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    Originally posted by UKBB View Post

    So a college education is worth a nickle then?
    The training they get is invaluable. People pay 4-5 figures to get a week of training that isn't on par with these universities- the education is incredibly valuable especially for so many kids who have no other avenue to get there - the opportunity to go pro is again invaluable.

    An elite education, local and sometimes national fame, room and board for years, the best training in the world, opportunities none of us will ever see vs community college and a shot at $30-60K a year mediocrity job.

    Yea they don't benefit.

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  • Malto Marko
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    Originally posted by Futureshock View Post

    True. A Gym teacher can make at least $200k over the course of a twenty-thirty year career.
    Ya, if they go teach in Alabama, Virginia, or Maryland. Come teach in Michigan, get tenured, and you are talking well over a million with a 30 year career.

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  • UKBB
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    Originally posted by Futureshock View Post

    True. A Gym teacher can make at least $200k over the course of a twenty-thirty year career.
    And what will Zach Zenner make with his doctorate degree?

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  • jaadam4
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    Originally posted by Panoptes View Post

    The answer is already in his medical records. 😉
    Ha!

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  • Fraquar
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    The way to do this is deferred monies, payable when they have exhausted their eligibility, whether that is for medical, declaring for the draft, etc. Lets be honest, they don't need the money while they are in school, they have a free ride already.

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  • Panoptes
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    Originally posted by jaadam4 View Post

    I wonder if he went by Jim or James Ward it would cut down on the injuries
    The answer is already in his medical records. 😉

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  • jaadam4
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    The thing I like about college football is that these kids are playing against kids their own age. The majority are brought along slowly.

    Having a minor league system that accepts players directly after high school or too early is a recipe for disaster. That’s why I like the 3 year rule in college football. Those freshmen and sophomores aren’t ready to play against grown men.

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  • chemiclord
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    If basketball and football had viable minor leagues like baseball and hockey do (though minor league baseball is going through a bit of controversy over compensation as well), this controversy almost entirely goes away.

    Basketball is... kinda... trying, at least, but the G-League has a LONG way to go before it can be considered an alternative path. Fortunately, the really big college-age players are able to parlay it into a professional career very quickly.

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  • jaadam4
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    Originally posted by ghandi View Post
    Aren't men's basketball and football really the only money makers for the universities? Maybe we just need better options for those sports instead of college...Better semi pro leagues where if they want to get paid, they can get paid.
    That’s true but you still have to keep it equal or everyone will be in an uproar and will be offended.

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  • ghandi
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    Aren't men's basketball and football really the only money makers for the universities? Maybe we just need better options for those sports instead of college...Better semi pro leagues where if they want to get paid, they can get paid.

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  • jaadam4
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    Originally posted by Nick Pappageorgio View Post
    My only issue is how to do it

    You can’t pay all scholarship athletes the same. It just wouldn’t be fair....no one is likely to feature a woman’s volleyball player or a men’s rugby player on a video game, so it’s fair to assume that some athlete’s likenesses should be more valuable than other athletes (yay! Three cheers for capitalism). But......
    This is true. It’s a slippery slope

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  • Futureshock
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    Originally posted by UKBB View Post

    If you get the right degree that $60 to 100k worth of education will be worth many many times that.
    True. A Gym teacher can make at least $200k over the course of a twenty-thirty year career.

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  • Panoptes
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    The angry man has retired:
    Adam "Pacman" Jones announces his retirement
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    5/24/2019 11:27:09 AM
    Veteran cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has announced his retirement from the NFL after 14 seasons according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.com.

    Jones announced the news himself in an Instagram video on Friday. The No.6-overall pick in the 2005 draft out of West Virginia by the Tennessee Titans, Jones immediately made an impact in the league as both a shutdown corner and a returner but numerous off-field incidents threatened to permanently derail his career at several junctures. In one of the most shocking, Jones was involved in a fight at a Las Vegas strip club that was followed by someone in Jones’ entourage returning to the club and opening fire. Three people were injured and Jones was charged with felonies before pleading no contest to conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct.

    Jones was suspended for the entire 2007 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as a result of the off-field troubles and returned with the Cowboys in 2008. He served another suspension during the season, didn’t play at all in 2009 and then joined the Bengals for the 2010 season.

    Jones finally seemed to turn a corner in Cincinnati under coach Marvin Lewis, where he played eight years, even being named first-team All-Pro in 2014. But he has struggled with injuries the past few seasons and has not played a full 16-games season since 2016.

    The 35-year-old has been out of the league since being cut by the Denver Broncos in November. Jones ends his career with 17 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries, and five punt-return touchdowns.

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