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PhillyB    40,351

not sure what to think about this. on the one hand they're not getting paid (lol) as works, as they're students, but at the same time they are the workhorses driving a multi-kazillion dollar industry, and you could make a case for it.

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TheNewStandard    854

Bye-bye NCAA!

What a mess this is going to turn into. But players should be compensated fairly for their labor, because few have the ability to make it to the pros and many of these student-athletes will have nothing to show for their college experience besides some great memories and a ton of health problems later in life, meanwhile, the fat-cats are getting fatter and set for life.

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MadHatter    9,501

Just take sports out of the colleges and make them paid farm systems for the NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.

 

Stop calling them student athletes....because they will now just be employees

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countryboi    1,777

how does unionizing help the 90 percent of players that are never going to get paid to play ball?

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stirs    6,509

I can see it now, "The Ga/Fla has been cancelled as Bulldog players picket wanting new weight room facilities and no spring practices"

 

Or, maybe they will all be one big collective union.  Who knows.

 

Guess the girls softball teams will unionize also, but will they get the same money as the football/basketball players?

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TheNewStandard    854

how does unionizing help the 90 percent of players that are never going to get paid to play ball?

Unions make a singular, organized entity out of many people in which demands can be made that will benefit the entire union entity.

Many of these players develop injuries that have far-reaching effects throughout their life. One benefit could be setting up a trust fund to help pay for health insurance and even worker's comp that will extend beyond a player's stay in school.

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Proudiddy    9,510

I can see it now, "The Ga/Fla has been cancelled as Bulldog players picket wanting new weight room facilities and no spring practices"

 

Or, maybe they will all be one big collective union.  Who knows.

 

Guess the girls softball teams will unionize also, but will they get the same money as the football/basketball players?

 

Umm, players have already "picketed" in recent years and didn't need a union to do so.

 

This isn't about banding together for unnecessary spoils, it's about unionizing for just dues, for what should be required.  It's not about weight rooms.  It's about the players getting a piece of the pie that they have created and being protected (physically) as they do it.

 

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Proudiddy    9,510

Ever check back on Alabama's Tyrone Prothro? 

 

You should.  Dude could've possibly been the next Steve Smith.  Shula did something stupid, left Prothro with his ankle and foot completely detached from his leg, he never played again, and last I checked, he was working at a bank as a teller with permanent physical impairments as a result of his injury.

 

That's a huge reason why they need unions.

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