Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:11 PM
We enter a dark field lit brightly overhead..a light drizzle falls...camera zooms on a tired football player drained from a hard practice.
He looks into the camera and says " I hate it when I play a sport and get my school payed for..I deserve royalties and a percentage of playing this revenue generating sport...I hate that I will only be worshipped on campus and get special favors to get my work done and maintain my grades as I have to focus mostly in sports..and not get payed what I deserve!!....Fade to black...
Sudden view of a harsh desert landscape....camera slowly zooms upon a woman sitting in front of a modest house...with only her eyes exposed..head dress covering her hair..." I wish I would not get killed or have acid thrown on my face for wanting to learn to read..or wanting to go to school....Fades to black
Cut to- Previous football player is at a loud campus party making out with two girls and binge drinking...laughter ensues and he screams "I Love MY Liiiife!!" hops into his new Corvette with his new company packing into the car and speeds off.
Cut to- previous unkown female..still sitting in front of her house...silence...dust kicks up..
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS!!
Seriously I knew a football player at Gardner Webb who always payed for everything when going out to dinner, movie with his girlfriend and myself and my girfriend. I asked why he always insists on paying and he told me about how he gets payed to maintain grounds..gets like 500 a week(back in 98-99, which is equal to 2,200 dollars in 2014 money*) along with 15-20 other guys on the team.... AT GARDNER-WEBB!! Said he spent about a hour a month doing any work
Revenue sport athletes are doing ok.
" Exploitation" is a reach to describe the medium which can give these athletes the access to fufill either an education or path to professional sports,coaching, TV, Radio.
* accurate dollar amount