John Pinckney ENG-123-Q2182 Michael Brien 12/1/2013 AMATEUR ATHLETES FOR PAY – MYTHS AND REALITY The play stunned the nation. The Alabama Crimson Tide, consecutive NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) college football champions, living on the precipice of a football championship dynasty unknown for two decades – three straight national NCAA football championships - allowed a last minute “miracle” touchdown return to arch rival Auburn with no time remaining, thereby ruining their chance for immortality. This ended one of the all-time college football classics, watched by approximately 10 million shocked television viewers who, no doubt, felt lucky enough to witness one of the greatest games in recent history. The Alabama/Auburn
The first aspect of the argument was that the college football program wastes much money appropriated from the slashed academic budgets (Buzz Bissinger 2012). In fact, the average students and players get no benefits from the college football program. However, coaches of a football team such as Nick Saban of the University of Alabama and Bob Stoops of the University of Oklahoma got obscene millions from academic budgets that should be used for academic purposes (Buzz Bissinger, 2012). Meanwhile, football facilities
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Skipped-Hani Razavi Yearbooks are quite melancholy when you think about it hard enough. They are the mausoleums of our youth, where we lay to rest the memories of the years past. Your titles from that year are gone. You are no longer captain of the football team, no matter how many times you keep telling yourself you are. Those friends you thought that would stay with you forever are now long gone into the abyss of the real world.
Additionally, the team will evaluate the benefits, costs, and risks associated with the negotiation from the perspective of all parties involved. Case Summary Miami Heat’s Pat Riley was extremely interested in winning a contract with Juwan Howard. The Heat had not been to the playoffs in six years. Adding a talented forward like Howard, would certainly increase their chances, however, to ensure Alonzo Mourning would stay with the team, Riley promised “to make him the highest paid player on the team” after he dealt with some other contracts. This would prove fatal to the Howard deal.
I remember the first quarter so well. I played horrible that quarter which I couldn’t understand coming off an outstanding performance from the season opener where I recorded a school record for the amount of tackles by a single player in one game. I couldn’t understand why I was having such a bad first quarter. Was it because of the mixed emotions and excitement for this big game? Was it because I was thinking too much because it was on live TV?
“You’ve got a lot of street smarts, kid, but you need a college degree to succeed in business.” How many times have you been told this by prospective employers who shut the door in your face after learning you never attended, or didn’t fnish college? The stigma of lacking a college diploma could have dashed your dreams for a successful career—sending them straight out the door and into the trash bin. But wait, you’re intelligent, highly motivated, and you like to take risks! It’s not that college didn’t cross your mind; perhaps you didn’t have the funds, or maybe you just didn’t want to put your ideas on hold while you were sitting in a stuffy classroom for four years. So why should you be penalized?