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  1. Boston Sports Thread

    He's already one of the top 5 positional players in the majors.
  2. Boston Sports Thread

  3. What are you reading? V1

  4. What are you reading? V1

    The one that triggers the CIA.
  5. What are you reading? V1

    Big book written by a guy with a big beard in the late 19th century
  6. What are you reading? V1

    I held off on starting it, actually. Reading some non-fiction instead, which I can't name here.
  7. What Song Are You Listening To?

  8. Who would you miss the most?

    Probably Luc Lemay. My musical idol (or one of them, anyway) and one of the nicest dudes I've ever met.
  9. My point being that there are serious questions to be asked about the way the NCAA currently allocates its money and parallel to the players trying to be recognized as employees and unionizing, there needs to be an inquiry into the organization's finances. https://thebiglead.com/2016/03/14/reminder-ncaa-amateurism-is-a-corrupt-sham-we-are-all-complicit/ This article summarizes the worst of it pretty well... and that's just what's known.
  10. This is where I start talking about excessive salaries for athletic directors, coaches and conference commissioners.
  11. $11 billion in tax-free annual revenue for a "non-profit" organization... 🤔🤔🤔🤔 (note: this is the Marc Edelman figure. I've seen other numbers that suggest it's much less, but given how corrupt the NCAA is, I'm more inclined to believe this figure) I dunno, somehow I have a hard time believing they couldn't make it work. Revenue sharing would have to be instituted somehow to preserve lower-level programs. But as things stand right now it's probably in the best interest of most DII and DIII programs to shut down anyway.
  12. You have to get the ball rolling somehow. It's not going to happen overnight, but it's absolutely in the players' interest to agitate on this front. I don't know if they can follow the model that grad students have used to push for unionization, but there are definitely legal avenues they can explore to at a minimum be recognized as employees.
  13. Again, for me it comes back to how much risk the players are shouldering by participating. You pay a football player who's playing every snap of every game one amount, you pay another who's playing maybe a handful of snaps a smaller amount, you play a volleyball player a smaller amount still. It might not work out that way in reality, but that's how I would organize things.
  14. There are thousands of people whose job it is to figure out how to apportion money. A lot of them are very good at it. The idea that a massive organization like the NCAA can't find people to figure this out is pretty preposterous.