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Old 09-17-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: California
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Scholorship athletes take seats away from paying students, and there are costs associated with having any student at a college. So yes, it does cost something to give an athlete, let alone hundreds of them, a scholorship.
Tell that to any big time college whose football teams make millions of dollars for their respective university.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Sin City
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They should stop using college football as the minor league system for the NFL, and start farm systems for NFL teams similar to baseball. Its a waste handing out scholarships to football players whose only goal is to go to the NFL, and wouldn't even be smart enough to get into college based on their academics.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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Yes, college football is very profitable and brings money into colleges.

However, there are only a few NCAA college sports that are making money and colleges need those football $$$$$$$ to finance the majority of NCAA sports that they lose money on.

Despite the popularuty of women's sports, most end up in the red. ( and so do a lot of other men's sports)
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Philly
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Yes, college football is very profitable and brings money into colleges.

However, there are only a few NCAA college sports that are making money and colleges need those football $$$$$$$ to finance the majority of NCAA sports that they lose money on.

Despite the popularuty of women's sports, most end up in the red. ( and so do a lot of other men's sports)
My point exactly. That's why a lot of schools what that Division 1 status- it brings them lots of opportunities for $$$
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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They should stop using college football as the minor league system for the NFL, and start farm systems for NFL teams similar to baseball. Its a waste handing out scholarships to football players whose only goal is to go to the NFL, and wouldn't even be smart enough to get into college based on their academics.
The NFL doesn't have to pay for the development in college football, so why would they start a minor league in order to not waste money?

College is a free minor league training ground for MILLIONS of non-athletic American employers.

Who cares about students that "don't belong?" Minus the elite private universities & colleges and maybe 3 or 4 state universities, most schools are degree mills anyway. Yeah, every school has it's however-many great programs, but they also have their easy majors too. All of them. Even some of the most renowned colleges have give-me majors.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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There is a flaw in our system much like the NFL where once again the 11-5 Patriots sat home while the 8-8 Chargers went to the playoffs.
I agree with you.

As of now(December 9, 2010) the New Orleans Saints is 9-3 and is ranked #5(5th Seed) in the NFC Conference for a Wildcard Berth, while the St, Louis Rams is 6-6 and is ranked at #4(4th Seed) for a Playoff Berth.

See NFC Conference Standings; NFL Standings: Conference


Okay, so you mean to tell me that you're going to put a 6-6 team over a 9-3 team for the playoffs and put a 9-3 team in for the Wildcard hunt?
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Just win your games. If the Pats would have taken care of their division, then they would have been in the playoffs. And the Chargers did just enough to win theirs.

The problem with college is you can win all your games and still not get a chance to win it all. That's the main difference.
The NFL should be based on which team has won many games to get into the playoffs, not which team had did against the teams in their Division.

Simple as that.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I was thinking the same thing?

He was saying that "money, SUV's, girls, ect" are used to RECRUIT players to a certain school. This type of activity has ALWAYS gone on and ALWAYS will.

NFL players driving SUV's and getting arrested HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HE WAS SAYING.

IT DOESN"T EVEN MAKE SENSE IN THE DISCUSSION????????
Actually, what he is saying is that NFL players, just like College players, get into trouble just as much aa College Players. Like Vick, Stallworth, Big Ben(Steelers QB), Ray Lewis....and that Vikings team in the 2005 Season that had that "Love Boat" incident.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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What is more entertaining to watch: College Football or NFL?
College all the way! There is nothing better than the excitement inside a college stadium. It's much more exciting and full of more passionate fans. It's a lot more fun to watch. I've never been to an NFL game in person, but I really have no desire to do so. There are a few teams that have a college-ish atmosphere, but it's just not the same from what I've seen on TV and from what folks who have attended a game have said.

Go Volunteers!
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Once again, if two things are flawed, they are not necessarily equally flawed.
And like've said before in my pther post, as of now the Saints that are 9-3 are put in the "Wildcard Hunt", while the St.Louis Rams a that 6-6 are put in #4 spot to be in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

So how can you put a 9-3 team in the Wildcard spot while putting a 6-6 team in playoff contention?

It should be the other way around.
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