Defender of freedom.
- Aug 18, 2018
Good lord, Where does this FN Jealousy bs come from?No, I'm stating the factual observation that the overwhelming majority of college kids are there on someone else's dime. Whether they get Bright Futures from the State, an athletic scholarship, or whether mom & dad just give them the cash---none of them have "earned" it beyond studying hard or having above-average athletic abilities.
Honestly, your posts reek of rank jealousy. The athletes aren't doing anything wrong for taking money that's being freely offered.
Again, I hate NIL--hate the media blowhards that drove the whole "pay the players" nonsense, hate the politicians that signed off on it, and hate the NCAA for being clueless morons in how to set it up. My scholarship was in track and for darn sure I wouldn't have benefited from the current system. NIL is weighted towards the 2-3% of college athletes who *may* have a professional future and of that, it's predominantly in two sports (football and basketball). Unless you're a really hot girl, few to any regular student athletes benefit from it.
You're the second poster in this thread to roll that out?
Look at it like this.
If these kids were being offered a stipend, or something along the lines of what a "normal" kid would earn with a minimum wage job, then, what's the big deal?
In my opinion, the NCAA is mostly responsible for what's going on right now. Their draconian rules about working, earning and what athletes can and cannot do, were just oppressive and stupid.
I have no idea how anyone could construe the post below as being jealous.
If anything, I'm even more pissed off because "normal" college kids that go to school and do the right things, aren't allowed entry into a school like UF. But some of these fn clowns get in, get a schollly, get PAID , and them transfer when they don't get a big NIL deal.
Oh, no doubt.
It's not the fact they have money, it's the fact they haven't earned a damned dime. You and I may have closed down the bars, but, you and I weren't given the money to do it. Personally, I've had a job since I was 12 years old.
Of course, most young kids would do the same things these kids are doing now. Thats not what I'm pissed off about.
It's the growing entitlement attitude and the exorbitant lifestyles these kids are, all of a sudden, living. Most, not all, of these kids are not equipped to handle everything that comes along with all this cash and entitlement.
Taxes are just one issue.
I'm not sure what we, as a society, are breeding here. Because, there are a lot of things that go along with a kid that's flush with cash. Bad things.