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Topic: CFB Free Agency

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847badgerfan

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2021, 08:59:30 AM »
They had the chance to set up compensation and rules for transfers for years. Instead, they took the money and ate a lot of cheese.

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2021, 09:06:10 AM »
I don't like that the treatment of players who want to make a move has always been so lopsidedly draconian compared to the treatment of coaches.

I also think it's reasonable for the players to want to be able to do things like use their own likenesses for earning money.

However, the more college football resembles the NFL, the less interested in it I become.  I'm not alone, attendance is dropping all across the country, the sport is failing to generate new fans to replace those that are leaving, and the entire trendline is in the wrong direction.

Due to CTE liability and other issues, I've predicted many times that 10-15 years from now, the sport won't closely resemble what we have now.  

But at this point, I doubt I'll even be around watching it if and when it DOES make that change.  

College Football Armageddon is upon us and, as might have been predicted, it's going out not with a bang, but a whimper.

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2021, 09:18:51 AM »
Sad, but true.

I gave up my seats years ago, as you know.
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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2021, 09:37:25 AM »
apparently, the sellout streak in Lincoln will continue for the foreseeable future
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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2021, 10:49:01 AM »
I don't like that the treatment of players who want to make a move has always been so lopsidedly draconian compared to the treatment of coaches.

I also think it's reasonable for the players to want to be able to do things like use their own likenesses for earning money.

However, the more college football resembles the NFL, the less interested in it I become.  I'm not alone, attendance is dropping all across the country, the sport is failing to generate new fans to replace those that are leaving, and the entire trendline is in the wrong direction.
That's where I'm at.

The powers that be were so hellbent on keeping as much short term money out of the hands of the players, they decided to give them every other right in the book, which is going to cost them so much more long term money.

And college basketball is even worse.

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2021, 12:56:43 PM »
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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2021, 01:02:33 PM »
that's a bold strategy. not sure i buy that.

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2021, 01:12:26 PM »

So, I think that’s not true.

I’m sure someone said it. Someone who matters, but I bet it’s not true. The value of that “free live evaluation” is pretty low. And the financial/resume/experience value balances it out.

(I honestly think some of this gets lightly rolled back at some point, or we hit a point where people transfer quick and are then stuck and it settles down)

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2021, 01:15:44 PM »
for a million dollars or more, they will give away players
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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2021, 03:46:35 PM »
Yeah, there's no way that's true widely, or even beyond maybe one guy he talked to...who is probably outvoted at his own school

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2021, 04:05:44 PM »
Those body bag games are the primary source of athletics department revenue for many smaller schools.  There's no way they're going to sacrifice their annual budget on the off chance that a larger school might get a chance to see one of their players for a half an hour.  

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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2021, 09:55:37 PM »
Those body bag games are the primary source of athletics department revenue for many smaller schools.  There's no way they're going to sacrifice their annual budget on the off chance that a larger school might get a chance to see one of their players for a half an hour. 
Plus, your stars are gonna be pissed when you explain that they won't be playing in any big cool gyms and they won't get to challenge good opponents from famous schools they grew up watching.

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2021, 10:04:08 PM »
screw the fans, screw the bank account, and lose the stars anyway

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