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Topic: CFB Free Agency

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GopherRock

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2021, 10:14:23 PM »
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.
I've said this from the start: if the NCAA didn't fix their business model, someone else was going to fix it for them, and they're not going to like how it gets fixed.

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2021, 11:32:58 PM »
When was the last wise move made by the NCAA?
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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2021, 01:14:42 AM »
I've said this from the start: if the NCAA didn't fix their business model, someone else was going to fix it for them, and they're not going to like how it gets fixed.
This reminds me of a brilliant scene and performance by Buddy Hackett in Its a Mad Mad Mad World.  Hackett tees off on the gaggle of folks plotting on how to split the $ 250Gs.

Benjy Benjamin: Look, We've figured it seventeen different ways, and every time we figured it, it was no good, because no matter how we figured it, somebody don't like the way we figured it! So now, there's only one way to figure it. And that is, every man, including the old bag, for himself!
Ding Bell : So good luck, and may the best man win!
Benjy Benjamin : [to Mrs. Marcus]  Right! Except you,lady. May you just drop dead!


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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2021, 01:55:29 AM »

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2021, 03:49:27 AM »
How much has changed in the past 30 years?  A fair bit, if that is any indication, but a person from 1991 watching a game today would recognize it as CFB with some additional rules.  Most of the changes were away from the game itself.  How many fans are fairly casual fans?  They buy season tickets and TG each home game but don't follow the intricacies that closely?

I also wonder how many Big Donors barely watch the games anyway.  Dunno.  I've been to Superbowl parties where 20 folks were schoozing and 3 watched the game, I realize that is very different.

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2021, 08:43:00 AM »
When was the last wise move made by the NCAA?
I'm not sure what it was, but making no move may have been the worst option possible.

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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2021, 08:46:47 AM »
the NCAA has been making no move on many things for decades
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Re: CFB Free Agency
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2021, 01:21:55 PM »
nah, they've been making moves, they just have that sloth from zootopia with the rubber stamp of approval.

 

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