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Topic: Game Changer / NIL

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Re: Game Changer / NIL
« Reply #434 on: February 16, 2024, 10:30:56 AM »
I honestly think both conferences are on shaky ground

Its only a matter of time before an 8-10 team blue blood superconference is created by a streamer.

I'm not sure this happens, but if it does, it will be revenue driven.  There would well be some Vandys and Purdues retained.  Vandy does compete outside football of course.

I don't know what will happen, but I probably won't much like it.  If we end up with some select conference with only teams like UGA and OSU and Texas, my interest will definitley diminish, a lot.  They may as well allow freshman to be drafted and have an "official" NFL minor league.

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Re: Game Changer / NIL
« Reply #435 on: February 16, 2024, 01:45:58 PM »
Pretty much need to just blow it all up.

Let the NFL start its own minor league.

That's what CFB is - even more so now.

And I don't like it.
They have always been scared to put anything on the NFL.  Make your own eligibility rules.  This is why unionization is a good thing.  Put pressure on the NFL to change their eligibility rules.  Those are collectively bargained.  College football will absolutely be better off at this point once the football players can collectively bargain.  Then they can also agree on reasonable eligibility rules.  I've never understood how transfer eligibility restrictions are challengeable, when general eligibility rules are not.  The NCAA has never said you can't transfer, they've just put restrictions on your eligibility if you do.  If they can't do that, how can they tell a kid he can't play college football for 10 years if he wants to and stays in school?

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Re: Game Changer / NIL
« Reply #436 on: February 16, 2024, 01:52:51 PM »
I'd say there's a high chance EA Sports blows this one...the Madden games have sucked for years from what I understand.
They haven't been bad, they've just struggled to make buying new versions worth it.  They don't really improve the game, they just add pointless features.  Frequently they are bad, and so they remove them.  They just need a reason to buy a new game.  Generally the answer is to just stop supporting the old one.  They could charge $10 to add on another 365 days of updated rosters, and online support, and people would be all over it.  The issue is you have to play on old rosters forever, and not be able to play online, or pay $70 for a new game.  Hell, I bet they could charge $40 to extend the game for a year, with updating rosters (as they do constantly durign the first year of the game) and people would pay it, and you wouldn't pay any overhead on development or hardware.

There are smarter people than me on this, but I would release a new game every ~3 years, and charge like $40 to continue support and updates on the most recent version.  I have to imagine the overhead cost savings would cover that.  Plus you'd get more medium gamers like me.  I bought Madden 24.  That was my first Madden in 4 years.  I would buy the updates though.  So $40 a year vs. $70 every 3-4 years

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Re: Game Changer / NIL
« Reply #438 on: February 22, 2024, 11:23:06 AM »
Well, now that he's reaped the benefit of an uneven playing field for a generation of college football players, but he's left the coaching ranks, Saban wants to reform all this nastiness of paying players and also the portal is bad.  He's suddenly very concerned about 28 and 29 year old dudes who only know how to play football and don't have the education or life skills to handle the real world.

Seems to me his hypocrisy is only eclipsed by his hubris, but I guess I'll let y'all be the judge.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/39572219/nick-saban-wants-voice-change-college-football

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Re: Game Changer / NIL
« Reply #439 on: February 22, 2024, 11:24:37 AM »
I don't have time for him

he's retired - out of my peripheral 
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