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  1. charlie Says:

    A little over two decades ago, a college football season lasted 10 games. Very few teams went to a bowl, so for most players, they stopped playing in November. Now, teams such as Bama, which are yearly a top five team and regularly go to bowl games, require a 13 game schedule. That means an extra three games/season. But that’s not the the upshot, a player generally, if his scholarship is renewed, has four years of eligibility. In aggregate, this kid will play 12 extra games over his CFB career, the equivalent of an entire extra season of getting his brain bashed about, an entire season more than players from a generation ago.

    Which is why the Northwestern Uni players wanted to form a union, because of the much greater demand on their time and health than that asked of their older colleagues. They’re left, as in the case with Bama, to do the hard, manual labor, while their head coach is raking in far more than what, in aggregate, his entire work force gets paid. And the alumni, taxpayer and undergrad ignores the inequity, just as long as they get theirs, who cares about the broken bodies and minds of the hired hands? An entire edifice of spectacle and depravity, teetering on the backs of kids….

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