Way Zero The deals are covered, you think they’re illegal. The analogy familiar to every college football pundit over the age of 50 is the Wild West, a time period in American history easily associated with outlaws, bank robberies, train robberies, gunfights., carnage, and general chaos. Also rampant in the Old West: Slavery! Great job guys! Yes, we are a leader in truly compensating the workforce responsible for generating billions of dollars. How alien, how strange, how… un-American.
One SEC athletic director even went so far as to say, “Let’s be honest, we’re all doing money laundering, Ok, calm down. Madeleine CArtel isn’t asking you to legalize drugs and blood money, and compared to the crime the NCAA has been committing for years, void deals are a traffic ticket.
I, for one, am really reveling in the chaos caused by the zero deals and transfer portal. It’s refreshing to see the big banks taking on the smaller banks throughout the college landscape, and the more power the players have, the more power they have. Get. (And who doesn’t love an angry (Nick Saban?)
SEC Schools Are Robin Hooding, and Are We Mad?
Sports Illustrated published an article titled Tuesday “Inside the NIL Battle That’s Splintering the SEC: ‘We Are All Money Laundering.’“It’s a well-written piece, even if it’s a little gaslight-y, but my main conclusion is that the premier college football conference in America is running like the 1 percent on a T.ax dAy
States are exploiting loopholes within loopholes for the benefit of the underprivileged. Of course, boosters and universities aren’t looking for ways to pay players altruistically; It is for selfishness and profit. However, the bottom line The players are being paid. They’re on courts, between hedges, doing heavy lifting, and risking injury, and they should benefit financially.
Diplomas only open so many doors, and you can’t hack them at pawn shops. Cash in hand is better than two certificates lying in the hut. These ADs and coaches complaining about getting their hands dirty are full of filth to the nth degree. They should celebrate, media should celebrate and society should celebrate because it is a good thing.
I don’t care which rules are being broken, which states can do what, or who is fumbling to keep itself afloat. It’s only once good for anyone other than unpaid athletes scrambling because of the greed and incompetence of the NCAA.
Snap nil deals on the fly
The NIL system isn’t perfect, but this is what we have. And this is all we got because colleges and the NCAA still refuse to pay players. If there was some uniformity, maybe these kids would stop working like mercenaries. Instead, they’ve been told to fend for themselves, and we can’t help but be surprised by the capitalist appetites of children growing up in America.
So, yes, it sucks that Title IX is being violated, and not every athlete is being compensated equally. It’s not the fucking Wild West though. It means that the student athlete/unpaid worker is taking on something that is not owed to them.
They are entitled to a share of the profits, and a pass must be given to each athlete any time they legally take advantage of an offered bag. The real culprits are the universities and the NCAA, who still tell us there isn’t enough money.
There’s a lot of cash to go around, and it’s evident in all the new, creative mechanisms being devised to filter money without kids being on payroll.