What do you think of college athletes being able to unionize & be paid to play?

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  1. Hawaiian Scribe profile image95
    Hawaiian Scribeposted 4 years ago

    What do you think of college athletes being able to unionize & be paid to play?

    On March 26, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that college athletes can unionize. This will probably be appealed, but it has sparked discussion on all sides of this question. How do you think this will affect college sports programs?

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    Shelly Elliottposted 4 years ago

    In Canada all our athletes go to the US because we do not give sports scholarships. I think every institution needs a union. "Power to the people". Even better pay these kids to play is the answer! We once again watch the greed from the sidelines as the "corporate goons" only see the lining of their pockets. Politics in sports is disgusting! Maybe we have to wonder why the NCAA is more popular than the NBA because they play for passion not money. A little reward for all their hard work is the answer. World cup soccer is coming soon and I can't wait to watch the world come together. Let the kids play, hell pay them! Who gets the right to profit off the dreams of children, sorry but sometimes college sports should pay if the grades are there, not just if they can play ball!

    1. Hawaiian Scribe profile image95
      Hawaiian Scribeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You make some very good points. Perhaps we should learn from Canada & stop turning college sports into moneymaking ventures for both the schools and students. I fear this will become a long drawn out affair that will only make lawyers richer.

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      Shelly Elliottposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I went to school to be a lawyer, but had no money to pay for school. I want justice in the world not a pot of gold, a nice balance would be good.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    From the fans standpoint it will not matter.
    Colleges however make millions of dollars off their sports programs with television deals and coaches are paid millions of dollars in salaries. College sports is equivalent to being a semi-pro sports league. It's great that there are scholarships to cover student athletes dorm and class fees but there is plenty money to share for other living expenses. Lastly football is a very dangerous sport and the athletes health is at risk on par with the pros. It's not exactly the "pewee leagues" when you're hit in college.
    Then again I believe people should be paid something for donating their blood, kidneys, bone marrow, and other organs. It would probably eliminate shortages almost overnight!  As it is now the doctors and hospital staff get paid, the patient improves the quality of their life, and the donor is only left with a "feel good" moment and a possible scar after recovery.
    Even the government allows you tax deductions for giving money to charities. Imagine what would happen if they didn't. :-)

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      Shelly Elliottposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mr. dashingscorpio we think so much alike we could take on all the injustices of world but c'mon this is the US, people are out for themselves. I see exactly what you mean and you are always right!

    2. Hawaiian Scribe profile image95
      Hawaiian Scribeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, the colleges got greedy and the kids finally woke up 30 years later. You make a good point about organ donation. But then, who will pay and will the rich find another way to show the rest of us that itʻs all about money in the end.

    3. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Shelly Elliott, I've noticed too that we tend to agree! :-)
      Hawaiian Scribe, Maybe the insurance companies of the ill person should pick up the tab for the organ along with the surgery. This would also eliminate the black market for organs.


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