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Subject: Re: Josh Rosen's views on college football are correct


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The Lion (Top rebuttal to Rosen)
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Date Posted: 16:01:35 08/12/17 Sat
In reply to: al's wingman 's message, "Re: Josh Rosen's views on college football are correct" on 16:25:29 08/11/17 Fri

From a letter to the editor I just read: Why doesn't Rosen spend a week as a regular student, competing with tens of thousands of others for classes, applying for loans and grants, and working a full or part time job to pay for text books, rent, groceries etc. Let's see if he'd change his tune.

I think so. He's so much better off, worrying only about playing football,
making passing grades and collecting an NFL signing bonus that's more than what most people earn in a lifetime of dreary work.

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sparman
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Date Posted: 16:55:31 08/12/17 Sat

You are missing his point. He's not criticizing academic life, he's talking about how hard - actually impossible - it is to do both at that level, and how athletes have little choice other than to focus on football, for which they were recruited.

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The Lion (Sparman)
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Date Posted: 12:21:23 08/13/17 Sun

I did not miss the point. You and he did. Does he practice more hours each day than the hours worked by a student with some crappy job who has to
work in order to eat?

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sparman
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Date Posted: 18:28:00 08/13/17 Sun

Probably yes, he spends more time practicing than the average student spends working on a non-school job.

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The Lion
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Date Posted: 14:01:39 08/15/17 Tue

Probably no, especially when you consider hours worked weekends too. And isn't there an NCAA limit on practice hours? But not on minimum wage jobs for non-athletes.
If he doesn't like a free college education, even in today's cockamamie
academia, he can drop football. Hell, many students across America
still commute, to say nothing of working too.

Or else cut back all the big-time college football. Won't bother me at all.
It'll only bother the NFL moneygrubbbers.

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sparman
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Date Posted: 19:46:50 08/15/17 Tue

Probably yes:

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/pac-12-study-reveals-athletes-too-exhausted-to-study-effectively/ and http://www.businessinsider.com/college-student-athletes-spend-40-hours-a-week-practicing-2015-1

versus

https://thinkprogress.org/nearly-80-percent-of-students-work-while-in-school-2f44edacd275/ and https://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/29/more-college-students-are-working-while-studying.html

Not to mention coaches usually discourage their "student" athletes from taking courses that get in the way of their team.

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