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Subject: Re: Come On, Who Wrote This Script?

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Date Posted: 11:32:20 12/20/21 Mon
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "Come On, Who Wrote This Script?" on 23:17:31 12/18/21 Sat

I'm guessing that you'll enjoy "American Underdog" in theaters this Christmas.


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Date Posted: 13:36:07 12/21/21 Tue

Over the decades there’s been countless occurrences of athletes that got “ privileges “. There was a All-American wrestler from a mid west college (I can’t remember which one) finished high school with a 3.4 gpa but preformed poorly on the SAT. 20 years ago there’s was a retired NFL player that got sued for back child support during the proceedings his ex- wife said he wasn’t capable of support their kids because he’s illiterate. This guy graduated from Auburn. The university’s president was stunned and he vowed to personally see that he’ll be sure he gets educated. Throughout high schools and colleges there coaches and administrators that will change grades in order to keep the athlete eligible. These occurrences where well in hand before any of us where around. It will be interesting to see if or how the NIL will effect this. Ivy League was formed to end these problems. It’s ironic that the Ivy is revered as out of touch to what’s going on in 21 st century scholastic athletics . However, they already dealt with with these concerns: paid players, students playing in their 7 th year, or the imaginary line between amateur and professional.The Ivy’s stance on education is the very reason why these institutions are respected for their commitment to academics.

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Date Posted: 14:42:24 12/21/21 Tue

HYP, especially Yale and Princeton, invented dodgy athletic recruiting in the 19th century. How do you think Y and P dominated college football for half a century? Sure, some of it was crafty X's and O's but, as we know, it's the Jimmy's and Joe's.

But like many visionary entrepreneurs who founded a new industry, Yale and Princeton recognized when the time came to hand the reins to professional managers, passing the baton to the eager next generation of good folks at SMU, Auburn et al, who took dodgy athletic recruiting to a higher level.

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