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Are college athletics good or bad?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rjakapeanut, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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  2. MrG

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    wow at this whole thread....

    Let's recap:
    -people who don't understand the classical definition of a "college"
    -people who claim to have access to credible information that the rest of us dummies just don't know because we don't hang out with presidents of state-wide university systems who apparently tell naive undergrads about fraud within the system that they personally perpetuate
    -some really nice photos posted by vox

    Ok, i'm out.


    ^ What flambeur said....

    Here I was thinking this thread was going to die at page 2. Its turned into a massive jock vs. nerd dickslapping fest.


    You guys are so smart and edgy. Thanks for stopping by and letting us know that you've read every single post in the thread, allowing you to boil down every single argument here into one of two categories. I envy your ability to lump people into groups so effectively and efficiently. [​IMG]
     


  3. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    I read a few responses. I feel that college athletics are good. I believe you learn a lot more through competition and teammork than in the class room or library. Anyway, I do agree that the really big sports like Basketball and Football are basically profession b-level championships and are far removed from education.
     


  4. RedLantern

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    rjakapeanut = CajunFran. J, feel free to add this as his custom title.
     


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    You guys are so smart and edgy. Thanks for stopping by and letting us know that you've read every single post in the thread, allowing you to boil down every single argument here into one of two categories. I envy your ability to lump people into groups so effectively and efficiently. [​IMG]

    No Prob Mr. G...the voice of reason has to speak up sometime.
     


  6. Rambo

    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    You guys are so smart and edgy. Thanks for stopping by and letting us know that you've read every single post in the thread, allowing you to boil down every single argument here into one of two categories. I envy your ability to lump people into groups so effectively and efficiently. [​IMG]
    See below [​IMG]
    I can solve this argument with my usual flawless logic: men love football women love men men love sports women love men men who play sports tend to be in shape women love men who are in shape men who play sports are jocks women love jocks men who love sports are passionate women love men who are passionate, even if its about dumb ass shit like football lesbos play sports women love lesbos tailgating is fun women love to party after the game, people party women love to party there is alcohol served at tailgate parties women love alcohol
     


  7. NoNothingGuy

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    Well, here is something to add to the argument...

    I am a former D1 varsity athlete. Track and Field. I went to a National Championship winning school. My sport lost money, as most do.

    We make tons of money on basketball and football.

    Every year, I send my old coach a check for $1,500. Not a lot of money, but I am still fairly young. I would never just donate that money to the school. I have teammates that do the same/feel the same.

    I am one example. That is $1,500 per year (likely more in the future) that the school would not get without me having been an athlete.

    Just something to consider.
     


  8. rjakapeanut

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    i can find solace that i'm not the only retard in this thread.
     


  9. rjakapeanut

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    -people who claim to have access to credible information that the rest of us dummies just don't know because we don't hang out with presidents of state-wide university systems who apparently tell naive undergrads about fraud within the system that they personally perpetuate

    yeah that's not what i've said at all.

    that information is readily available in journals and things like that. google it. i'd link you to mine (the one that our president wrote), but i don't think you or anyone else gives a shit. and i've have to go find it again.

    but yeah, the point about schools losing money? thats everywhere.
     


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    I think college sports are very entertaining, but I'm not sure they're great for colleges academically. I perceive the purpose of universities to prepare students for either research or to further educate them academically so that they can fulfill more complex non-blue collar jobs and I don't see that college sports help perpetuate this.

    It's a fact that some schools make tons of money via college sports (UF makes millions a year selling tickets?), but I'm not sure it's good for their academic programs.

    If we took a list of the top 100 universities in the US and mapped them based on some academic criterion (publications/student scores or something) against atheletic programs I would probably look pretty bad.
     


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    Am I alone thinking that maybe it isn't all about money?

    Is that naive?
     


  12. edinatlanta

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    i'd link you to mine (the one that our president wrote), but i don't think you or anyone else gives a shit.

    Again, not true. In fact I asked that you would at least provide something to back up one of your beliefs.
     


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    No one read my spoiler, would have saved the posters in this threak a lot of time.

    I do think CajunFran is a good nickname.
     


  14. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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    No one read my spoiler, would have saved the posters in this threak a lot of time.

    well we hadn't gotten to the end of the thread yet...
     


  15. Bhowie

    Bhowie Stylish Dinosaur

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    well we hadn't gotten to the end of the thread yet...

    THAT IS WHY IT IS A SPOLIER!!!!
     


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