We live in a progressive culture. Everything is expected to grow and change.
All except for college sports.
No matter how large the revenues become for the non profit NCAA the players remain unpaid. I’ve always been cool with that because it isn’t as though the student athletes aren’t getting anything in return. They’re getting an expensive education. It’s the whole “give a man a fish vs. teach them to fish” mindset.
Even when last month the Northwestern Wildcats won a case to unionize, I rolled my eyes.
But as more and more stories come out of players skirting NCAA rules by simply taking money to put gas in their car or to receive free food I realize something is broken. Why shouldn’t there be some changes made? The NCAA and the universities are making millions upon millions on the backs of student athletes.
Before I go too far into this, I’ll just simply say that as I watched Jon Stewart on the Daily Show last night my one thought was “nailed it.”
NOTE: I spent too long this morning trying to get the video to embed. Sorry, but follow the link to watch it directly from Comedy Central. It is two parts and absolutely worth it.