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Do you side with the NCAA business model or the players?   The Pleasure Seeking You: Entertainment & Sports

Started Jun-21 by Showtalk; 4226 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-23

I voted other...

They seem to be in really big legal hot water and their future is in doubt!

The Future of the NCAA’s “Business Model” is in Jeopardy

 

For over a century, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) has served as the regulatory body that governs the majority of intercollegiate athletics. The NCAA and its member institutions provide a platform for almost half a million student-athletes to compete in 24 different sports across three divisions. Undoubtedly, the NCAA’s system has provided millions of educational opportunities for student-athletes that would not otherwise exist, but at an enormous cost to those the student-athletes.

The NCAA’s eligibility requirements for student-athletes to compete are based on the principle of “amateurism” – an arbitrary definition created and implemented in the NCAA’s Bylaws. In order to remain eligible, student-athletes must adhere to a laundry list of NCAA Bylaws, including the requirement not to receive any form of payment for their athletic skill. The NCAA has attempted to justify this decision by continuously stating that lack of pay for intercollegiate athletes marks a definitive point of demarcation between “amateur” and professional athletics. On the surface, this seems like a plausible defense: ensuring that student-athletes do not receive pay certainly does make intercollegiate athletics separate and distinct from professional sports. However, if this is indeed what distinguishes the NCAA from other leagues like the National Football League, then why do carve-outs—such as allowing student-athletes to receive pay for Olympic accomplishments or tennis athletes to accept prize money based on place finish or performance—exist?

A simple answer exists: to maintain control of their monopsony enterprise. The NCAA has become a multi-billion-dollar business, raking in lucrative television deals in excess of $8.8 billion. Rather than sharing those profits with the athletes who produce the NCAA’s notable product, the NCAA shares that wealth with the member institutions, including at least 20 schools that already possess endowments north of $5 billion. As a nonprofit organization, like its member institutions, the NCAA currently generates over $1.1 billion in annual revenue. Yet, none of those profits are shared with the individuals who are the lifeblood behind that revenue—the student-athletes.

https://sites.law.berkeley.edu/thenetwork/2021/04/06/the-future-of-the-ncaas-business-model-is-in-jeopardy/

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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-23

I can’t believe my word third/3rd showed up as 3 or that I missed it.  Ah, well, you all know what I meant.

It’s an old model that worked when profits were lower because it made sense.  Otherwise schools would recruit and pay professionals to their teams to win games for them.  Now it’s nothing more than a cash cow and takes advantage of players.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-24

Showtalk said...

Now it’s nothing more than a cash cow and takes advantage of players.

Yep... money & power... the root of all evil! That seems to be all that politics are about these days.

FWIW

 

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-24

Sports = politics

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-25

Showtalk said...

Sports = politics

That too... today, just about everything is tied to politics. They've politicized so many things that it's hard to not talk politics about anything.

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Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jun-25

They have ruined entertainment in the process.  Novels must contain socially relevant phrases even if they don’t fit.  Television shows all covered new realities, even when they had little to do with the ongoing storylines.  The Olympics are going to be fully of political references and commentary even though they aren’t supposed to be. 

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-25

I've stopped watching ALL sports due to the kneeling and disrespecting of our Anthem and our Flag.

I've stopped watching the Emmy's, the Grammy's, the Golden Globe, the... ahhh you know the rest of them because they poured their hatred out on last POTUS.

I don't even listen to any liberal news media channel any more because of all the fake news and lies.

I've stopped buying brands from corporations who's CEO's are stupid enough to bring politics into their companies.

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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-25

I stopped watching awards shows when they stopped honoring the best and started choosing based on politics or for social reasons.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-25

Showtalk said...

stopped honoring the best and started choosing based on politics or for social reasons.

Yep... just one more form of politicization.

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