Anonymous said: Was it always so simple for you to drop someone who didn't do right by you or is it something you learned to do?
Of course not. The first girl that I was in love with ruined my life for a year and a half before I realized what I needed to do. It’s going to happen to everybody. The key is learning from it. I don’t mean, never trusting or loving someone again. I mean, knowing when you aren’t being appreciated and your time is being wasted.
therealcaprisunpapi said: The same way people think it's a jip that Walmart makes a grip put only pays 8/hr, is the same way people should feel about Michigan or Ohio State selling out stadiums and making Ms off merchandise and barely covering tuition and board for players
It is similar.
Anonymous said: What are your reasons for university's to pay college athletes? The kids are at the university to learn and make a career especially if some kids get a scholarship. This topic is some bullshit and shouldn't even exist.
First off, you’re an idiot. Secondly, the plural of university does not have an apostrophe, it’s universities. Now that we have your shortcomings out of the way, let’s address the real problem.
College athletes are held to near impossible standards. All they have time for is practice, playing and school. The mandatory hours you have to put in, in order to meet requirements leaves you no time to fit in a job. So now on top of the mental stress keeping your GPA up, the physical stress of practicing and playing, you also are flat broke. Yes, you put in more work than most of the country and you do it for free.
Not only can you not have a job, but they have insane rules about you making any money at all. It is completely illegal to receive any type of benefits from people. That means even if a rich guy appreciates your play on the field, and sees you struggling, he can’t give you a car to make life easier, or money for clothes to at least look good. You can’t even sell your own shit! Johnny Manziel and Terrell Pryor were both under investigation for selling their own autographs. Pryor didn’t even make money off of his. He traded them for tattoos and he was suspended and forced to leave school to attend a supplemental draft where he wouldn’t be eligible to make half the money he would in the real draft.
Division 1 college sports are a billion dollar empire. They are so lucrative that the prize for predicting a perfect bracket is 1 billion dollars. Could you imagine being the backbone of a billion dollar business, but struggling to eat. But I guess it’s fair if you get the empty promise of a degree that might not be worth the paper it’s printed on by the time they hand it to you.
Then why go to college at all if the degree isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on?
Due to regulations that force you (Obviously for money reasons but they maintain it’s a safety issue) attend college before you go professional. (One year for NBA. Two for NFL)
Is it one year of college or just one year after you graduated from high school?
For the NBA it’s one year out. So you can play overseas for a year, because they don’t have an age limit. They got 14 year old pros. The NFL there are no other options. Maurice Clarrett fought to enter the draft after his freshman year and it ruined his life.