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    Jake McDonough talks about paying players.


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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    I don't know which side of the fence I'm on with this. Simplistically, I don't think athletes should be paid, but if they can sell their autograph for money, go for it.

    That said, lots of college students go in debt for living expenses during school. Join the club.



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Student athletes get waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than anyone wants to lead on to.


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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey View Post
    I don't know which side of the fence I'm on with this. Simplistically, I don't think athletes should be paid, but if they can sell their autograph for money, go for it.

    That said, lots of college students go in debt for living expenses during school. Join the club.
    I'm a wealthy booster from Notre Dame and would like to have Allen Lazard autograph for $25,000. Only if you come to ND though, Allen!



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    As I was reading it, I thought I heard the song playing from those Sarah McLachlan animal abuse commercials.



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    If they could come up with a fair plan I wouldn't have a problem with paying players but I have yet to see one that even comes close to addressing all the problems. Even allowing them to sell their autographs is problematic. Say a booster buys one for $10000.



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBearClone View Post
    If they could come up with a fair plan I wouldn't have a problem with paying players but I have yet to see one that even comes close to addressing all the problems. Even allowing them to sell their autographs is problematic. Say a booster buys one for $10000.
    What if they could only get $100/autograph? But then, what if a booster bought 100 of them? I'm not sure that slope ever gets sure footing...


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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBearClone View Post
    If they could come up with a fair plan I wouldn't have a problem with paying players but I have yet to see one that even comes close to addressing all the problems. Even allowing them to sell their autographs is problematic. Say a booster buys one for $10000.

    Or how does "paying players" relate to student athletes in non-revenue sports who are on partial scholarship? You could argue that they have a worse financial hardship. And some who become All-Americans, even in non-revenue sports, probably do more for the bottom line of the university than a revenue sport athlete who rides the bench.



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBearClone View Post
    He was spending 500 dollars a month on rent with three roomates? Then he is an idiot. I had a house close to campus that I rented where each room had a leasee, and the rent when divided came to less than $300 a month. He should have lived elsewhere and commuted. What was his major again?



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    He was spending 500 dollars a month on rent with three roomates? Then he is an idiot. I had a house close to campus that I rented where each room had a leasee, and the rent when divided came to less than $300 a month. He should have lived elsewhere and commuted. What was his major again?
    Some of what he wrote I can look at and see that he has a point.
    This is an obvious weakness, and it gets worse when he talks about that as some kind of substandard living condition. That's a $2000/month apartment. In Ames, IA. That place was probably pretty nice.


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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Paying $500+/month for an apartment in Ames when you have multiple roommates is stupid. I lived with 3 or 4 other roommates for three years in college and never paid more than $250/month. The places weren't trashy either.



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    A 4 bedroom apartment at West Towne thru Haverkamp:
    http://westtowneames.com/templates/M...539441&flpid=6

    $1280/month. Not the most run-down place in the world.


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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Crap I had typed a long reply but lost my internet connection. Anyway, I don't know how many articles written by former athletes that some of you need in order to believe that there is a problem. Yes they should be paid and I think if done correctly it will even improve the competitive balance within the P5 and help a team like ISU. Why do you think many of the top athletes end up in the SEC (just picking a conference at random)? I'm sure everything was always above board.



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArgentCy View Post
    Crap I had typed a long reply but lost my internet connection. Anyway, I don't know how many articles written by former athletes that some of you need in order to believe that there is a problem. Yes they should be paid and I think if done correctly it will even improve the competitive balance within the P5 and help a team like ISU. Why do you think many of the top athletes end up in the SEC (just picking a conference at random)? I'm sure everything was always above board.
    Adding money to anything never improves competitive balance. You can add a salary cap but it won't matter because some schools will just say screw it and pay luxury tax.

    Cry me a river, athletes.



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    Re: Jake McDonough talks about paying players.

    I pretty much quit taking that seriously when he talked about guys taking easier courses to get by. Whose fault is that? I also like how he mentioned his $600 check but neglects to mention he doesn't have to pay anything for tuition. I paid about $500 for rent in college. I'm also not sitting here explaining why it's so unfair.

    This whole thing irritates me and when I listen to most complain about everything while neglecting what they actually do get, my head almost explodes. Also, McDonough isn't a great example since it has been said by him that this staff and football brought him around. He was barely hanging onto the team his sophomore year.


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