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  •  Why not high school then? Or Grade school? (2+ / 0-)
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    ichibon, zenbassoon

    People get injured playing football in high school too.  I did.  I know people that were never the same after high school because of injuries.  

    "Fragmented and confused, we have no plan to combat any of this, but are looking to be saved by the very architects of our ruination."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 05:52:43 PM PST

    •  high school coaches (1+ / 0-)
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      zenbassoon

      aren't being paid millions. Those programs aren't raking in the national-level bucks the same way major college programs do.

      You WANT me on that server! You NEED me on that server!

      by nota bene on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 06:01:49 PM PST

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      •  Not yet. Some are close, Texas football. (2+ / 0-)
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        ichibon, zenbassoon

        But the primary grievance used by those seeking this union appears to be for medical reasons.  Those same reasons exists at the high school level.  Why not unionize them to protect their future health?  
        Actually, I think there's a better approach.  Remove athletics from college and high school.  Develop an alternative system similar to those used in Europe, like the club system.  

        "Fragmented and confused, we have no plan to combat any of this, but are looking to be saved by the very architects of our ruination."

        by BigAlinWashSt on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 06:07:55 PM PST

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