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Welcome to the August 8, 2014 Post Game Show for Mojo Friday!

 

I think I disagree with TexDem a little bit here, as NCAA athletes are often at risk of serious life-impacting injuries, many are in systems that don't give a damn if they graduate or not, and in which coaches and universities/colleges alike make millions.  For some sports (basketball and football most notably), these are clearly the minor leagues for those sports.  These athletes both "have it made" and are exploited.  

I did like the idea of the degree guaranteed scholarship that he makes.  

You might enjoy this pretty interesting article on The Daily Traub, To Pay College Athletes or Not to Pay College Athletes: Pandora’s Box Opened by NLRB, CAPA, and My Solution, written in March of this year.  Today's image is borrowed from that page.  He's against pay, but for a stipend, but notes that this is pretty uncharted territory:

As I said, this is Pandora’s Box. No one knows what is going to happen or what this all means for the future. The only reason why this is an issue for football and basketball is that there isn’t another route for them to take to get paid and that’s because college football and basketball came before pro football and basketball. Hockey and baseball have alternate routes because the pros were established first, and let’s face it, football and basketball aren’t getting another route to take.
Tell us in our poll, what you think!  And now for the fun!

Today's Mojo Friday diary is Mojo Friday - NCAA , To Pay or Not Pay - Edition

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Congratulations to:


Participation-est: bjedward, bsegel, mjbleo, barefoot coyote, chimene, ER Doc
Chattiest: chimene
Generous-est: ER Doc
Snecksiest (1):  Captain C, bjedward  

Thanks to our most excellent host, TexDem!

Stats will be updated Sunday afternoon. Final stats will be published a week later.

First round stats, as of 4:10PM Eastern, are:

32 participants
210 comments
6.6 average comments per participant
3259 total mojo exchanged
51.6% average participation rate


username comments mojogiven comments + mojogiven partic% mojorecd recd diary?
bjedward 16 194 210 100.00% 237 Yes
bsegel 1 209 210 100.00% 24 Yes
mjbleo 13 197 210 100.00% 141 Yes
barefoot coyote 2 208 210 100.00% 40 Yes
chimene 36 174 210 100.00% 250 Yes
ER Doc 1 209 210 100.00% 5 Yes
Eddie L 1 174 175 83.33% 22 Yes
AllanTBG 1 171 172 81.90% 21 Yes
Senor Unoball 23 145 168 80.00% 458 Yes
alypsee1 6 151 157 74.76% 59 Yes
4Freedom 5 147 152 72.38% 58 Yes
TexDem 32 119 151 71.90% 644 Author
NoMoJoe 2 127 129 61.43% 31 No
Issek 3 123 126 60.00% 42 Yes
Captain C 26 98 124 59.05% 452 Yes
VClib 8 112 120 57.14% 171 Yes
kenwards 4 111 115 54.76% 55 Yes
polecat 7 105 112 53.33% 129 Yes
Yasuragi 0 111 111 52.86% 0 No
Greasy Grant 1 82 83 39.52% 6 Yes
anotherdemocrat 2 80 82 39.05% 37 Yes
westyny 10 70 80 38.10% 169 Yes
Debs2 1 57 58 27.62% 21 Yes
Texnance 5 47 52 24.76% 110 Yes
LinSea 0 31 31 14.76% 0 Yes
MT Spaces 1 2 3 1.43% 14 Yes
Mishima 1 2 3 1.43% 23 Yes
MKinTN 0 1 1 0.48% 0 Yes
Mr Bojangles 0 1 1 0.48% 0 Yes
smileycreek 0 1 1 0.48% 0 Yes
vgranucci 1 0 1 0.48% 20 Yes
VeloVixen 1 0 1 0.48% 20 No
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