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Amateurs, Unions, And College Sports

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Amateurs, Unions, And College Sports

Americans love college sports.  They love college sports the same way they love the NFL, Major League Baseball, English Premier League soccer, the Olympics, or any other type of sports that they can’t live without.

Like those professional leagues, however, if there’s one other thing that is as certain as the sun rising in the East it’s that Americans hate the people who are running college sports.
There have been a multitude of criticisms lately criticizing the “guys” that are running college sports these days focusing on the definition of the term “student-athlete” and the amateur status that it implies.
But like most criticisms, it ends up being a whole lot of chest-thumping on a brand new set of “ideals” that would do more to ruin youth athletics, not to mention collegiate athletics, than any possible action from the NCAA.

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