Pro football league for college-aged players?

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  1. mal630

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    https://sports.vice.com/en_us/artic...a-pro-football-league-for-college-age-players


    For those who don't want to read:

    Tom Brady's agent is looking to create a second option for kids who are looking to play college football. They would pay players 50k and form a summer league where they play 8 games in June-August. They league would try to resemble the NFL as much as possible in order to better prepare the kids.
     
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  2. TimJimothy

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    I look forward to watching He Hate Me play again.
     
  3. Celemo

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    SEC still pays better
     
  4. Mr. Bean

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    Won't come close to preparing the players as well as CFB for the NFL but some players will take the cheese
     
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  5. Larry Sura

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    More chances for them to get CTE. Good move.
     
  6. George Costanza

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    Terrible idea is terrible
     
  7. boone

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    I have no qualm with this. Seems to go against the pussification of America.
     
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  8. You and You

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    Playing 8 games vs playing 14 possibly in college?

    You know this would be an alternative to collwge ball, and these guyd wouldn't be going to school right?
     
  9. Larry Sura

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    Didn't read the article. Don't care. Your typos are bad, right?
     
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  10. Boo MFer!

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  11. BayouMafia

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    I like the idea. While most players will choose to go the traditional college route, there are lots of guys out there who just aren't cut out for academics, even at a Juco. No reason that football shouldn't continue to be an option for them.

    I just can't imagine how you fund a league like this. Even just 40 guys at $50k each is an $8,000,000/yr payroll not even considering coaches/staff, travel, etc etc. Who outside of family is watching/attending these games to make it viable?
     
  12. wes tegg

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    I think they could get a tv deal rather easily.
     
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  13. wes tegg

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    Do you mean from a quality of play perspective?
     
  14. Mr. Bean

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    Probably that too but I was thinking more along the lines of coaching, development, nutrition, training, maturity, etc. you can't tell me a minor league would do a better job than elite power five programs at developing players for the NFL
     
  15. War Grundle

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    Players are better off going to college. $50K is less than they get now when you conider quality of coaching, facilities, training, nutrition and rehab.
     
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  16. wes tegg

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    Fair. I could see the rosters instead filling up with JuCo/group of 5 guys.
     
  17. TimJimothy

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    Well then I'm not in favor of it, being a K-State fan and all..
     
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  18. Rapeswithasmile

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    i'm not a mathematician, but something doesn't add up here

    edit: read the article, saw it's a 4 team league.
     
  19. Doug

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    I like the idea... 50k is good money for a lot of these guys....it's good money for a lot of us. If they have the talent the NFL will find them, if they don't they at least made some money instead of taking BS classes. I wouldn't put my money on the line, but if there was a local team I'd follow it.
     
  20. mal630

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    I think 50k is crap money if they are going to get a TV deal. It certainly won't go too far in supporting them the other 10 months out of the year, especially if they live in LA where the league is taking place. Remember they aren't living in the college dorms for free... they are out in the real world at this point.

    I can see it as a good alternative for someone who isn't cut out for school though. It is nice to have another option.
     
  21. Baby Rabbit

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    Wouldn't hurt schools like Michigan and Stanford where the value of the education far exceeds $50k/yr
     
  22. Goose

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    Haha yeah whatever ~ taylor ~
     
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  23. miles

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    Would never watch. Have no idea where they'd get the money to pay for it.
     
  24. Cornelius Suttree

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    Jerrell Powe would have been a good candidate for this league
     
  25. Magneto

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    Along with Callahan Bright.
     
  26. Phil Connors

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    Because he wasn't.

    :swish:
     
  27. duc15

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    At least they get money out of this
     
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  28. Magneto

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    The free education (if they were to take it seriously) would trump the $150k they'd earn in 3 years of the league.
     
  29. dukebuckeye

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    Callahan Bright is still the best DT highlight video I think I ever watched. Just unreal.
     
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  30. RalfBully

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    Hope it works. Definitely intriguing.