Win, Lose, Drew by Drew Litton

Win, Lose, Drew

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  1. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Try studying instead.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, 9 months ago

    Part of the negotiations, as employees they are not required to study.
    Students are not employees and it cannot be both ways.
    Although I admit a fondness for having my cake and eating it too, this is not the way the world operates.

  3. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, 9 months ago

    If they’re employees, and 18 or older, then they can start paying income taxes on those scholarships.

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 9 months ago

    @uh-oh

    Try studying instead.
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    That’s one of their unaddressed issues – they spend so much time in practices, training, and games that they don’t have sufficient time to study.

  5. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    How did Richard Sherman do it? Salutorian in High School. 4.2 GPA at Stanford.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 9 months ago

    I wonder… If they all unionize, and are in the same union, maybe even in the same local, how would that affect action on the field? Like “Brothers, lets not get exploited by the fat cats, lets play nice for a change!”. Weird…

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 9 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    Church, they spend most of their waking hours in practices and at games. They are required to attend practices and training during the off-season. As a result, their time to study is limited. If they are injured, they lose their scholarship and are kicked out. If they are permanently disabled by their injuries, they are kicked to the curb. And they are punished for complaining about it.
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    Who are you defending?
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    Oh wait. That’s right. You’re a “conservative”, and defend the right of employers to do anything they want, anytime they want, to whoever they want.
    .
    And you simply don’t care.

  8. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    a) You neglected to answer my question

    b) I actually agree they have legitimate complaints, and have said so on this forum multiple times, so your “you’re a conservative” don’t fly. (Of course I also believe these complaints can be addressed by “good faith” negotiation, without unionization.)

    c) Your reply should have said “Sherman is an extremely smart guy, and would have excelled in college with or without a football scholarship. And that he would have gone to college (though maybe not Stanford) even if not for football.” The fact is that many (note I didn’t say most) of those in college on football scholarships were, shall we say, academically challenged in High School, NEVER learning how to study or apply themselves academically (or even care), were promoted to the next grade and graduated only because of their football skills, (this would continue through college) and would probably be changing oil at a a JiffyLube were it not for their unique skill and subsequent scholarship. So again, while I think they have some legitimate grievances, and they could and should be addressed, it’s not the one way street you paint it as.

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