Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    They do get ‘paid’, it’s called a scholarship. And surprise, some actually study useful subjects, get good grades, and make a career of it if they don’t make it to the pros.

  2. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago

    Thanks Bill, for opening up the debate and showing the “other side of the coin”. Much as I hate the hypocrisy and double standards of the NCAA, I also realize that paid student athletics would definitely be a Pandora’s Box.
    No matter which way reform ( if any ) goes, the only ones hurt are the genuine student athletes, not the one and dones.

  3. Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor said, about 3 years ago

    Oh my GOD. Tank and the caller are starting to venture into NFL territory!

  4. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    Currently “student” athletes transfer for other reasons (sitting out a season, true, but sitting out their classes, also true). Universities even transfer to other conferences! The sports tail has wagged the university dog for decades now, but the new TV contracts are making it the worst in the history of “student” athletics.

  5. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Simple solution, give college players the same deal that Olympic athletes have. No pay but free to get ad deals.

  6. timbob2313

    timbob2313 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    the NCAA is raking in $100s of millions. The main problem is that they think that they can keep total control of the money tree AKA division 1 football and the multitude of bowl games.
    The scholarships can be taken away in a second if the player is not a star(see the multipart SI series)or if the coach sees a HS player that he wants but has no scholarship for.
    Look at graduation rates for football and BBall players in division 1. Overall they are very very low.

  7. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, about 3 years ago


    Have you ever wondered why they’re called “student athletes” rather than “athlete students”? Usually the adjective comes first, doesn’t it?

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I say pay ‘em. Whatever the market will bear. They can choose the highest bidder. Free agency after each semester.
    Eliminate recruiting rules and you eliminate cheating.
    Oh, and let’s eliminate that messy student part. These guys are athletes! Their sport is a full time job and they shouldn’t have to take time off to go to class and have to study and stuff like that. They can just play until they go to the NFL or are cut.
    We’ll see how many alums stay as part of the studio audience. Not that it will matter, since TV will make up for drop off in attendance.
    And, TV can engineer playoffs any way it likes.

  9. water_moon

    water_moon said, about 3 years ago



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