So what this article is saying is that the NFL is just like the rest of the
business world ?
Not sure where rlsintx is going. Is it that the business world is full of liars
and users. . OK. Or that the current system is acceptable. . . Not OK.Undrafted players w/ eligibility should have the option to return to college.
Remember, it's about the degree.Kids come out of college based
on a broken system of NFL feedback from so called experts. These
"experts" tell college players that they have 3rd or 4th round talent
and they they end up not being drafted. this happens year after year. Looks
like a lawsuit from these undrafted kids can be expected.Kids that
do come out early and make a team should be able to go back to school and get
their degree and have the NFL pay for it.Colleges do make million of
$ off football, but it's used up supporting other sports. Bottom line is
that most universities lose $.The real cash cow here is the NFL.
They use up kids and throw them under the bus. Unacceptable! The NFL can easily
afford to help pay for players to return to school.
Doesn't exist in the rest of the business world. The guy clearly
doesn't know much about the rest of the business world. For example, the
same thing happens with large law firm recruiting of top law school
graduates...no control over when you can receive an offer, no way to know how
many other offers you might receive, and incredible pressure to take the first
@JoCo UteI was thinking the same thing after this draft! If players
have eligibility, what harm is it to go back to college? Of course I understand
from the other point of going through college to the end, get your degree and
then test the waters of the NFL. I think Juniors with a year left should be able
to return, and maybe sophomores lose that chance for going very very early.
JoCoYou can look at it a couple of ways1) Universities
don't "lose" money on sports anymore than an English department
loses money on it's classes.2) The accounting practices of
Universities is like writing fiction. Those books are SO cooked, what SHOWS as a
loss ....isn'tSchools do things like charge themselves rent on
their stadiums, prohibit athletes from taking other scholarships so the entire
'cost' of tuition is 'charged', one school has a mandated
"donation" to the library of over a million dollars a year.Colleges MAKE money off of these kids. If they didn't, the salaries of
coaches and ADs wouldn't have skyrocketed. It is NOT standard
business to have a job offer good for as long as the 1 minute phone call and the
offer is withdrawn if you hang up. Teams do it since it is to their benefit and
the NFLPA is too dumb to negotiate for the changes that REALLY need to happen
(instead of the moindless slotting of salaries that has basically ruined the NFL
veteran 'middle class' (as now they get replaced by "cheap"
Im not feeling sorry for the players that have to make an on the spot
decision!That is the real world! And boo hoo $400K Rookie salary if you
make the team! Not exactly abuse...
Of course there are companies in the real world who put very limited time
constraints on job offers. And in a recovering economy, more power is shifted
to the companies offering jobs.In the job I currently hold, I had a
series of initial interviews on the phone, and then was flown to the home office
for the second round of face-to-face interviews. At the end of a nine hour day
of interviews, with less than two hours before my return flight home, they put
an offer sheet in front of me and said the offer was good until I left for the
airport. I accepted. The problem for companies making such offers
is that they're starting off with a bad relationship. The unwritten rules
of staying in a mid level management job for at least 18-24 months are thrown
out the window when the employment relationship starts like that. It's a
tactic that many companies are using now when they can get away with it. But
it's not a healthy practice for any business in the long-run.