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  1. Mar 2016
    1. Alabama, which just won the BCS title last night in probably the most-intense championship game since Ohio State beat University of Miami in 2003, pockets $6 million a year from students in the form of subsidies. Clemson, which choked last night, skims $4.3 million.

      just shows how much these schools make from just one game.

    2. This enormous flow of cash is carefully kept away from football and basketball players, but coaches, administrators and other staff members get to bathe in it, even though many big-time athletic departments still lose money overall. Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, reportedly makes more than $3.5 million a year. Mark Emmert, the NCAA president, makes more than $1 million. According to USA Today, nine athletic directors make more than $1 million each, and nearly 50 make more than $500,000. Football and basketball coaches too numerous to count make well into seven figures — including many still getting paid millions after they’ve been fired. Even bowl-game directors can make nearly $1 million , for administering a single game. These are figures for those at the top of the pyramid: Many schools pay assistant coaches hundreds of thousands of dollars; Louisiana State University’s football team just hired a defensive coordinator for $1.3 million per year.

      shows how the colleges benefit from the national tournaments and TV endorsements.

    1. Student athletes should be paid because if you can fill a stadium with fans you can fill a University with paying students and star professors.

      great point to show how much money they produce for their colleges.

    2. If the NCAA paid its athletes, the students would not have to add extra stress worrying about where they will get their money from. If students did not have to worry about their finances, they could spend more time focusing on their game and their classes. This helps prevent tired and burnt out athletes from underperforming on the field.

      making the game more competitive and interesting to watch. making those players work harder.

    3. College Athletes Spend an Average of 43.3 Hours Per Week Dedicated to Their Sport

      they are working the hours of a full time job. making it hard to provide for their common necessities without another form of income.

    1. they also struck me as unprepared for college-level work. What’s more, and again in general, the football players appeared the least troubled by this fact, and the least willing to rectify it. 

      these players do not care they are un prepared for college level work and or professional careers.

    2. During my time with SAAS, I encountered a wide range of athletic archetypes: foreign-born tennis players struggling with English grammar; SoCal water polo dudes who excelled at swimming and skateboarding but not essays; a smattering of cheerfully inarticulate volleyball and baseball players and swimmers; and of course, the breadwinners and rainmakers: the football players. 

      great point that student athletes lose focus on their education

    3. For 80 years, the Heisman Trophy has been awarded annually to the college football player “whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” Athletes from the University of Southern California, my alma mater, have won six: the tailbacks Mike Garrett, Charles White, and Marcus Allen; quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart; and O.J. Simpson, who defies mere positional categorization. Reggie Bush won the Heisman in 2005 but returned it several years later, when evidence surfaced that he and his family had accepted “improper benefits,” an NCAA term for money.

      by paying the students you will lose the integrity of the sport

    1. 71 percent of students leave a public four-year institution or private non-profit four-year institution in debt. The average debt is $32,528. That is an enormous burden for kids who may, or may not have a job awaiting them upon graduation.

      this is the percentage that leaves with debt yet college athletes get to leave school with no debt, thats great compensation.

    2. they shouldn’t be paid, I didn’t say they shouldn’t be compensated.

      they have worked hard but by paying them would destroy the name of the sport.

    1. It is clear that, in addition to their academic course loads, student-athletes' physical conditioning, practice and competition schedules make it difficult for many of them to take on part-time employment to supplement their institutional aid

      saying that college athletes dont have any other form of income so maybe they should be paid

    2. Student-athletes are amateurs who choose to participate in intercollegiate athletics as a part of their educational experience, thus maintaining a distinction between student-athletes who participate in the collegiate model and professional athletes who are also students.

      they are using sports as a part of their college experience

    3. Students are not professional athletes who are paid salaries and incentives for a career in sports

      says that they are students first then athletes, and should be treated as so.

    1. Nocera’s remedy is to channel a chunk of the revenue from college athletics into cash payments, with a salary cap. The only sports Nocera proposes to pay are football and men’s basketball. Nocera does not explain why men’s basketball players deserve payment but women’s players do not. This outcome simply flows naturally from Nocera’s stated commitment to “free market principles” as the sacrosanct moral principle that should undergird college athletics. Men’s basketball players have market value, and women’s players do not, therefore male athletes, but not female ones, deserve salaries. (And if you extended payments to all athletes, not just the minority who play football or men’s basketball, the arithmetic undergirding Nocera’s proposal would collapse.)

      great feminist argument and to show why paying athletes wouldn't work.

    2. The system works perfectly well for the handful of college athletes with the most market value. Football and men’s basketball players who use their college sports experience as a launching paid to lucrative professional careers wind up rich. It’s everybody else who’s hurt: the players who aren’t good enough to make the pros, and who are losing their chance to get an education. And, while a handful of high-profile football and basketball stars are just using college as a way station, the majority of college athletes are not completely irrational about the economic value of a college degree, which I can state as a fact on the grounds that (1) everybody in America understands that a college degree is valuable, and (2) college athletes are Americans.

      great paragraph talking about those who arent good enough squander their opportunity to get a real education.

    3. once an extracurricular extension of school life, like a beefed-up version of high-school sports — has become a full-time job.

      shows how time consuming college sports can be.

      good point to show opposition

    1. It fails, first of all, to recognize the value of sports as a part of education.

      paying student athletes defeats the purpose of them one realizing that they are students first and then the athlete.

      this is a great point to show how paying them to play would defeat the purpose of being student athletes.

    2. , the students are so unprepared that academic failure seems inevitable. In worse cases still, their scholarships are cynically undermined by the schools themselves.

      they students are too focused on the game they loose all academic interests.

      this is a good point by showing by paying the students they will lose all interest in academics and only focus on the sport.

    3. Many college coaches are the highest-paid public employees in their states

      coaches of these teams make a ton off their players success.

      this can be used to show how the players benefit their coaches but the players arent reaping the benefits of their success.

    1. Foreigners are often startled when they discover how seriously Americans take college sports. The captain of a university soccer team in Europe is no more likely to be famous than the student who came top in a chemistry exam. In America, however, the top student athletes are stars, watched and cheered by millions.

      it gives example how our country loves college sports,

      this can be used to show out of most countries in the world we value colleges sports the most arguably, if we can love colleges sports the players need to get paid.

    2. For now, the NCAA is digging in its heels. It plans to appeal the O'Bannon ruling. It insists that paying student athletes more than the cost of their education would ruin college sports and expose players to "commercial exploitation", which is an odd way of saying "being paid for your labour". It would take a determined goal-line stand for the colleges to resist the forces now ranged against them. By refusing to concede a few more yards, the NCAA risks surrendering a game-ending score.

      this shows the downfall of colleges paying their athletes

      great opposing view.

    3. on. The effect of this decision may at first be modest: it allows the NCAA to cap payments to players at a modest $5,000 a year. However, it sets a precedent that could shake up one of America's most popular and lucrative forms of entertainment.

      this allows the ban to be lifted and give the star players who bring in money through endorsements to get paid 5000 a year and they cant touch it until graduation.

      good point to show the adorableness for colleges to pay these small fees

    4. But such policies tend to be honoured in the breach. Many athletes spend far too long training to have much time for classes. Some are functionally illiterate but somehow manage to turn in well-written essays, the contents of which they do not appear to remember. Academic fraud is rife. For example, an investigation into the University of North Carolina found that athletes were often packed into "no-show classes". At the average member school in the NCAA's five highest-grossing "conferences" (subdivisions), just 44% of men's basketball players graduate within six years.

      shows how distracted players get when completely focused on sports.

      if college athletes got paid this would worsen the problem. good opposing view.

    1. The NCAA is often referred to as a cartel. But its power has historically been dependent on its symbiotic relationship with the NBA. The NBA prohibited its teams from signing college players before their class graduated, guaranteeing the NCAA a steady supply of unpaid labor whose performance could be monetized in the form of tickets, T-shirts, and TV rights. And the NBA used college basketball as a free minor-league system. So it worked for college basketball and the NBA. For the players? Well, not so much.

      shows how the system takes advantage of players

      great article to shows that the system makes it impossible for college players to receive revenue for their actions, when they are the one competing in the high dollar competitions.

    2. The name says it: the NCAA Elite Eight, the eight best teams in college basketball, survivors of a long, highly competitive season and three hard-fought rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament, March Madness. And yet players from seven of the eight colleges, underclassmen with up to three years of eligibility left, won't be back this fall. What's more, nine of the top ten picks in this year's June NBA draft, six of whom played in the NCAA tournament, are leaving college basketball before exhausting their eligibility.

      by payig players you will get a better work ethic out of hem

      great argument used to show how the athletes deserve to get paid.

    1. While investments in athletics are huge in dollar terms, the relationships between coaches and players are built on core values like trust and leadership. Management consultant Roger Herman, who writes about this subject in his book How to Become an Employer of Choice, says all companies should try to instill these core values in their workforces if they want to attract and keep top talent.

      this shows how the players values and relationships should be carried on to our corporations and workplaces.

    2. Sanderson calls college athletes "the most exploited workers in the U.S. economy," and argues that just about everyone in the system benefits more than the players. He believes they should be paid.

      say colleges athletes gets taken advantage of.

      for the kids who play these sports and thrive and really bring the school some revenue, they deserve to get pid

    3. But somehow that doesn't jibe with billion-dollar network contracts, celebrity coaches paid $1 million to $2 million and football stadiums packed with fans paying Broadway-show ticket prices.

      how coaches are paid

      shows how the athletes pay the coaches salary

    1. Eighty thousand fans watched in person, and 21.2 million watched the game on television--the fourth NCAA championship in a 14-year TV contract worth around $11 billion. Sponsors like Coca-Cola and Capital One ran constant ads on the air and even on the court; they had paid so much they weren't even called sponsors anymore but "Corporate Champions." Nike plans to give both Kentucky and Connecticut, the two schools facing off in the title game, more than $60 million so that players wear shoes branded with their swoosh.

      gives stats about how much money they bring in

      used to give valid stats that college sports bring in and who they are endorsed by.

    2. ESPN is paying reportedly $5.64 billion over 12 years for the upcoming College Football Playoff--six games each season. It is one thing to say that a $50,000 scholarship package is sufficient compensation for players when teams play 11 games a year on local television; it is quite another when the TV contracts are exceeding those of professional sports. The money has turned an abstract argument into a moral one.

      great stat to show how NCAA men's football is benefiting greatly from all the major sports TV networks.

      great stat to show other sports being widely broadcasted and players no getting any of the profits.

    3. We as student-athletes get utilized for what we do so well, and we're definitely blessed to get a scholarship to our universities. But at the end of the day, that doesn't cover everything. We do have hungry nights that we don't have enough money to get food ... It may not have your last name on it, but when you see your jersey getting sold ... you feel like you want something in return."

      this shows that even with paid college these athletes are going to bed without money for food to eat.

      this can be used to give valid argument that the school its self is providing all they can for the athletes and it still isnt enough.

    1. The inclusion of current athletes in the lawsuit means a much bigger source of revenue is now at stake: a college-sports broadcasting deal with CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting worth $10.8 billion over 14 years.

      shows that massive amounts of money that the broadcasting deals make.

    2. The University of Texas had the highest athletics revenues, at $163m, but most institutions do not earn enough to cover the costs of their sports programmes. All would stand to lose large amounts if they had to pay star athletes according to their pulling power.

      says that evenwitht he money earned from being publically telivised they wouldntbe able to afford to pay the athletes.

      great opposing viewpoint.

    3. It argues that paying athletes would corrupt the spirit of college games, and that the players are students first, athletes second--despite the fact that few star players finish their degrees.

      good oposing point.

      easily used to show how paying college athletes would be awful.

  2. Feb 2016
    1. this article is basically about how psychopaths interact and what's going through their mind.

      im going to use this in my paper by describing the actions and thoughts of psychopaths differ from our general opinion.

    2. egocentricity,

      big words.... nice!

    3. More than 70 percent of those who scored high on the Self-Report Psychopathy Scale correctly picked out the handkerchief-smuggling associate, compared with just 30 percent of the low scorers. Zeroing in on weakness may well be part of a serial killer's tool kit. But it may also come in handy at the airport.

      i too like this experiment

    4. contrary to popular belief, they are not necessarily violent

      i thought all psychopaths were violent.. crazy

    5. parallel universe

      too bad that's not real

    6. Emotion is entropy—and seriously bad for business

      i like and dislike this

    7. Robert Maudsley
    8. “Hannibal Lecter” Robert Maudsley, you might take a fellow inmate hostage, smash his skull in and sample his brains with a spoon as nonchalantly as if you were downing a soft-boiled egg.

      great correlation

    9. “This is for men.”

      that's crazy!

    10. completely unfazed

      Like the show Dexter

    1. Her depression would prove resistant to every class of antidepressant, numerous combinations of antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs, intensive psychotherapy and about a hundred sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. Patients who have failed that many treatments usually don't emerge from their depressions.

      scary for this girl because of the percentage of not recovering after the failed treatments

    2. The simplest acts — deciding what to wear, making breakfast — required immense will

      shows how difficult it is to live this way

    3. "It began with a feeling of not really feeling as connected to things as usual," she told me one evening at the family's dining-room table. "Then it was like this wall fell around me. I felt sadder and sadder and then just numb."

      interesting to here about the begining stages of depression.

  3. Jan 2016
    1. He'selbowingacolleaguenexttohiminar,wayIdon'tmuchcarefor.Wehavenotickets,Ipointout,andnoneofthecash-far-ticketboothsaremanned."Ain'tnosweatoffmyballs,"theop-eratorsayswithoutlookingatme.

      I have a friend that does the same elbowing thing drives me nuts.

      if i said that i wouldnt look at him either.