auzzie0211I actually tried exploring the idea and seeing if there was something I could do up here at MSU to get a team going and see if there was a way the NCAA would ever consider it as a legit sport. The biggest problem to the NCAA is that being an individual action sport, sponsorships are a huge problem. Under current terms, in any sport no player can be considered Ďprofessionalí and still have eligibility. Well many kids who would be candidates to be athletes already are making money using their sport, which by definition is professional. In the jist, itís a huge headache to overcome because they would essentially have to break the rules and are concerned that it opens the door for other sports wanting the same treatment. I think it would be cool to see young kids who maybe give up because they arenít quite good enough to go pro and maybe want to pursue an education while the improve. But until someone comes in from up high who has a passion to make freeskiing happen, no profess is gonna be made.
Yeah, fuck the NCAA. Look at all the money they're making off march madness right now. It's great that they're giving some of it to the players, oh wait.
I love how their are all these "scandals" regarding some horrible players that actually take money from people while they're playing! NCAA can bank off the games live and on tv, the players likenesses in video games, the jerseys, etc, and give the players nothing because it's all about the love for the sport or whatever.
Also they make you do a year of college before you can sign with the NBA so they can bank on you. I mean so you can get an "education". Because one year of college for somebody that's completely focused on sports, going to the NBA, etc is really providing them with an epic education. I mean I bet it has nothing to do with the money made from having the best people in the game playing for at least a year, without having to pay them anything, and making piles of $$$ off them. Nah, it's def about education.
Shits so fucking corrupt. Fuck the NCAA