Thursday, January 10, 2002

ONLY OBVIOUS DEPARTMENT: Here's an op-ed from the Tacoma Tribune on why college football players should be paid. I can't think of a reason not to, except that if you pay one kind of athlete, why shouldn't all athletes get paid (like swimmers or gymnasts, sports that aren't cash cows like football and basketball.) But that's what revenue-sharing is all about, and the argument for paying college athletes is revenue-sharing, as you have these teams bringing in tons of money for their universities and seeing none of it themselves, legally, anyway. So why not share the wealth?

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