Well, there you go... you're talking about the costs of employment, not the costs of unionization. You should have just said that from the start. The actual costs of the union are paid by the union members, who pay dues. So that has nothing to do with the schools. Then that has nothing to do with the point I made... It has nothing to do with the fact that a person can be a student-athlete and an employee. The concept of unionization in college sports isn't utopian either. No one thinks everything will be perfect because unions are created. It doesn't work that way in professional sports, or other unions, but I suspect you know that. The ones who get offers to get paid will get paid and the ones who don't get offers to get paid won't. How is this difficult? Why can literally everyone associated with a football or basketball program, save and except the players? Paying those people millions of dollars doesn't kill smaller schools sports programs. I feel like I'm repeating myself and you're willfully ignoring. Ahhhh, so you admit your viewpoint is skewed by the fact that the word union is involved. If they called it an association, you'd probably be okay. I'm not really concerned with your doomsday scenarios. The other sports that are unionized rake in new record profits every year. Doesn't seem to be hurting the long term health of those industries. I haven't seen you make a legit point yet... All I see is a bunch of talking points and baseless fear mongering. Maybe if there were an example of a sports union killing the sport it's associated with, then you'd have a point. But there's not one, so claiming the union will kill the sport is just crazy talk. The unions you're talking about in Detroit are not sports unions. The only similarity is that they're unions. That's literally it. That's about as weak of an argument you can make, and it assumes all unions are the same. Why would you allude to that without considering the much more closely related sports unions in the professional ranks? Because they don't fit your narrative. You're using this one unrelated example to distract from the real issue. Red herring.