I see. Yeah, it's clear that you don't really care so long as the Unions are linked in. What is fairly compensated to you? Clearly, a 75K education for free is not enough. What is enough? Whatever it is, I'm afraid it will still be too much for the smaller programs. Be careful counselor, your highly educated persona is slipping here. Just so we are very clear, are you calling me an imbecile? I'm pretty sure you are not. In fact, I'm pretty sure you are going to back track that right? Coaches salaries have nothing at all to do with this. I never claimed any of this. This is all your creation. I'm simply saying that coaching salaries do not effect this. Further, I'm saying that FBS is not really a part of this but, D1 (you do realize that FBS is like 70 schools but D1 contains approximately 350 schools and that there are actually 1000 NCAA members right?) will be drastically effected. If your contention is that a person who receives a 4 year scholarship from Northwestern is destined for bbstacking classes and a high point of the fry guy at McDonalds, then I don't think the problem is with me. This really comes down to a question of how much you value an education. The player is being compensated to the tune of 300K, over a 4 year period, regardless of whether you decide to acknowledge that or not. Here is a link that outlines profitability of NCAA schools. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/schools/finances/ Here is a link that provides statistics, as of 2012 (most current I could find), for how top heavy the profitability actually is: http://www.statisticbrain.com/ncaa-college-athletics-statistics/ It's a generally accepted point that BBall and Football basically pay for most, if not all, of the other athletic programs. I get that you see black helicopters circling but I would ask that you provide some sort of reference point as to why you believe schools are scamming everyone on their expenditures. Smaller schools can't pay them. It's not as simple as just being able to offer a scholarship and continue on as if nothing happened. How can you not understand this. If Unionization is approved, it will be approved for all students who play sports. It won't be just for certain athletes or certain schools. This means that every single school that has an athletic program will have to follow the laws in this country, with regards to Employees. Do you not get that? That means that they must pay them and they must provide healthcare and benefits and disability and all the rest. Do you not get this? It's not an alacarte kind of deal. . Do you not understand that salary not all that goes into this process? According to a study from MIT, Benefits for the average employee, never mind employees who are at greater risk (such as athletes), the annual cost is in the area of 1.25 to 1.4 times the cost of salary and even higher for Union members. This is going to project over all athletes because if Unionization is accepted, it will apply to all athletes which will, in turn, drive the Universities to cover them as they would any of their other employees accept these will be Union members which means they will eventually demand Union benefits and wages. Do the math here. You have a relatively small percentage of FBS athletes involved here but in actuality, what you are talking about is 420,000 athletes who will all become employees in the eyes of the law, if this decision is upheld. How can these schools absorb those kinds of costs? What I've explained above is what is so hard about that. What you should care about is the opportunity for young people to get an education. At least if they have that, then they have a chance to make a life for themselves. Only a very small percentage of athletes, specifically, less then 1% of all college athletes, go on to make a living in professional sports. Consider that, if these students become employees, what is the driving force behind Universities giving these athletes scholarships? Why would they continue to educate them at all? Why wouldn't they just walk away from that and just say, "OK, you are employees now and we are going to pay you X to play but that's it."? What happens if that is how it works? That means that more then 99% of all athletes will have a job for a period of a few years (perhaps) to get paid and after that, nothing to fall back on. They won't even be able to say that they have practical job experience because playing sports doesn't really provide that for real world jobs. Then they truly would be looking at head fry cook at McD's, if they were lucky. You don't care about it. You only care that they get paid, I get it. I suppose everybody is entitled to their own opinions but I hope very few share yours because if that's how it works, then those young people have a very poor future ahead of them indeed.