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Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:13 am
by caliboy93
I would say gender inequality in terms of opportunity and pay, off-field behavior of athletes, and fan violence.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:47 am
by Kiwirob
Take tennis as an example why should women be paid as much as men in the Grand Slams, they only play at best 60% of the time men spend on court, men put on a better show, the quality of the men's game is significantly higher than the women's, it's also more difficult to get tickets to the men's finals then the women's finals, so why should women be paid equally?

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:20 pm
by mbmbos
Injuries, and particularly traumatic head injuries.

I love football but I've stopped watching the NFL altogether until they do more to protect players from traumatic injuries and provide health care to those retired players who are now suffering.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:24 pm
by VTKillarney
1) Head injuries
2) Other injuries
3) Doping

I also have stopped watching the NFL. It is wrong to take pleasure in other people bashing their skulls.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:26 pm
by bhill
MLS referees...............

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:45 pm
by winginit
Not in some way compensating college athletes for the buckets of money that they bring their universities.

If I'm an all-star college football player who brings my University millions of dollars I shouldn't be hung out to dry if I get injured to the degree that I'm unable to play professionally.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:56 pm
by casinterest
winginit wrote:
Not in some way compensating college athletes for the buckets of money that they bring their universities.

If I'm an all-star college football player who brings my University millions of dollars I shouldn't be hung out to dry if I get injured to the degree that I'm unable to play professionally.


Even high schools have star athletes. People don't go to college to get paid, they go to learn.
Otherwise , they can just wait it out for the draft.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 pm
by winginit
casinterest wrote:
winginit wrote:
Not in some way compensating college athletes for the buckets of money that they bring their universities.

If I'm an all-star college football player who brings my University millions of dollars I shouldn't be hung out to dry if I get injured to the degree that I'm unable to play professionally.


Even high schools have star athletes. People don't go to college to get paid, they go to learn.
Otherwise , they can just wait it out for the draft.


Let's not pretend that High Schools monetize their athletes to a degree that's even in the same ballpark as colleges.

Additionally, to think that most athletes who are of obvious professional-caliber go to college to learn is simply not true. Top athletes go to college because it's a necessary,at times (in the NBA) mandated step towards participation in a professional league that will adequately compensate them for their talents.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:07 pm
by casinterest
winginit wrote:
casinterest wrote:
winginit wrote:
Not in some way compensating college athletes for the buckets of money that they bring their universities.

If I'm an all-star college football player who brings my University millions of dollars I shouldn't be hung out to dry if I get injured to the degree that I'm unable to play professionally.


Even high schools have star athletes. People don't go to college to get paid, they go to learn.
Otherwise , they can just wait it out for the draft.


Let's not pretend that High Schools monetize their athletes to a degree that's even in the same ballpark as colleges.

Additionally, to think that most athletes who are of obvious professional-caliber go to college to learn is simply not true. Top athletes go to college because it's a necessary,at times (in the NBA) mandated step towards participation in a professional league that will adequately compensate them for their talents.


You can skip college if needed in the NBA, Play arena football and hope to get into the NFL, but those players will never have developed ( Unlees they are lebron or kobe) the skills necessary to succeed in the pros.

There are many athletes that are merely there to learn. Only 224 Athletes a year are drafted out of college football per year. Those athletes are chosen based on their performance in college. Just as a business will choose their best employee based on their education. Colleges monetize sports because people like to watch them, but the Athletes are still there to learn and free to leave at any point. They signed no contract, and can fail out or turn to the draft early.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:44 pm
by TWA772LR
winginit wrote:
Not in some way compensating college athletes for the buckets of money that they bring their universities.

If I'm an all-star college football player who brings my University millions of dollars I shouldn't be hung out to dry if I get injured to the degree that I'm unable to play professionally.

Full ride scholarships and "tutors" are a thing.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:45 pm
by TWA772LR
winginit wrote:
casinterest wrote:
winginit wrote:
Not in some way compensating college athletes for the buckets of money that they bring their universities.

If I'm an all-star college football player who brings my University millions of dollars I shouldn't be hung out to dry if I get injured to the degree that I'm unable to play professionally.


Even high schools have star athletes. People don't go to college to get paid, they go to learn.
Otherwise , they can just wait it out for the draft.


Let's not pretend that High Schools monetize their athletes to a degree that's even in the same ballpark as colleges.

Additionally, to think that most athletes who are of obvious professional-caliber go to college to learn is simply not true. Top athletes go to college because it's a necessary,at times (in the NBA) mandated step towards participation in a professional league that will adequately compensate them for their talents.

Actually, the big high schools at least in Texas do recruit and have booster programs for their sports teams. Some even go out of their way to poach star players from other schools by offering to buy their families new houses in the district.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:54 pm
by Thunderboltdrgn
1. too much business not enough sport.
2. Doping and especially lenient actions against doping and doped athletes. Federations and etc.
3. The two above combined.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:30 pm
by Dieuwer
The biggest issue in sports? Sexual Assault.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 pm
by Airstud
The near-constant lengthening of the shorts.

Re: Biggest issues in sports?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:00 pm
by PIMountaineer
bhill wrote:
MLS referees...............


Indeed. I suppose the same could be said of the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, etc. VAR is only going to get you so far. What's your favorite MLS team by the way?