Wednesday, October 23, 2013

More evidence the NCAA should pay it's players and the Oilers thank Lars Eller

From where I sit it looks like players in the NCAA are getting more ammunition in their case to get paid...

$143 million plus. All on the backs of kids. Yes, they get an education. Frankly, that's invaluable. However, that doesn't preclude the fact that many universities are making millions of dollars on the backs of these kids. Alabama is one of the biggest money making schools in the US, so obviously that means most others don't make anywhere near that much off their teams. I'm sure there are plenty of athletes playing to get their educations. So, what's wrong with letting them earn something extra. Particularly at a time when the economy is still trying to recover. Give the highest spending age group more money to work with. I really doubt there will be too much harm done here. Why should the rich guys in suits just get richer off the sweat of kids?

Lars Eller has hopefully learned to keep his yap shut...


It's nothing new to put a foot in your mouth. Let's face it, if Gretzky can do it, what hope do the average players have? It's even more noticeable in an era where comments are sent around the world in dozens of languages in the blink of an eye. At the same time, what was he thinking? I know English isn't Eller's first language, but you don't give your opponent anything to focus on. Even Michel Therrien wasn't happy with Eller's remarks. The Oilers are a struggling team. There's no question about it. So, why on earth would you give them a reason to get pumped up for a game? Here's a tip Lars, if you're going to call the other team garbage, wait until after they leave.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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