Posted by BJDevil on August 20, 20 at 20:03:20:
In Reply to: Couldn't you say the same about the Pac/Big10? posted by Gilbert_Sundevil on August 20, 20 at 14:25:09:
There's always an expert for sale if you look hard enough and pay enough.
Adding carbon dioxide doesn't heat up the planet. Lead in gasoline isn't harmful. Sugar isn't a weight gain driver - it's the fat you eat. Marijuana is a killer drug. Alcohol and tobacco in moderation are perfectly fine. Roundup and cellphones next to your head don't cause cancer. Lawn darts are a blast for kids. And so on..
Putting the science aside for argument's sake, look at the most grizzled views.
The Pac-12 & Big 10's decision is aimed at avoiding future legal liability that could outweigh the lost revenue and crush a school or two. It's a financial and marketer loser.
The SEC/ACC/Big-12 decision is all about making money to pay their bills while putting the players at risk. TV money, gate revenue, and the bigger audience (better marketing) is a HUGE winner.
What's the remaining offset? Safety.
So in the end, it's a simple equation: How much is a college football player's (coaches/staff, etc.) life health worth to the rest of us in 2020? Whatever that actual price tag is per player, it's clearly higher in the Pac-12/Big-10 than the southeastern part of the country...
And five years from now, 95% of us aren't even gonna recall who won what in 2020. We'll all be talking about the 2026 season. Herman Edwards will likely be retired by then after some sustained success. Jaydon Daniels will already be out of the NFL. And the stadium will still need something to cool us off.
This sucks, but it'll pass and be forgotten - just like the last Dennis Erickson year or two.
Post a Followup