Skip to main content

View Diary: Slavery (81 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Voluntary slavery is an oxymoron. (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    cassandracarolina, MPociask

    It's not just voluntary, but people actually work their asses off and compete in order to get a college scholarship. I don't think many slaves volunteered for slavery, let alone competed to get into the best plantations.

    And what about those Division III players, playing with no scholarship at all? If a college scholarship is slavery, then surely playing football and paying your own way through college must be super-slavery. They get hit in D-III too.

    If players want to be paid like they are in the pros, they should expect to be treated like they are in the pros. In the pros, drop one too many passes, and you can be gone the next day. In college, you just get benched.

    I fully support the professional leagues starting a minor league system like baseball has. That way, people could choose what sort of compensation they wanted. If they wanted the college scholarship, they could have it. Of if they wanted to play in the minor leagues, they could have the luxury lifestyle that a minor league baseball player enjoys.

    The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

    by A Citizen on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:52:43 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site