At what point is chasing the greenback heading to change the school soccer (CFB) lover away? To me, there is a line that when crossed signifies we reduce a significant ample proportion of CFB fans to hurt the athletic budgets across the nation. I do not believe we are there still, but I consider “we can see it from right here.” Is that correct for you? The place is your line?
More than the past ten years of FishDuck, I remember people today “quitting” as Oregon fans and as CFB followers as a total. With some, it was normally in the course of a participant or mentor scandal, and this was the past straw. I remember one particular left when one particular of our coaches bought a significant raise, as he needed out of all communications and declared “the cash has corrupted college or university sports activities.” Buddy, you hadn’t even seen the worst of it!
A further fellow was a FD author who wrote about 40 player bio article content and previous player posts. The total of several hours he put into the articles–between the interviews, the writing, and the photograph selection–was enormous. A person day, shortly just after Mark Helfrich was fired, he was infuriated with how the fantastic assistants had been treated (and he was suitable). He not only give up as a author at FishDuck but wished his name eradicated from all content and by no means preferred to hear from any of us or anything Oregon ever yet again!
He objected to the cure of the coaches, but designed a huge position about how the trend of these huge dollars in faculty sporting activities would in the long run spoil it for anyone. Prescient text.
You know in which I’m heading with this.
Previous summer time, when we experienced participant requires for payment and for changes in playing situations, I experienced a quantity of emails declaring that he/she (these are names that article right here and that you know) was about to flick it in remaining a CFB lover. Now when we look at the exorbitant coaches’ salaries, the new participant NIL, the destruction of conferences, the reduction of rivalries and traditions, looking at players bolting from a team to the portal in a heartbeat or dashing to the pros … and we see all of this for the income?
At what issue are we all turned off?
Like Colonel William Travis at the Alamo, are you all set to attract your line in the sand? Or will it subject as the forces of greed scale the partitions and overwhelm college or university sporting activities regardless of in which you stand?
I fear for the long run, for Our Beloved Ducks and the sporting activities we dearly really like.
Charles Fischer (Mr. FishDuck)
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