One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME
Yep, go look at the source right here if you want to.
The people who are outraged by this are the same people outraged that athletes make as much as they do “playing a game”. Bringing in a ton of money? You get a piece of the pie. (Unless you’re a student athlete.) What an atrocious conclusion to draw from the graph, but the way it was presented (intentionally or otherwise), I’m not surprised.
Not only there are pay problems with football teams that have culminated in a large and public lawsuit for wage theft (for non-football players), but also that student athletes are payed almost nothing. Your comment is devoid of meaning and indicates that you lack awareness of the state of wage fairness in the sport industry.
I am well aware of the bullshit that student athletes face. I indicated as much when I said student athletes get no piece of the pie. However, that is a separate issue; this graph is not at all an indicator of “tuitions being high and classes being cut” as the original post claims. It only now occurred to me perhaps I was misunderstood because I was referring to two sets of athletes ambiguously? I was referring to people being outraged that professional athletes make millions “playing a game”, not student athletes.
What you were trying to say really wasn’t related (and you have no evidence to support the idea that the same group of people is outraged if they are different sets of people. That was a totally unrelated issue, and really shouldn’t have been used as a way to denigrate a connection between the rising student loan debt and the absurd football coach salary, or people’s anger at that issue.
Basically my point is that your comment brought in an entirely unrelated issue while being incredibly dismissive of an established trend (which, although it wasn’t communicated by the chart, mentioning it in passing isn’t inappropriate)
I just moved or I would’ve responded earlier.
Well, no, I don’t actually expect a Venn diagram of the two groups to be a circle or anything. I was merely trying to point out (and obviously I did so quite poorly) that to infer such a conclusion from the graph shows a complete lack of understanding of the basic economics of the situation… much like in the other instance I was referring to with professional athletes. Again, do I actually think the two cases are linked? No, but it takes the same kind of thinking in a vacuum to draw those kinds of conclusions.
As a recent university graduate myself, I too understand concerns over rising tuitions and ridiculous student loans with long-lasting financial implications. However, to pretend the two (rising tuition and high college football coach salaries in relation to academic staff) are related is laughable and deserves to be dismissed - especially based on non-evidence presented as evidence.
My point is that rising tuition is no doubt a legitimate concern on its own merits - without resorting to, in your words, “[bringing] in an entirely unrelated issue”. I have at no point in time dismissed the trend, but merely the link, unsubstantiated at worst and tenuous at best. Misplaced anger is unproductive.