It’s Always About the Money!

And this is what I’ve talked with so many of you retired players about over the years. Can’t say it any better: It’s always about the money! The football colleges continue to scout for football talent and offer them scholarships … Continue reading

NCAA Players: Your Check is in the Mail

Well, after a long quiet period, it was just announced that NCAA football players will soon be receiving checks in the mail for their images being used in video games from Electronic Arts. Like the earlier lawsuit against the NFL … Continue reading

How the NCAA Really Works

In recent years, there has been a lot more coverage on the one-sided scam called the NCAA and the way college athletics recruits are used to fund the billion-dollar industry of college sports under the pretense of a college scholarship. … Continue reading

NCAA Concussion Settlement Offer

EDITOR’S NOTE: (posted at 7:10 pm PST) Just received some additional information and clarification on this settlement offer from several sources who have been involved on different sides of the original suit (PPS – Some additional notes also got added … Continue reading

Best Take on NCAA During “March Sadness”

Players getting screwed starts long before they enter the NFL. I don’t generally agree with John Oliver but If you had any doubt that college athletes should be paid, you won’t after you watch Oliver’s recent rant on HBO’s Last … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: Football Officials Alerted to Brain Damage & Concussion… 80 Years Ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: A long read with a lot of history and evidence from Matt Chaney. With all the posturing before finally making that low-ball “settlement offer” in the concussion lawsuit, it always comes back to What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it? And if Matt manages … Continue reading

NCAA Finally Gets Slapped

Back in December 2011, the New York Times’ Joe Nocera wrote the definitive overview about the lucrative one-sided college sports industrial complex. Let’s Start Paying College Athletes Mark Emmert, the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the almighty overseer … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Head Games

EDITOR’S NOTE: A long piece well worth the read from Patrick Hruby detailing the long history of denials and worse on the part of the NCAA when it comes to concussions. Many of the retired players may still remember (or … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Is Football Under Siege?

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . Saturday, 19 May 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY In 1905, United States President Theodore Roosevelt used the power of the bully pulpit by … Continue reading