National Football League, Baseball, Twitter discussed on Chip Franklin
Get a piece of paper, and I do have to work that piece of paper into that. I don't know. I'm going to get a job. That's Corey Jackson who was with us. He's a former NFL athlete who played for the Browns and Broncos and CEO of a company that helps athletes and companies find each other. They're out. They've they've given you know everything their lives to play a game because they believed in it. David encouraged from a very young age. And and just so you understand there are college recruiters that are looking at nine and ten year olds and some areas of the country and trying to get them to think about their school after they get through high school. It's a business. Let's not let's not pretend that they're college athletes. They don't care about their academics. They're there to win. So don't don't give me this crap about seventy four thousand dollar education. Yeah. Okay. But most of the time that education is pushed through so it doesn't interfere with her ability to play on the court or the field. There are exceptions. And that's wonderful stories when they happen. I love to hear about these kids with four point win in the national championship. But that's not the that's not the norm. The norm is most of these kids come from very disparate and desperate backgrounds and this is their way out and they're not giving a dime. They give everything they have their bodies. And sometimes their bodies erect. Sometimes they make it to the NFL, but most, but they go on that dream, and they should be compensated for what they're giving these universe. And it's you know, I mean, the financial faucet just flows freely to the NC double A without any sort of, you know, compensation for these for these players. I'm not saying they should get all the money or even when professional athletes are making. But to put something like that's not how things are done. And they're amateurs as not making amateur money off of these kids financial faucet flows freely. That was good. Stumble. I look at that Danny in San Jose. That's Nikki, I'm Chitra Keijo. So if you were the parent of a child who had this amazing ability, would you ask for recompense? You know, what here's what I would do if I had the money. I would look at the NCAA, and I would say is this a violation of the antitrust act because they have formed a group of all these different colleges. And they said this is what they can do. It's called direction and control. I'm not a lawyer. But I'm thinking there's something really wrong here. Well, just for me these kids Latino endorse shoes or something that's not gonna take any any time out of their day. They're practicing going to school or anything, but they would make something two points. Your first point is actually quite on point. Because that's what this was all about. There was a federal case this last fall, and it's on appeal that said that athletes could go out and endorse products. And you know, who stood in the way of them endorsing products, the NC double A because they said it would hurt their academics. They you know, I. They just don't want these kids get any money. The second point is you did you realize that congress actually passed a law that early part of the last century, which gave major league baseball antitrust exemption. They literally said it. Yeah. Baseball's antitrust exemption. So that's essentially saying you guys can screw over Kurtz would before Kurt slut and major league baseball. They owned you. If they if you are saying Louis cardinal, you couldn't leave ever unless they traded you and say. Today. These guys that go five years, they go to another city and good for them. They make a lot of money. I mean my. To make two hundred and fifty to two hundred eighty million dollar deal. Good for him. He's a he's a screw up in a in a not a great ball player. But if they're gonna pay it for him, basically baseball makes billions and billions in the NFL makes billions and billions of dollars. These young men should be participating in the in the profit share. That was a great point. Thank you so much eight hundred eighty eight ten how you do it. You can fall. I I just put something up on on Twitter about this. And the reaction, of course, is for people to follow me on Twitter is supportive. But I'm I understand what some of you are saying as like, you know, these are amateurs, but that's gone, man. That's amateurs, I mean, you they say that because it's college. They're they're professional only in the sense or they're only amateurs in the sense that they're not in a professional league as in the National Football League. For instance, the come on, Bob and union city. What do you think you think you have some thoughts on endorsement money, right? Well, yes, actually, I got two comments the first is that little grading when people bring a racial component into the argument. But the suggests that it would be okay. If it was only happening to white people, which admits it would still be wrong. But I let me here's why I bring it in because of the numbers. Okay. When you look at the number of African American athletes in the NBA and the NFL. Okay. And then you look at what they're getting paid and the time that they they devote their entire lives to get to the NFL, and they maybe last four or five years, and until recently before they were allowed to get this upfront money, and the contracts aren't guaranteed in the NFL, the they are like in baseball, which is predominantly not African American when they get there. They get injured they're done, and they got nothing and there, and you know, this if you've ever looked at this closely their academic degrees. They're basically worthless. They can hang. Them over a hole in the wall. And that's about it. They're not they're not encouraged. I'm sorry. The unique thing for for African Americans. When those two sports. That that happens to white athletes as well. I mean, again, predominant number of people playing division one, basketball, basketball and football African American they're their overwhelming majority. So you're saying the majority of athletes we need to concern ourselves with in those two sports. So we're not getting ourselves with the what's good for the majority. My point is that it's either right or it's wrong. There shouldn't be a color components thrown in here. Because. Need to be there. But no, but that would be that makes sense, except when you look around and you see the underrepresentation of African Americans in the corporate world today. I mean, we we that's all part. Parcel mixing things. Now, it's not the. No, I'm not mixing it, man. I I don't know what your life experiences are. But I've been close to this my whole life and experiences that I put myself through college by working part time outside of college. Nobody told me I couldn't do it. Because I was a was a college costs back then. How much did? Bob. How much does your college? How much is your college costs back then? Right back, then it was fairly cheap. I was paying. I was I had GI Bill, and I pay an I g I. We agree that it's it's extremely cost prohibitive for a lot of people in this country to pay for college out of their own pocket. So a lot of people see college scholarship as a lot of people say college scholarship is a way out of that. And then some people see their sports as a way out of that and to help their family, and when the college decided that you're not gonna get any of the millions upon billions of dollars. They're making off your hard work. It seems unfair and add to that most of those people are people of color, then you might want to bring the race thing into it. Because maybe if the problem only affected white people, this wouldn't be a problem at all know that might be it might not be. But you don't know that there's tons of social research everything I agree with everything you've said except the color component. Because it doesn't need to be there. It's either right or it's wrong. I agree with that one. Desperate. Fortunately affects people of color. You can't ignore it. You can't say it doesn't matter at all. You see what I'm saying? But it does disproportionately affect people of color. That's a fact if you look at the number of people does it disproportionately affect people who have are in a low income group. I mean, you could talk about the systemic problem of why people of color are in the low income group more than other people. But then we leave he's talking about history and problems in our American history. Not just give these people that money that they worked so hard for there could be a step in the right direction. I'm Jay if you go on if you go if you go and you'll find there are plenty of studies that have been done talking about people of color, not just talking about African American, but also Latina and Latino that apply for jobs this important. This is all part and parcel. I agree with cocaine. I agree with you that it disproportionately affects certain groups. However that doesn't matter about whether or not it's right or wrong. Now, my other point that I wanted to make is, you know, clearly, the the attitude that you know, what it's going to affect their academics is hypocritical. Because if these people are so interested in academics, they could set rules saying that we have to limit the amount of time spent on practices we have to limit the. Amount of time flying around the country to play in games, we have to limit the amount of time required to spend the nays him. So that academic to be addressed. And they don't wanna do that. Well, you know, and I think we totally agree on that. And I think that the problem is is that the that's where the alarm has so much pressure in power. They wanna see their school when they throw money at the program. They get what they want. But thanks for the call, man. Always fun. So yeah, I mean, I I want to tell you give you an idea exactly when we're talking about race. And I only bring the race in because it's so glaringly obvious that it's part of it. You can't ignore it. And you hear African American families talk about this just pay them. How about this just endorsements? How about that? Because he could probably make more into the problem with endorsements is, well, I'll tell you what the problem with endorsements is coming up next on Keijo Franklin.