Here's Why Oliver Luck Of The NCAA Thinks That College Coaches Should Get Paid, But Players Shouldn't
This reasoning sounds so familiar. Where could I possibly have heard it before? A bunch of rich people refusing to properly reimburse those responsible for helping their multi-million dollar operation run smoothly because of their age. Hmm, could that be the same line of thinking that corporations use when prepubescent children in third world countries make pennies on the dollar for knitting their Nikes? Interesting thought process. Might want to take that one back to the drawing board before stepping to a podium and saying it out loud in front of a bunch of headline hungry media members.
Before we absolutely crush this guy for his completely incoherent response, I want everyone to ask themselves one question. What would you have accepted as a good answer? I actually think this guy should be applauded for even attempting to muster up something that could potentially be mistaken as rationale. It's better than his only other option, which was to say "no comment" and get out of there as quickly as possible. I know that 18 year olds, by law, are actually adults, but we have all been in this position before. We have all done something stupid and not had a good excuse as to why we did it. Maybe you were too drunk and got into a fight with a friend, or slept in and were extremely late to work. Don't the proceeding conversations in which you are trying to explain yourself ALWAYS go poorly? That's what Oliver Luck was dealing with. Let's face it, there is no logic behind college athletes not getting compensated for what they contribute to an organization that is making money by the truckload. There is nothing he could have said that would leave people saying to themselves "well, that makes total sense". This guy was fighting a losing battle as soon as he stepped up there and started fielding questions about paying players. There was one way that interaction was going and it was down hill. So yeah, the answer he decided to go with has more gaping holes than a creampie compilation, but you tell me, what answer wouldn't?
P.S. Has there ever been a face that looked more prone to saying some regrettable shit in a public place?