Amateur Athletics 101: The Farce of the NCAA

Written June 8th, 2011 by Eric

tBBC Investigative Reporter Westy drops in to provide another point of view on the recent Terrelle Pryor news.

Continuing the excellent tradition, of having No Clue At All

I had a rough day talking about Buckeye football yesterday, so to prevent myself from getting all preachy to the OSU fan base in my first ever blog post, I’ve decided to take a step back and let feelings and facts simmer for a while before commenting on the events of yesterday.  So lets try something different for now….

I want you to picture something for me, an alternate life for yourself.

Let’s imagine you’re 18.  You’re 18 years old, and you’re about to graduate High School.  Now by the good grace of God you happen to be a financial genius.  You have the talent and the know how to go into the stock market and start earning hundreds of thousands, if not hundreds of millions of dollars.  People are already beginning to whisper that you may be the next Warren Buffet, or possibly even greater!  But there’s one problem.  Wall Street recently decided to enact a rule that you have to be at least three years removed from High School in order to trade stocks.

This is devastating news for you isn’t it?  What are you going to do now?  Get a job at McDonalds or something for three years?  Maybe you can go trade stocks in the Canadian Stock Market?  But wait, there is still hope!  Lucky for you the local University has a program for people just like you.  They are going to offer you free room and board, along with a pretty nice monthly stipend of $1000.  You’ll get to practice trading on the stock market under a legendary financial guru, one of the best of his time.  On a frequent basis you’re going to have a place to show off your talents to the big whigs running financial firms on Wall Street.  Assuming you live up to your potential, they’re going to be licking their chops to get at you when your three years are up.  The University is even going to give you free tuition towards a degree in finance!  In return all they ask is that you go out into the stock market and use your talent and trade in their name.  Use your talent and make them millions of dollars, millions upon millions of dollars.  If you’re talented enough you might even make them hundreds of millions of dollars.

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