January 3, 2021

Welcome to 2021, I hope everyone survived the holidays and are looking towards a brighter New Year. I don’t want to start of the new year with a political rant so lets talk football. I guess you either love it or hate it. I love it, but it does have it’s faults. In high school kids can be pushed through to graduation. I know I saw guys that graduated and were lucky to find work unless they got a scholarship. I also know a couple of real smart ones who were recruited to big football schools got there and saw the size of the other players and quit. One in particular come to mind, he got a full ride to Syracuse University saw the other players quit and took a math scholarship to the University Of Miami. He was one of the lucky ones. I know another one who was a star in high school got a scholarship to Susquehanna university and managed to get expelled in a couple of months. He went and got married right away because the draft was still in place and when you got expelled you were automatically added to the draft as 1A. Now the ones that managed to stay out of trouble attended class’s when they were so inclined usually just enough to stay in school. I know one young man from my school who managed to get drafted in to the pros played on year I think on the taxi squad for Detroit Lions he bummed around for awhile. Now he graduated from college and ended up being a truck driver. Now there’ s nothing wrong with driving a truck but 4 years o college and that’s what you end up doing. So lets say you make it to the pros you will be paid far more than a regular student that succeeds in graduating. I don’t think that’s really fair. Now these athletes are asking to be paid while in school. I don’t have a problem with that if they sign a contract the requires them to keep a passing grade and that they stay for the full four years. No more of the one and done as seen in college basketball. So hows that for a star to the New Year. This is FATS and ANTONIA with the spirit of FLOUNDER saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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