Tom Brady and the Patriots offense is literally the best in the league and it shows. They have played a number of great teams and have scored huge against them. These two teams both are so similar in numbers and ability to win games, it almost seems like it would be both teams destinies to face off in the Super Bowl. If these two teams faced off in the Super Bowl both going 16 – 0 would make this match up even more
Boston College Eagles Atlantic Coast Conference (2014 record: 7-6) Head Coach: Steve Addazio Offense: Ever since the team 's move to the ACC, the Eagles have struggle to find the consistency that is necessary to compete against the likes of teams like Florida State and Clemson. In 2014, they had a really nice rushing attack that accounted for 254.7 YPG, but the passing game was almost non-existent coming up with an average of only 129 YPG. They took good care of the ball with only 13 turnovers, which indicates they need to find better balance on offense and create more scoring opportunities. The water gets really deep for Coach Addazio who needs to get this team turned around in a hurry. With the loss of his starting QB, Tyler Murphy, he losses about 60% of the team 's offensive production from 2014.
In a civil suit to have athletes paid, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that student athletes at Northwestern University would be paid $5,000 per year exceeding the cost of tuition within their athletic scholarships. This ruling stood for only a few months. “The NCAA can bar from paying part of all marketing sales due to the appeal of amateur competition” (Martelle). This again brings up the point that the NCAA is not an amateur league. Compare the NFL to NCAA college football.
College athletes deserve to be paid because they are the only ones not being paid in the college sports industry. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) generates eleven billion dollars annually, some of which could, and should go to college athletes. “USA Today reported last year just how much money the top 10 coaches in college football made. Nick Saban from Alabama topped the list earning roughly $5.5 million in 2013 alone” (Seibold). The coaches are making millions of dollars and the players aren’t.
Quest for number one in college football Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is the most controversial college football system when trying to choose the best teams to play for national championship, because there are always questions about how teams are picked. In 1972 a bowl coalition was formed and attempted to implement some sort of structure to help the top ranked teams in the BCS and Non-BCS play each other, which was unsuccessful. Membership to the BCS can be very profitable; the BCS bowl games can bring in millions in revenue per year, whereas non-BCS bowl games receive about 180,000 per year. Which means the rich keep getting rich and the poor, struggle. Additional each BCS conference champion is guaranteed a bowl game regardless of record,
That a full paid scholarship is plenty enough (McCauley). The ones who introduce this opinion into the conversation fail to understand the daily struggles a college athlete suffers. Without any outcome, college football players are putting forth their utmost effort for no cause. The twenty to twenty five thousand dollar scholarships do not even put a dent in the billions brought in by the NCAA. This is why this situation is so commonly debated as people believe it is highly unfair to the student athletes.
Grand Valley State University football has one of the most unique college experiences for all of division 2. The commuter campus in Allendale, MI is able to attract thousands of fans to football games on Saturday evenings to a town that has less than three thousand residents. The athletic department at GV is very successful at executing an effective strategy to bring fans, alumni and students to the games. Grand Valley football has a monopoly for college football in the Grand Rapids area. If residents of the greater GR area want to go see a college football game they are forced to go to see Grand Valley play.
Lastly, Alessandro Portelli’s They Say in Harlan County supports my argument in terms of rivalries. In Harlan County, Lynch football and basketball were known to be the best. The football team and basketball team had higher status than others and were glorified in the communities. Even during early development in this Appalachian county, rivalry was always a topic of discussion. “We can’t get over basketball rivalries, or ‘the people in Harlan are snoots and the people in Evarts, look down their nose at us,’,” Daniel Howard said while explaining his experiences with sport rivalries.
That leaves a lot of people’s futures destroyed, so most people say it’s good to have a backup degree just in case. I think that the NBA/NFL should make college a requirement. Let’s see what other people think about the topic. According to BleacherReport, athletes should be able to chose if they want to go to college or not. If the player skips it, and they fail to get into the sport they want, then that’s their fault.
Yet, the last time I looked, the quarterback position is considered the most demanding position in all of sports. In NFL history, many African Americans have been phenomenal quarterbacks----Fritz Pollard, Joe Lillard, Joe Gilliam, Vince Evans, Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, and today’s stars such as Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Teddy Bridgewater, and Jameis Winston. There is no evidence that shows that African American players cannot be great quarterbacks and have the football intelligence to play the position. Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick all had marvelous scores on the NFL Wonderlic Test the years they were drafted. So, it should come to no surprise that African Americans can be exceptional quarterbacks in the NFL, and that they are knowledgeable enough to make great progressions in the pocket, understand opponent’s defensive schemes, and comprehension to learn sophisticated offensive playbooks present in the
The paycheck comes in on this day, the game is on that day, and at all times, you know where you belong”(Kluwe). Life for NFL player’s can be financially tough for them when they retire. How their job can be very demanding is because a lot of these athletes have to play whether their injured or not and many of the guys in the nfl risk getting permanent damage to their brains and many times these guys are pressured to use performance Enhancing Drugs to make them better at their sport so they risk they risk their reputations and body for their
He finally retired in 1996 and then pasted away in 1997. Although Devaney has no longer has a presence at Nebraska, but his mark will never be forgotten. He had two national championship seasons in 1970 and 1971, hopefully he will inspire generations of huskers of players and fans for years to come. His knowledge, intensity, and great coaching earned him nation’s outstanding athletic directors. That helped make him a football coaching legend.
In Rich Hofmann’s newspaper article, “Jim Delany, the commissioner of the big ten, talked about wanting to consider the possibility of paying scholarship athletes a stipend of somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000 to cover the full cost of attending college”, but nothing was ever set into place. An athlete has to pay for food, clothing, gas, school supplies, and other necessities while attending college. According to an article written by Jalen Rose, “providing a $2,000 per semester stipend to student-athletes will at least offer these kids a drop in the bucket to cover living expenses”; which would help relieve a great amount of stress on the students. Athletes are being cheated out of thousands of dollars every year that they make for their
“It’s Time To Get Paid College Style” On December 30, 2016 the University of Michigan played Florida State University in the Capital One Orange Bowl. All-American tight-end Jake Butt tore his right ACL in the first quarter of the game. Jake Butt said, "I should be the example of why college athletes should be getting paid in college or why I can 't use my name to benefit off my likeness in college," Butt said after Michigan 's Pro Day on Friday (Rothstein). Jake believes that players should be compensated for what they do on the field. Jake has declared for the NFL Draft in April, but he knows that with his injury instead of being a first round pick he will now most likely be a third or fourth round pick.
The NSSO (National Sports Safety Organization) states that heat strokes cause the biggest concerns for youth football. However, with all the talk about safety, the football programs young and old are making them safer every year with 5 star rated helmets and pads, evening practices and medical personal on the fields. (Sports Safety Facts). In conclusion, football is still growing and becoming more popular among the young which raises the competition each year. The main two branches of football, NCAA and NFL are constantly trying to be made safer and reduce the injuries per year.