John Oliver Takes Down March Madness and the NCAA

With bonus video game references!

  1 comment for “John Oliver Takes Down March Madness and the NCAA

  1. Edbo
    Edbo
    23 March 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I watched this the other day and wanted to write a response to you first thing, but I figured that giving the info some time to sink in would be a good idea.
    I think that college athletes who play on revenue generating teams should be compensated. Themes of “amateurism” and “childhood” go out the window when you have million dollar distribution deals being made left and right by a bunch of “crooks” like Mark Emmert.
    The greatest thing that Oliver said in here, to me, was the comparison between someone who works in the bookstore and someone who plays on a money-making, collegiate basketball team. When you work in the bookstore, you get paid; when you play D1 in the NCAA you work way more hours, don’t get paid, and are not allowed to get a job.

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