Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Birmingham News: It's Wins, Not Diplomas, That Matter to Fans

Here is the link.


“The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News ran a financial model a few weeks ago to determine University of California running back Marshawn Lynch's economic value to the school. Using an economic model based on the same market factors that govern the NFL, economists determined Lynch's value to Cal this season is worth between $800,000 and $1 million. Or roughly 50 times the value of Lynch's $16,800 scholarship.  The argument could be made that Lynch is in college polishing his skill as a running back for future compensation as a pro. But that's an argument the colleges reject, because that would be to admit they are little more than a minor league for the NFL.”

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