Over 1,000 Big Ten football players form unity group to request protection and well-being of all athletes

BleedGopher

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Here is their #BigTenUnited letter in the Players Tribune:


Go Gophers!!
 

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Seems like reasonable stuff.

Hopefully our coach's respond ... well / better than some have.
 

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Demands don’t seem to be to major! Easy to follow. With a 99% survival rate everyone should just open up 100% and if you catch it stay home until healthy like a regular sickness.
 

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I first thought that the demand for access to the B1G Network for player families was a stretch...but...on reflection realized this was to accommodate the family sacrifice (for health safety) of not traveling to games in person.

I know many parent(s) do this for kids like the Bateman's of the world going to Minnesota originally being from Georgia. Won't take a lot to make this happen for most of the country.

Next thing was dropping all covid liability waivers. I understand but that's possibly a huge legal (aka $$$) risk.
 

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These seem way more reasonable than the PAC movement, which was demanding a revenue share that was never going to happen.
 

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I first thought that the demand for access to the B1G Network for player families was a stretch...but...on reflection realized this was to accommodate the family sacrifice (for health safety) of not traveling to games in person.

I know many parent(s) do this for kids like the Bateman's of the world going to Minnesota originally being from Georgia. Won't take a lot to make this happen for most of the country.

Next thing was dropping all covid liability waivers. I understand but that's possibly a huge legal (aka $$$) risk.
Plus it can be done via online streaming without the need to add it to their cable or satellite accounts. Literally just email them an account.
 

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These seem way more reasonable than the PAC movement, which was demanding a revenue share that was never going to happen.
Personally I don’t see the PAC’s demands as “unreasonable.” And now, with all the contradictions laid more bare than usual, might be the perfect moment from a strategic standpoint. Change is gonna come, and it’ll likely happen in months, not years. Proud of the PAC12 group for seizing the moment.
 
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