Comedian Jerry Seinfeld spoke about free agency in sports in a stand-up comedy he did in the early 1990s. He pointed out the dynamic animation effects of the players in a few simple sentences.

“You’re rooting for clothes, when you get right in. We’re screaming about the laundry,” Seinfeld said.

The college sports transfer portal, which was recently worth publishing due to the many announcements and moves in college football, will begin to change the complexion of college football in the same way. We shouldn’t kid ourselves about college sports turning to another level of free agency, though. We’ve been rooting for college-level apparel for over a century before we played one and two in basketball, and enlisted after our third year in college football.

The NCAA just added the name in resemblance – nothing – as a legal revenue stream for amateur athletes.

I don’t have a problem with NIL, nor do I have any concerns about the transfer gate. However, I think these programs were put in place in a hurry. This is the difference between academia leadership and NFL leadership. The latter are a group of billionaires who have achieved success among other industries, the ability to develop programs that are useful and benefits for athletes with careful consideration of basic controls.

I think the NCAA should designate a Chief Risk Officer – CRO – among its executive ranks. I think the NCAA would not have decided to implement the NIL and the transfer gate in a hurry if there had been a successful CRO in the boardroom.

Athletes can enter the transfer portal at any time of the season, unlike the limited trade deadlines and free agent signing seasons under the NFL Shield. This is more disruptive than the parameters found in the NFL.

The NCAA has also not set any limits on NIL-related earnings, just like Major League Baseball, the richest schools and boosters will attract the most talent looking to benefit from the NIL while gaining an opportunity to work their way up from the start. Practice through their advertisement for the project.

This lack of due diligence and risk assessment by the NCAA reinforces the stereotype many of us have about collegiate organizations and athletics that lack an awareness of how things work in the business world.

As far as I’m concerned in terms of player movement in the transfer window, I would have been just as good with her 35 years ago as I am with her today. The two organizations I’ve worked for the longest (10 years in the Air Force, 12 years in a vinyl building products company) were experiments where longevity on the surface seemed impressive, but my longevity was, in fact, attributable to constant changes in roles, reassignments Among military bases, great opportunities to change the scope of my operation and the extent of my control within each organization.

It’s easy to navigate today whether you’re a production worker in a manufacturing, an executive in a large company, or you work in the sports and entertainment industries. The economy is strong, and it’s a market for job seekers these days, but I’ve moved through recessions as well. The economic climate did not prevent me from deciding whether it was time to change attitudes.

I’m going to rule out the Air Force service because of this fun fact. I’m on my ninth employer since my supervisor’s discharge date December 31, 1994, nine employers in 27 years (and the counter is always on).

I’ve only “quit” once when my position was dumped a little over five years ago, and the company gave me 45 days to move the workload between two senior vice presidents in place, severing in turn. a great offer. I keep asking myself whether I left or was fired?

Now college athletes will have to do the same. It will be interesting to see if their shortcomings will follow in their winning teams. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but when you leave an institution, you should take a personal inventory and determine if there are any problems where the underlying cause is, and how those issues will affect your performance and satisfaction with the new university, team or company.

The transfer portal works well with college athletic programs as well, as it provides the scholarship that coaches have used for a position where results have not yielded the desired fruits. The transfer portal gave the 2019 Louisiana State University Tigers the element they needed (Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow) for the college football national championship. Burrow landed a program where his skill set was a better fit. He has unlocked a scholarship for the Ohio State University football program.

Do you think institutions like Alabama and Ohio would buy something like this otherwise? Another name for a diversion gate could be the annual housecleaning gate?