Flux wrote:Are you saying this should be the age to participate in ALL professional sports? or just the NFL? You still could apply the same argument no matter what age you are. A 17 year old can easily be as physically gifted or mentally gifted as an 18 year old. If you open this up to allow 18 year olds, it wont stop there, and if you think it will, you need a reality check.
As for your arguments
A) How do you know nobody will ever be that gifted, did people really think a 14 yr old could play pro tennis or pros soccer? In female gymnastics, the best athletes may be pre-teens
B) It was thought that it would be unlikely for an 18 yr old to be drafted. But now it could happen. Who is to say that there wont be some 6'4 300lb 14 yr old who could play in the NFL? Unlikely? Yes, but what do you do when he wants to play? You cant just pick and choose ages and arguments here. Whatever is decided HAS TO BE ALL ENCUMBERING.
It will stop there if the NFL wants it to. The 18 year age of majority has been long recognized in this country.....plenty of precedent to fall back on.
A) As you pointed out earlier.....different sports. B) I think you mean encompassing......and as I pointed out the age of majority has been recognized for a long time, very easy to make that the cutoff.
Flux wrote:My argument isn't flawed. You are the one stating its not a maturity issue, not me. Your interpretation of my argument is flawed. Btw, you saidat least you admit that they are KIDSthis isn't a mautrity issue ment to protect the kids
My quote about the kids was meant as sarcasm, which aparently doesn't come off well when written. You know "but we must protect the children" - picture me imitating a 40 yo middle-class women saying that.....then you should get it.
What I am saying is that you're fooling yourself by saying it's a maturity issue.....you have a vested interest in protecting the product and you are falling back on the maturity issue to make yourself feel better about being selfish. I have no compunctions about admitting I'm selfish.
Either way we can let the market settle this....if all the 18 yo's that enter the league end up failing, they won't be entering the league for long because there will be no demand for them.