South Park and the NCAA

After watching a very satisfying Dallas Maverick victory, after which the Mavs collectively ignored Doris Burke, I happened to switch over to Comedy Central and catch one of my favorite episodes of South Park ever. I don’t watch South Park every week but I have never regretted spending a half hour with Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman. This week was no exception.

College athletes need to get paid, yo!

The whole episode was not-so-veiled-mockery of the NCAA. They basically made fun of the NCAA for being… well, the NCAA. It’s what South Park is good at. Taking a real issue, giving it a ridiculous spin (crack baby basketball in this case) and then making you realize, “Oh crap, that’s how it really is.”

For those that didn’t watch it, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker called out the NCAA. They made the claim that college athletes are being treated like slaves while universities make all of the money. They make a good point, it’s about time college athletes start getting paid so they don’t have to sell their championship rings and trophies. Yes, Terrelle Pryor, I’m looking at you. It’s ridiculous to think that these athletes are the most important aspect of a lucrative business and expect them not to be compensated. I won’t ruin it for those that didn’t watch it, so if you haven’t seen it yet, watch it here.

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