"Will student athletes at sports factories like Louisiana State, Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State have the courage to follow suit, or will fear and intimidation prevail? 'We’re not advocating a boycott or a strike,' Huma said. 'But any given team on any given Saturday or any given game day can decide to do it themselves.'"
That passage is from a story on the New York Times' website, "Making a stand for reform at Grambling," which discusses the boycott this past weekend there by that school's football team. The speaker is Ramogi Huma, the president of the National College Players Association. And the question -- will players at higher profile schools such as Alabama -- ever get fed up enough with certain issues that they walk out is interesting to ponder.
Comparing Alabama to Grambling, football-wise, isn't a fair fight. Everything from money to facilities to talent to fan support is overwhelmingly different. But the Times' piece is still food for college football fans' thoughts.
-- Phillip Tutor