About Sean Lowe

Sean Lowe is the only married guy in American who's still called "The Bachelor."

Fight the “Monopsony Power”

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Three MMA fighters are starting a fight of a different kind – a battle in the courts. Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nathan Quarry are suing the UFC and its parent company, Zuffa LLC, for trying to monopolize the world of MMA. [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts of 2014

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Well, I’ve never blogged before, so thanks for sticking with me as I figured this out.  I thought as the year closed, it would be fun to see just exactly what you guys liked out of all of the posts I’ve written. [Read more...]

Looking for People to be on my Guerilla “Street Team” – Who’s In?

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I’m looking for a few good men.  And women.

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Andrew Luck: A New Kind of Trash Talker

Andrew Luck’s version of trash talk is confusing, brilliant, and hilarious. [Read more...]

Who’s Waging the War on Christmas?

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Nothing says the birth of Christ like putting cookies out on a plate for a fictitious character who threatens your children by saying he’ll take away gifts for bad behavior, right? [Read more...]

Top 10 Favorite Things about This Time of Year

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The Christmas season. Who doesn’t love it? [Read more...]

VIDEO: I Thought I Was There For The Right Reasons

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It’s been a busy year for Catherine and me.  Lots of traveling, events, new projects and writing. In fact, I can’t believe the book I worked on this year comes out in about a month. What a year! [Read more...]

My Ten New Year’s Resolutions

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There’s nothing like the end of the year to cause you to think seriously about your life.  If you’re like me, you sometimes make resolutions that you don’t keep…  but 2015 can be different. [Read more...]

From the MailBag: “Would You and Catherine Vlog?”

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Thank you guys for responding to my question about what you want me to write about!  I think I’ll make a series called “From the MailBag” that answers your questions.  Here’s the second. [Read more...]

From the MailBag: “Should College Athletes Be Paid?”

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Thank you guys for responding to my question about what you want me to write about!  I think I’ll make a series called “From the MailBag” that answers your questions.  Here’s the first.

Question 1: What are your thoughts on paying college athletes?  

I’ve given a considerable amount of thought to this subject because I’ve lived through the college athletics experience. For those of you who don’t know, I was lucky enough to earn a full athletic scholarship to Kansas State University to play football. While I am extremely grateful for my free education, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the hypocrisy of the NCAA. 

The NCAA, college football specifically, has built a juggernaut of a business over the last couple of decades. The NCAA and the schools who comprise the NCAA are making hundreds of millions of dollars off of television rights, ticket sales, donations, merchandise, and branding rights. In fact, Forbes cites that in 2013, just the University of Texas football team had an income of $109 million, bringing the team’s net worth to $139 million. That same team payed their coach, Mack Brown, $5.2 million that season and the athletic director, DeLoss Dodds, made north of $600,000. 

Now with that said, I know that not every college program makes the money the University of Texas makes and I’m also aware that not every sport produces a profit as football does. But I do feel strongly that college athletes should get paid something while the buzzards around them are profiting off their ability and likenesses. 

While I was attending K-State, the athletes were given one meal, books and tuition paid for, and $500 a month for food and rent. $500! That barely covered rent, much less food. I was lucky enough to have parents who didn’t mind sending me cash from time to time but so many of my teammates were flat broke while making the university millions of dollars on Saturday afternoons. 

Here’s what I’m suggesting- pay the kids what’s fair. If you can pay your coach several million dollars, is it out of the question to give the players a few thousand bucks a month to live off? Absolutely not. College athletics is a full time job (I used to put in upwards of 60 hours a week) and the players need to be compensated fairly while earning their education from the school they are greatly benefitting through their athletic endeavors. 

Agree?  Disagree?  (Or have another question?)  Tell me in the comments below!

Read other Questions:

Q: Would you and Catherine Vlog?

QWhat do you do when you are not filming?

Q: Why do you make fun of the guys on The Bachelorette via Twitter?

Q: What’s your favorite Bible verse?

Q: Is your dad really as nice as he seems?

Q: Why doesn’t anyone eat on the dates?

Q: Do you choose the dates?

Q: How hard was the transition from the show to “real life”?

Q: Was Dancing with the Stars really as hard as people say?

Q: What really happens in the fantasy suite?

Q: What really happens in the fantasy suite?

Q: How often did I get to see Catherine after the show wrapped?

Q: Is there a rule about not wearing sunglasses on the shows?

Q: Did I pay for the ring?

Q: Does the show supply the clothes?

Q: Did you and Catherine have secret code names for each other before your relationship was public?

Q: Where did your dogs stay when you were on The Bachelor?

Q: Who pays your bills when you’re filming for three months?

 

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