Every action has consequences. Someone should explain this to the college athletes and all the media members out here throwing them a pity party.
Indeed, the hashtag generation has a new trending topic. "College athletes need to get paid," everyone says. There have been magazine covers, 20,000-word essays, grassroots campaigns, and thousands of people on Twitter who think they know what's best for college athletes. That includes athletes themselves, of course. They can tweet it up better than anyone.
I'm not here to be the angry columnist who scolds 18-year-olds, but there's been a lot of crowing about college sports in the media lately, and it seems like we're overdue for the other side of the story.