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APU forcing the issue?

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APU is short for All Players Union. Its a statement by college football players to unite in a common goal. Like it or not, players want their just rewards, and they're now openly protesting against the NCAA. . Today 9/21/13, Georgia Tech players (and others), wrote APU on themselves. Whether a wrist, arm band towel or someplace unseen, players are making it known they want something? The above ESPN Outside the Lines link talks of unity, safety against concussions, the O'Bannon case, and stripends. . These topics have probably been debated before, extensively... Point is, players are now starting to use TV and media to voice their feelings. What's next? A player who decides to come out in a "bubble" to ensure they're protected? What if they secretly start putting yellow or pink or black ribbons on their uniforms (like right next to their Nike logos) for gay, cancer or 911 support? Why not just have streamers and personal pyro-technics explode whenever they take the field, make a play, or sit on the bench... Third stringer sitting here, look at me, pay attention, I practiced this week....... good lord. . Guess I'm writing this, because I think these "statements" are taking away from the game. Forcing fans to pick a side, even if unpopular....

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