How many others think the transfer portal is just going to devolve into a big ole cluster fluck?
Why has this year seemed so volatile across the nation as people are hopping in and out of the portal like its the revolving door to a candy store? Is it the Covid freebie that’s making this so crazy?
I think the idea of the transfer portal is a good one, it can let players get a 2nd opportunity someplace. But I think it also can be teaching some bad life lessons as well. Not getting what you want, then don’t bother to work harder and strive to do better to achieve your goals, just grab your stuff and run away to a different place.
I also wonder how many of these players in the portal will discover… oops I got no place now… no one picked me up!! Welcome to life after free college. Time to get a job. Too bad you didn’t stick it out and finish your education while it was free. At least McDonalds maybe paying 15.00 an hour soon.
I think this transfer portal is going to end up hurting more players than it helps. There needs to be a bit stricter requirements for using the portal in my opine. And yes I am well aware of how well Arkansas benefited from Transfer this last year and maybe some of the new ones this year. This is not so much about Arkansas as it is about the portal in general.
You already had too many kids with an over estimate of their self-worth declaring too early for the NBA and getting left out in the cold, at least they kinda helped that by the not sign with an agent thing. Now lets add in the portal to that mess. How many has went into the portal to date? 1600+? How many are going to find themselves on the outside when school starts and now they’ve lost their paid for education opportunity as well.
I am a firm believer in personal responsibility. As a young man, I very well might have blamed bad things that happen on other influences or other people. As an old man when I re-examine my life and choices, I can say without a doubt, everything that happened was a direct result of decisions I made or situations I put myself into. No doubt about it. I am saying this because I believe these players are responsible for the decisions they make, but hell, I’d sure like to be able to really shine a lite on things and make them realize their decisions my have life altering consequences and to think before they leap. Or see a set-up that doesn’t make things so darn easy to jeopardize their future education opportunities.