Are they though? Do top players get penalized for transferring between schools, sitting out of bowl games, or deciding to "focus on the draft" instead of coming back from injuries? I'd say once you prove you've got "it" very little else matters.
I like the GameDay thread. I never read or post during home games so it is fun to go back through afterward and see the reactions/overreactions. If there's a chat it will probably need mods to avoid spam.
When was the last time there was parity in college football? NIL certainly won't improve the situation but I don't see it as the total collapse of college football. I'll just go on cheering the football team put in front of me and bitching about it on here regardless of who is on the field.