Hopefully you guys haven’t used up your free LA Times page views and can actually see this excellent Eric Sondheimer column about the upcoming vote on the 30-day sit-out rule for transfers.
I disagree with Sondheimer’s stance wholeheartedly, but he makes a good argument for his point of view.
Aram’s take: As you know, I am all for this proposal. In fact, I would take it one step further and drop the 30-day sit out. Just let athletes transfer to their heart’s desire. I don’t believe allowing that would lead to the doomsday scenarios everyone suggests. And I do agree that if this rule passes we’d be going from one extreme (the current rule) to another (30-day sit-out proposal). But this current rule stinks to begin with. It’s been nothing but problems and too many kids have missed all or parts of a season because of it.