- The desert
This sounds like the only value of an education is on a job resume. Not in agreement with that but not weighing in on Pro/college.
I hear you. As a college professor, I'd obviously extol the virtues of a good, well-rounded higher education in producing (hopefully) thoughtful members of society.
That said, it's really easy to go back and finish your degree after cashing some big ol' paychecks from the league. You don't need a college education to inherently understand the idea of taking advantage of your potential when it is peaking.