Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ban college football

I've been baiting my new students, sight unseen, about the de facto southern pastime. All in fun, so far. Some of my best friends really are football fans.

Ban College Football from Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates on

I object to how college football in particular drives the culture of youth sports leagues, compromises the integrity of higher ed, and generally wrecks lives. In the Fall it diverts attention from what really matters: the MLB pennant races and postseason. (Just kidding, sorta.)

In short: baseball's better. But who really wins? George Carlin.

[Bissinger: Universities have wrong priorities (SI)... Slate... npr...wsj... nyt...espn... Gladwell: Offensive Play]

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