The 1919 Grandview High School football team

End College Football

It would be hypocrisy for college football to survive liberal demands for racial diversity, proportional representation due to disparate impact, and zero-tolerance for sexual assault.

College football players are gladiators of sorts. On the one hand, they are vastly underpaid for the risks they take as well as the profits they generate for the university and the scores of jobs they subsidize. On the other, in terms of college protocols, they are pampered and exempt from rules that other students follow. Being exploited and privileged is a bad combination.

  • Drunk_by_Noon
    • Looks like an interesting book.

      When I lived in BC I had a friend who took me to Washington State games all the time, he was a season ticket holder.

      It was great fun, and my first and only direct exposure to a 1st Tier American college football program.

      I was amazed at the obvious wealth of the alumni supporters, the university actually built docks for their yachts.

      I believe the stadium seated 70K. An experience I will never forget.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I went to a few UCLA football games when I worked there, and yeah, that is entire sport is lavished upon.
        Much too much if you ask me.

        • There are horror stories every year of student athletes running amok, and those are the ones that don’t get swept under the rug.

  • simus1

    One of the miracles of football is the ability to synchronize the successful arrival of a pass and the correct player at a precise spot as planned.
    The curse of football is the specialization of players and the misuse of much protective gear as offensive weapons or handles for abuse.

  • Xavier

    Why do they need alumni money to run the schools?

  • Hard Little Machine

    They sort of get a degree, unless they go to Michigan which graduates 0% of scholarship athletes. In exchange they bring in millions of dollars to the school. Maybe instead we should just pay them roughly what 5 years at that school would otherwise.