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Football, Education & Money



December 10, 2009 – Comments (1)

"...even if you ignore the Constitution (which most Americans, politicians and courts already do), aren't we asking these students to make millions of dollars for advertisers, bowl promoters, Las Vegas, the broadcast networks and their schools, for the sum of ZERO pay! Classic government, one regulation to promote a playoff system, will probably run counter to another regulation limiting forced child labor."

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#1) On December 10, 2009 at 10:52 AM, cthomas1017 (98.37) wrote:

Good points on the blog all around.  With apologies to BravoBevo in advance, one only needs to look at the one sided officiating in the Big 12 championship game to know that even setting up a playoff system would not solve the BCS problem.

Just as unconstitutional as is the mandating of a college football playoff, the big money in college football is obscene.  We've lost in our society the real purpose of education.  As much as college football serves the NFL owners as a no-expense farm system, the bulk of college graduates  are getting an "education" so that they can drop into the labor pool.  The joys of education are largely lost in preparing for a career.

Alas, all that said, I'm looking forward to pulling up my chair and watching as many bowl games as possible.  All the controversy is just part of the fun. :)

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