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Wall Street Journal: Why College Football should be banned

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In more than 20 years I've spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.

That's because college football has no academic purpose. Which is why it needs to be banned. A radical solution, yes. But necessary in today's times.





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Wall Street Journal hates LSU


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Buzz Bissinger is fricking douche. No one would know who the frick he is without football.


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I will ban him from life.


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GeauxTigersLee
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has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.
guess we should ban all sports and support the math club.

Sounds like someone who wasn't able to make the team in high school and has been bitter since.


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Bissinger is a great writer. Too bad he's such a tool


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So this guy would rather have guys not go to college at all rather than have guys play football and have a shitty major?
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the primary purpose of higher education: academics.
The real primary purpose of higher education: $$$$$$$$$$$$$


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Zamoro10
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Malcolm Gladwell has joined the chorus and they will be debating that college football should be banned.

How different are dogfighting and football?

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If college football were to be banned, that would leave one real money making sport in schools, and that's a sport where a lot of schools actually lose money. Does anyone think that if college football ever goes away (due to head injuries/other issues), that many universities may just say frick it to college sports altogether?


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Banning football would be one way to end Title IX...well, all sports on a college campus.


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that many universities may just say frick it to college sports altogether?

i think that is the end goal for this niche


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Tiger1242
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Without college football, many schools, including LSU, are a lot less successful academically, bc nobody wants to go there


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The average student gets nothing from football programs that remain sacrosanct despite tuition increases.


Ask the average student at a major school if they want those football programs to go away.


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bobbyray21
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Malcolm Gladwell has joined the chorus and they will be debating that college football should be banned.

How different are dogfighting and football?


Gladwell is a smart man who will present a reasoned opinion. You may disagree with his arguments, but they won't be silly, they won't be unsupported, and they won't be nonsense. I'm not sure I've ever heard Gladwell say something that I would characterize as abjectly stupid.


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If college football were to be banned, that would leave one real money making sport in schools, and that's a sport where a lot of schools actually lose money. Does anyone think that if college football ever goes away (due to head injuries/other issues), that many universities may just say frick it to college sports altogether?


Their hand would be forced. You've got Title IX on one hand, and then you've got no cash flow on the other. So, yeah, they might just say "frick it, we'll have intramural sports".


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Their hand would be forced. You've got Title IX on one hand, and then you've got no cash flow on the other. So, yeah, they might just say "frick it, we'll have intramural sports".


Agreed. Why would schools that lose money on basketball bother keeping women's field hockey afloat? Seems easier to cut all those scholarships and to not waste money on facilities, coaches, and other expenses.


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