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FOOTBALL: Game raised to cultish level

Letter by Alfred K. LaMotte, Steilacoom on Nov. 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 55 Comments »
November 11, 2011 2:37 pm

Football is America’s campus religion. There are major American universities known for nothing but their football programs. Football controls their financial life.

When scandal and crime touch the Church of College Football, the institution’s first response is often to cover it up, to protect the priesthood of coaches. Is it any wonder our academic standards have fallen behind other nations, when we venerate football above scholarship?

College football is not too big to fail. We must not allow academic institutions to elevate the cult of football above learning and justice.

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