Friday, November 18, 2011

Quote of the Day II: College Football and a Corrupt Nation

"The intersection of America's fake warrior culture of football with the nation's fake moral and ethical culture is instructive. It has many levels, like a convoluted freeway intersection of on-ramps, off-ramps, and merge-ramps.    

"First is the pretense that college football is a character-building endeavor. Rather it's an odious money-grubbing racket that chews up and spits out quasi-professional players who, with rare exceptions, only pretend to be students. It corrupts everyone connected with it. College football is little more than a giant conduit for vacuuming money out of alumni, hawking brand merchandise, and generating TV revenues."

--Author and Social Commentator James Howard Kunstler on his blog.

(Editor's Note: True. But--god forgive me--I still love it.)

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