Olbermann (yeah that one) addressed this issue in regards to Manziel on his 8/27
program. Long story short... money talks.For me, its the Nfl is
unbearable. I blame the hip hop culture invading. Soon, the Nfl will be as bad
as the Nba. College pigskin is still entertaining if only because its not a
copycat league.Why though is Prep football televised on anything
other than local cable access? It amplifies the flawed message we are sending to
kids who already get preferential treatment.
Great article. College football and the NCAA form one of the greatest
hypocrisies of our time.
This article affirms one of the more obvious facts in existence. The problem
with football is that a brain with the consistency of not-well-set-jello is
being subject to high-G impacts. If we wanted to remove this known danger, we
would get rid of helmets and padding. Anyone who has ever bumped one's
head knows that the head has a quite good censor that will dissuade trauma, its
presence is indicated by our saying "ouch".
So who's to blame for this situation? Administrators? TV? Ultimately
it's the fans who willingly pay higher and higher ticket prices and
contribute exhorbitant amounts to booster organizations. A lot of the
world's problem could be solved if the same amount of money and effort were
put into more important efforts than entertainment.
The only thing that will FIX cllege football and make it a student/athlete
played game is for the NFL to create a minor league similar to baseball.This will NEVER happen because the MONEY is too great and the NFL is getting
something for NOTHING.Follow the TV money... it has changed the
college game, runining it in my opinion.college football has gone from a
sport to an event.The NFL, not part of Will's article, has been
diluted by early jumps from college to the pros.This in turn has lowered
the level of competition in college as well.Now we pay a high
premium to watch an inferior product at both levels. Entertaining? yes. But
then so is high school or jr high school ball when the competition level is at
the same level.I wonder....