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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Why college athletics is so important

It teaches such important life lessons:

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When my high school football coach died a few years ago, I had a rush of funny memories like that. He had a way of transforming everyday events into educational opportunities (and decades worth of recycled stories about long-since graduated players peppered with homespun, folksy wisdom).

Thought about him for months afterward.

Since when did Yosemite Sam become a football coach?

Ron, that's not Yosemite Sam. He sounds a lot more like Boomhauer.

It isn't Sponge Bob that is the problem in our educational system...and this ignorant cracker proves it!

I think college athletics is an amazing part of my college experience. As a college athlete, I represented my school outside of academics and it helped keep myself organized as far as keeping my schedule in order.

Time for a segway into a Harry Manx fave from the album "Dog My Cat" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbjk7DK5yb4

Renowned historian Taylor Branch offers a compelling piece, "The Shame of College Sports," in the current Atlantic:

“'I’M NOT HIDING,' Sonny Vaccaro told a closed hearing at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., in 2001. 'We want to put our materials on the bodies of your athletes, and the best way to do that is buy your school. Or buy your coach.'"

Oh genop, did you have to go there? I will see that and raise it with "Walking My Cat Named Dog" (Norma Tenega)


Anyone know what this gentleman's annual salary is?

According to this link, $217,678.

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