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I love football, as is well-known around here and of course derided. Well, whatever. But there’s no question that the politics around football are utterly atrocious and have only gotten worse as the game has embraced being a bastion of right-wing extremism that takes advantage of black labor (free at the college level) for white […]
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A Good Use of Resources

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On May 12, 2016
Since Texas obviously has the best system of education and most fair social programs in the United States, they have nothing better to spend public funds on. So might as well have a race to the top for high school football stadiums: Massive budget cuts to Texas schools in 2011 are still having ripple effects […]

Hand-Egg

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On June 14, 2014
P.S. I am not a crank. One of my all-time favorite letters to the editor of @nytimes (1909) pic.twitter.com/Z68ddCocyJ — Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) June 14, 2014 Has anyone ever published a book of cranky complaints about football where people get upset about its name or any change to the game? If not, it should end […]

Student-Athletes Indeed

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On February 20, 2013
Heisman winner Johnny Manziel’s class schedule: Johnny Football still finds time to be a college student too, even though the Texas A&M star doesn’t have to be on campus very often for classes. His schedule this semester consists of four online classes in sports management, and he just got done with a series of tests […]

NFL Hall of Fame

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On February 3, 2013

Yesterday, seven people were elected to the NFL Hall of Fame: Bill Parcells, Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, and veterans committee candidates Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. A f

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