Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Should College Football be Banned?

Ban College Football from Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates on

As summarized by the NYT:
Two prominent writers debated the idea of banning college football on Tuesday night at New York University’s Skirball Center against two journalists, who also happened to be former players. Buzz Bissinger (the author of the high school football book “Friday Night Lights”) and Malcolm Gladwell (the best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer who compared football to dogfighting) want to get rid of football on campus. Tim Green (a former N.F.L. defensive end) and Jason Whitlock (a Fox Sports correspondent who played football in college) want it to stay.
Too bad they didn't debate something a bit more practical, like, given that college football is here to stay, how can we make it better?


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