Even though I disagree strongly with his premise (citing Dr. King is just another way of making the “plantation” argument) and find his assertion of Cam Newton’s vulnerability to his father questionable at best, this post by Bomani Jones is worth a read, if only for this well made point:
… On my radio show last week, I asked Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports columnist and co-author of “Death to the BCS,” why he and his co-authors chose to write that book rather than “Death to the NCAA.” Wetzel, who agrees that the current system is problematic and that athletes should be paid in currency, was frank: He said they wrote the book that would sell. Presumably, in the eyes of the public, the lack of a “true champion” is the only injustice in college sports worth a movement.
There is something screwy going on when we can work up more outrage over the lack of a college football playoff than we can over the NCAA’s apparent hypocrisy in letting schools benefit from the use of a student athlete’s name while piously intoning about the sin in letting the player himself do so.