Through with Buzz.

There is something especially trollicious about the guy who wrote perhaps the definitive book on high school football pontificating like this:

In more than 20 years I’ve spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.

That’s because college football has no academic purpose. Which is why it needs to be banned. A radical solution, yes. But necessary in today’s times.

Man, if you eliminated everything from college which had no academic purpose, what would you have left?  And by the way, how does high school football enhance that academic mission?

Bissinger has been, and will always be, a tool.  The AJ-C ought to hire him.

14 Comments

Filed under Academics? Academics., General Idiocy

14 responses to “Through with Buzz.

  1. I particularly enjoyed the line about making the NFL pay for a minor league. Good luck with that one, Buzz.

  2. Bulldawg165

    Perhaps we should get rid of the hot co-eds walking around campuses too. If it weren’t for them and sports teams I don’t think most D-1 colleges could even fill their classrooms.

  3. Scott W.

    This reminds me of the saying, don’t let school get in the way of your education.

  4. Biggus Rickus

    By Buzz’s standard, vast swaths of University departments should be cut or reoriented to prepare students for the new global economy. I’m pretty sure gender studies, for example, prepares nobody for anything but perhaps a career in academia.

  5. Cojones

    Careful, Senator, some will think you are over the top like some others on here. :)

    Doubling up the stupidity quotient with the AJC was like getting a double off the #4 station using a 12ga. Nice shot

  6. Mike

    Cojones, I always use my 12 gauge on any clay station. For the same reason that I would prefer the starting QB for my team to be 6′-5″ rather than 5’9″. And I prefer sporting clays. I save the 20 gauge for guail and dove.

    • Scott W.

      What’s a guail? Is it good with bacon?!

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        it’s a cross between a snail and an iguana. Very slow and easily shot by even the worst marksman. Using a shotgun on one out to be outlawed as it is akin to shooting fish in a barrel. Tastes terrible–kind of like gator meat.

    • Cojones

      Alright, guys, he made a mistake. For your info, we give guail a 5-yd start before we shoot them on the ground.

      Mike, my quail and dove gun for all of my life has been a 410 pump. I was trying to be inclusive by stipulating a gauge that I don’t own simply because that’s the gauge most bird hunters I have known use. At one point in HS, I used a 20 for a year or so interchanged with the 410. And ,yes, I’ve used both with clays.

  7. Scorpio Jones, III

    Everything Bissinger says is true…to some extent. He is not saying anything any of us have not realized a long time ago…but the bottom line is I don’t give a fat rat’s ass if it is true or not…college football makes me feel, and that’s important.

    You would think Buzz would be more aware of the absurdity of his premise.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      “Everything Bissinger said is true…” Sadly that statement sums it up. We on this blog and millions of others love college football, particularly their alma mater’s team, a feeling that goes up exponentially when one’s alma mater has a tradition of winning like the University of Georgia. That does not change the fact that college football has morphed into something that is so far away from the ideal from which it started as to be unidentifiable with the original concept–the student athlete.

  8. NRBQ

    Belated wink and nod on the Becker and Fagan reference, Bluto.