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  •  Yes I did misunderstand about the name :( (1+ / 0-)
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    high uintas

    I thought some other dude was being referenced since the diarist had a different name. Sorry about that. With regards to

    You can either like his take on it or not
    I guess I'm definitely in the category of OR NOT. There's an argument to be made about the enormous sums of money in college football but for the most part, that's not what is being discussed in the comment thread is it?

    "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

    by CaliSista on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:57:51 PM PST

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      but when I made my comment it seemed to me that most people felt he was somehow being racially insensitive. Given the types of issues he deals with in his comics along with his own race I thought it was a bit much.

      In truth I don't entirely agree with him here, but I do see the exploitation that he's reacting to. College athletes are treated to perks that other students would love to have while at the same time they are making a lot of money for the school. Much more than the school will ever pay for on them and just one injury and poof! their career is toast.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:14:33 PM PST

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      •  Based on your comments, (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm assuming he is a person of color. Whether he is or not, I do find the comparison of college football players in the 21st century with the institution of slavery in the pre-Civil War era to be offensive. It doesn't make me want to discuss the pros and cons of mixing sports with higher education or reflect on the amount of money in large programs or anything else related to what purports to be the topic of the cartoon. My only reaction before moving on to something more worthwhile is to at least make it clear to the history challenged and/or young Kossacks reading this diary that this silly analogy did not go unchallenged.

        "Someone just turned the lights on in the bar and the sexiest state doesn't look so pretty anymore" CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Texas budget mess

        by CaliSista on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:03:18 PM PST

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