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Why I'm Not Buying Football Season Tickets

Why I'm Not Buying Football Season Tickets

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Last May, a group called Intelligence Squared sponsored a debate on whether to ban college football. A portion of the discussion concerned the nature of our '€œsocial contract'€ with higher education, and by extension college sports. New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell'€™s comment explained the logic to ban college football best: '€œNowhere in that social contract does it say that it'€™s okay to promote and encourage young men to hit themselves over and over again in the head in the name of entertainment.'€