Tag Archives: Football

Heart of a Champion

By Rita Kaye Nearor

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This time of the year the sports section of most any newspaper circulated throughout the United States is blanketed with heroic stories of football. Words like “pounded”, “defeated”, and “win” are prominent in headlines in this grid-iron glorified country. In the South, you are guaranteed to strike up a conversation with a total stranger if the topic is football. As important as football is in any Southern home, winning is just as important. Sure we say, “It’s not who wins or loses, but how you play the game.” Well, we all know that’s a lie. If winning wasn’t important, why keep score? I’ve also heard, “We stand behind our team win, lose, or draw.” Again, that’s another lie. The research would back me up, but I prefer personal observation. I have witnessed ticket sales and booster support drop during and after a losing season.

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The Super Bowl of Higher Education

By Thomas Pieplow

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The popularity of the National Football League (NFL) has never been higher and the Super Bowl regularly is one of the most watched programs on television.  Although the NFL’s bone-crunching games embody conflict, its business doctrine is collaboration for the greater good.  What if colleges cooperated in the same way?  Could this lead to providing better service to the public?

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