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Old 05-22-2019, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
On thinking about it more, it's not the size of the industry that I object to; it's how cancerous it is. Sure, the movie industry and the music industry are as big as the sports industry. And sure, schools have music programs and theater programs as well as sports programs. But music and theater don't take over schools the way sports do. No drama director would ever tell teachers "You have to give this kid a passing grade; he's my best actor", and if he did, no teacher would ever take him seriously. You don't see schools dropping half their budget on a great orchestra conductor, and then give him some sinecure "teaching" load that he's totally unqualified for just to justify it.
No argument here. But of course this only applies to "big time" college sports. It doesn't apply to professional sports; and it doesn't apply to a small liberal arts college's football team, or their volleyball team or their field hockey team.

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