Or does the money pumped into college football find its way into academic spending somehow? Would there be fewer institutions that might eventually hire me if there were no professionalized college sports?
One thing that is beyond dispute is the sense of value: since the emphasis is on bowl games, not economics, I do suffer directly. That I know. But I don’t want to dwell on that if it is the case that there are indirect benefits (besides me getting tickets to a BCS bound team if I teach at Florida or something).
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