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Slate: What might a college football league that “is structured in a way that enhances the social and academic experience of getting an education” look like?
Gladwell: Well, a college sport that enhances the academic experience is one that encourages maximum participation and physical fitness. In other words, it doesn’t involve spending tens of millions of dollars on 40 people, some of whom are permanently injured as a result. It involves spending thousands of dollars on 4,000 or 40,000 people, in an attempt to make their lives more fulfilling.
Ban College Football.
Promote College Cycling.
Fact: The Cornell Cycling Club had a budget of about $5000 when I was a student..