“The piano player knows what kind of business he’s working for. “
Well, I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley many years ago, and I can tell you that I knew then just what a shit hole it was with the suborning of all the radicals, the ‘free speech movement,” the filthy speech movement, and all the bowel movements of the worthless turds who went there or hung out on Telegraph Avenue. It’s reputation then, as now as a premier institution of higher learning is undeserved. If I were to read that the whole place had burned to the ground, I would run back and dance around the ashes. An institution that I, as a native-born Californian should have revered, turned out to be a disgrace! So too should the decent students at Penn State demand that all those who ran the place and covered up manifold criminal and corrupt activities leave immediately and as they leave, offer an apologies to the students for their actions. As for the “athletic program,” tell me just what does it contribute to the learning process of higher education? You get a bunch of low lives who have to be propped up in their studies so they can learn what amounts to a trade ( a sport ). Collegiate athletics detract from the mission of a university, they don’t do one thing for the learning process. But I guess if you are a “frat boy,” they give you the “vehicle” to go get drunk at the stadium when there’s a home game, where the school has to shell out extra bucks for the campus cops to ride heard on the whole sorrid mess.
I have a low opinion of the academic and sports establishment too, primarily because of its bias and fostering of leftist views (which are widespread, not just characteristic of a few). I don’t like blaming universities of tens of thousands of people, though, for crimes that most of them abhor, and for which they were not responsible.
As sports themselves, I like them. They’re fun. I was a good student and not a frat boy, but think there’s room at school for sports and academics too. Cheating can be a problem, but at their best sports teach discipline and fair play.