Today’s highly interesting read (11/19/18): In defense of football

Image result for Kelley L Cox, Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports, packer fans, claymate

Today ‘s read comes from William J. “Bill” Bennett, a former U.S. Secretary of Education for President Ronald Reagan. He also served Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under George H. W. Bush. Here’s a brief excerpt:

The truth is we’re not witnessing the slow demise of football.

According to a 2017 Gallup Poll, 37 percent of American adults list football as their favorite sport with the next closest being basketball at 11 percent then baseball at 9 percent.

With the cooling of the anthem debate the NFL’s ratings are up in 2018 from 2017 and dwarf other pro leagues’ numbers and the college game is more than thriving.

Clearly someone forgot to tell the audience that football is dying.

The game is not just gladiatorial entertainment, it creates opportunity.

You can read the entire column here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: