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

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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.

 

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