pretty decent documentary that covers a lot of stuff most of us college sports fans already know. covers the ed o’bannon case, the unc violations, and goes over a lot of the big problems with the no pay for play attitude of the ncaa. basically, college sports are a fucking sham at best and they are racist and tragically paternal at worst. it goes back to the very notion of amateurism which was invented by the elites in the UK in the 19th century who wanted the elites to be athletes, not the working class. somehow that retarded notion stuck and the powers that be have used it ever since to reap the rewards of a class of indentured servants. there’s really no rationalizing this arrangement; it’s just morally reprehensible and i participate in it every time i buy tickets to one of these games.
arian foster speaks quite candidly about the whole situation and admits to having taken money while he was at the university of tennessee. so far, i haven’t heard anything about an investigation. what’s clearer to me now after the usc witch hunt is that the ncaa basically goes after programs that 1) don’t matter (UNC) 2) are egregiously violating the rules (penn state) or 3) are on the downside of a good run. they did this to miami in the 90s, oklahoma in the 80s, smu (in the 80s), and usc. i suspect they will finally go after alabama if/when things start falling apart for saban. the ncaa is just another corrupt and morally bankrupt powerful organization that the american public is forced to endure and this film makes that even more clear.