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Football as It Was Meant to Be

Henry180 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 1:22 PM
I think the interesting thing about this article is not football but the look it gives into our educational system. Of students mentioned in this article almost half come from private schools. . It seems to indicate that a large part of our Ivy League school students don't get their education from our Government schools. I think this is a telling statistic for public versus private education. We see a trend today towards the growth of these private, mostly religious schools and Charter schools. They also generally get the job done cheaper than the government schools (big surprise). Who is resisting this trend, our Teachers Unions who seem more concerned with their jobs than educating our children.
When a generation of young men at Princeton, Harvard and Yale invented American football in the decades after the Civil War, they must have envisioned that someday there would be a game like the one Princeton played Saturday against Harvard. This was football as it was meant to be.

It was not the crystal blue October sky that made this game so nearly perfect, or the red leaves falling from the maples, or the yellow leaves clinging to the elms. Nor was it the gothic towers rising through the autumn colors beyond the stadium wall.

It was what happened on the...