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by Rick Telander

The Hundred Yard Lie: The Corruption of College Football and What We Can Do to Stop It download ebook
ISBN:
0671680951
ISBN13:
978-0671680954
Author:
Rick Telander
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (October 1, 1989)
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223 pages
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4.5

The lead college football writer for Sports Illustrated examines the myths that surround college football and obscure the reality of the game. The Hundred Yard Lie" fell on predictably deaf ears when first published in 1989.

The lead college football writer for Sports Illustrated examines the myths that surround college football and obscure the reality of the game. Still, it's an eye opener for those of us who both enjoy the sport yet dare to dare question football's relationship to higher education. 5 people found this helpful.

The Hundred Yard Lie book. The lead college football writer for Sports Illustrated examines the myths that surround college football and obscure the reality of the game.

Nicks was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. The Hundred Yard Lie: The Corruption of College Football and What We Can Do to Stop It. University of Illinois Press. Nicks was named the American Football Coaches Association’s recipient of the Trailblazer Award. The award was presented posthumously at the AFCA Kickoff Luncheon on Monday, January 7 at the 2008 AFCA Convention in Anaheim, California. Prairie View is recognized as the first historically Black university to create and play in a post-season bowl game. The Prairie View Bowl was played in Texas from 1929 through 1961.

A hard-hitting indictment of corruption in college football, by Sports Illustrated's lead college-football writer .

A hard-hitting indictment of corruption in college football, by Sports Illustrated's lead college-football writer, author of Heaven is a Playground (1977) and Joe Namath and Other Guys (1976). Telander convincingly uncovers and condenms the drugs, crime, greed, and egotism that infest today's college football game, and then offers his prescription to solve the problem: the establishment of a semi-pro football league to supplant the present-day college leagues, and to be called the Age Group Professional Football League (AGPFL).

The author believes that in its present state, college football helps neither the student nor the sport. No current Talk conversations about this book.

Rick Telander (1996). Retrieved October 12, 2013. a b Connelly, Bill (2016-09-08). How Prairie View A&M emerged from the worst losing streak ever".

Mr. Whitford has no ax to grind. He is just reporting, whereas Rick Telander, in ''The Hundred Yard Lie,'' is a man on a crusade

THE HUNDRED YARD LIE The Corruption of College Football and What We Can Do to Stop It. By Rick Telander. Mr. He is just reporting, whereas Rick Telander, in ''The Hundred Yard Lie,'' is a man on a crusade. He personalizes his dislike of the corruption and abuses he finds almost everywhere he went in his reporting of intercollegiate football for Sports Illustrated. Telander touches constantly on the separation of big-time football and academics: ''Coaches are forced to give lip service to the shrine of education because they operate out of educational facilities. But their concern is fraudulent. Paperback, Univ of Illinois Pr, 1996, ISBN13 9780252065231, ISBN10 0252065239.

The history of college football's national champions is fascinating, unique and controversial - like so many other aspects of the sport.

It’s a great idea, and a version of it appears at the end of Rick Telander’s book The Hundred Yard Lie: The Corruption of College Football and What We Can Do To Stop It, which was published in 1989, eight years before Josh Rosen was born. It’s going to take Rosen - and probably dozens upon dozens of others like him - for us to even begin to push toward making that a reality. Armed Forces Bowl: Tulane player pulls off the most ridiculous flop. The history of college football's national champions is fascinating, unique and controversial - like so many other aspects of the sport.

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The hundred yard lie : the corruption of college football and what we can do to stop it Rick Telander. The hundred yard lie : the corruption of college football and what we can do to stop it Rick Telander. Download PDF book format. Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (c)1997.

Describes the widespread abuses associated with college football, including blindly obsessive coaches and lowered academic standards for athletes
Reviews:
  • asAS
A good book with some slow parts in the middle where the author goes to subjects that could be shortened. Telander is a former player in college and is watching the game he played be ruined. But he honestly discloses more than once that what is being said now has been said since the 1930s.
Maybe Telander should stop tilting at windmills and just give up to fight another fight and that may be my feelings also. But then you read his well-thought suggestions for changing the game and you see they could solve the problem. Let big colleges run professional sports team for entertainment and segment other colleges. The players would be paid and would not be required to attend college. The suggestions are fascinating and seem to address most of the points of weakness in the problem. All it will take is backbone from the college presidents and a few other powerful players. Oh, well. There goes this problem as no one associated has backbone. Witness the Oklahoma president presiding in the late 80s who years later tries to downplay the problems he faced. Witness Walter Byers who presided over the NCAA and now has his own book stating that there is a problem and it should be solved. Where were you years ago Mr. Byers?
If you love college football, you should read this book. Maybe it won't change your mind but it should at least let you see there is a problem. And Mr. Telander still doesn't cover football. Nice boycott.
  • ME
College FootAll At ItS worst
  • Brajind
Telander exposes rampant cheating, exploitation, and NCAA hypocrisy in this searing look at the sordid underside of college football. The author attacks amateurism as fraudulent and unworkable, and shows that football scandals have recurred almost since the game's founding (by rebellious students) in the late 1800's. We also learn that athletic programs rarely turn profits or boost fund-raising for their host schools. Despite these criticisms, this author (and ex-player at Northwestern) remains as attached to the game as us fans. Telander concludes his concise and highly readable book with a sensible proposal for reform. "The Hundred Yard Lie" fell on predictably deaf ears when first published in 1989. Still, it's an eye opener for those of us who both enjoy the sport yet dare to dare question football's relationship to higher education.
  • Antuiserum
Read this 10 years ago, and have never viewed bigtime college athletics the same way since. In a just world, this book would be very well known. In reality, this is the type of thing that the NCAA, big 3 networks, sports magazines, and sports announcers don't want you to know about. Too many cushy, do-nothing jobs ride on the exploitation of superstar college athletes that really have no business being in college at all. Telander's writing is clear, simple, passionate, and grabbing. His arguments are lucid and well constructed. Unfortunately, they fell on deaf ears.
  • Framokay
For everyone who doesn't like how the athletes are taken advantage of, here's a real analysis and a thoughtful alternative way to do things. The current power structure is too big and powerful for this to become reality, but there needs to be idealists if anything is to be done. Should be required reading for college sports fans.
  • fetish
Rick Talender creates a new view of collage football for the eyes of all involved. Talender stumbles over an unusual premonition. "Child abuse" constantly realed across his mind. He related it to the treatment of the collage players by the collages and spectators treat the players. Student dealing with collage life as well as playing tirlessly with no pay and no moral support except for the little relatotionship they have with their coach. Rick Telander casts some light on the much ignored situation.