Thursday, November 16, 2006

Dave Zirin, on this weekend's Game of the Century [Pt. 1]:
This is farce carrying the threat of tragedy. The game should be an invitation to have some fun. Instead it becomes a backdrop for a raging bouillabaisse of testosterone and alienation. To the people of Columbus, and a university with a proud tradition of student organizing and solidarity, cheer yourselves hoarse for the Buckeyes on Saturday. But save your anger for the people who deserve it: the administrators who hiked your tuition while spending hundreds of thousands on stadium upkeep; the politicians who interfered with your right to vote in 2004 and the corporations that have created a Rust Belt state whose once-proud assembly lines are increasingly idle. (Emphasis added)
Only The Nation would make references to Woody Hayes, the Dead Schembechlers, and W.E.B. DuBois in the same article.


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