Why don't these kids get it?

Historical perspective in sports and elsewhere.

“Don’t they know who we are?”

I love college football more than any sport, but it has more than its share of unseemly undercurrents. To me, the most unsettling of these is recruiting—or, more pointedly, the heavy focus some fans put on their team’s recruiting. There’s a full-fledged industry that’s sprung up around forecasting the life decisions of 17- a…

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