One of the things one has noticed is University Sports has gone more or less Pro-sports and the coaches demanding extremely high salaries. Many of
these issues happen in state supported colleges and these out of control atheletics programs dwarf the academic systems and even rise way over the
Chancellors and President's salaries.
All these athletes get advantages that the normal students don't receive, so it is all about inequity.
One has to ask just what is behind this Sports Mania in State academic institutions that makes it appear as if the world is returning to Roman
Coliseum times and loosing the sight of education. Have the State Universities taken up the old world theme of Hero Worshipping and what verges on
Apotheosis? This would appear to have become the case.
Plus, these state schools are using the protections of the state by law to allow all manner of bad things to happen from the cheating of many coaches
to the sexual exploits being covered up.
After all, when State learning institutions turn into huge entertainment complexes that cater to those with about zero interest in education, who only
like to watch physical games, one has to ask how in the world did this get included in higher education. It has become some sort of bogus shift for
state schools to take up entertainment guised as education, that more appears to have become Hero Worhip games patterned after Roman Coliseums and not
focused in the least on education. Unless you call courses on walking and bowling as higher education.
So, the Saga goes with the Coach of the Lady Vols in Knoxville, Tennessee announcing stepping down as head coach. How did this game go from perhaps
a 100 spectators 30 years ago to the giant stated supported entertainment complex and the state govt running entertainment operations that shoud be in
the private domain, else be called Communistic in design.
One needs to correctly recount the Univ. of Tenn's Pat Summit's rise as to what it became, and how that theme causes serious problems for academia.
What was the method of Summit, but this formula:
A cult of personality arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized and heroic public image, often
through unquestioning flattery and praise. Sociologist Max Weber developed a tripartite classification of authority; the cult of personality holds
parallels with what Weber defined as "charismatic authority". A cult of personality is similar to hero worship, except that it is established by mass
media and propaganda.
It is the old game of "Cult of Personality" that verges on the themes for Apotheosis. Lots of the hype ignores that Summit's programs injured many
and many were cut loose because of those injuries. They didn't graduate from UT.
One must always consider that Hero Worship in sports is a personality cult and this isn't always that good when all these sports people gain
advantages over the regular students that don't get full time mentors to keep them in line and these that do these mentor activities get nice free
cars as awards. So, hero worship of persons like Summit and her singular focus to win and what these athletes get compaired to other students is the
definition of inequality.
When these extremes in Tennessee have the State's Governor, Bill Haslam, who is the Chair for the University of Tennessee, sitting as head for this
giant state run and owned entertainment complex we have the very definition of Communism. And the very same methods that promoted Communism are
being used to run these Socialist State programs, as those of the Cult of Personality methods employed by Communism.
It appears this game of state colleges is out of control and goes well against the teachings and values of the US, and it is overall detrimental for
higher education because it respects none of those values for education first.
Just think if Pat Summit was not so singularly focused on winning, she might have paid lots more attention to how the food and drug methods lead to
issues like Dimentia. Goes to show there is little to a well rounded education theme for Coaches only interested in winning. Does winning at any
cost show a good example to the youth of this day, other than the low morals of the Roman Coliseum's mantra?
As in the Wizzard of Oz, sometimes the little Toto pulls back the curtains to show what was claimed just didn't hold up to close inspection.
edit on 18-4-2012 by MagnumOpus because: The Corruption of the State of Tennessee into a Communist