Robert Andrew Powell has a great piece up at Slate on corruption in big-time football in the States -- not the NFL, not college, high school football.
Anyone else ever experience this phenomenon? You read Friday Night Lights when it first came out, or watch the namesake TV show (which can't come back soon enough) as a Canadian and think, "No way, that's too far-fetched." Then you find out otherwise.
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