Every great civilization has a characteristic sport by which its young men learn life skills, build character, and gain in moral standing. From Genghis Khan’s polo to the cricket that made possible the British Empire’s greatest era to go in Japan to the American present, where our great country learns its courage and principles from pro wrestling…wait a minute, that’s not what I meant…football, that’s right: the clean, uncommercialized contest of college football, where the rules are the rules and the scholar-athletes embody the best of our youth. From the elite private schools to the great democratic state universities, football guides and inspires generation after generation to chivalry, moderation, and courage. A national sport of the right kind spreads its purity and nobility from the players to everyone associated with it, too, including its interpreters and scribes.
Eat your heart out world; we have it and you don’t and that’s why we’re the best.