Didn't we fight a Civil War over the right of our southern states to play major college football, Herve? And didn't Ohio State lose that war? And doesn't the SEC have an under-the-table agreement with The Mars Company, to use M&M colors for its teams' helmets?
Sure, there are entire segments of our politics and our economy that are symbiotic with pro and college football, but this concussion stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. Then, there's the bounties, which have been around forever.
It would be nice if college football existed so deserving "kids" could learn life skills like showing up on time to practice, and studying and working hard and learning, so they could get scholarships to play ball, to then learn a profession, and so on...
But it would be so much more efficient for the very same kids to skip the football and the practices, and just study more and get smarter, and get academic grants. Or would that somehow screw over the colleges and their football teams?
If you want to get over college football, Herve, I can tell you it does pass with age and with distance from your alma matre. Or, you can read William Faulkner, or listen to Andy Griffin, "What it was, was Football." Most of life is absurd, but football? Moreso.
Basketball, though, is ballet, mathmatics, and music, and even better when its Buff and Blue.