With college football just around the corner and the excitement building, I started to get rather antsy for the season. I had already written on Robert Merton in my previous installment and it got me thinking about some of the potential fun I could have with his theories. See, Merton’s primary focus was on deviance and there’s no shortage of deviance in everyone’s favorite, Saturday sport. College football has been defined by deviance. From innovative coaches to unscrupulous boosters who would buy championships for their team. Even College Football Live’s Lee Corso shared an “Aww, fuck it” moment with our nation. Deviance is abound in college football, for sure. Article
I sort of had some fun with academia and college football. I don't expect everyone to appreciate the humor.