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The Fifty-Year Seduction: How Television Manipulated College Football, from the Birth of the Modern NCAA to the Creation of the BCS

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For more than a half century, television has played a primary role in securing college football's place as one of America's most popular spectator sports. But it has also been the common denominator in the sport's rise as a big business. Television, which multiplied the number of people who cared about the game, simultaneously increased the stakes.

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ebook, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Brad Powlen
Oct 24, 2016 Brad Powlen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thorough review of how college football evolved

While at times the book gets into too much detail, it does a great job of giving the framework of how the game changed over the 20th century. I wish there was a little more in the way of talking about the characters on the screen but overall a good book for college football fans.
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