Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates Receives Football Foundation Award

The National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame announced today Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, as 2011 recipient of the NFF Gold Medal. The organization’s highest honor, the Gold Medal recognizes significant career success, and those who have excelled in amateur sport, particularly football.

Like I’ve said numerous times before, the game of football is a metaphor for war, playing football can serve as a stand-in for military service, and the business of football and the military-industrial complex are completely intertwined and have been since day one.

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