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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Bill Cosby Slays ’em at College Football Inauguration Dinner

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When I think of football mixing with comedian Bill Cosby, and really I’m not sure I actually ever have, up until this moment. But Now that I’m forced to, the weight room scene from the film “Friday Night Lights” is running through my head. When Boobie Miles attempted to make Mike Winchell laugh by doing his Bill Cosby impersonation.

Well, the 1980s mainstream Bill Cosby anyway. And then you remember Miles blowing off his workout.

Moving on, Cosby received the National Football Foundation’s Gold Medal during the college football Hall of Fame dinner Tuesday night. Therefore, he made a few jokes about his playing days at Berklee College in the 1950s.

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