College football has always been a farce, but it has never been more clear than in 2020.

A sport where unpaid players play for millionaire coaches for universities making hundreds of millions off of their talent. A sport where a team like Central Florida can win 25 straight games and never get a chance to play for a championship. A sport with five major conferences and only four playoff spots.

We have always known this, though. The sport was always about making marketing executives and university presidents money, and dressing up the money making machine with the allure of tradition…

Mansur Shaheen

Freelance writer. Bylines in American Magazine, SB Nation and Mondoweiss. Culture and Sports.

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