Football, or any other sports, were not, are not, and will not be as important as education. America is falling behind, yet it continuously glorify these spoiled brats playing some shitty sports. Professional or college, same shit every year. More money spent on college athletics, less money spent on academic and intellectual improvements. And sports coaches are paid millions yet teachers barely make ends meet. No wonder America placed bottom on math, science and reading tests, yet America constantly topping the Olympic medal tally. America produces less STEM graduates, but more world class athletes. STEM graduates from China and India are growing in number. American priorities are far out of whack.
To get a glimpse of a nation's future, don't look at its sports achievements. Look at its schools and their young people instead.
Yes, I do believe that Texas places too much importance on football. One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of Texas is football. It is a very important part of their community. They also need to remember though that not everyone is an athlete and education should come first. The fact that they forgot they needed to build an elementary school is absurd.
In a time when many children are graduating without being able to do simple math or write grammatically correct sentences, Texas has consistently placed a highly unbalanced amount of funds into football programs. When these young adults go out into the world, and all they know is sports, but can barely spell the word football, it's a sad state of affairs for our country. Their goals are based upon making obscene amounts of money and gaining fame, rather than having a solid education prior to being allowed to play sports. There is room for both, but emphasis needs to be placed on education first.
I don't understand how football became more important than a child's education in Texas. The state needs to get its priorities straight and education has to be at the top of the list. At this rate, they are going to end up with uneducated football players who won't be able to read instructions or spell their names right.
Texas places too much significance on football, particularly high school football. Their is too much pressure on high school teams to do well, and the players are treated like celebrities, which is bad at any age, but is particularly bad when they are young and in high school and need to learn to be humble.