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Dome Pondering Import - "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"

It's no secret that I am very critical of top Division I NCAA athletics. I find the hypocirsy and the ethical culture of the bigger schools and their programs - heck, the entire NCAA governance - at this level to completely out of hand. Again, hypocrisy is the only word to truly describe it. 

With the NCAA tournament beginning, all of America gears up again for the tournament that drives gambling, business, sponsorship, and revenue for just about everyone except for those playing and providing the games in a totally screwed up system. One big sham I tell ya! 

Though, I am not completely all for paying college athletes outright, I am very much in agreement with John Oliver's latest twenty-minute monologue on the NCAA's hypocrisy and it's system. Also, the rant is epic. Absolutely epic. Give it a listen as it is completely eye opening and very funny.

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