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    • Billion-Dollar Ball

    • A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football
    • By: Gilbert M. Gaul
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In the spring of 2013, a study showed that despite huge economic problems, 27 states were awarding their highest salaries to college football coaches. College football has doubled in size in the last decade thanks to generous tax breaks, lavish TV deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms. In one recent year, the 10 biggest programs took in $800 million from football, with profit margins far surpassing those of Fortune 500 companies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story that loses focus

    • By Anonymous User on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $24.49