Ed Bedford 3:30 p.m., Oct. 16
- Tradition vs. progress? Sponge has suggested that time-honored events like the Homecoming Halftime Slaughter, when the great pyramid of Qualcomm runs red with the blood of fans lucky enough to be chosen for the sacrifice, run counter to modern notions of morality and justice, and “should maybe be re-examined in the light of broader cultural standards than those normally applied to collegiate athletics.” But critics were skeptical. “What’s next?” asked longtime Aztec fan Bud Light, “the revoking of the traditional right of Division I athletes to enjoy congress with whatever coeds they desire? Last time I checked, this was America and this was football. Philosophical questions like Sponge's have no place in a collegiate atmosphere, at least not outside the classroom."
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