Malcolm Gladwell: Courageous or Crazy?

I am a fan of Malcolm Gladwell (author of “Blink” and “Tipping Point”) and I am also a fan of football.  I never thought the two would come in conflict with each other but I was wrong.

Malcolm was invited to speak at Penn State earlier in the year, and in that speech he had the guts to stand up in the heart of Nittany Lions Country and make an impassioned plea for Penn State to end their football program.

Watch the speech on Youtube and see what you think.  Here is the link:


Speak truth to power -That is what I try to do in this blog.  But talking is one thing, acting is another.  If I believe Mr. Gladwell’s arguments, do I need to turn off the football game?