If you want a really funny take on the intersection of sports and intellectualism, find the Firesign Theater skit on what a football team at the University of Chicago would be like. “Excuse me, coach. It’s not really so much an oval as it is a spheroid.” “I’m sorry, chappie, I think the coach may have it right…” “You want me to put my hands WHERE??!? Oh, I really don’t think THAT’s necessary!” Much funnier than that. And MUCH funnier than football unions. Wellll, maybe not.