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The NFL combine: an ethically dubious meat market wrapped in junk science

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The annual carnival in Indianapolis is supposed to showcase players' talents. But the event instead swings between pointless and demeaning The underwear Olympics, otherwise known as the NFL combine , will roll into Indianapolis next week. College stars will jump, run and lift weights in front of NFL scouts - and it will mean almost nothing. In an era in which every major college football game is aired on TV, scouting departments have swelled, analytics have become a bigger part of the evaluation equation, and players are tracked, measured and weighed from high school on up, you could be...
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