Yeah, a lot easier said than done when said bullies and assholes hold the keys to your financial and professional success. As an aside, the person who actually blew the whistle on Coach Rice (one of his assistant coaches and former NBA player) Eric Murdock lost his job and is currently fighting to get it back, and he's in a much more secure position than these athletes. The way college athletics works these days results in a system such that athletic directors and head coaches are some of the most powerful people on campus.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
It's a consequence of every generation wanting to spare their children the hardships they faced. Instead of realizing it was hardship that made us what we are and by sheltering our children from it we're leaving them without the tools to ever cope outside the cocoon.