A Seat at the Table
"The whole culture--the big pile of money--drives people trying to escape out of their circumstances to get to that level," Hipple says as he looks at the bigger problem. "It's not [anymore], 'I'm going to go out and play football because it's fun.' It's like buying a lottery ticket: 'If I win I've changed my life.'
"That money issue is being driven down (or filtering down) into youth football and high school football," he adds. "It should be played as a game for fun. Not as a driving force to ... win the lottery, because out of two million boys who play, only one wins.