College Football Teams Should Go Semi-Pro Analysis

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Keith Shirey is a writer for The Spoof!, an online website that focuses on what the title echoes. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a spoof is a light humorous parody (Spoof). Most spoofs are only supposed to only be taken with a grain of salt, but some writers use it to add emphasis to their writing. When analyzing Keith’s article “College Football Teams Should Go Semi-Pro”, he uses examples of humor, ridicule, statistics, and emotional appeal to stress his argument to the typical person that college football has become so enormous that they could create their own semi-pro teams. The two most effective examples of satire are humor and ridicule. Many TV shows, like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, have used satire to propel their shows to the top of mainstream television. A prime example of satire in Keith’s article is at the end when he states: But Coach Nick Saber of Crimson Tide University disagrees: “Football is hard. It’s tough. It demands discipline. It builds character. It teaches team spirit and unquestioning obedience to authority, qualities needed for men in the military going to defend American…show more content…
It is evident that Americans are passionate about their country’s education. According to a poll created by Gallup, Inc., an American research-based global performance-management consulting company, said that 55% are dissatisfied with the quality of education students receive (Gallup, 2016). When you combine that data with Shirey’s data, then you can conjure up some trouble. Another great example is when Keith incorporated a quote from a college president saying that he is fed up that the institutions are frauds because they put sports on a pedestal above academics. Even to an average joe, hearing that from an institute’s president is powerful. To an author, catching his/her audience is the most critical method in swaying their
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