Rhetorical Analysis Of Logos In Get Football Out Of Our Universities

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“Get Football Out of Our Universities” Should football be in our universities? In “Get Football Out of Our Universities”, the author, Steven Salzburg, attempts to argue that football shouldn’t be in our colleges and universities. This is not a persuasive essay because he doesn’t try to force his opinion on you but rather to argue the facts. He states facts that might in return make you change your opinion but his sole purpose isn’t to persuade you into anything. In this article, the author uses rhetorical devices such as ethos, logos, antithesis, anecdote, kairos (or lack thereof), and appeal to authority to try and convince me and college administrations, his audience, that football shouldn’t be in our universities. Salzburg used an anecdote …show more content…
Salzburg states facts I his article, such as, “…for three years running, it has imposed furloughs on all employees and prohibited all raises, including cost-of-living increases”. Here he stated that the University of Maryland doesn’t have enough money, or is rather short. Salzburg then states, “the University [of Maryland] would have to pay him a cool $2 million if they fired him”. Using logos, which is facts, helps this author out a lot, but he still doesn’t have enough facts. More than three-quarters of his article is based off of pure facts such as, “The culture of football in American Universities is completely out of control”, “If we keep it up, the U.S. will eventually be little more than the big, dumb jock on the world stage—good for entertainment on the weekend, but not taken seriously otherwise”, “Apparently, the [University of] Maryland administration is more interested in building a better football team”, “Universities could make a profit …show more content…
There are so many examples that I’m not eve going to get into. Salzburg used antithesis when he compares the science fair with football. He agrees with former president Barak Obama that kids who win the science fair should get the same praise as kids who wins a football game. People come and watch football games, they don’t go and watch their kids participate in science fairs. They don’t go and watch science fairs, so the two are different. As people get older, more fall into the love of sports and competition and winning than science. It’s human nature to want to enjoy something, and most people find enjoying education rather hard. Salzburg uses appeal to authority when he inserts quotes from the former president Barak Obama. President Obama was a former president and shows a lot of authority, especially in America. So by using his quotes that agree with him puts him ahead of others. This gives him an advantage and makes him look professional because somebody famous or well-known agrees with

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