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Neal Pilson, a vice president with CBS, arguing that television revenue is not the cause of the myriad problems besetting college athletics: ``I believe the networks have been erroneously perceived as adversarial, manipulative, and detrimental to college sports. We believe that the monies paid to colleges and universities by the television broadcasters should be viewed as an enormous, available, no-strings-attached resource that the schools can use in any way they choose.'' Columnist Art Spander in The Sporting News on the perplexing scenario behind the construction of San Francisco's wind-swept Candlestick Park: ``The public was miffed because it wanted a ball park, not a refrigerator.''

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