The kids get free education — that’s always the argument on the other end. Free education is priceless and utopian. Who doesn’t want to believe in that? But you might believe in it far less if you saw that it was something between a mask and a lie. First of all, it isn’t free. The kids are working for it, paying with their time and bodies. Second of all, the inner cities are being mined for talent and the flabbergasting TV money for basketball and football more than covers the cost of school. So what you get instead is the NCAA becoming royalty so disconnected from the starving masses it is meant to serve that it says, "Let them eat free education" instead of "Let them eat cake."