Sep 12th, 2022 |
133: WSJ Hyperbole: The Transfer “Frenzy”
On Sunday, September 11th, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “The Transfer Frenzy That Is Turning College Football Rosters Upside Down.” As the title suggests, the Journal pitched the new transfer market as out of control. This episode analyzes the Journal article and the ease with which influential media outlets embrace and reinforce false NCAA/P5 narratives. Contrary to the Journal’s thesis, the football transfer market is no more “frenzied” than the transfer markets for many non-revenue sports or higher education transfer rates more generally.