On "Last Week Tonight" John Oliver didn't just poke fun at March Madness. He triumphed in a 20-minute full-court press of a rant against the hypocrisy of the NCAA Tournament and the suits who run it.
Oliver took shot after shot at the NCAA's refusal to pay collegiate athletes, a situation that, as he pointed out, becomes magnified during a "billion dollar sports enterprise where the athletes are not paid a penny."
He noted that everything is branded, that an education for some is fraudulent, and that most of these players are longshots to play professionally anyway.
Thankfully, their role-model coaches are reaping the benefits with multimillion dollar contracts. Says Oliver: "Now before you get too shocked, remember that America has a long proud history of paying aging white men unconscionable amounts of money for screaming at people."
Watch above and stick around for Oliver's take on a hyperrealistic college hoops video game.
H/T The Big Lead
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