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Against football: one fan's reluctant manifesto

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A New York Times Best Seller "Powerful...an important read." -- Publishers Weekly New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America's biggest sacred cow: football In Against Football , Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: * Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia? * What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood--run, leap, throw, tackle--into a billion-dollar industry? * How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning? There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America's favorite game with such searing candor.
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"Powerful...an important read."Publishers Weekly
New York Times
bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America's biggest sacred cow: football

In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions:
• Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia?
• What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood—run, leap, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry?
• How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning?
There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America's favorite game with such searing candor.
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subject_facet Football -- Moral and ethical aspects, Football fans -- United States -- Attitudes
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