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Against football : one fan's reluctant manifesto

Author: Steve Almond
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that not only is American football hazardous to players' health, and especially to their brains, but also that American support of the sport encourages violence, prejudices, and other ethically troubling behavior.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Almond
ISBN: 161219415X 9781612194158
OCLC Number: 887605041
Description: xiii, 178 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: I wasn't out cold, but I was out --
A brief and wildly subjective history of football --
A deep and true joy penetrated my being --
You knock my brains out this Sunday and I knock your brains out the next time we meet --
This eager violence of the heart --
"Get money!" on three --
The love song of Richie Incognito --
The blind spot --
Their sons grow suicidally beautiful --
All games aspire to a condition of war --
Bill Simmons draws the line --
Stop being a fan, start being a player.
Responsibility: Steve Almond.

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Argues that not only is American football hazardous to players' health, and especially to their brains, but also that American support of the sport encourages violence, prejudices, and other ethically troubling behavior.

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