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The game's not over : in defense of football

Author: Gregg Easterbrook
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Book Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expounds on the benefits of football and throws its many problems into relief, arguing that the work of reforming and changing one of our great pastimes is as American as the game itself.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Easterbrook
ISBN: 9781610396486 1610396480
OCLC Number: 930526071
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: America's love-hate relationship with the NFL --
A not-so-distant mirror --
What comedians know about football --
How the NFL got game --
You ain't seen nothin' yet --
Hey, that's me in the NFL mirror --
Where Barack Obama was wrong about the NFL --
Is the NFL bad for boys and good for girls? --
Knocking pro football down to size --
Captain Kirk will be an NFL fan --
Bonus #1. Memorable moments in professional football --
Bonus #2. Ye gods, why are they punting? --
Bonus #3. Maybe you're not reading enough football poetry --
Bonus #4. Predict NFL winners without even knowing who's playing --
Bonus #5. Iron laws of the gridiron --
Bonus #6. Football maxims to live by.
Responsibility: Gregg Easterbrook.

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The Atlantic Monthly contributor and former ESPN columnist shows how, for 50 years, America and the NFL have been inextricably linked, and why, despite its problems, our most popular sport can and  Read more...

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"Mr. Easterbrook's analysis suggests that the game is becoming safer even as it becomes more compelling and competitive. The debate over football and its risks will continue, but both NFL fans and Read more...

 
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