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Author Almond, Steve, author.

Title Against football : one fan's reluctant manifesto / Steve Almond. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Brooklyn : Melville House, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 178 pages)
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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.
Summary 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.
-- Against Football? 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Subject Football -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Football fans -- United States -- Attitudes.
Football -- United States -- Miscellanea.
Football. (OCoLC)fst00931362
Football -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00931387
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Miscellanea. (OCoLC)fst01423854
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Almond, Steve. Against football Brooklyn : Melville House, [2014] 9781612194158 (DLC) 2014018038 (OCoLC)887605041
ISBN 9781612194165 : $21.95
1612194168 : $21.95
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