In Defense of Football

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The sport of football has its fans and foes. Probably more fans: last year’s Super Bowl was the most-watched TV show in history. Yet there are huge problems with the sport. Ex-players are suffering from chronic brain injuries and some current players are accused of domestic violence. And despite its billions, the NFL gets tons of public subsidies. Last year, Madeleine interviewed Steve Almond, who wrote a book saying why he can no longer in good conscience watch the game. Now, a rebuttal of sorts.