Demystifying football is essential to saving it
November 26 , 2013
Although Americans love football, they don't want to enjoy a game, which is brutal to the players physically and mentally.
Nicholas Dawidoff at the New Yorker asks a question: "Is there an activity that Americans give more of their attention to and know less about than professional football?"
He got an inside look while working on a book about the Jets. Dawidoff said he saw a "compelling backstage world ... filled with admirable people and fascinating workplace rituals." He suggested that it's important to expose that world instead of avoiding safety questions.
"We should learn that engineers in Detroit look to the NFL as they attempt to design safer cars," he said.