By Steve Almond
On any given Sunday, soccer services extra like a countrywide faith than a activity. thousands of lovers assemble each weekend in autumn to soak up the grace, drama, and pageantry of the sport. in truth, we adore soccer loads we’ve develop into unaware of its dangers.
Simply placed: the sport isn’t strong for us. scientific examine confirms what the headlines preserve reporting: soccer motives mind harm. loved corridor of Famers at the moment are struggling with dementia and taking their very own lives. It’s not only the professionals that suffer, both. kids and teens are at risk of a similar forms of accidents, with an analogous long term results—perhaps much more so.
But football’s mental and fiscal hazards—though extra subtle—are simply as profound.
Here, ny instances bestselling writer Steve Almond info why, after 40 years as a fan, he can not watch the sport he nonetheless loves. utilizing a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond steps again from the seductive din of the gridiron to invite a chain of provocative questions:
• What does it suggest that our society has transmuted the intuitive actual joys of childhood—run, jump, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry?
• How did a game that motives mind harm develop into the top signifier of our associations of upper learning?
• Does our dependancy to soccer foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia?
There hasn't ever been a publication that exposes the darkish underside of America’s favourite video game with such searing candor.
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