An unsurprising development has taken place following extensive media coverage in this decade about concerns in American professional football related to concussions, violence against women and the National Football League’s brazen management style. The umbrella phrase used far too casually is “culture of football.”
The NFL, at least the product on the field, is more popular than ever. Television ratings continue to rise, the drama (if not always the quality) of the games is endlessly compelling and some NFL personalities are some of the most visible celebrities in our entertainment-besotted society.
NFL fans can’t get enough, even after continuous lectures by journalists about how “evil” is it to watch football. Instead of indulging in a guilty pleasure, there must be be moral imperative to change our ways. Continue reading