Broadcast date: 9/8/14
Almond argues that by watching, cheering, and participating in football culture, we are all complicit in the damage it wreaks even as it “legitimizes and even fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism and homophobia."
In his book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, Almond looks at the impact, literally life-and-death issues, that cannot be ignored in any discussion about the sport.
Steve Almond is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Candyfreak, as well as the short fiction collection, My Life in Heavy Metal. He also write commentary and journalism regularly for the New York Times Magazine.