Chuck Klosterman Is Wrong About Football (and Temporal Relativity)

At Grantland, a great and not great venture I love and don't love, Chuck Klosterman says, repeatedly, that football's popularity has nothing to do with its violence. He also says: Now, I realize an argument can be made that eroticized violence is inherent to any collision spectator sport, and that people who love football are … Continue reading Chuck Klosterman Is Wrong About Football (and Temporal Relativity)

Is This the Way the NFL Ends? T. S. Eliot, Jim McMahon, And The End of Football In America

We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats’ feet over broken glass In our dry cellar Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture without motion; Those … Continue reading Is This the Way the NFL Ends? T. S. Eliot, Jim McMahon, And The End of Football In America