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    The Moral Equivalent of Football
    The Pluralist 15 (2): 91. 2020.
    in 2017, a study of the brains of former football players returned some of the most damning evidence to date of the inherent dangers of the game. Of 111 former NFL players' brains examined post-mortem, 110 were found to have the damage associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease causing serious emotional and behavioral problems—and, often, premature death. That football is physically risky has been known virtually since its advent; what the newest studies suggest is that it…Read more
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    Bigger than Football: Fan Anxiety and Memory in the Racial Present
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 33 (2): 220. 2019.
    In 2016, National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem prior to his games. He explained in an interview that his act was a protest against pervasive police violence against black people in the United States: "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder". Widespread fan con…Read more