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The King of Sports
Author: Gregg Easterbrook

ISBN: 9781250012609
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30 September 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 13.97 x 2.54
Description:
Gregg Easterbrook, author of the wildly popular ESPN.com column "Tuesday Morning Quarterback" takes on football's place in American society. Gridiron football is the king of sports - it's the biggest game in the strongest and richest country in the world. Of the twenty most-watched television broadcasts ever, both in the United States and internationally, all twenty were Super Bowls. In "The King of Sports, " Easterbrook tells the full story of how football became so deeply ingrained in American culture. Both good and bad, he examines its impact on American society at all levels of the game." ""The King of Sports" explores these and many other topics: * The real harm done by concussions (it's not to NFL players). * The real way in which college football players are exploited (it's not by not being paid). * The way football helps American colleges (it's not bowl revenue) and American cities (it's not Super Bowl wins). * What happens to players who are used up and thrown away (it's not pretty). * The hidden scandal of the NFL (it's worse than you think). Using his year-long exclusive insider access to the Virginia Tech football program, where Frank Beamer ...

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