Football: A Modern American Religion? [New Book Excerpt]

August 25, 2014 — Leave a comment


A new book, out tomorrow, makes a broad case against football.

Publishers Weekly’s review notes:

Almond makes a convincing case for the theory that Americans have turned to football in order to meet spiritual needs that arose as a result of industrial and social progress.

Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto
Steve Almond

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Read an excerpt from the book, and tell us what you think…

Has football become a way for Americans to address their spiritual poverty that we face amidst the McDonaldization of society?