The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America

The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America

Gregg Easterbrook


Gregg Easterbrook, writer of the wildly renowned ESPN.com column Tuesday Morning Quarterback takes on football's position in American society.

Gridiron soccer is the king of activities – it is the largest video game within the most powerful and richest kingdom on the planet. Of the twenty most-watched tv declares ever, either within the usa and the world over, all twenty have been tremendous Bowls. In The King of Sports, Easterbrook tells the whole tale of the way soccer grew to become so deeply ingrained in American tradition. either solid and undesirable, he examines its impression on American society in any respect degrees of the game.

The King of Sports explores those and plenty of different topics:

* the true damage performed by means of concussions (it's to not NFL players).
* the true manner during which university soccer avid gamers are exploited (it's no longer via no longer being paid).
* the way in which soccer is helping American schools (it's no longer bowl profit) and American towns (it's no longer large Bowl wins).
* What occurs to gamers who're used up and thrown away (it's now not pretty).

* The hidden scandal of the NFL (it's worse than you think).

Using his year-long particular insider entry to the Virginia Tech soccer application, the place Frank Beamer has compiled the main victories of any energetic NFL or major-college head trainer whereas additionally graduating avid gamers, Easterbrook indicates how one massive college "does soccer right." Then he studies on what is wrong with soccer on the adolescence, highschool, university degrees. Easterbrook holds up examples of coaches and courses who positioned the athletes first and nonetheless win; he provides recommendations to those matters and plenty of extra, displaying a transparent direction ahead for the game as an entire. wealthy with reporting info from interviews with present and previous collage and seasoned soccer gamers and coaches, The King of Sports supplies to be the main provocative and best-read activities publication of the year.

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