Find many great new used options and get the best deals for against football one fans reluctant manifesto by steve almond 2014 hardcover at the best online prices at ebay free shipping for many products. A new york times best seller powerfulan important read publishers weekly new york times bestselling author steve almond takes on americas biggest sacred cow football in against football steve almond details why after forty years as a fan he can no longer watch the game he still lovesusing a synthesis of memoir reportage and cultural critique almond asks a series of . Bill simmons draws the line stop being a fan start being a player summary argues that not only is american football hazardous to players health and especially to their brains but also that american support of the sport encourages violence prejudices and other ethically troubling behavior. Steve almonds blistering book against football one fans reluctant manifesto is exactly what it advertises itself to be an exasperated frustrated wide ranging argument that the time has come to abandon football particularly but not exclusively the nfl as a sport built on violence racism economic exploitation of poor kids . Steve almond is a wonderful writer and a mensch while this feels more like a long article than an actual book and its ending isnt so strong i hugely enjoyed against football and hope all this weeks nfl brouhaha translates into higher sales for almonds book which is both a pleasurable and important read im not the ideal audience for this book since i dont like watch or understand
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