Profit Over People: The Culture of Not Caring in the NFL

August 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It takes a real man to say that he cares. The environment of violence on television is overwhelming but we often fail to see how it has seeped into our new favorite pastime—football.
On the surface, everyone knows that football is a physically-demanding sport. It has a nature of organized violence that we love to be a part of at any level, from Pop Warner to the National Football League. We love the game not necessarily because of the violence, but because of what sparks the violence—the nonstop action.
In most football games, one breakaway run or one interception can change the dynamics of the game. Whether it is Chris Johnson sprinting down the hash marks to reach pay-dirt or if it is Nnamdi Asomugha achieving a “pick-six,” highlight reels in the mainstream media show great plays like these all the time, but what they do not show is the extreme effects that these great plays have on players “not in the picture.”

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