Teammates breaking each others’ jaws in the locker room. Players retiring early because of concussion fears. Suicide and lawsuits clouding a Hall of Fame induction. And, of course, the power of the commissioner and owners openly challenged by players and fans. Yet, overriding all of that … preseason NFL football is back!
Author Steve Almond has faced his conflicting emotions about his once-favorite sport, and last year put them in a book, “Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto.” He joined the Blacktopxchange Sports Report during his visit to Baltimore last year (watch the video above), and he joins the show again this Sunday night, at 7 p.m., on WEAA 88.9 FM and weaa.org, with co-hosts Ali Danois and David Steele.
Here’s what Almond had to say about Junior Seau’s Hall of Fame induction and the message he hoped Seau’s daughter could have given.