It’s the most popular sport in the US, shining a sometimes harsh light on so much of what we have been, what we are, and what we hope to be.Savage, creative, brutal and balletic, whether you love it or loathe it … Along with conflicted parents and players and coaches who aren’t sure if the game will survive, we take a deep dive into the surprising history of how the game came to be.
This is a great kid who embodies so much that should be supported, and your reporter put him down for that. I only listened to the first half, I couldn't care less about the modern game.The piece originally stated that British football had no referees.While this was true in the earliest days of British football, they were eventually added.Parker, if you read this, keep going FYI, it was NOT Harvard-Yale at the start of intercollegiate football but Rutgers-Princeton. When I heard that today's show was about football, I was going to change the station over to BBC, that is how much I do not care about the game. While the assimilation of the American Indians seems like such a horrible thing today, I can only imagine that they would have lost so much more had Pratt's program not been around.I very much enjoyed hearing about the history of the game.Look at how these Indians played football seems to the the attempt at justifying the boarding school era.