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From Fan To "Against Football"

Random House

Where once we referred to baseball as "the American pastime," football is the game that draws the bigger crowds and TV audiences. 

But the game is a very big business now… a multi-billion dollar business at both the college and professional levels. 

And it hurts people; note the discussions of concussions in recent years. 

It's all too much for Steve Almond.  As his book title explains, he's gone from fan to Against Football.


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.