Today, as we watch the Super Bowl being played and take our various rooting interests, will we see the guys on the field as human beings, or as sport gladiators?
The more we see stories like this, personalizing the players and the struggles they face post-football, I think the harder it is to watch the game and continue to simply view them as some sort of super-human “player”. Once that happens across society, I’m not sure what is left for football as big business. The more we learn about the effects of concussions, and the risk of CTE, can we continue to watch men do this to themselves for our entertainment? It’s a legitimate question. One I even have misgivings about to be honest.