Q&A with Gregg Easterbrook

Gregg Easterbrook talked about his book, The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America, in which he assesses the role of football… read more

Gregg Easterbrook talked about his book, The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America, in which he assesses the role of football in America from a statistical point of view. He said that the twenty most-watched television broadcasts in the United States and internationally were all Super Bowls, and that football was becoming a “cult” in our country. Mr. Easterbrook also argued that there were many “egregious” tax exemptions the National Football League (NFL) received annually, and noted that the NFL’s profit was expected to exceed $9 billion in 2013. He also suggested that college football was becoming increasingly profit-based. In addition, Mr. Easterbrook spoke about the negative physical and cognitive effects football could have on players, including the problem of concussions in youth and high school football. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Nov 10, 2013
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