Will Smith stars in the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant, and much hated forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE. CTE is a football-related chronic brain injury. It has proven to be a common factor in the deaths of several former NFL players, including Junior Seau who died in 2012. I predict that Smith’s newest project “Concussion”, is going to ruffle a lot of feathers in the NFL world. It’s going to be interesting to see how people, (NFL big wigs, players, and fans) react to the film.
— Hotep Hannibal™ (@VibeHi) August 31, 2015
Via Kernel Mag:
Steve Almond thinks I have a problem.
His 2014 book, Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, stacks everything that football fans like me accept in the backs of our minds and force-feeds it in a thought-provoking, punishing quick read. He makes it clear how the NFL operates like Big Tobacco, suppressing research on the traumatic brain injuries suffered by 30 percent of NFL players. He tackles football’s culture of homophobia, misogyny, and racism—and the one-sided economics of Rust Belt cities like Detroit, Buffalo, and Cleveland that get bullied into accommodating every league request at the municipal level.
It’s often hilarious and deeply personal, but overall a harsh reality check to anyone who harbors an obsession for football. As Almond writes in the foreword of the paperback edition of Against Football, out this month, the NFL is unbelievable at preserving “the status quo, in which Americans could consume a lethal game without suffering the burden of complicity and guilt.”
To read Against Football and continue enjoying the NFL is to suppress objective reality and become a hypocrite.