Football’s Fearless Activists by Mike Freeman, review
Journalist Mike Freeman tells the story of anti-racism protests by NFL athletes and the backlash they faced from the NFL, right-wing fans and even the President.
Love, Zac by Reid Forgrave, review
Youth football, concussions and masculinity are examined in this tragic story of a 24-year-old stricken by CTE.
Growing Up On the Gridiron by Vicki Mayk, review
The story of Penn player Owen Thomas, who took his own life aged 21, and was later found to have CTE.
The King of Sports by Gregg Easterbrook, review
Football faces problems that could eventually cause its demise, argues Gregg Easterbrook. In The King of Sports he proposes some solutions.
Friday Night Lights by HG Bissinger, review
Friday Night Lights, which chronicles a Texas high school football team's quest for glory, remains an essential read.
Review: Kansas City vs Oakland by Matthew C Ehrlich
Not entirely about football, Kansas City vs Oakland looks at how the rivalry between the cities played out in football, baseball and elsewhere.
Review: Scoreboard, Baby by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry
Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry's excellent book on the scandal-soaked 2000 Washington Huskies is an essential read.
Review: The Meaning of Sports by Michael Mandelbaum
Why do people watch sports? And, in particular, why do they watch the sports they do? These are the central concerns in The Meaning of Sports.
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