NFL Football

NFL Football

A History of America's New National Pastime

Sport and Society

by Richard C. Crepeau

Published by: University of Illinois Press

320 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780252085505
  • Published: August 2020


The new NFL Centennial Edition A multi-billion-dollar entertainment empire, the National Football League is a coast-to-coast obsession that borders on religion and dominates our sports-mad culture. But today's NFL also provides a stage for playing out important issues roiling American society.   The updated and expanded edition of NFL Football observes the league's centennial by following the NFL into the twenty-first century, where off-the-field concerns compete with touchdowns and goal line stands for headlines. Richard Crepeau delves into the history of the league and breaks down the new era with an in-depth look at the controversies and dramas swirling around pro football today: •Tensions between players and Commissioner Roger Goodell over collusion, drug policies, and revenue;•The firestorm surrounding Colin Kaepernick and protests of police violence and inequality;•Andrew Luck and others choosing early retirement over the threat to their long-term health;•Paul Tagliabue's role in covering up information on concussions;•The Super Bowl's evolution into a national holiday. Authoritative and up to the minute, NFL Football continues the epic American success story.