Throw in the hypocrisy and double-speak that is the lifeblood of big-time college football and it's hard for me to watch football, especially since -- unlike boxing, whose shady side has always been on display -- football literally wraps itself in the flag, complete with jet fighter flyovers. Loving football is depicted as essential part of what it means to be an American, or at least a "real" one.
Geez, I hope not. I'm already internally displaced. But I'm afraid that I hope in vain. Oh well, there's always the UFC.