The brain is a terrible thing to waste
For those of you who think sports writers are more cheerleaders than journalists, you may want to head to UMass tonight (6:00 to 8:00 PM) to check out "League of Denial: A Conversation with the Authors" at the Campus Center Auditorium put on by The McCormack Department of Sport Management and the digitally savvy UMass Journo Department.
A compelling case of journalism done right. Shining a light on the dark side of an untouchable American icon of entertainment, professional football. And the collateral, sometimes deadly, damage done to the athletes who make it their profession.
At least the Romans were honest about the outcomes of the Gladiatorial games.
Of course if you are a BIG football fan, a spoiler alert: you may never again look at the game quite so comfortably, or allow your kids to take it up.
Campus Center Auditorium 7:00 PM
Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru