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Daniel J. Flynn / What you don't know about football

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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:01 am

Football is periodically attacked, but never has the game been enveloped in a crisis as odd as the current one. Just when football plays safer than at any time in its 144-year history, its critics threaten to make the game history. Sportswriter Frank Deford calls football "barbarous." Author Malcolm Gladwell labels it a "dumb … 19th century game." But that characterization is backward.

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