Together We Make Football


And integral to that notion of American masculinity is violence.

Football is our culture’s great spectacle of violence, our version of the gladiatorial games of ancient Rome.

You can see signs of football’s celebration of amped-up manhood in the pageantry of our own bread and circuses: the military jet flyovers, the Built Ford Tough commercials, the shiny uniforms, the amplified crunching sound of hard hits, the big-knotted ties, and the pregame show special effects that seem like something out of Transformers 12.

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