The future of football, revisited

American football, that is.  Reader JB requests:

Do you still believe the death of American football is near? If not, what has changed your mind?

He is referring to this earlier 2012 Grantland essay, which by the way did not argue that “the death of American football is near.”  Nonetheless I have significantly upped my probability on American football continuing more or less indefinitely.  The relevant evidence is simple, namely a) the number of Americans who will not receive Covid vaccines, and b) the relative lack of high-profile litigation over Covid deaths and disabilities, while at the same time there is plenty of litigation over mandates!  I also might toss in c) the greater prevalence of federalism in American life, post-Covid.

There you go.


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