From ‘The AP Party’ Why I Hate That I Love Football So Much

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Leading up to the start of the college and professional football season, I wrote a piece for The AP Party examining my conflicted feelings about my personal beliefs versus my love of football. Link to the full article below.

Fall is right around the corner. Fall beers fill store shelves, Halloween and Thanksgiving are fast approaching and my favorite form of casualwear — jeans and a hoodie — is socially acceptable. It also means that football season is here.

That doesn’t just mean watching my Hawkeyes and Bears every Saturday and Sunday. It’s planning 11 a.m. trips to sports bars, road trips to the college stadiums in the middle of nowhere, and adjusting fantasy lineups — all of which border on clinical obsession. Based on the attention and cash paid to the NCAA and NFL, I know I’m not the only American who spends half their year this way and I’m also sure many of them feel as guilty about it as I do. Read More…

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