I work at a hospital for a major university. I attended a few ‘games’. I was nearly sick to my stomach. They were just kids — even at the college level. The crowd booed them. The very same crowd that sang “Duke can go to hell” the weekend after Duke’s medical chopper crashed with all souls (including a patient) lost.
No. Football is not just a game. Somewhere along the line — souls are bought and humanity is lost. They become slaves as much as the gladiators who fought to the death in front of blood thirsty Roman crowds.