Football Religion - Sightings (Martin Marty)
Football season is again with us. Since my baseball teams -- Giants and Tigers --are extraordinarily bad this year, I'm paying less attention to them than might be the case in better years, I can then turn my attention to the return of football. So far my Ducks are 2-0 and show promise of a return to previous heights and the local Lions are 1-0. But, as a Christian, should I be watching football? After all, this is a violent game and studies are showing that it poses long-term dangers to participants. On the other hand, I've been watching since I was a kid. I didn't play "real" football, but I did play flag football in college. In other words, I like football. But should I? Well, Martin Marty returns from his one month hiatus to delve into the question (he's a fan as well, though my Ducks just beat his Cornhuskers!). Take a read and offer your thoughts on the future of football.