Even some big fans of football are put off by all the pomp and circumstance of the Super Bowl.
Just let them play the damn game!
But it’s also true that football haters like myself are in a stronger position than ever as media attention increases on all of the sport’s problems.
So while millions get ready to pig out, drink up and tune in as this year’s version unfolds on Sunday (and many millions more like myself totally avoid it all), here’s your anti-football Super Bowl reading list for 2017.
I kept it short, but sadly there’s a whole lot more out there (Google “domestic violence” and “football”).
Falling TV viewership
Players’ financial woes
Oh, yeah, I know: Many of the Super Bowl ads are great.
But guess what? You can watch many of them right now and all of them by late Sunday — without having to wade through a four-hour football game.