Rate this book

League Of Denial: The NFL, Concussions And The Battle For Truth (2013)

by Mark Fainaru-Wada(Favorite Author)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 1
0770437540 (ISBN13: 9780770437541)
Crown Archetype
review 1: Fascinating and horrifying from the first page. If you ever played football, know any football players young or old, or are a fan, this is for you. If you are interested in the difference between science and $cience, this is for you. If you are a CSI-type book or TV fan, this is for you. Written by investigative reporters for ESPN, it is comprehensive yet enjoyable to read. Full of football anecdotes, the info presented is easily extrapolated by the reader to all the contact sports, including auto racing (my favorite!) and the cut-throat bicycle races. Now I will read about the NFL players in the news who are getting into all sorts of violent legal problems, and understand that there is more behind it than just bad behavior.
review 2: Read this after watching
... morethe frontline documentary, then pretty much stopped watching football. it helped that the Ravens had won the Super Bowl 6 months earlier, and that I had grown really dislike the part of me that showed up when I watched football, and that I hated losing more or less my entire Sunday every week for 5 months a year, and that I had rediscovered how much I loved soccer. But this book, an amazing work of research and engrossing narrative--i say amazing based on the subject being so high-profile and tight-lipped--was more than the last straw.I write this at the end of September 2014, a year after the book's release and a month into an NFL season that I've ignored save for reading everything I can get my eyes on about the league's fumbling of its "personal conduct" scandals. And I'm more glad than ever that I read this book, so that through all the confusion of what to feel about one of my city's favorite players falling from grace, the ugly behaviors of players throughout the league, the NFL becoming more and more exposed as a ruthless, uncaring group of rich white men, and how much any of it should affect us as fans of the game, I can remember that the game itself is the problem. It destroys young men's brains. less
Reviews (see all)
Excellent book on the growing controversy in the nfl about concussions
Saw the documentary, it was great. Want to read this now.
Well-written, well-researched, and quite devastating.
A fabulous book!
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)