“Until recently, I’d never questioned why or how sports had evolved to our present situation. Unlike [Michael] Weinreb, I did most of my growing in the ’90s. I’ve always had ESPN and Deion Sanders and steroids in baseball. Yearlong coverage of sports minutiae has always been a part of my day-to-day. For better or worse, the monolithic money-maker Sports has become has always, and probably will always, be a part of my life.”
The premise is not earth shattering: football is a game of innovation.