America's favorite pastime needs to save itself
The U.S., polarized politically and splintered socially, is about to experience one of its few widely shared moments: the professional football playoffs.
Football reigns in America. More than a sport, it's an integral part of the nation's culture. Baseball, the national pastime, and basketball or golf, which have global celebrities such as LeBron James and Tiger Woods, are dwarfed by the popularity and wealth of the National Football League.