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It’ll Take More Than Halftime Shows to Bring Me Back to the NFL

Almost every move they make reaffirms my decision to boycott the ‘Big Game.’

The NFL’s “End Racism” slogan juxtaposed with the league’s culturally offensive Kansas City team nickname is one example of its performative activism. Photo credit: NFL

I stopped watching NFL football six or seven years ago. The one exception to my boycott is the Super Bowl. If we’re being honest, we have to admit the NFL’s signature clash is more an event than a…




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