Imagining an America Without Sports
What if we eliminated the institution of sport—from the high school level to the pros? Ten academics from around the country weigh in. The National Football League, despite a reported dip in fan support this year, remains the most popular and profitable sports league in America. Though it generates in the range of $10 billion annually, it’s heavily subsidized by its fans, American taxpayers, who provide 70 percent of the capital costs in stadium construction.