Young America's Foundation alumnus, Dan Flynn, has recently
released a new book,
The War on Football: Saving America's Game, where Dan
defends America's most popular sport.
"From concussion doctors pushing "science" that benefits
their hidden business interests to lawyers clamoring for
billion-dollar settlements in scam litigation, America's game has
become so big that everybody wants a cut. And those chasing the
dollars show themselves more than willing to trash a great sport in
hot pursuit of a buck.
Everything they say about football is wrong. Football
players don't commit suicide at elevated levels, die younger than
their peers, or suffer disproportionately from heart disease. In
fact, professional players live longer, healthier lives than
American men in general.
More than that, football is America's most popular sport. It
brings us together. It is, and has been, a rite of passage for
millions of American boys."
Daniel J. Flynn is also the author of Blue Collar
Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated
America; A Conservative History of the American Left; Intellectual
Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas;
and Why the Left Hates America.
Flynn writes a column for HumanEvents.com and regularly
contributes to FrontPageMag.com. His articles have appeared in
The Boston Globe, The American Enterprise, The Washington
Times, and National Review Online, among other
August 15, 2013, the Los Angeles Times published
Flynn's OP-ED, "
The Truth About Football." Much like in Flynn's new book,
he describes how football has evolved over time and continues to be
a fun safe sport.