Will the NFL Be Able to ‘Fix’ Football in Time?

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Joanna Schroeder is the type of working mom who opens her car door and junk spills out all over the ground. She serves as Executive Editor of The Good Men Project and is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on sites like xoJane, hlntv.com, and The Huffington Post. Joanna loves playing with her sons, skateboarding with her husband, and hanging out with friends. Her dream is to someday finish her almost-done novel and get some sleep. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.


  1. “I went into it dubious, expecting shiny corporate talking heads to meet talking points that would minimize CTE and glorify football, further selling the capitalist dream that is the multi-billion dollar industry.”

    I agree that the issues of safety must be addressed. I will add that there are positive aspects to football as well, and many of us love it. I don’t think getting rid of football is a realistic goal and you will likely have a very long conflict on your hands.

    • Joanna Schroeder says:

      Yeah, I agree. As I said, I don’t think the problem is football, and I don’t think the NFL has to go. Certainly not!

      I just think it’s time for a massive culture shift around the idea of gladiatorial sports. I think that shift is happening, and the NFL has a lot of power to change it faster. They are doing a LOT. But change takes time, and so we need to keep pushing and pushing for more… and faster.


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