Episode 8: "The Worst Part About Our Sport" - The Season

Everybody knows football is a tough, violent sport. But the long-term consequences of playing particularly as they relate to concussions have only recentlystarted to emerge. The game has gotten safer, but it still poses big risks for the young men who play it.

Footballforever changed the life of Jack Kerouac, who played forthe Columbia Lions in the early 1940s. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyIt brought him to New York, where he met the likes of Allen Ginsburg and Neal Cassadyand established himself as an early pioneer of the Beat movement. But, according to a New Yorker storyby journalist Ian Scheffler, "Football and the Fall of Jack Kerouac,"it alsolefthim scarred physically and perhaps even mentally.

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