Anger and elation, fear and fascination, hatred and love, all coexisting. Statistical figures that suggest one thing, boots-on-the-ground reporting that shows another. Sound familiar, America? In 2016 the sport of football, like this country, finds itself somewhere between a crossroads and an existential crisis. SI spent an entire month traveling the U.S., interviewing hundreds of people touched by the many tentacles the game stretches through society. The result: A portrait of today’s sport that answers the question, How do we feel about football right now?
Source: Sports Illustrated