It’s midday Sunday. Soon I’ll be watching the Minnesota Vikings–the pro football team of my dreams since I was eight–playing the Green Bay Packers. I’ll be watching. But not with a clear conscience.
It’s becoming harder and harder not to feel creepy about enjoying and supporting an enterprise that uses up men’s bodies–and healthy brains–for the sake of entertaining the masses each weekend of the football season.
Tom Krattenmaker is a Portland, Oregon-based writer specializing in religion in public life and a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors. He is the author of the new book ““ examining Christian engagement with pro sports.