I would only consider myself a casual football fan, but I think it would be difficult not to get swept up in the excitement of a new NFL season. In my neck of the woods friends have spent the last few days hosting game parties, giving one another light verbal abuse regarding team alliances, and expressing their excitement (or disappointment) via social media.
I’ve reacted to this hubbub by getting together with friends to watch bits and pieces of various games. I also led a successful effort to re-locate yesterday’s gathering outside for some lawn games and football tossing. (It was supposed to be a halftime activity, but I’m happy to say we spent several hours out there!)
As with many cultural swells that come along and engulf our lives, I find my editorial brain looking for the educational takeaway. What can we learn about ourselves by looking at football? What science and math concepts are involved with the game? Huge amounts of money are involved, so what do the economics of football look like? These are just a few examples of the questions that make me a hit at tailgating parties. But luckily for me and other likeminded individuals, Capstone has a wide range of titles to help answer questions such as these! Here are a few of my favorites:
–Adrian Vigliano, Editor