While stumping in Wakakoneta, Ohio, I passed on a campaign card to a family from Canton, Ohio. Canton is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After recently watching the movie: Concussion, the name might well change to the: “Hall of Shame.” And that’s hard to write, because I played football in high school and love the sport. But mounting CTE evidence is starting to become quite damning. What’s more, every year there are also deaths and paralysis — at every level of the game, from youth football to the NFL. I was just reading the book Christianity and the Culture of Sports. This book noted that in 1905 — 20 people were killed in football. That should have been a bellwether right there — but it wasn’t. Shailer Mathews, who was the dean at the Divinity School for the University of Chicago at the time wrote: “Football today is a social obsession — a boy killing, education-prostituting, gladiatorial sport… I don’t know what will take it’s place, but it shouldn’t require the services of a physician, the maintenance of a hospital and the celebration of funerals.” Note: They play “rough touch” football in Philadelphia (and other urban centers). There was a few scenes about this in the movie Invincible. Ironically, the movie’s main character goes from this style of play to the NFL. Maybe it should be the other way around — for everybody.