...In his latest book, Against Football, Almond explains why he is ditching the sport for good. His moral qualms with football are multifaceted. There is the toll football takes on the players’ bodies and brains. There is what Almond calls the NFL’s nihilistic greed: “Do they feel no shame in snatching taxpayer money they don’t really need from impoverished communities?” he writes. But beyond that, Almond worries that football negatively influences America’s attitudes about violence, hyper-masculinity, racism and homophobia.