“In the past few years … football fans have been forced to confront something that we already knew from plain sight: the sport is dangerous for the people who play it — for their joints, and bones, and muscles, and, especially, for their brains.” The New Yorker’s Ian Crouch asks: Is It OK to Watch Football?

+ For most people, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. NBC’s Sunday Night football matchup basically crushed The Emmy Awards — which saw a big jump in viewership, thanks in large part to lead-in from an afternoon NFL game.