“I’m unable to watch football these days as I used to. I desperately wish I could, but I just can’t. And after you finish reading this book, you won’t be able to either.” The Daily Beast’s Kevin Fixler on League of Denial: This book will stop you watching football. (Most people will probably be too busy watching football to read the book.)

+ From investigative journalists Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, here’s an excerpt from the book the NFL doesn’t want you to read.

+ The book is being released along with a Frontline investigation that debuts tonight. From Buzzfeed: We’ve seen Frontline’s highly anticipated concussion documentary, and it is very bad for the NFL.

+ In my family, the risks associated with playing football mean my son will never play (even though I think it’s the best sport around). Hall of Fame Quarterback Troy Aikman once said that if he had a son, he’d never let him play football either. But will these documentaries and books have an impact in towns where football is king? From GQ: There’s No Crying at the Pee Wee Super Bowl.

+ Football needs to address health risks. Baseball really needs to figure out all that facial hair.

+ As I mentioned above, I definitely worry about safety when it comes to my kids playing sports. But not as much as school officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington. “They have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.”