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The debate over football's long-term viability




EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08:  A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Despite all of the hits that football has taken over the years: Ray Rice, deflategate, and, most recently, the film Concussion, interest in the sport remains as strong as ever. 

However, as the league continues to print money, debate over its long-term viability has started to enter the public consciousness

Even the President has weighed in from time to time on the sport that can be legitimately called "America's passion."

Gregg Easterbrook tackles all this and more in his new book called The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football.

To hear the full interview, click the blue 'play' button, above.