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Quoth the Ravens: Never more… is football just a club for men (access required)

I used to hate football. I used to loathe Sundays when the television was commandeered for hours on end of what appeared to be mere chest-thumping male chauvinism. Then, one day, I decided to stop ignoring it and to start asking questions. And as it turns out, men really love to talk about football. What does it mean to be “2nd and 2”? Do you need both feet in for a catch to count? What is a safety? Why did the ref stop the play with a flag? What makes the special teams “special”?