I received this question from one of my students:

I was wondering, do you enjoy football?

Here is my reply:

I really do not want to answer this email.  Hence, the delay.  You likely do not want to hear my response.  

No.  I do not.  I consider it barbaric and brutal.  Just a few steps above gladiatorial combat, in my opinion.  The similarities to Roman entertainment are chilling.

There is a movie I think every American should watch.  It is called Concussion.  It is a very good movie, but it is disturbing.  

Here is a review on IMBD:

Here is the trailer on YouTube:

As I said, this is probably not the response you were expecting.  I hope that I have not offended you.  But, when someone asks me a question like this, I tend to answer honestly.  

My friends have learned.  They don’t ask me questions like this anymore.