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Feature Sports medicine: American football

The Super Bowl doctor

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 03 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1745

Re: The Super Bowl doctor

Contact sports (such as boxing, hockey, rugby, and American football) are parodies of manhood and atavistic, anachronistic, sadomasochistic, barbaric bacchanalia, which create the euphoria of victory, machismo, and fun, but the sickness of injury, disability, and pain.

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 March 2014
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA