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Digging In The Crates: #20: Losing Football And A Language. (May 28 2012)

It's the beginning of football season, so we decided to re-up a favorite old episode of ours where we spoke to Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic about his decision to stop watching the NFL after the evidence of the effects of football-related brain injuries became too hard to ignore.

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