DID FAUX FOOTBALL CAUSE EXCITEMENT DYSFUNTION? IT’S A SIGN OF THE (L.A.) TIMES

By Tom Hoffarth
The NFL Combine is exactly what social media says it is: #UnderWearOlympics. ABC preempts its Saturday morning kids TV lineup so we can watch all 5 feet, 10 and one-eight inches of Kyler Murray look down on every other quarterback running 40-yard bursts, for Pete Carroll’s sake.
The Alliance of American Football — or AAF, not to be confused with ALF — is nothing more than a glorified pipe-fitters union. It’s the arena league without a roof. You’ve captured a look at professional football purgatory with no prayer of exiting.
But that’s what constituted televised football at a time when we should be checking our prescription levels.
Our latest sports piece for the Los Angeles Times is a rediscovery of our Post-Super Bowl Malaise and what’s proper for Big Pharma to take credit in our recovery.

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