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Review: 'X's and O's' offers a thought-provoking examination of our football conundrum

Review: 'X's and O's' offers a thought-provoking examination of our football conundrum

Recently, I took my girlfriend to her first NFL game, between the Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars. She went to the bathroom and missed a big interception by Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb but, she later told me, the loud cheers coming from all the stalls told her everything she needed to know.

If that doesn't fully demonstrate America's obsession with football, I don't know what does. But you don't even have to be inside the stadium to see it—with games almost every day of the week and Purple Friday informing citywide office outfit choices in the fall, the game is thoroughly imprinted on our culture.

"X's and O's," the new documentary play at Center Stage,...

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