Directed By: Bill McCullough
STATE OF PLAY takes on complex, multi-layered themes in sports, exploring their relationship to larger society. Each edition spotlights a topic or person with undeniable impact on the contemporary sports world.This third new edition explores how the National Football League, America’s most popular sports organisation, is confronting the enormous challenge of making the game safer, chronicling the physical toll of the game on its players, a subject that has taken centre stage over the past two years. How does the sport survive amidst a proliferation of long-term injuries and lawsuits? CULTURE SHOCK features unprecedented access to the halls of the NFL and its Players Association, gathering viewpoints of football’s business leaders and fans.