You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Letters

letters | football fever

Benefits of football, as a sport and a way of life, outweigh its ills

Last week’s snowstorm must have left sports columnist Bob Ryan with an unusual case of cabin fever. How else can one explain his column asking whether America would be “better off” without football?

In “Considering the case against football” (Sports, Feb. 10), Ryan bases his argument on the premise that football is violent and unsafe, and diminishes the sport’s coaches as ignorant advocates. Tell that to the coaches across America who become role models for fatherless young men.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week