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I was a Dallas Cowboys fan for about five minutes, a hiccup of loyalty born of two Marker's Mark Bourbon and Diet Coke cocktails, but a question burned away the fog of imagined team spirit: What Is Football? During the last game I attended my mind was flooded with images of soldiers at war, homelessness, world hunger, disease, poverty, our dying Social Security fund and the national deficit all juxtaposed with the expense of attending a football game -- the $300+ tickets, $15 kobe beef burgers, $12 cocktails and $60 parking. I thought about how much it cost to build the new Cowboy's stadium, the player's salaries, huge advertising budgets, big, big and bigger money obnoxiously squandered, then more and bigger money pissed out only to be eaten and shit out again and again and again: What Is Football? Is it a simulation of war? What would a closer look at football reveal in terms of its history and the psychology of team spirit? Load up on guns, bring your friends...