That Gladwell article changed how I watch football. It just did. I can't relish the big hit the way I used to. It's weird, because I think this is the argument that football is about more than just smashing into some dude. I still love watching the game. I still like the quarterback play, the sacks, the running back play etc.
But I watched Felix Jones lay some defensive back out yesterday. Normally I would have been leaping up in the air. But it just didn't feel the same. I don't see football going away. But I do see change coming.