Matt, Derek, and Alastair decide to talk about American football. They invited Matthew Millsap to the show.

If you listen to this show, you’ll quickly learn that Alastair isn’t really a fan of American football. By that I mean, this is what he thinks: “I see American Football as the sport that’s the obvious creation of a society based around hyperconsumption. It’s only about a dozen minutes of actual stuttering play stuffed into this capitalist packaging of hype and image, coming with hundreds of adverts for products you weren’t interested in and drowning in a wealth of the packing chips of instant replays and shots of players and officials loitering. I just can’t see the appeal.”

Definitely give this one a listen.

If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes.  If you didn’t enjoy the show, let us know and we’ll work to make it better.  Or we’ll ignore you.  And if you want to subscribe by RSS, you can do that here.

If you’re interested in supporting the show (you know, with money), you can check out our Patreon here.

Finally, as always, follow DerekAlastair, and Andrew for more tweet-sized brilliance.  And thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Posted by JF Arnold


  1. […] the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, four effete academics—Matt, Derek, and I are joined by our friend Matt […]


  2. What is overlooked in the discussion of whether we should watch the SuperBowl are the detrimental effects that significant fan involvement in events like the Super Bowl or sports in general has on the population. Noam Chomsky describes a couple of these detrimental effects in the article linked to below:


  3. […] Derek Rishmawy, Matthew Lee Anderson and Alistair Roberts have discussed the same topic on their podcast Mere Fidelity. Christians who believe we should stop supporting football are certainly in a  small […]


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.