The Religion of Football

“People want something they can put on a jersey … It is a religion. It has a liturgy to it.”

Troy Murphy serves as a chaplain to the Green Bay Packers. In this interview, John Dickson asks him about the religious function of football in American life; how he helps players navigate the pitfalls of fame and fortune at a young age; and what it’s like to be offered a Superbowl ring.