I read the entire SI article, and haven't a clue as to why Klavan or Hewitt find it upsetting. It was a thought provoking article, thanks Hugh.
If anything, Christians dhould be livid that such an immoral man as Les Steckel is the president and CEO of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The man instructed his NFL players to go for the opponents knees when blocking downfield. Very serious injuries often result from cut-blocking, but good Christian Steckel has no regrets about coaching his players to do just that. Pathetic.
Funny how most of the comments here ignore the substance of the SI piece (sports corrupting religion), but instead post the usual conservative tropes about the Left and religion. Funny, but not surprising.