In sum, pro football as the century turns will be more specialized, perhaps more gladiatorial and played by bigger individuals, a larger proportion of them black and/or "hungry." What cannot be discerned is the reaction of the future fans now in Dr. Demons. As popular as the sport seems likely to remain, maybe it will in fact require drastic Donzisizing. Can it endure such an overhaul?
"You've got to remember we're dealing with an entirely new generation," Donzis says. "Sure, football can change. Everything is achievable to these kids today because television says it is."