The fact that it's somewhat brutal, but not overly so. The modern equivalent of gladiator games in ancient Rome.
People want to see this, despite the fact that it may cause brain injuries. American football is not going away. If they ever mandate touch football, or some other wimpy version, it will prove my point.😥😥😥
According to CBS, 60 minutes, the NFL is a 65 billion dollar a year industry.