Scoop and Zirin, two major SLAM players, sat down to discuss the latter’s new documentary and so much more. Here’s a little taste of the Q+A:

Scoop: What, to you, is the “social function in sports”?

Zirin: Damn, Scoop. That’s like asking the social function of drugs, sex, music or anything that gets people up in the morning in these tough times. We love sports because it provides escape and the promise of magic. But beneath the pyro, it’s a fun-house mirror of who we are as a country. The scary part is when people start taking the reflection more seriously than the reality standing in front of the mirror.