Professional football is the most popular spectator sport in America, which is one reason the Super Bowl is expected to draw 110 million viewers. With its famous athletes, storied franchises and lucrative TV contracts, it's an industry whose future appears limitless.But football has a problem: the specter of mass brain damage among current and former players. So far, the steady trickle of disturbing revelations has had no apparent effect on ticket sales or TV ratings. What it has done, though, is more ominous: It has invited lawsuits. If football falls into decline, it may not be the result of fans...
Despite all of his pleading with me to sign my approval, I did not permit my son to play high-school football and am thankful to this day to neurologist friends who so advised me. It wouldn't surprise me to see the parasitic lawyers get into the act by accusing hotrod62's cited parents for child abuse. But shouldn't those who permit their kids to box and those who participate in boxing as adults have the same complaints? Evidently pro boxing isn't as popular as is pro football - nobody's mentioned all the ex-boxers who "lost their marbles" in the so-called sport.
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